9/11/2012 - Southern Green Living Expo
Peak Productions and the Southern Energy & Environment Expo
Peak Productions and the Southern Energy & Environment Expo announce the 1st Annual "Southern Green Living Expo" Sept 14-16th at the newly renovated Asheville Civic Center.
Tim Alexander, owner of Peak Productions, etc., and Ned Ryan Doyle, Director of the former Southern Energy & Environment Expo, have developed a new Southern region event based on their combined decades of experience with home shows and sustainable economic development.
The Southern Green Living Expo will include products, services, information and a series of workshop presentations for everyone from individuals and homeowners to businesses, industry and government agencies. "We have produced very successful home shows over the years and the SEE Expo has showcased the best of sustainability over the years, so it just made sense to combine both into one."
The Southern Green Living Expo will feature a series of workshops and presentations directly related to developing and expanding Green Living opportunities, included in admission during the 3 day event to attendees. "Folks traveled from every state east of the Mississippi, and a few states west of it, for the educational programs of the 10 year SEE Expo," Doyle noted, " Information will be a key element of the Southern Green Living Expo as well, complementing the wide range of products, services and community organizations that will be participating."
"Green Living" means different things to people," Doyle said," Today, one important meaning is profitable economics, the 'green' of money. Industries, education and services that focus on local and regional resources provide a sustainable economic model that is currently working. It's not 'futurama' thinking, it's taking advantage of today's practical, proven approaches to job creation, business expansion and community investments already taking root in this region and across the nation."
Alexander, also owner of HomeSource, a leading regional green building contractor and supplier, noted, "While energy efficient, well designed green building and retrofitting is a foundation for sustainable economics, we have to look at our energy sources, our food production, infrastructure on a larger scale, plus our rich heritage and natural resources that all make sense for investing in a solid economy and sustainable lifestyle into the future."
According to Doyle, the WNC region is already "per capita the South's leading green building and clean energy oasis", with a multitude of established businesses. "We're not starting from scratch, instead it's building on the community successes that have both helped our region weather the poor economy better than most, and also emerge as leaders in sustainable economic development. The idea of "green" means different things to different people, but we're seeing that it also means Growing Regional Economic Enterprises Now."
VISIT www.southerngreenlivingexpo.com for more information...