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November 2012 Clean Energy and Sustainability Events

Posted on the 01 November 2012 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

This month I’ve chosen a smattering of events that are related to the staff here at 2nd Green Revolution. Most are connected to where I’ve lived (plus the annual USGBC national conference, GreenBuild), but there is also a summit in Charlottesville, where frequent contributor Stephen Wade obtained his masters degree.

Having lived in Salzburg, Austria, Colorado, and now Minnesota, there are events in all three locations ranging from a workshop in Edina, MN to Austria’s “state energy fair.” Included is AgReturn Global Investments. See below for more details.

Take a look at some of the choice events and peruse our calendar for conferences near you. Please let us know of any conferences, events, or festivals in your area. If they are appropriate, we will gladly add them to our green events calendar. Send us an email with the event’s name, date, location, description, and website. In fact, one of the events listed below was submitted by a reader of the site.

Here are a few of the events happening around the world:

10th Annual Colorado Bioneeers: Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature
When: Nov 9 – 11, 2012
Where: Boulder, Colorado
Description: The CU Environmental Center, Transition Colorado, Naropa University, Center for Resource Conservation, Restorative Leadership Institute, Boulder’s Best Organics and Woodbine Ecology Center with the support of sponsors and partner groups are proud to bring Bioneers to Boulder for the tenth year. The Colorado Bioneers companion event creates community opportunities for sharing, learning and action, and brings together the region’s progressive ideas, people and organizations. The event features a broadcast of the national Bioneers plenaries and is locally enriched with: music and arts; networking, children’s eco-activities; field trips, and sessions, workshops and keynotes addressing topics of regional importance and community solutions.
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AgReturn Global Investments
When: Nov 13 – 14, 2012
Where: Downtown Renaissance Chicago, Chicago, IL
Description: Where investors sharpen their investment strategies across the agriculture food chain, from seed to store shelf. Learn about the hottest global investment opportunities in this dynamic, multi-trillion dollar market. We’ve heard it before: Everyone needs to eat. And with crop inventories at record lows, a global race for water rights underway, protein consumption on the rise, and a population that’s barreling toward topping 9 billion by 2050, there’s a sea change in consumer consumption patterns on the horizon The time to act is now. Is your ag portfolio performing at its peak?
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2012 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
When: Nov 14 – 16, 2012
Where: San Francisco, CA
Description: Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.

Greenbuild features three days of inspiring speakers, invaluable networking opportunities, industry showcases, LEED workshops and tours of the host city’s green buildings.
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Smart Transportation
When: Nov 14 – 16, 2012
Where: Charlottesville, VA (map)
Description: This three-day industry summit will focus on how intelligence is being infused into the way the world works—the systems and processes that enable services to be delivered is changing, and all around the world, economic stimulus is being injected by governments, much of it aimed at smart grids, healthcare data integration and most importantly, smart transportation. As we look ahead to the needs and challenges of the 21st century, it has become clear we must do more.
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Solar Works in Edina
When: November 15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: 4801 West 50th Street Edina, Minnesota
Description: Free workshop to learn the basics of solar energy. Hear from a panel of people who have had solar installed on their home or business. Find out about incentives and rebates for installing solar. Get resources to start your solar energy project.
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Renexpo Austria 2012
When: Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2012
Where: Salzburg, Austria
Description: The 4th International Energy Trade Fair RENEXPO® AUSTRIA is Austria’s state energy trade fair. The exhibition and conference presents an unusually broad range of topics related to energy and energy efficiency. It covers the entire spectrum of decentralized energy production, intelligent energy distribution and the efficient use of energy. The RENEXPO® AUSTRIA offers 10 national and international conferences and workshops taking place on all three days of the trade fair. Speakers in the areas of planning and research & development will give presentations on promising innovations, future trends, the newest technologies and practical solutions.
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