Author: Cindy Rice
Contact: Anne Marie Pippin

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Athens, Ga. — The University of Georgia will present “Careers in Sustainability,” a conference designed to educate students and practitioners about the growing field of “green collar” jobs. The event will take place Friday, April 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.

The conference is free and open to the public; however, registration is requested. It is co–sponsored by the UGA School of Law, Terry College of Business and the Office of Sustainability.

“The concept of sustainability can take many forms and, for those interested in working in this area, many career paths,” said conference co–organizer Anne Marie Pippin, a jointly enrolled MBA and law student. “Our hope is that this event will help increase interest as well as provide insights into this quickly evolving field.”

Sharing personal experiences and recommendations will be keynote speakers Kevin Kirsche, director of the UGA Office of Sustainability, and Mandy Mahoney, director of management and strategy for the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.

The conference will focus on opportunities in business, law, architecture, design and real estate. Panelists include representatives from Coca-Cola Refreshments, PepsiCo, the UGA College of Environment and Design, the law firm Troutman Sanders, the commercial real estate firm Grubb and Ellis, the engineering firm Newcomb and Boyd and the architecture firm Stevens and Wilkinson.