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Greening your Office-Things you can do NOW to help the environment

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
11:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Our panel will be discussing things that offices can do to help the environment. From setting up recycling programs in their own buildings to recycling their computers and even working from home... there are many things that employees can do to help their offices stay "green". If you are concerned about the environment and would like to network with others who are concerned about the environment, this is the WITI presentation to attend!

About Our Speaker(s)

Jeanette Roache, Founder/President/ExecutiveDirector - Technology Training Foundation of America (TTFA), a 501 (c) (3) non-profit that works with corporations and businesses of all size to secure their out of service computer assets. The higher end computers get refurbished and are donated free of charge to schools and non-profits. The older equipment is recycled, keeping it out of our already over-crowded landfills.

Ms. Roache has over twenty-five years experience working in local, state and federal government. She has worked on White House Advance teams and served in top-level staff positions for two former San Diego City Council members and a California State Legislator. Her professional and result oriented manner in which she conducts business has gained her respect across the aisle in the political arena. In 1990 she resigned her position as Staff Vice President and Director of Community Affairs for the Building Industry Association of San Diego County to establish J. Roache Enterprises, Inc., a full governmental/public relations and marketing firm. In 1996 she took a leave of absence from her business to become Program Director in charge of donor relations and the national expansion of the Computers for Schools Program in California. Her desire to do more to equip under-served schools with computers and address a larger community of disadvantaged individuals and organizations in need of computers and training, founded the Technology Training Foundation of America in 1998. For her work in this area she received the distinguished George Washington Medal of Honor by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge – San Diego Chapter and most recently awarded a 2008 Channel 10 News Leadership Award. Through the Technology Training Foundation of America, she is taking pride in helping bridge the ‘digital divide’.

Stephen Grealy, Professional Title: Waste Reduction Program Manager
City of San Diego

Waste Reduction Program Manager 2002 to present
Manages City of San Diego Recycling Programs, Code Enforcement and Field Operations Sections. Oversaw development and implementation of mandatory recycling programs for construction projects, businesses, multi-family, and single family residents that were signed into law in 2007
Oversaw development and implementation of City of San Diego Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, President, California Organic Recycling Council 2001-2006. Provided solid waste consulting services to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Republic of Marshall Islands. MSc Environmental Science, University of London.

Richard A. Grunburg, Co-Founder- home2office®, LLC
As Co-Founder of home2office®, Richard Grunburg commands 15 years of experience in the telecommunications products and services industry. He and his company work with government agencies, corporations, and private companies to implement the “Managed Telecommute™” program. This innovative application and managed services program provides a comprehensive, policy-based service to customers who seek to better manage and distribute their work forces.. Richard previously served as a Global Services Manager for Cisco Systems, where he managed and delivered services engagements, including the Wireline Emerging Provider (disrupter) space

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 11:45 - 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at:

    Mintz and Levin
    3580 Carmel Mtn Rd.
    San Diego, California 92130

Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

Fish and Richardson
Fish & Richardson P.C. is a national law firm with over 400 lawyers in ten offices: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Delaware, New York, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Twin Cities, and Washington, DC. The firm is one of the largest firms practicing intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law and the only firm with a truly national intellectual property practice. Founded in 1878, the firm represented Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers. For 125 years we have served great innovators, helping to protect countless ideas, nurture discoveries, and bring new concepts to market. The firm prosecuted and litigated many of the fundamental patents of an industrialized America, serving corporations creating the cutting-edge technologies of the day: the telephone, the air-brake, the steam turbine, the automobile, and the radio. Frederick Fish, the firm's founder, was for many years the acknowledged leader of the patent bar of the entire country at a time when patents were more important than they had ever been. Today, the firm continues to represent great innovators working in cutting-edge technologies. In fact, Fish represents 11 of the top 25 World's Most Innovative Companies, as identified in a Spring 2007 Business Week survey.

Mintz and Levin
Founded in 1933, Mintz Levin has grown into a versatile law firm of nearly 500 highly qualified and dedicated attorneys representing diverse international clients in many industries who turn to us for a wide range of legal services and resources. Our offices are located in Boston, Washington DC, New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Stamford (CT), and London. Our clients include:

* Entrepreneurs, Research Scientists, Investors, Underwriters, Directors and Officers
* Start-Ups and Emerging Growth Companies
* Privately Held and Family Businesses
* Fortune 500 Companies
* Medical and Academic institutions, public agencies and industry associations

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Carey Harrington ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.