Want the Story on Sustainability in Central VA? Attend the Sustainability Summit.

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    Sustainable
energy policies and “green” initiatives are hot topics in business,
particularly in the technology sector. Creating and managing a green supply
chain, or a carbon-reducing energy plan, call for both new technologies and a
creative approach to existing technology. What will the short and long-term impact
of developing green strategies be on business? Is there a way for technology to
lead the effort to reduce a company’s environmental impact while simultaneously
increasing its business value?

            The
Greater Richmond Technology Council (GRTC)
has partnered with regional data-center leader Peak
10
and technology recovery and remarketing innovator TechTurn to present the 2008 Sustainability
Summit. The event will explore questions about the business impact of ‘green’ in
depth on
November
12, 2008
at the Jefferson Hotel. Registration for the event
is available on the GRTC’s website.

            In
a series of panel discussions, the following issues will be addressed:

§        
How Big Is
Your Carbon Footprint?

§        
Implementing
& Best Practices for Going Green

§        
Energy –
Conservation vs. Reliability

            The
discussions will be facilitated by business leaders who have experience in
moving a business toward reducing its environmental impact, and helping lead the
implementation of sustainability initiatives.

            In
addition to panel discussions about the business impact of “green”, the Council
will recognize area companies that are leaders in making green work for them,
and the community at large with two awards:

§        
The
Leadership Sustainability Award recognizing the Central Virginia based company that demonstrates active involvement and leadership in
sustainability programs and practices both internally and in the community

§        
The Technology Sustainability Award,
recognizing the Central Virginia based company that demonstrates innovative business services and solutions that produce or utilize cutting edge technology to develop or refine
sustainability practices.

            The Greater Richmond Technology Council is an
association of businesses and organizations
that serves as a catalyst
to stimulate and connect innovative, creative, and technical people
.

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