Obama Administration Officials to Join Salt Lake City Mayor, Cisco Senior VP at Oct. 6 GreenGov Symposium
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the George Washington University (GW) today announced that the second day of the 2010 GreenGov Symposium will feature Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Sean Greene, Associate Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Cisco Senior Vice President Laura Ipsen. CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley will deliver the opening remarks.
The plenary session also will feature video submissions from the public to Planet Forward, a user-driven social network and Public Broadcasting television special that solicits solutions to global energy and climate challenges. To view the Tuesday session live online, visit: www.planetforward.org.
As previously announced, the first day of the Symposium will feature keynotes from Chair Sutley, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, biomimicry author Janine Benyus and GW President Steven Knapp on October 5, 2010. Broadcast quality video of Tuesday’s session will be available at http://bit.ly/ccd1MQ.
The GreenGov Symposium is a three-day educational 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.
WHO: Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Sean Greene, Associate Administrator for Investment and Special Adviser for Innovation,
U.S. Small Business Administration
Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City
Laura Ipsen, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Smart Grid, Cisco
WHEN: Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: The George Washington University
730 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
RSVP: For more information and to register, visit: http://www.gwu.edu /greengov. Media who wish to attend any portion of the three day event should RSVP to Emily Cain at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-994-3087.