Green Opportunities Expo to present world of 'green' jobs May 11

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 11:40am
Western Today staff

The Associated Students club Net Impact, in conjunction with the Western Washington University Office of Sustainability, Career Services, Western MBA Program, Huxley College of the Environment and the College of Business and Economics, will present the “Green Opportunities Expo” from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be of special interest to those who want to apply to concepts of sustainability to their careers. The first 300 attendees will receive tickets to the 2011 Seattle Greenfest, which will take place May 21 and 22. Businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and WWU clubs and departments will be present to share their sustainability efforts.

The event will feature 20 speakers from Microgreen Polymers, Calvert Investments, Earthcorps, Superfeet and the North Cascades Institute, among other organizations. In Viking Union Room 565, the speakers will discuss "green" jobs in different industries and give personal examples. A full list of speakers, times and locations can be found online.

For more information about the event, or for disAbility accommodations, contact Kyla Hall by e-mail.

Check out the full calendar of Associated Students events.