Environmental Protection

Sheryl Crow to Perform at Greenbuild 2009

Nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow will help open the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, which will be held Nov. 11-13 in Phoenix, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Nov. 11 opening evening will feature presentations and a keynote address, in addition to Crow's performance.

"Beyond her music, Sheryl Crow's informed and effective advocacy made her the natural choice to help us open Greenbuild in a new and powerful way," said Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC president, chief executive officer and founding chair.

"Performing at Greenbuild is like being on the international stage of the green movement, celebrating with you the progress we're making on this important issue," Crow said. A graduate of the University of Missouri, Crow has been on the leading edge in urging the adoption of efficient technologies like CFLs and biofuels and has y harnessed the media, Fortune 500 companies, and government to build support for environmental protection. Before finding success as a musician, Crow was an elementary school teacher; she recently worked alongside First Lady Michelle Obama in an effort to encourage public school students to achieve.

Greenbuild includes three days of extensive educational programming, workshops, exhibition and networking events provide opportunities to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products, and exchange ideas. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org and www.greenbuildexpo.org.

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