SAN LUIS OBISPO 12/7/07 - Eight leading national corporations and Cal Poly's College of Liberal Arts have signed on as initial sponsors of the university's Sustainability Conference, "The Business of Green Media," set for Jan. 24.
"Sustainability is a very important issue and will be so for the foreseeable future," said Harvey Levenson, head of the Graphic Communication Department at Cal Poly. "Conference sponsors, such as Cenveo, GreenerPrinter, Kodak, Mohawk Papers, Océ, Quebecor World, SAPPI, and Xerox, along with the College of Liberal Arts, have positioned themselves as leaders in promoting sustainability as an important industry and societal issue to be dealt with now."
The conference is intended to provide thought-provoking, high-payback information about the challenges of sustainability and climate change and to deliver practical steps that can be taken immediately," said Conference Chair Don Carli, senior research fellow for the Institute for Sustainable Communication.
The Honorable Robert C. Tapella, the new public printer of the United States, will be the featured speaker at a Sustainability Banquet, to be held at the end of the event. He will discuss the government's position on sustainability "musts" for the graphic communication industry. The banquet will be at the Embassy Suites hotel in San Luis Obispo.
The conference is produced in association with SustainCommWorld of Mercer Island, Wash. For more information on "The Business of Green Media" sessions and activities, visit http://grci.calpoly.edu/sustainability.html.
For more information on registration, contact Levenson at 805-756-6151 or [email protected]
or Terry Wellman, SustainCommWorld, 206-275-9992 or T[email protected]