Scot Weicker and Daphne Dixon, co-founders of Live Green Connecticut! announce their 2011 schedule of events, which includes over a dozen educational discussions, ranging from saving money by “going green” to learning how to get a “green” job. Discussions will take place in the Dolce Coffeehouse throughout both days of the festival. A complete list of presenters may be viewed at www.livegreenct.com
Featured speakers include the following:
Donna Sweidan, career coach, speaker and founder of Careerfolk, LLC, a full service career management company, specializing in taking people from soul search to job search, will lead the discussion on: Five Steps to Making a Green Career Change
Seth Leitman, author and editor of several “green” books with McGraw-Hill and has always been known in “green circles” as That Green Living Guy, will answers questions “people are afraid to ask” about “Going Green”, including all of your green energy and electric car questions.
Barbara Donahue, of Sustainable Solutions CT will present, It Really Works: Learn How I Saved Money by Greening My Home
Justin Haaheim, 350.org: Moving Planet, will talk about this national event going on September 24th, and how to join the local event in New Haven.
Eric Gribin will talk about the growing job opportunities in sustainable design and construction, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Come learn how Connecticut’s community colleges can prepare and help place you in this green economy.
Patrice Gillsepie, Clean Air-Cool Planet, will share with you practical climate solutions that demonstrate the economic opportunities and environmental benefits associated with early actions on climate change.
Other features include:
Discover GreenTowns and join the Connecticut network where supporters of sustainability can share ideas, events and green initiatives. Visit the GreenTowns exhibit and meet category advisors and find out how to be connected, so we can work together to create sustainable communities. To join the network today, visit www.greentowns.com, and start sharing your green initiatives.
Learn about LEED buildings and talk with experts from the Connecticut Green Building Council about building “green”.
Visit the Soundkeeper exhibit and find out about their many green initiatives, and how Soundkeeper protects the biological, physical, and chemical integrity of Long Island Sound and its watershed.
Find out about the Green Coast Awards and how to vote for your favorite green and responsible businesses. To view a list of last year’s winners, visit www.greencoast awards.com
Live Green Connecticut! will take place at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk, Connecticut September 17th and 18th. Featured attractions and exhibits include local and organic food, marine ecology and nature center exhibits, wind and solar displays, hands-on kid’s activities, environmental and conservation organizations, alternative fuel vehicles, landscape and garden centers, green careers and education, eco-art, eco-fashion, entertainment, and so much more!
Live Green Connecticut! is a fun-filled two-day festival which promotes environmental education, business, non-profit organizations, green technology, recycling, conservation, health and wellness, climate protection and sustainable living. Eco-friendly businesses will showcase their green and sustainable products and services. Individuals and families will come away with money saving ideas, tax incentive opportunities and a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all. Admission is free!