OTTAWA, Jan. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show, Canada's pre-eminent event for municipal leaders to exchange ideas and solutions on sustainable development, is scheduled to take place in Ottawa, February 10-12, 2010.
This year's conference, entitled "Growing the Green Economy: Practical Solutions for Sustainable Communities", will provide delegates with the tools they need to champion municipal sustainability issues when they return home after the conference. Workshops, presentations, study tours and and networking sessions will demonstrate how local governments can make their municipal operations more energy- and cost-efficient, and also support the growth of green sector jobs.
The 2010 conference also marks a significant milestone for FCM: the 10th anniversary of FCM's Green Municipal Fund (GMF). GMF is a unique program providing grants and below-market loans to support municipal initiatives across Canada that benefit the environment, local economies and quality of life. To date, FCM has committed more than $400 million to support over 730 sustainable studies and projects. These GMF-supported initiatives have the potential to leverage almost $2.2 billion of economic activity in nearly 350 communities across Canada.
What: FCM's 2010 Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show
When: February 10-12, 2010
Where: Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ont.
Tuesday, February 9
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - FCM's Green Municipal Fund (GMF)
10th anniversary reception - Governor General Ballroom, Westin Hotel
RSVP: email@example.com by Tuesday, February 2
Wednesday, February 10
1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. - Keynote address - Confederation
Avi Friedman, green architect, professor and columnist
Thursday, February 11
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Keynote address - Confederation Ballroom
Steven Guibeault, deputy executive director of Équiterre
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Keynote address - Confederation Ballroom
Bob Willard, leading expert in corporate sustainability. His
presentation at FCM's 2008 sustainability conference was
standing-room only attendance.
Friday, February 12
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch/Keynote Address - Confederation
Lester R. Brown, founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute
For additional information concerning:
- Conference information including full program, schedule and
biographies of speakers and presenters: www.fcm.ca/scc
- Trade show and sponsorship opportunities: Caroline Vanasse,
613-907-6348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All media are asked to report to the media room (Manitoba Room, 2nd Floor, The Westin Hotel) to collect a conference pass. For security reasons, identification or proof of assignment will be requested. For advance registration, contact Janiece Walsh, 613-907-6269 or email@example.com. To confirm your attendance at the pre-conference GMF 10th anniversary reception, please RSVP to Magali Leblanc at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, February 2.
SOURCE Federation of Canadian Municipalities
For further information: For further information: Interviews: For more information or to arrange an interview: Maurice Gingues, (613) 907-6395 or email@example.com