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I can't believe I have to miss this
by Katy Purviance on 09/13/08 @ 05:50:05 pm
Categories: Events | 298 words | 3601 views

I just got this email from my friends over at International Institute for Bau-Biologie and Ecology and I’m BUMMED! I won’t be able to make it to West Coast Green 2008.

But I hope you can go. Here’s the details:

Distinguished speakers join Al Gore and the International Institute for Bau-Biologie and Ecology at West Coast Green 2008

We are proud to announce along with our partner, West Coast Green, additions to the prestigious speaker line up already anchored by Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Al Gore.

This year’s program covers the breath and depth of green innovation in building, business and design at the third annual conference September 25-27, 2008 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA.

* Chuck Reed, the 64th Mayor of San Jose, CA
* David Suzuki, award-winning biologist and broadcaster
* Sarah Susanka, bestselling author and architect
* Hunter Lovins, international consultant, professor and author

IBE is presenting a pre-conference workshop, Building Healthy in Today’s World: Bau-Biologie Principles in Practice - IBE 112, on Wednesday Sept 24th. Vicki Warren, BBEC, and Paula Baker-Laporte, Architect, are the presenters. They give a wonderful presentation! IBE also has a table at the conference with great information.

To learn more about the exciting 2008 West Coast Green speaker lineup and see clips of the speakers in action, please visit the recently-released video collection on the West Coast Green site at

Never before has a conference and expo provided access to such comprehensive state-of-the-art resources as well as networking opportunities. See the daily schedule at

The conference is filling fast – rooms at the Convention Center Hilton are now sold out! Be sure to register and use your IBE membership discount at

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