Published March 4, 2005


Pleasanton is home to a new, exciting national initiative for schools: the Go Green Initiative. The Go Green Initiative will be holding its first annual Go Green Earth Summit on April 10-12. The summit will be held here in Pleasanton where the Go Green Initiative took root. Educators, families and conservation experts will gather from across the nation to learn how to implement the Go Green Initiative in their school communities.

About the Go Green Initiative
The Go Green Initiative was started here in Pleasanton and is now the nation's fastest growing fully comprehensive environmental action plan for schools. By promoting environmental stewardship on campuses from elementary schools through universities, the Initiative works to involve families, businesses and local governments in the common goal of protecting human health through environmental stewardship. The purpose of the Go Green Initiative is to make it simple and effective for schools to make a difference.

Go Green Earth Summit
The Go Green Initiative Association is hosting a special three day Earth Summit on April 10 -12, 2005 at the Pleasanton Hilton and Federal Environmental Executive, Ed Pinero will serve as the keynote speaker. Highlights of the event will include tours of Go Green schools and information packed seminars to learn how you can be a part of helping your business or civic group Go Green. Sessions will focus on the nuts and bolts of developing a Go Green Plan, building a team to enact the plan, and fostering partnerships between schools, municipalities, waste haulers and potential local sponsors.

There are several ways Hacienda affiliates can participate in this important summit. You can attend the 2005 Earth Summit for one or three days. If you cannot attend but wish to support the summit, there are nine different levels of sponsorship opportunities available, and all sponsor levels will receive recognition for their support.

Contact Information
Additional information concerning the Go Green Initiative, 2005 Earth Summit, registration or sponsorship is available through the Go Green Initiative Association. Go Green staff can be reached using the contact information below.

Contact Information
Jill Buck
Go Green Initiative Association
2529 Via Espada, Pleasanton, California 94566
(925) 931-0386 phone     (208) 730-7553 fax     jillbuck@comcast.net e-mail     www.gogreeninitiative.org WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California 94588-8570
(925) 734-6500 phone     (925) 734-6501 fax     info@hacienda.org e-mail     www.hacienda.org WWW