This week, the Greenbuild Expo comes to Chicago. Greenbuild is an annual conference hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This year’s Greenbuild will include a focus on green jobs takes via Green Jobs Summit and Green Jobs Fair. Say the show organizers (via Dexigner):
"Chicago is ripe with green job opportunities, making it an ideal platform to host the Green Jobs Summit and Green Jobs Fair," said Kimberly Lewis, Vice President of Conferences & Events, USGBC. "Acting as tireless advocates for building the green economy, Manuel Flores, Jane Oates and Terence O'Sullivan will round out a day full of constructive dialogue about green jobs and the green building industry, which is predicted to support or create nearly 8 million jobs between 2009-2013 and contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product."
Although much of the emphasis is on designing and constructing green buildings, there are educational sessions that run the gamut of environmentally sustainable business practices in general. If you’re interested in implementing some type of “green building” initiative, this would be a good place to gather resources. Greenbuild runs this week, November 17–19 at McCormick Place in Chicago.