The 2012 GreenGov Symposium is presented by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO).  This year's program will be held Sept. 24-26, 2012 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

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September 24-26, 2012
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (Washington, DC)


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Submission Deadline: June 1, 2012
Click here to download the speaker application form and follow the instructions for submission in the form.

The 2012 GreenGov Symposium – Leading By Example will bring together leaders from government, the private sector, state and local governments, non-profits and academia. This forum will facilitate critical engagement and identify strategic opportunities to make Federal operations more efficient and effective, grow clean energy industries, and curb pollution by incorporating sustainable practices into the Federal Government’s operations.

President Obama signed Executive Order 13514 in October 2009, directing Federal agencies to meet aggressive energy, water, and waste reduction targets, reduce 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. During this educational event, participants will share sustainability challenges and best practices, and discuss innovative and cutting-edge approaches to achieving the Federal performance goals set by President Obama.

About the Call for Abstracts

In this Call for Abstracts, CEQ and ACCO are seeking presentations on innovative sustainability efforts in Federal, private sector, and state and local government operations, along with innovations in technology and policy that show leadership in these areas and will result in sustainability across the Federal community. Abstracts should focus on:

  • Clean Energy
  • Climate Risk & Resilience
  • Fleet Management/Vehicle Technology
  • Green/Sustainable Facilities
  • Education & Engagement
  • Greening the Supply Chain
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Third Party Financing and
    Public-Private Partnerships
  • Water Resource Management

CEQ and ACCO are also particularly interested in discussion involving leading-edge and innovative concepts related to:

  • Energy Efficiency and High Performance Sustainable Building Strategies
  • Innovative Fleet Management Tools
  • Sustainable Acquisition Initiatives
  • Climate Change Adaptation, Risk Analysis
  • Siting of Renewable Energy on Federal Lands
  • Interagency and Regional Collaboration
  • Culture Change Initiatives


  • Third Party Financing for Renewable Energy Projects/ Energy Savings Performance Contracts
  • Water Resource Management
  • Petroleum Reduction Strategies

Please complete the speaker application form in its entirety for your abstract to be considered by the GreenGov Symposium Program Development Committee.

June 1, 2012

Selected Abstracts: Applicants selected by the GreenGov Symposium Program Development Committee will be notified by ACCO staff with information on schedule and further guidance/materials, including speaker rules, schedules and instructions, and GreenGov Symposium slide templates.

Additional Information or Questions:
Please contact speakers@GreenGov2012


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