Green Cities: The best investment to grow business, save money and enhance community!

May 14, 2009 at 1:51 pm Leave a comment

GC_FloridaGreen Cities is an event series designed to provide members of business, community and government with a platform for collaboration, interactivity and education focused on the science of sustainability.  The series magnifies the importance of discussions around planning for the future of a city, green work force development and sustainable economic development.  From May 19th-21st 2009 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando; Green Cities Florida will bring together state and national experts in green government, business and technology to focus on the issues of sustainability that are affecting Florida.  This event will also include the official “Flipping of the Switch” for the new 1 megawatt Solar Electric System atop the Orange County Convention Center (the largest in the South).

The Green Cities™ conference will demystify ‘sustainability’ and provide you with tools, steps and resources from top experts and educators.  You will walk away with green strategies that will transform the way you think, live, manage business and govern in Florida.

The two-day conference experience offers:

  • great networking with businesses and government
  • inspiring and accessible speakers
  • professional development in the green sector
  • insight into environmental jobs and opportunities
  • pragmatic training with electronic tool kit
  • checklists and relevant resources
  • solutions showcase and theater
  • meeting community and national partners in education

The educational conference tracks offer:

  • certification courses
  • CEU workshops
  • round table discussions
  • interactive panels
  • case studies
  • Open Space Technology meetings

Some other event highlights:

  • detailed analysis of Florida’s share of the stimulus package and best practices for Florida business and government utilization
  • professional and social networking opportunities
  • Green Cities™ Showcase of sustainable products and services

Over 30 speakers and training leaders will share their experiences and ideas.  Attendees include:

  • Gil Friend, Founder, President, and CEO of Natural Logic Inc. Marci Zaroff:  President of Under the Canopy
  • Mike Italiano, President & Chief Executive Officer for Market Transformation to Sustainability
  • Jennifer Languell, Founder, President of Trifecta Construction Solutions
  • Eric Corey Freed, Principal of organicARCHITECT
  • Jerome Ringo, President of the Apollo Alliance

For more information, visit



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who we are:

Early in 2008, St. Petersburg College recognized its responsibility to model to our students, employees and community ways to minimize global warming emissions and provide the knowledge to our graduates to help achieve a more environmentally friendly future. Because of this, the College made sustainability (defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) a top priority. As a result, the Office for Sustainability was established.

what we do:

Working alongside internal and external partners, the Office for Sustainability focuses on the following areas of environmental stewardship: educational programs and corporate training, energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings and facilities, carbon emissions, recycling and student activities.

learn more:

To learn more about The Office for Sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green, Sustainability Coordinator at

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