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By: City of Tallahassee Email
By: City of Tallahassee Email

Press Release: City of Tallahassee

Call for Presenters Issued for Sustainable YOU Conference

The City of Tallahassee, Florida's first Gold Certified Green City, will host its Sustainable YOU Conference from January 27 – 28, 2014, at the Turnbull Conference Center. The theme of the conference is Sustainability: The Power of Collaboration.

The event will feature four tracks:
• The Green Economy: Examples of presentation topics include public-private partnerships, business-to-business relationships, partnering to secure capital, joint research, green business planning, business development support and sharing office space.

• Town & Gown Collaborations: Presentations can address collaboration between local governments and area universities, colleges and school systems including, but not limited to, Town and Gown community partnerships and collaborations on sustainability initiatives, successful on-campus sustainability initiatives, sustainability research projects, the development of sustainability metrics, job training programs and new sustainability education paradigms that lead to actions.

• Green "Hands-on" Learning: Presentations can include engaging conference attendees in the development of personal, family and/or business sustainability plans; teaching techniques and methods explaining how one can be more sustainable at home and work; and demonstrating innovative technologies, equipment, products and/or services that further sustainability. Workshops featuring advanced sustainability techniques through hands-on learning are preferred.

• Partners of Change: Presentations can address effective non-governmental organization (NGO) collaborations with host local government(s), community-wide sustainability initiatives led solely by NGOs or in collaboration with other community partners and building and sustaining NGOs.

The City has issued a Call for Presentations to form a well-rounded, diverse mix of topics. Individuals and panels can submit proposals for consideration until Thursday, Oct. 31. Learn more about the conference and submit your proposal at http://www.talgov.com/eper/eper-sustainable-you.aspx.

Through dynamic keynote presentations, tours of green attractions, a business exhibition and an entertaining opening night reception, Sustainable YOU will offer dynamic learning and networking opportunities.

The conference is organized by the City’s Environmental Policy and Energy Resources Department. Learn more about the City’s sustainability leadership and its five year plan to create a more sustainable and livable community at http://www.talgov.com/eper/eper-greenprint-home.aspx. Stay connected with conference updates and other sustainability events on Facebook by liking Go Green Tallahassee.


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