Green Team

State of Sustainablity event planned in Stockton on June 8

Green Team San Joaquin plans a forum on the state of recycling, energy and air quality in California's agriculturally rich Central Valley.

The event, dubbed the State of Sustainability in the San Joaquin Valley, is planned from 8 a.m. to noon June 8 at the Hilton Stockton, 2323 Grand Canal Blvd. in Stockton.

Stockton Mayor Ann Johnston provides the welcome. Johnston will be followed by Rosalie Mule, director of government affairs with Waste Management/West Group, who will give the "State of Recycling Address." California Energy Commission Commissioner Carla Peterman provides a "State of Energy Address," while Seyed Sadredin, executive director of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, adds the "State of Air Quality Address."

The second half of the program explores opportunities to develop jobs in the renewable energy sector. The Green Team has partnered with economic development organizations and workforce investment boards in the region to identify growth and emerging green markets and to expand clean energy businesses and jobs.

Closing out the event, John Melville, president of consulting firm Collaborative Economics, will lead a renewable energy business focus group.

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