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Mayor Gray Declares D.C. GOVgreen Week


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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 20, 2011 /PR Newswire/ --

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has declared through proclamation the week of November 28December 2 to be D.C. GOVgreen Week.  

'We're thrilled to be honored by the Mayor's office,' says Ann Seltz, president of the Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership, sponsor of GOVgreen.  'We're working now to coordinate with DC environmental organizations so that D.C. GOVgreen Week will have city-wide impact.'

CEIL's GOVgreen launched in 2010 with a commitment to being one of the best green events.  The inaugural show diverted 70%—over 5,000 pounds of trash from landfills, reduced waste-per-attendee to 1.5 lbs and achieved a net-zero, carbon neutral event.  

'Our goal is to improve our performance for 2011,' says Seltz.  'We are working to increase waste diversion to 80%.  We'll also provide a carbon offset area where attendees can evaluate their individual carbon offset as well as understand how what GOVgreen is doing.  We're also providing more information to our exhibitors to help reduce waste from exhibits and recycle or repurpose as much materials as possible.'

GOVgreen 2011's educational program provides practical information to help government stakeholders transform green policies into actionable plans that achieve sustainability in energy, facilities, transportation and conservation.  The 25 sessions are free to federal and military and qualify for learning credits from AIA and USGBC.  The exhibit floor is free to all.

For more information or press registration, please contact Lindsey Gilroy at or Ann Seltz at

About CEIL's GOVgreen
GOVgreen Conference and Exposition (November 30December 1, 2011, Washington Convention Center) is the one event where government stakeholders connect to learn how to transform green policies into actionable plans and programs in order to achieve the interrelated goals of sustainability in energy, water/wastewater, facilities and transportation.  Tracks for 2011 are Procurement, Contracting and Financing; Workplace and Workforce; Policies, Planning and Implementation and Measuring, Tracking and Reporting. GOVgreen's conference program is open to all and free to government and military professionals.   The exhibit floor is free to all.

About CEIL
The Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership (CEIL) is an independent organization designed to facilitate information and education exchange among government stakeholders charged with identifying, specifying, and buying green goods and services and with the vendors, contractors, and consultants that provide green goods and services.  CEIL provides an interactive environment for government and industry professionals engaged in green activities that includes educational events, website, podcasts, webcasts, news and a social media.  CEIL is the sponsor of GOVgreen Conference and Exposition.  Learn more about CEIL at

Contact: Ann Seltz, President
Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership

SOURCE Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership (CEIL)

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