California Hosts Green Community College Summit
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
community colleges are home to some of nation’s most ambitious green building, renewable
energy and green curriculum initiatives. They also account for 79 percent of
higher education enrollment in the state, and engaging this diverse student
population in green careers is critical to the state’s economic future.
economic times, innovative ideas and new solutions are needed to sustain the
growth of the sustainability movement. The second annual Green Community
College Summit, October 5-7, 2009, at the Pasadena Convention Center, offers a
rare chance for those involved in community college building, operations, and
workforce development programs to get up to date on the latest developments in
policy, technology and funding.
under an Advisory Board composed of leaders from the community college sector,
the Summit provides a timely and much-needed forum for showcasing best
practices and the diverse resources available to grow, or begin, green programs.
speakers will be David Crane, special advisor to the Governor of California for Jobs and Economic Growth, and Jerome Ringo, president of
the Apollo Alliance. The
Summit will include a complete educational program with pre-summit, full-day
workshops on October 5 and concurrent sessions covering the spectrum of issues
on October 6 and 7. Topics will include green building, energy efficiency,
financing, curriculum, green jobs, purchasing and operations and maintenance.
information and to register go to www.green-technology.org/ccsummit
, or contact Cindy Dangberg at firstname.lastname@example.org,