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Green business expo coming to Tallahassee

The Business of Green
Posted at 7:27 AM, Apr 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 17:00:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The City of Tallahassee and Tallahassee Community College are gearing up for an event that will showcase local and regional green businesses, their green products and services, and training opportunities for green jobs.

The event, called the Business of Green: Innovating for the Economy and the Environment, will be held on April 23 in celebration of Earth Day.The event is free and open to the public.There will be live entertainment and food available from local food trucks.

It will take place at TCC's Center for Workforce Development. The following events are planned for the event, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.:

Green Business Expo (1:00 - 6:00 p.m.) -- The Expo will showcase businesses, non-profits, governments, and educational institutions that offer green services and products and green job training.

Creating Green Poster Competition (2:00 - 5:30 p.m.)-- This poster competition challenges young people to come up with creative business solutions that can address current environmental, economic, and social problems. The competition is opened to high school and college students, and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Green Businesses Best Practices Conversation (6:30 - 7:45 p.m.) - This keynote event will feature experts from leading businesses in the areas of: green restaurant and lodging, green grocery stores, green building and construction, energy conservation and efficiency, and waste reduction. Learn how going green makes "cents" as industry experts share how their companies' green practices, products, and services evolved into profitable success stories.

Visit Talgov.com/EPER to learn more about The Business of Green and the Green Business Best Practice Conversation that will take place after the Expo.

You can also stay up-to-date on the event and other local green happenings by liking Go Green Tallahassee on Facebook.