The Solar & Wind Expo has already created a buzz in the alternative energy advocacy community, and landing Bob Dixson, the Mayor of Greensburg, Kansas, as the Expo keynote speaker. Greensburg made national news when it was totally destroyed by a powerful tornado in 2007. Mayor Dixson has been formally recognized for his leadership role in rebuilding every structure to meet the highest Green Building Council certification of LEED Platinum, most notably by President Obama with an invitation to speak at a joint session of congress. Greensburg, as the first city in the country to go entirely green, is a shining example for how going green is both viable and economically beneficial.
The goal of The Solar & Wind Expo is to “make green a reality” by bringing the most instrumental groups together for the first time in one location: leading manufacturers of green technologies, representatives from government agencies promoting the use of green technologies, and financial institutions providing special financing for green building projects. Expo attendees will have the unique opportunity to interact with the actual energy producing products, as well as and have their questions answered by experts in the alternative energy field. Alternative energy advocacy groups will conduct seminars and meet one-on-one with attendees.
“It is very exciting to give those like me who are passionate about reducing their carbon footprint and living in a more environmentally friendly way an opportunity to interact with the product and become educated on issues surrounding building green, like tax and other incentive programs....this will be a truly remarkable event,” Lopez adds.