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CCO CertificationTM Oversight Committee Meeting
3:00pm - 4:30pm

The CCO CertificationTM Oversight Committee is responsible for finalizing the architecture of and coordinating development of the CCO CertificationTM program, making recommendations to ACCO’s board of directors on issues related to guidelines for all credentialing programs, online vs. in person learning, continuing education requirements, accreditation of external institutions and other overarching program requirements.



Webinar (In Partnership with U.S. EPA)
IT Energy Savings for Non-Techies:
Identifying and Understanding Opportunities to Reduce Costs

1:00pm - 2:15pm eastern
(Click here to register)
About the Presenters:

Mike Walker
Mike is the founder of AlterAction Inc., a consulting firm specializing in strategies for large-scale human behavior change, and is an expert on marketing energy efficiency measures. On behalf of electric utilities, ENERGY STAR, NYSERDA, NEEA, EDF and others, Mike has helped hundreds of organizations make the business case for energy efficiency and implement changes to save energy, reduce operating costs, and prevent pollution.

Chris Broome
Chris Broome is corporate strategy and energy professional for Merck & Co., focused on reducing energy usage and costs. His responsibility includes supporting all of Merck’s 42 North American manufacturing, administrative, and research facilities with their energy programs by introducing new technologies, sharing and standardizing best practices, prioritizing funding of energy projects, benchmarking, promotion, and recognition. Chris hold a Professional Engineer license and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Energy Auditor (CEA).

Every computer represents an opportunity to save on energy costs and reduce an organization's GHG emissions. This complimentary webinar will provide information and resources on driving computer and office equipment energy savings to general practitioners. Webinar presenters will review and prioritize energy savings opportunities, explain them in layman's terms, and provide practical tips for getting IT managers and other key decision makers to support these efforts. In addition to learning about concrete next steps, webinar attendees will hear about free technical support and software made available through the U.S. EPA's ENERGY STAR program, as well as incentives from electric utilities.

Key Topics:

  • Overcoming barriers to IT energy savings
  • Saving money through efficient computer power management, plug load reduction, and data center improvements
  • Getting key people engaged to build a coalition for change in IT usage and management
  • Taking advantage of cost-free services for technical consultations, software, and savings estimates


  • Mike Walker -- President, AlterAction
  • Chris Broome -- Associate Director, Engineering, Merck
  • Moderator: Daniel Kreeger -- Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers



Women's Climate Collaborative Webinar
Lean In to Fight Climate Change
12:00pm - 1:00pm eastern
(Click Here to Register)

This is the first of a series of webinars presented by the Women's Climate Collaborative (WCC). In 'Lean In to Fight Climate Change' we will summarize the current status of carbon mitigation in the U.S., an in-depth discussion of the challenges professional women face in moving the needle on climate change in their organizations, and the WCC's role in supporting those efforts. Webinar presenters will also discuss the data and information provided in Sheryl Sandberg’s "Lean In," which examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower professionals regardless of gender to achieve greater success within their organizations and in support of their missions/responsibilities.


  • Identification and understanding of challenges driving climate action within a large organization

  • Leadership strategies and tools inspired by "Lean In"

  • Opportunities to engage with peers in a collaborative forum


  • Margery Moore -- Director of Environmental Strategic Alliances, Bloomberg BNA
  • Connie Sasala -- Chief Sustainability Officer, Cameron-Cole LLC
  • Moderator: Daniel Kreeger -- Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers



In Partnership with U.S. EPA, The Climate Registry and C2ES:
2015 Climate Leadership Conference and Awards Dinner
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (Arlington, VA)
www.ClimateLeadershipConference.org  |  @TheCLC2015

The Climate Leadership Conference is your annual exchange for addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions. Forward-thinking leaders from business, government, academia, and the non-profit community convene to share energy and climate related solutions, introduce new opportunities, and provide support for those addressing climate change in their operations. Besides offering attendees comprehensive educational engagement, the Climate Leadership Conference is your platform for powerful collaboration.



4th Defense, National Security & Climate Change Symposium
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (Washington, DC)
www.ClimateSecurity.US  |  #ACCOClimateSecurity


ACCO's 4th Defense, National Security & Climate Change Symposium will focus upon the growing efforts of U.S. defense, intelligence and national security communities on assessing and responding to climate change. With the recent publications of President Obama's executive order, a suite of Federal agency adaptation plans and recommendations from the Hurricane Sandy Task Force, this year's program will specifically address preparedness and resilience and the national security implications of climate change. The Symposium will also address operational and installation energy considerations and greenhouse gas reduction activities throughout the Department of Defense.



2015 Climate Strategies Forum
Washington Marriott at Metro Center (Washington, DC)
www.ClimateStrategiesForum.org  | 

The Climate Strategies Forum is ACCO's primary program offering half-day training sessions in conjunction with the CCO CertificationTM. The Forum also features a suite of keynote conversations in plenary format featuring senior executives and public officials. Attendees will bank foundational or continuing education credits for the CCO CertificationTM. The Forum also features career guidance activities, CCO RoundtableTM sessions, networking events and exhibition.  Whether you are a climate change, sustainability, corporate responsibility, or environmental professional, or working in areas impacted by climate change such as supply chain and facilities management, the Climate Strategies Forum provides leading edge professional development and training programs.


3rd Annual:
Rising Seas Summit
San Francisco Bay Area, California


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