WSPPN Announces Sustainability Conference October 27-28 in San Diego (SDRSP to Co-host Business Panel and Green Business Tour)

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The Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) announced that their annual conference will be held at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego on October 27-28, 2010. There will be eighteen sessions presented in three tracks. The San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership (SDRSP) is a sponsor for the conference and they are organizing a San Diego business panel following the keynote address on Wednesday, October 27 as well as a green business tour on Friday, October 29.

Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network 2010 Conference

The SDRSP will help promote the WSPPN Conference to our business network and the colleges and universities in the San Diego region,” said Al Hurt, VP of Sustainable Energy Innovations at Bioengineering Group and founding member of the SDRSP.

The Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) announced that their annual conference will be held at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego on October 27-28, 2010. There will be eighteen sessions presented in three tracks. The San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership (SDRSP) is a sponsor for the conference and they are organizing a San Diego business panel following the keynote address on Wednesday, October 27 as well as a green business tour on Friday, October 29.

This year’s conference will focus on sustainability, green business operations, clean tech, environmentally friendly chemicals and nanotechnology, as well as energy and green house gas reduction in business including lodging, printing, and personal care products. Conference registration is $300 in advance and $360 at the door. To register: http://www.wsppn.org/conf10/.

“The SDRSP will help promote the WSPPN Conference to our business network and the colleges and universities in the San Diego region,” said Al Hurt, VP of Sustainable Energy Innovations at Bioengineering Group and founding member of the SDRSP. “We believe there are synergies between our group and WSPPN and we are all working together to meet our common objective towards our sustainability goals,” he said.

Business Panel – “What are Businesses Looking for?” – Wednesday, October 27 at 9:45am
This panel is made up of SDRSP members who represent prominent businesses in the San Diego area. They will discuss the driving factors that led their company to embrace environmental sustainability. Joel Makower, who is an expert on greening businesses and the keynote speaker for WSPPN will moderate this panel (Follow Joel on Twitter at http://twitter.com/makower). Panelists include Les Hart, Community and Municipal Relations Manager for San Diego Waste Management, Gail Welch, Senior Manager of Sustainability for Qualcomm’s Real Estate & Facilities Department, Marian Marum of Marum Partnership Landscape Architecture, and Jim Waring, Chair of CleanTECH San Diego.

SDRSP Green Business Tour – Friday, October 29 from 8:00am to 12:30pm
The San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership (SDRSP) will host a tour of San Diego businesses on Friday morning following the WSPPN conference. The tour is free to conference registrants and space is limited. The tour includes the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department and the Ridgehaven "Green Building", the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) and KYOCERA International, Inc. US.

The WSPPN conference is recognized as one of the best Pollution Prevention (P2) conferences in the country. This is due in part to the collaborative nature of the conference that engages industry experts in pollution prevention and sustainability and leverages technical and informational resources across the region.

The Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) is a cooperative alliance
of pollution prevention (P2) programs throughout EPA Region 9 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Trust Territories, and Tribal Lands). The network serves as a technical resource for regional P2 issues through researching, consolidating, and disseminating P2 information. WSPPN is one of eight Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) Centers; a national network of EPA funded regional information centers that increase P2 effectiveness by providing P2 programs with timely, accurate and useful information and resources. Follow WSPPN on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WSPPN

The San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership was launched in 2007 as an information-sharing, collaborative group to reduce pollution, promote energy and water saving strategies, encourage sustainability and improve the quality of life in the San Diego region. It is a consortium of the region's businesses, organizations, governments and academia. For more information visit: http://www.sdrsp.org or follow SDRSP on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SDRSP

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