Environmental soundness at the heart of Brooklyn business event

August 29, 2013 by  

Acting as a joint presentation of CUNY and NYSERDA, the GOGreen Conference is taking place in New York City this September.

The conference will cover all aspects of business, including energy efficiency, financing branding, and waste management. It will consist of hands-on training opportunities, breakout sessions, a networking reception, and a lunch and learn session.

The keynote speaker of the event will be Richard Kauffman, the Chairman of Energy and Finance for New York. Other speakers will be Dr. Joyce Brown of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Kathryn Wylde from Partnership for New York City, and William Solecki of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities.

Guests will have the opportunity to choose one of three tracks of breakout sessions. Topics will cover such matters as climate change, how to reuse materials that might otherwise end up in the trash, and how to fund drives to become more sustainable.

Sponsorships are available from $1,750 for an exhibitor up to $7,500. It is likely that companies from the city and other boroughs, such as Brooklyn, that have already become more environmentally friendly will wish to sponsor this conference. This might include businesses such as printing companies, which already have stringent environmental policies.

The GOGreen NYC 2013 Conference will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan on September 26 from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Fees are $295, although Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce members can receive a $50 discount. For more information, call 503-226-2377.

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