Join Verizon, Johnson Controls, Viridity and UPS at GOVgreen 2011

Oct 26, 2011, 15:17 ET from Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership (CEIL)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senior Executives from Verizon, Johnson Controls, Viridity and UPS will share their strategic vision for incorporating sustainability into their organizations at GOVgreen's plenary session, November 30 at the Washington Convention Center.  This interactive discussion will be lead by Tom Temin, co-host of Federal News Radio's The Federal Drive.


"These executives have experience both in incorporating sustainable practices into their companies and providing products and support to the federal government,"  says Ann Seltz, President of the Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership (CEIL).  "We expect this to be a lively discussion about the challenges and opportunities companies face when working to change corporate culture without negatively impacting the bottom line."

The Executive Plenary, Building a Green Economy:  Strategies from Top Business Leaders, takes place on the exhibit floor (free to all) at 11:00 am on November 30.  The exhibit floor opens at 10:00 am and the educational sessions begin at 8:30 am.  For complete program information, visit

Confirmed speakers for this plenary are:

  • Jim Gowan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon
  • Audrey Zibelman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Viridity Energy
  • Mark Wagner, Senior Vice President, Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Steve Leffin, Director of Global Sustainability, UPS

Moderator Tom Temin is a broadcaster, writer and editor with more than 30 years of business-to-business media experience.  In addition to The Federal Drive, he authors the FedInsider newsletter.

GOVgreen 2011's educational program provides practical information to help government stakeholders transform green policies into actionable plans that achieve sustainability in energy, facilities, transportation and conservation.  The 25 sessions are free to federal and military and qualify for learning credits from AIA and USGBC. Sessions also qualify for Continuing Learning Points, with pre-approval from supervisors.

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About CEIL's GOVgreen
GOVgreen Conference and Exposition (November 30December 1, 2011, Washington Convention Center) is the one event where government stakeholders connect to learn how to transform green policies into actionable plans and programs in order to achieve the interrelated goals of sustainability in energy, water/wastewater, facilities and transportation.  Tracks for 2011 are Procurement, Contracting and Financing; Workplace and Workforce; Policies, Planning and Implementation and Measuring, Tracking and Reporting. GOVgreen's conference program is open to all and free to government and military professionals.   The exhibit floor is free to all.

About CEIL
The Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership (CEIL) is an independent organization designed to facilitate information and education exchange among government stakeholders charged with identifying, specifying, and buying green goods and services and with the vendors, contractors, and consultants that provide green goods and services.  CEIL provides an interactive environment for government and industry professionals engaged in green activities that includes educational events, website, podcasts, webcasts, news and a social media.  CEIL is the sponsor of GOVgreen Conference and Exposition.  Learn more about CEIL at

Ann Seltz, President
Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership

SOURCE Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership (CEIL)