WHAT: The World Resources Institute (WRI), CB Richard Ellis and local businesses will share with the community their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Part of the event will include tours of WRI’s green office space and the nation’s first green rooftop with a labyrinth to illustrate how businesses can play an active role in the fight against global warming.
The District’s Department of the Environment will be on hand to discuss the city’s efforts to encourage green rooftop investments. Following the event, WRI experts will talk - in a roundtable “speed dating” format - about important global environmental topics such as climate change, LEED and green buildings, transportation and water issues, environmental data, and access to environmental information.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Local Green Business Fair), Lobby of 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (WRI Earth Day Meetup), 10 G Street, NE, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002
(Two blocks from Union Station on Metro’s Red Line.)
WHO: World Resources Institute, CB Richard Ellis, District Department of the Environment, Premiere Plantscapes, Plantations, Site-Stuff, USSI Cleaners, ABM Cleaners, American Psychological Association, Clorox Greenworks, NOMA Bid, Otis Elevators
RSVP: Jessica Forres, WRI media officer, +1(202) 729-7736, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to arrange a visit on Tuesday in time to file Earth Day deadline stories, please let me know.
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