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King County Executive to provide keynote at GoGreen Seattle 2014 conference, April 30

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GoGreen Seattle announces the full 2014 conference program agenda, including a keynote speech from King County Executive Dow Constantine, April 30 at the Conference Center in downtown Seattle.

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GoGreen Seattle announces the full 2014 conference program agenda, including a keynote speech from Kingrsz_gogreen14_seattle County Executive Dow Constantine, April 30 at the Conference Center in downtown Seattle.

This year’s GoGreen Seattle conference features varied learning formats, including several sessions developed in partnership with King County and dedicated to the topic of food as a regional economic driver.

The event takes place at the Washington State Convention Center's LEED-certified Conference Center, located at Eighth Avenue and Pike Street in Seattle. Featuring a diverse range of business leaders, including speakers from the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors, GoGreen Seattle will explore how to drive new business-focused sustainability initiatives and successful long-term planning through the following sessions:

KEYNOTES
Dow Constantine | King County Executive
Jim Wegner | President and Chief Executive Officer, Darigold
Kimbal Musk | Founder, The Kitchen Community; Co-Founder, Tesla and PayPal

PLENARIES/SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
EPA Executive Forum | Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle - April 29, 2014
Materiality Matters | An Interactive GRI Certified Short Course
Benchmark Your Performance with B Corp
The Sustainable Food Eco-System: A Regional Economic Driver for Business

PANEL SESSIONS
Top Washington Industry Showcase: Green Champions Making the Case for Sustainability
Building Energy Collaborative: Live Feed + Showcase of High Performance Seattle Buildings

HOW-TO WORKSHOPS
Moving Forward Beyond Year Four: 11 Keys to Make Sustainability Stick
Mini-Charette: Defining Actionable Solutions to Local Food Movement Challenges in the Puget Sound Region

SOLUTIONS LABS
Getting Beyond Sustainable Business as Usual: Creating Strategies for Scaling up the Impact of Sustainable Business Practices
Architecture of Change Part II: New Ideas to Build Change Capability in the Fiber of Your Organization

ADVANCED VEHICLE RIDE & DRIVE
Featuring Tesla Model S Test Drive

TOURS
Republic Services Recycling Center Tour – April 29

EVENT DETAILS
GoGreen Seattle 2014, brought to you by King County, will take place Tuesday April 29, with the GoGreen EPA Executive Forum from 3-5 p.m. The full day conference is Wednesday, April 30 at the Conference Center. Tickets are available online at seattle.gogreenconference.net or via phone at 206-459-0595. Early Bird rates are good through Friday, March 28. Single Admission Early Bird Tickets are $150 and Group Rate Early Bird Tickets are $125 for groups of two or more. Student, government and non-profit registration rates are available.

About GoGreen Conference
The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for organizational decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. Our mission is to empower attendees with the sustainability strategies, tools, and connections to build resilient, profitable organizations while driving the development of sustainable cities and regions. Learn more at seattle.gogreenconference.net.

About King County
King County, Wash. covers more than 2,000 square miles and is nearly twice as large as the average county in the United States. With more than 2 million residents, King County ranks as the 14th most-populous county in the nation. Under the leadership of Executive Dow Constantine, King County’s government is nationally recognized for taking bold steps to help the region mitigate and adapt to climate change. King County has led the way in creating numerous policies and programs geared toward achieving sustainability and market-based solutions to protect the environment and enhance everyone’s quality of life. Most recently, in his 2014 State of the County address, Executive Constantine framed his policy agenda for meeting two of the "greatest generational challenges" of our time: Building equity and opportunity, and confronting climate change.  


MEDIA CONTACTS
Kerrie Mullaney | kerrie@gogreenconference.net
Ericka Dickey-Nelson | ericka@gogreenconference.net
206.459.0595

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