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The White House
For Immediate Release

Obama Cabinet Secretaries and Senior Officials Join Sustainability Author and GW President to Keynote GreenGov Symposium on October 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and The George Washington University (GW) today announced that U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, and biomimicry expert and author Janine Benyus will deliver opening day keynote addresses at the 2010 Green Gov Symposium on October 5, 2010.  CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley and GW President Steven Knapp also will deliver remarks at the event.

The GreenGov Symposium is a three-day event that will bring together a broad group of sustainability leaders to identify opportunities around greening the Federal Government.  It will take place October 5-7 at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance (13514) by President Obama.  The Symposium will target a wide range of sustainability topics, including clean energy, water efficiency, climate and adaptation, sustainable buildings, greening the supply chain, and more. 

WHO:             Steven Chu, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
                        Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
                        Janine Benyus, biomimicry expert and author
                        Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
                        Steven Knapp, President, The George Washington University

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE:       The George Washington University
                       Lisner Auditorium
                       730 21st St., NW
                       Washington, D.C. 20052

RSVP:            For more information and to register, visit: /greengov.  Media who wish to attend any portion of the three day event, including the keynote speeches, should RSVP to Emily Cain at or 202-994-3087.