published on February 18, 2016 - 10:04 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
The International Green Industry Hall of Fame will host its sixth-annual induction ceremony March 9 in Clovis.

The event’s theme is “Celebrating Agriculture, Water and Energy.”

The event will include a keynote address, educational events and vendor displays at the Buchanan High School Energy and Environmental Research Center in Clovis, with the actual Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be held at the Center for Advanced Research and Technology.

The keynote will be given by Jim Kor, owner of a Canadian design firm who is on a quest to build the world’s greenest car, called an Urbee. His topic will be “Transportation in the 21st Century.”

The event is sponsored and hosted by Buchanan High School and is open to the public with paid registration. Included with registration is breakfast and lunch, an alternative energy car display, vendors, the keynote address, panel discussions, workshops and admission to the induction ceremony. Students from the school’s Energy Academy will make presentations on their energy and environmental projects and will be able to attend the event.

General admission is $50 and $35 for senior citizens and veterans. Register at

The 2015 Hall of Fame inductees will be announced the evening of March 9.

Nominees include: Agrissentials; Al Gore; Alpine Bank; Ashevillage; Beneficial State Bank; Betta Group Inc.; California Green Business Program; Castoro Cellars; Channel Island Outfitters; Cox Recovery Services; Earth Island Institute; Fedele Bauccio; Fetzer Vineyards; Isla Vista Food Co-op; Kebony; Linda Smith-Zengen; LittleFootprint Lighting; Michael Ben-Eli; Novica; Ocean Futures Society – Jean Michael Cousteau; Pitman Family Farms; Rare Form; Recology; Rodrigo Alonso;  Singing Frogs Farms; Sustainability in Practice; Tom Bowman; UC Santa Barbara Environmental Affairs Board; and William McDonough.

The International Green Industry Hall of Fame was founded in 2008 and has recognized more than 300 people and organizations for excellence, innovation and pioneering work in the green industry.

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