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02/24/2012

Sustainability Coordinator Speaking on Design at March 1 Green Business Conference

Quick Facts

 The one-day, free conference at the Baxter Hood Center at York Technical College will provide businesses, institutions, organizations and non-profits with innovative ways to go green and save money in the process.
 The conference will offer panel discussions, workshops and a keynote address along with regional green vendors and service providers.

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ROCK HILL, S.C. - Local businesses and students are invited to attend the second annual York County Green Business conference on March 1 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The one-day, free conference at the Baxter Hood Center at York Technical College will provide businesses, institutions, organizations and non-profits with new and innovative ways to go green and save money in the process.

Designed to share real-world information and highlight sustainable practices that organizations of any size can integrate into their own business and marketing plans, the conference will offer panel discussions, workshops and a keynote address along with regional green vendors and service providers.

Participants will learn about sustainable design, how businesses can implement green purchasing, new recycling and sustainability trends specific to South Carolina, and more pertinent topics. Attendees also will have the opportunity to take a tour of a metal recycling facility and participate in a free document shredding event.

Chris Johnson ’99, Winthrop’s sustainability coordinator, will speak on sustainable design, and Chris Carmody, executive director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and its Green Plus™ Certification program, will deliver the keynote address.

Winthrop is among several groups listed as a sponsor.

To reserve a spot at the conference please call 803/325-2888 or e-mail grussell@yorktech.edu

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