Al Gore addresses the Greenbuild International Expo

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The 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, takes place in Phoenix, Arizona, November 11-13 at the Convention Center.

More than 30,000 attendees include architects, contractors, developers, engineers, renewable power providers, urban planners, and other professionals in the building industry and members of the US Green Building Council.

Former US Vice President, Nobel Laureate, and author of bestselling book and Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore, will be the keynote speaker. Attendees will receive a copy of his new book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.

Sheryl Crow will perform for Greenbuild’s opening event at Chase Field.

Other speakers at the event include marine biologist Sylvia Earle from the National Geographic Society and author of Sea Change; Paul King, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council, and Ulf Meyer, professor for sustainable urban design at Kansas State University and architect with Ingenhoven Architects in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The schedule includes a job fair, more than 100 educational seminars including a LEED workshop, more than 800 exhibitors’ booths, and green building tours of Phoenix.

A film festival will show several environmental films, such as Earth Days, Addicted to Plastic, and Garbage Dreams which follows the globalization of the Cairo trash trade and what happens to a community of faced with globalization.

Green Salons will exchange sustainable building ideas. One of the meetings is moderated by Kura Chihota of Khokhela Property in South Africa, with Malin Olsson, Senior Urban Planner/Architect, City of Stockholm and John Picard, founding member of US Green Building Council.

In addition, a Residential Summit focuses on the residential green building industry with informative sessions and sharing of best practices.

www.greenbuildexpo.org

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