Green Symposium Highlights Best Practices in Sustainability for Businesses

The Charles County Commissioners will be hosting the 2011 Green Symposium on April 14th at the College of Southern Maryland’s La Plata Campus.  The symposium will target business and community leaders from the D.C. Metro area, and feature panels of leading experts on smart growth and sustainable green business practices.

The symposium will be highlighted by a lunchtime roundtable discussionToday’s Barriers & Tomorrow’s Opportunities in Adopting and Profiting in Sustainabilityhosted by Wendy Rieger, Emmy Award-winning journalist and host of NBC Channel 4’s “Going Green” weekly segment.  This discussion will feature a mix of local, State, and federal officials including Secretary of Planning Richard Hall. Former Maryland Governor and current President of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute Parris N. Glendening, will address the attendees during the symposium’s morning session.

Charles County Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly stated:

“Charles County’s efforts to conserve energy and reduce our carbon footprint are not just good for the environment, but have numerous other benefits as well.These programs and new technologies are improving public health, saving money, and creating ‘green’ jobs. The 2011 Green Expo and Symposium are wonderful opportunities for citizens who want to help the environment by buying ‘green’ products and services to learn about the wide variety of what’s available locally.”

The cost for the symposium is $25 (by March 25) and $35 thereafter. The registration deadline is April 7. Limited seating is available and pre-registration is required to attend. No on-site registrations will be accepted. Register online today.

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