Green Business Conference Brings Leaders Together

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Photo By Chip Py/Courtesy Green America
Denise Hamler, the director of Green America's Green Business Network, kicked off last year's Green Business Conference in San Francisco.

Green America’s Green Business Network will hold its eighth annual Green Business Conference in San Francisco November 11 and 12. The conference offers green businesses the chance to get tips from top green professionals, participate in workshops and network with other green businesses.

The theme of this year’s conference, “New Ways to Prosper in the New Economy” reflects the economic downturn. The Green Business Conference focuses on how to help a green business grow and thrive in today’s economy.

Bryan Welch, publisher of Ogden Publications, will speak about a new way of defining sustainability. “We lack a vision of the world we want to live in and want our grandchildren to live in,” he says.

Other green business speakers at the conference include Phaedra Ellis Lamkins, CEO of Green for All; Gil Friend, author of The Truth about Green Business; Bob Johansen, author of Leaders Make the Future; Theresa Marquez, chief marketing officer of Organic Valley Family of Farms; Libby Reder of eBay’s Environmental Initiatives; Woody Tasch of Slow Money; Bryan Welch from Ogden Publications; Priya Haji of World of Good; Joshua Onysko, founder of Pangea Organics; Margot Fraser, former CEO of Birkenstock USA; Joey Shepp of Earthsite; Terri Spath of RSF Social Finance and Adam Lowry of Method products.

For a full program schedule visit the Green Business Conference or call (800) 584-7336.

The conference occurs just before the Green Festival, a sustainable education event for businesses and consumers, which will be held November 13 through 15 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Ogden Publications is a sponsor of this event. Representatives from Natural Home, along with Mother Earth News, The Herb Companion and Utne Reader, will attend the Green Festival.

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