If there is any sign of the feverish level of activity in the green business and renewable energy sectors in Southern California, it would have to be the endless stream of emails pouring into my mailbox announcing a never-ending schedule of conferences and meetings — all just tantalizingly out of reach for Coachella Valley residents.
But if you have the time and interest, you could spend the next week or so on the road attending a steady stream of green events.
The Geothermal Energy Expo, a huge tradeshow of all things geothermal, started last night and runs through Wednesay in San Diego. Hundreds of vendors from across the country and around the world will be there — presumably along with some local folks working on geothermal projects around the Salton Sea.
Next up, starting on Tuesday and running through Friday, the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit focusing on sustainable development and redevelopment issues, will be hold its 75 anniversary conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
A little bit closer to home, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Inland Empire Chapter will hold its 2nd annual Green Building & Business Expo 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Frontier Project in Rancho Cucamonga.
And then, back to San Diego, where the American Society of Landscape Architects will hold their annual meeting Oct. 30-Nov. 2 — next Sunday through Wednesday. The workshops and field trips alone sound absolutely incredible; for example, Sunday’s field trip to visit the sustainable urban agriculture program at San Diego City College.
Full disclosure — I am taking a few days off for the ULI conference in Los Angeles, so expect some updates when I get back next week. I will of course be tweeting from the conference, so you can follow me @kkaufmann.