Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Greening Our Practices

On Tuesday May 20 at 6:00 pm the Young Architects Forum will present Greening Our Practices

Bay Area Green Business Certification is an attractive prospect for small- to medium-sized, locally-based businesses seeking to market themselves as environmentally responsible. Enrollment and certification rates have steeply increased, but who can benefit most from this certification, how and why? Alameda County's Green Business Coordinator presents these basics, and compares the Bay Area Green Business certification to other types of 'green' certifications/accreditations.

Pamela Evans has been Alameda County's Green Business Alliance Coordinator since the Program's inception in 1997. Since then, Pamela has overseen the 'green' certification of 400 Green Businesses in the East Bay. She has built partnerships with over 35 local partners, including government, utilities, special districts, nonprofit and business organizations to create a local environmental certification process that has served as a model for over a dozen other local green business programs in and beyond California. Pamela has worked in environmental regulation and pollution prevention education since 1980.Agenda (not necessarily in this order): What is the Green Business Program?What is the benefit?Who is it for - and not for?What are the standards? How does it work?

Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland
Kellie Hewlett at 510/464-3600 or Gerard Lee, AIA
Cost: None; this program open to all. Cocktails provided.
Please RSVP.

For more information: contact Kellie Hewlett, Program Coordinator at 510/464-3600

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