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March 20, 2013
Do you operate a local, green business? Are you a creative high school or college student with an idea for a green business? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then the City of Tallahassee and Tallahassee Community College (TCC) have some exciting opportunities for you.
In celebration of Earth Day 2013, the City and TCC will partner to host a green business expo that showcases the role that economics plays in protecting the environment and our quality of life. The Business of Green: Innovating for the Economy and the Environment will take place on Tuesday, April 23, from 1-8 p.m. at TCC’s Center for Workforce Development.
Businesses and organizations whose services or products are related to environmental issues or whose operations and practices strive to be environmentally conscious are invited to participate as exhibitors at the Expo. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to talk with potential customers and students, educate attendees about products and services, and interact with possible future employees and other local and regional business leaders. Free booth space is available and can be reserved online at Talgov.com/eper by 5 p.m. on April 9.
“TCC is proud to be a part of this Earth Day celebration,” said TCC President Dr. Jim Murdaugh. “With TCC’s increased focus on preparing students for a career in the field of environmental sciences and our future Wakulla Environmental Institute, the Business of Green Expo is yet another way for us to educate our local community on the benefits of being environmentally conscious.”
High school and college students are encouraged to present their creative business solutions that address environmental, economic and social challenges in the form of a poster. The student competition, the “Creating Green: Innovating for the Economy and the Environment" poster contest, offers cash prizes up to $700. Interested students should register by 5 p.m. on April 9 and be prepared to submit their poster for judging on April 23 at TCC. Registration and details are available online at Talgov.com/eper or by calling 850-891-2476.
Reservations for exhibitor booths are now being accepted for the event, and student competitions are underway
“We support the Business of Green because growing our local economy in a sustainable manner is imperative for a strong community,” said Mayor John Marks. “The City of Tallahassee continues to make the local economy a top priority through programs like Double Rebates, Local Business Saturday and now by hosting this exciting Expo.”
Visit Talgov.com/eper to learn more about The Business of Green and the Green Business Best Practice Conversation that will take place after the Expo and explore the journey that some local businesses have taken to become greener. You can also stay up-to-date on the event and other local green happenings by liking Go Green Tallahassee on Facebook. Liking and sharing the Go Green Tallahassee page before April 23 will automatically enter you for a chance to receive one of three $20 credits toward your City of Tallahassee utility bill.
John Baker, Environmental Policy and Energy Resources (EPER), 891-2476; or Lizzy Kelley, Communications Department, 891-8533
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