The Go Green Conference starts tomorrow (March 16th) at 9am at the Washington State Convention Center. King County Executive Dow Constantine will provide introductory remarks and moderate the first panel titled “Businesses Leading the Way in Clean Energy, Green Building and Sustainable Operations” including panelists from Weyerhaeuser, REI, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance.
Registration is still available until the end of the day and is $100 for students $195 for general admission. For those unable to attend, The Urbanist will be there on the ground tweeting out highlights from the conference. So follow us on Twitter at @UrbanistOrg for updates. Organizers expect many regional leaders to attend and report 518 people attended last year’s Go Green Conference.
The new CEO of the Port of Seattle, Dave Soike, will provide introductory remarks at 9:15am. The conference program includes a mini-session titled “Sustainable Spend Analysis: Using financial data to measure your environmental performance” at 10:30am before launching into breakout panels that pull in a variety of panelists. I want to highlight a panel on tall timber buildings at 12:45pm that includes architect Susan Jones, who has written on the topic of cross laminated timber for The Urbanist.