2011 GreenGov Symposium to Take Place
October 31 through November 2 in Washington, DC
CEQ and Association of Climate Change Officers to Co-Sponsor Conference
The 2nd annual GreenGov Symposium aims to bring together leaders from government, the private sector, non-profits and academia to identify opportunities to create jobs, grow clean energy industries, and curb pollution by greening the Federal Government. This year’s event will be co-sponsored by CEQ and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO).
President Obama signed Executive Order 13514 in October 2009, directing Federal agencies to meet aggressive energy, water, and waste reduction targets, reduce their greenhouse gas pollution, and leverage Federal purchasing power to curb waste, save taxpayer dollars, and support the growth of a 21st century clean energy economy.
At the 2011 GreenGov Symposium, participants will share sustainability challenges and best practices, and discuss cutting-edge approaches to achieving the Federal performance goals set by President Obama. Topics covered will include clean energy, energy and water efficiency, fleet management, getting to zero waste, green buildings, and greening the supply chain. At CEQ’s inaugural GreenGov Symposium in October, 2010, hosted by The George Washington University, more than 1,400 representatives from across all levels of government, the private sector, and the non-profit community came together to shape the future of Federal Government sustainability.
ACCO’s co-sponsorship of the 2011 GreenGov Symposium with CEQ is part of ACCO’s ongoing effort to advance the knowledge and skills of public and private sector leaders dedicated to developing and directing strategies for climate change and sustainability. ACCO is a professional development organization for executives and senior officials across all sectors addressing the economic, operational and environmental implications of climate change and related energy, water, waste, resilience, and national security issues.