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Greening Government Conference: Keynote by The Natural Step Canada's Chad Park (Ottawa, ON)

Nov 29 2011 - 8:00am
Nov 30 2011 - 3:30pm

The Natural Step Canada is excited to be a partner, presenter, and exhibitor at the upcoming Greening Government Conference at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, ON. Building on the great success of previous Greening Government Conferences in Toronto for the past 2 years, this great conference is now coming to the nation's capital for the first time!

Kicking off the conference, The Natural Step Canada's Co-Founder and Director of Programs and Strategy Chad Park will deliver a keynote presentation on Tuesday, November 29 at 11:00am: Where we are going and how to get there: Planning and decision-making starting with sustainability. Chad, who will become the new Executive Director of The Natural Step Canada on January 1, 2012, will discuss the big picture of sustainability, helping delegates understand what we mean by “greening,” how to plan toward sustainability (as opposed to away from something bad), and how they can make strategic decisions that help them move toward that goal.

We will also have a trade show booth throughout the conference, so please stop by to learn more about our free sustainability resources and how The Natural Step Canada can help your government organization understand and move strategically toward sustainability.

As a partner of the event, Members of The Natural Step Canada save $200 off the regular conference registration fee (even after the early bird deadline). If you are interested in attending, please contact Jennifer Monteverde to process your discounted registration (, 416.241.4000 x267).

We hope to see you there!

About the Greening Government Conference:

The Greening Government Conference organizers have developed a dynamic program, which will include panel discussions and breakout sessions. This program is designed to be an interactive experience for delegates through organized and informal discussions. Learn innovative strategies, proven solutions, best practices and the latest information and research within greening initiatives. Learn how these procedures and policies can be implemented efficiently and how these practices can be disseminated into the public and private sector.

This conference offers a unique and valuable opportunity to network and exchange information with various government officials, green teams, environmentally conscious organizations, and suppliers from across Canada.

Key Topics to be Addressed:

  • Updates on the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy – Implementation and Targets
  • Green Procurement – Sustainable Return on Investment, Assessing Suppliers
  • Staff Engagement and Employee Behaviour - Best Practices for Implementing a Green Team including Motivation Techniques & Strategies
  • Behavioural Change Strategies - Using Technology and Social Marketing
  • Sustainable Building Design and Infrastructure
  • Green Fleet and Transportation Programs

Live Video Webcast Available:

In order to encourage nation-wide participation at the conference, we are producing a live online video webcast of the conference. This is a great option for those who have travel restrictions or a busy schedule. The live video cast allows you to be part of the conference virtually in the comfort of your own office or home. You will have the opportunity to view the speakers live and ask questions through an online chat. You will also have online access to all power point presentations and the archived conference for up to 45 days following the conference.

For more information and to register, please click here.

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