Green Industry Advances Are Focus of March 9 Conference; Awards Ceremony

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release

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The best practices in the green industry will be showcased and recognized at the sixth annual International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF) Conference and Induction Ceremony on March 9 in Clovis, CA. The event’s theme is “Celebrating Agriculture, Water and Energy.”

Industry leaders will participate in workshops and panel discussions with a keynote address given by Jim Kor, owner of an international design firm headquartered in Canada. Mr. Kor is on a quest to build the world’s greenest car – an Urbee – through company he founded called Kor Ecologic, and is a pioneer in using 3D printing for auto design. His topic is “Transportation in the 21stCentury.”

The 2016 keynote address, educational events and vendor displays and will take place at the Buchanan High School Energy and Environmental Research Center in Clovis, CA, and the Induction Ceremony will be held at the Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART) in Clovis, CA.

The event is sponsored and hosted by Buchanan High School and is open to the public with paid registration. Included with registration is breakfast and lunch, an alternative energy car display, vendors, the keynote address, panel discussions, workshops and admission to the induction ceremony. Students from the school’s Energy Academy will make presentations on their energy and environmental projects and will be able to attend the event.

General admission for the conference and induction ceremony, which includes breakfast and lunch is $50 and $35 for senior citizens or veterans. Register online at:

On an annual basis, IGIHOF seeks nominations from the public for individuals or businesses that are working towards an environmentally sustainable future. The 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees will be announced at an evening event March 9 at CART to recognize their contributions to the green industry.

The nominees include: Agrissentials; Al Gore; Alpine Bank; Ashevillage;

Beneficial State Bank; Betta Group Inc.; California Green Business Program;

Castoro Cellars; Channel Island Outfitters; Cox Recovery Services; Earth Island Institute; Fedele Bauccio; Fetzer Vineyards; Isla Vista Food Co-op; Kebony; Linda Smith-Zengen; LittleFootprint Lighting; Michael Ben-Eli; Novica; Ocean Futures Society – Jean Michael Cousteau; Pitman Family Farms; Rare Form; Recology; Rodrigo Alonso;  Singing Frogs Farms; Sustainability in Practice; Tom Bowman; UC Santa Barbara Environmental Affairs Board; and William McDonough.

IGIHOF was founded in 2008 and has recognized more than 300 people and organizations for excellence, innovation and pioneering work in the green industry. IGIHOF is a non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing excellence in the green industry and providing an educational platform for the general public. IGIHOF is 100% volunteer based with zero overhead, which allows us to allocate all support to our mission – recognition and education.

To learn more about International Green Industry Hall of Fame and register for the conference, please visit