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U.S. Education Department Convenes Summit to Explore Transition to Sustainable, Green Economy

Government, Education, Business Leaders to Gather in Washington, D.C.

Jim Bradshaw, (202) 401-1576,

Event Date 1: September 20, 2010 - September 21, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education will host the "Sustainability Education Summit: Citizenship and Pathways for a Green Economy" Monday and Tuesday in Washington, D.C. More than 300 experts will come together to begin developing an action plan for a broad national approach to economic sustainability, centering on higher education and the education system in general. The congressionally mandated summit will feature senior government, education and business leaders to explore how to promote America's transition to a sustainable, green economy.

The Education Department is coordinating the event in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Energy Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Labor Department and others.

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Event 1
Who : U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (10:30 a.m. Tuesday)
U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md. (10:50 a.m. Tuesday)
U.S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter (10 a.m. Monday)
U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Kristina Johnson (1:15 p.m. Monday)
U.S. Assistant Commerce Secretary John Fernandez (3 p.m. Monday)
Bank of America Chairman Chad Holliday (10:15 a.m. Monday)
Arizona State University President Michael Crow (10:15 a.m. Monday)
Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron (3 p.m. Monday)
Lane Community College President Mary Spilde (2 p.m. Monday)
Worldlink President Kirk Bergstrom (2 p.m. Monday)
What : "Sustainability Education Summit: Citizenship and Pathways for a Green Economy" -- a congressionally mandated conference to begin developing a national approach to promoting America's transition to a sustainable, green economy
When : Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 20-21, 2010
Where : Washington Plaza Hotel,
10 Thomas Circle, N.W.,
Washington, D.C.