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Archbishop Desmond Tutu among esteemed former speakers at international Greenbuild conference

By: stagedoorscribbler - August 19, 2019

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Photograph by Hattie Miles

Archbishop Desmond Tutu is an avid supporter of green issues who has  made many impassioned pleas for us to take care of our planet.
Important platforms have in the past included The annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo which promotes and supports green building professionals worldwide.
It’s principal aim is to source cutting edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in buildings, cities, and communities
Nobel Peace Laureate and lifelong campaigner for social justice, Tutu spoke at the 2008 conference. Revered for his work in helping end Apartheid in South Africa, he was instrumental in bringing peace and reconciliation to the country.  An integral part of the process was the transformation of buildings to achieve a sustainable future.
Following in his footsteps at the Greenbuild Conference and expo  this year will be former President Barack Obama who has just been announced as  the keynote speaker for the 2019 .    
The conference is due to take place from Nov. 19th to 22nd in Atlanta, Georgia.
Making the announcement, the US Green Building Council described President Obama as “a long-time friend of the green building community”.
Adding that his administration  had “negotiated the landmark Paris Climate Accords, expanded the impact of our field, and helped open the door for energy efficiency investments in both the public and private sectors. I know that when he joins us on the keynote stage in November, he will impart his ideas, passion, and vision to our growing global green building family.”
Alongside Desmond Tutu other previous Greenbuild keynote speakers have included Retired General. Colin Powell, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, famed architect Bjarke Ingles, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, human rights activist Amal Clooney and former Vice President and climate activist Al Gore.
For more information visit greenbuildexpo.org, follow @Greenbuild on Twitter and use hashtag #Greenbuild19.