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Student volunteers needed for green expo


October 09, 2009

Know any students interested in learning new ways of going green and listening to live music? If so, help spread the word about volunteering at the Greenbuild 2009 expo. This year’s Phoenix conference will give them the opportunity to learn about the growing, green building movement, hear Al Gore speak and watch a live performance by Sheryl Crow.

The Greenbuild conference is dedicated to educating businesses on how “going green” can help them grow as a company. The expo will feature 1,800 exhibits booths showcasing the latest eco-friendly and innovative products and services.

This year, the U.S. Green Building Council-Arizona Chapter is asking for volunteers to help with the event. Volunteers must either be a full-time student or a professional younger than 25 years of age. Each volunteer must work at least eight hours in support of Greenbuild to receive free student admission to the grand opening event and conference Nov. 11.

Free student admission grants volunteers access to the convention, as well as the opportunity to watch nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow perform at the opening ceremony at Chase Field. Keynote speaker Al Gore also will be in attendance talking about the importance of the green building.

The conference itself will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, and will run from Nov. 11-13. Shifts are available throughout the week for volunteers and in preparation prior to the event. Those interested in participating in the Greenbuild 2009 conference should attend one of the official orientation meetings at 6 p.m., Nov. 9 or 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10.

Register to volunteer by logging online to https://register.greenbuildexpo.org/portal/registration/GBVlntr09 and completing the registration form. Questions regarding the event should be sent to Jim Westberg at studentvolunteersGB09@gmail.com.