WHAT: 1st Annual Green Expo: Going Green in the Delta
WHEN: Thursday-Saturday, August 26-28
WHERE: Phillips Community College (1000 Campus Drive) in Helena-West Helena
The greening of business, development, government and consumer products and services has only just begun in the Arkansas Delta. Rising energy costs, new laws, and growing demand for environmentally friendly consumer products and services will continue to drive the green marketplace. The Going Green in the Delta Expo will provide an exciting opportunity for green leaders in the Delta from all levels of Arkansas government, business and industry, and education to take stock of the progress of the green economy, identify commonalities across sectors, and map out goals for a greener, healthier future.
Through speaker presentations, workshops, and hands-on weatherization event, participants will learn why going green is important to Delta communities.
Expo objectives are to:
- Promote open dialogue about best practices for a green economy in the Delta
- Showcase energy efficiency green entrepreneurship and products/ services
- Enhance visibility of green businesses in the Delta and their contribution to the merging economy
- Raise awareness of green job training opportunities and grant opportunities.
- Create networking opportunities for those interested in growing green strategies in the Delta
The Going Green in the Delta Expo will kick off on the evening of Thursday, August 26 with homegrown talent Phillip Stackhouse and his jazz-blues ensemble providing music.
On Friday, August 27, featured speakers include Jerome Ringo, former president of Apollo Alliance, Dr. Eric Olson, author of Better Green Businesses, and Martha Jane Murray with Clinton Climate Initiative, as well as other state and local presenters. Expo workshops will include such topics as green jobs and training opportunities, weatherization and energy efficiency, and information on rebates and tax credit opportunities.
On Saturday, August 28, expo attendees have an opportunity to weatherize Wofford Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
It is a full day of excitement that will inspire all to go green in the Delta!
To register to attend the expo, visit www.argreendelta.com.
For more information, contact Jake Coffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (501) 526-5570.
Hosted by Office of Community-Based Public Health, College of Public Health, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, Boys Girls Adults Community Development Center, Walnut Street Works/Tri County Rural Health Network, National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Arkansas, Arkansas Interfaith Power & Light, Clinton Climate Initiative, U.S. Green Building Council – Arkansas Chapter, Village Commons, Mid Delta Community Services, Arkansas Clean Energy Works Coalition, and the Green Jobs and Houses for Healthy Families VISTA Project.