SiGBA announces inaugural Lake Tahoe Eco-Symposium |

SiGBA announces inaugural Lake Tahoe Eco-Symposium

The Sierra Green Building Association (SiGBA) invites you to the upcoming Lake Tahoe Eco-Symposium being held at the beautiful Squaw Creek Resort in Squaw Valley on April 23, Resort at Squaw Creek, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The mission of the event is to give community members knowledge and stimulate thought on the importance of investing in our environment, communities and business, creating jobs and a sustainable future for the Sierra Nevada Region. This day-long event will provide an opportunity to listen to many of the regional leaders as they look into the future of California and Nevadaandamp;#8217;s green economy. David Gemme, vice president for SiGBA is the organizer and moderator for SiGBAandamp;#8217;s Eco Symposium. andamp;#8220;We must work together collectively and broadly to bring about change,andamp;#8221; said Gemme. andamp;#8220;Iandamp;#8217;ve invited leaders from all disciplines to join forces in this global initiative. Now, we need the public to join in and make this a working session.andamp;#8221;SiGBA asks for a donation of $20 in advance and $30 at the door. SiGBA members pricing is $15 in advance and $25 at the door. To register visit The Resort at Squaw Creek is offering special room rates to Eco-Symposium attendees and their families. To book call 583-6300 or visit or, a 501c3 not-for-profit tax-exempt organization is leading the Sierra region into a new sustainability era. Its mission is to educate and promote environmental building and business practices for a sustainable lifestyle in the Sierra Nevada communities. Visit andamp;#8212; Submitted to the Sun by Donna Walden, via e-mail to

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