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Annual Conference & Expo

Annual Conference & Expo

Event Details


Sustain OC's Annual Conference and Expo takes place October 19th and focuses on energy innovation. The conference will include keynotes from Dr. Michl Binderbauer of Tri Alpha Energy, Dipender Saluja of Capricorn LLC, and Phil Graves of Tin Shed Ventures, and other exciting speakers. To sponsor the event, please contact Scott Kitcher at scott@sustainoc.org.

Annual Award Applications – Due September 22, 2017

Every year at our Annual Conference & Expo, Sustain OC announces three award recipients – a Cleantech Company of the Year Award, Sustainable Government of the Year Award, and the Van Vlahakis Sustainability Excellence Award. Orange County stakeholders are encouraged to submit an application for consideration.

Cleantech Company of the Year: The company must be classified as a “pure-play” cleantech company, and be either based or have substantial operations in Orange County.

Sustainable Government of the Year: Describe a sustainability initiative adopted by your organization in the last two years that distinguishes it from its peers. Applicant must be based in Orange County.

Van Vlahakis Sustainability Excellence: Sponsored by Earth Friendly Products and named after its founder, this award recognizes the outstanding performance, programs and projects of an Orange County business or organization that goes beyond the norm to advance environmental initiatives and sustainability and makes these examples available to others who may emulate them. Your efforts should demonstrate environmental improvements and cost savings associated with resource use efficiency.

Recipients will be awarded at the Sustain OC 2017 Annual Conference and Expo on October 19, 2017, and provided a complimentary membership with the organization for one year. The winner of the Van Vlahakis Sustainability Excellence Award is also awarded up to $3,000 retail value of ECOS cleaning products. Additionally, all award finalists will be invited to attend the Conference as guests of the Sustain OC Board of Directors.

To apply, click on the links below. Applications are due to Sustain OC by Friday, September 22 at 5 p.m.