We're excited to be in Chicago this month and we're thankful to the U.S. Green Building Council for this event
Jacksonville, FL (Vocus) November 9, 2010
Green advocates will be flocking to Chicago from November 17-19, 2010 as the city plays host to this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. With General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) as the opening keynote speaker, the event is sure to offer attendees the opportunity to learn from leading experts as they cover a wide array of topics.
BecomingGreen, Inc., a green training firm based in Florida, will be attending the Expo and using the opportunity to get out an eco-friendly message. “We train green consultants,” says company president Tina Chaphe. “We believe that one of the best ways for us to become more environmentally responsible as a nation is to become environmentally smarter in our businesses. We offer the training and green certification that provides individuals and businesses with all the skills and resources they need to become a consultant. This allows them to train other businesses, creating a very environmental snowball effect.”
The push for environmental education and responsibility has certainly snowballed in recent years, with “green” becoming part of our every day conversation. Environmentalists promote the sustainable management of resources through changes in public policy and individual behavior, and many will attend Greenbuild in Chicago. As the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild will include three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, networking events, and an expo of green businesses from around the world.
As one of the first cities to adopt LEED® for public buildings and home to more LEED-certified buildings than any other, Chicago is a city that is helping to redefine the future in a very green way. “We’re excited to be in Chicago this month and we’re thankful to the U.S. Green Building Council for this event,” says Chaphe. “They work hard to not only provide an amazing conference that addresses today’s key environmental issues, but they are also doing it in a way that makes the least possible impact on Chicago and the environment. USGBC is committed to an Expo with strong recycling and composting programs, more local and organic menu items, reusable and recyclable signage, and they require affiliated hotels to commit to green contracts. It’s how every conference should be held and we are so proud to be a part of this event.”
With hundreds of Expo participants and thousands of Greenbuild attendees (the 2009 event drew well over 25,000 people), BecomingGreen is sure to be successful as they strive to train a new generation of green consultants. You will find them at booth L420 during Greenbuild, sharing information about their online and instructor-led training and certification for the design industry and the general public.
About BecomingGreen, Inc.
Tina Chaphe founded BecomingGreen, Inc. in 2009 with business partner Isa Antepara. With locations in Florida and North Carolina, BecomingGreen, Inc. offers full certification through online courses as well as seminars held throughout the country.
For additional information, contact Tina Chaphe at (904) 652-9711 or email tina(at)becominggreeninc(dot)com.