GreenGov Symposium

The 2012 GreenGov Symposium – Leading by Example was a great success with more than 1,000 attendees over three days at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.  On September 24 and 25, the Symposium keynote speakers set the tone for each day with discussions focused on emerging technologies, agency sustainability plans, and the importance of energy security and independence in the United States.  The 2012 keynote speakers were White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.  The post-conference meetings and workshops on September 26 attracted large crowds as well with the opportunity to attend training on green purchasing, roundtable discussions on electronics stewardship, or to learn more about federal agency sustainability initiatives.

The agenda is available online at the GreenGov Symposium website.  Video footage from the keynote speakers is available from Bloomberg BNA.

Click here to view the press release announcing the 2012 GreenGov Symposium.

Click here to view the CEQ blog post for the 2012 GreenGov Symposium.

2011 GreenGov Symposium
The 2011 GreenGov Symposium brought together leaders from government, the private sector, non-profits and academia to identify opportunities to create jobs, grow clean energy industries, and curb pollution by greening the Federal Government. President Obama signed Executive Order 13514 on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance in October 2009, directing Federal agencies to meet aggressive energy, water, and waste reduction targets, reduce their greenhouse gas pollution, and leverage Federal purchasing power to curb waste, save taxpayer dollars, and support the growth of a 21st century clean energy economy. Topics covered at the 2011 GreenGov Symposium included clean energy, energy and water efficiency, fleet management, getting to zero waste, green buildings, and greening the supply chain.

Speaker presentations from the 2011 GreenGov Symposium are now available at

The 2010 GreenGov Symposium
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) hosted the first GreenGov Symposium on October 5-7, 2010, to identify opportunities around greening the Federal Government and meeting the performance goals set by President Obama in his Executive Order 13514 on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance.  The three-day event, held at The George Washington University, included plenary presentations from CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, among others.

The 2010 GreenGov Symposium brought together more than 1,200 leaders from Federal, state and local government, the private sector, academia and non-profit organizations, including more than 250 presenters, to learn, share, and lead towards meeting the President’s sustainability goals. Session topics ranged from financing renewable energy projects on Federal facilities to greening agency cafeterias.

View the 2010 GreenGov Symposium Agenda.

Watch the plenary session presentations here.

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