With sustainability, green, and really taking off -- who doesn't want to attend the BEST conferences in 2013 that support you, your business, AND the planet?  Let's all make 2013 a great year and reduce our waste, increase our efficiency and support one another. Here are some of the conferences we believe are the top green and sustainable conferences throughout the country.

Green Meeting Industry Council -- April 7-10, 2013 -- Chicago, IL -- the premier global community solely dedicated to sustainability in the meetings and events industry, not only through education but also by spearheading research, policy and standards. GMIC is a non profit professional meetings association with member representation in over 20 countries. The GMIC is 100% focused on advancing sustainability in the meetings industry, helping leaders of all levels, Join Us!

Green Festival 2013 -- April 19-21, 2013 -- New York -- May 18-19, 2013 -- Chicago -- Other locations throughout the year -- the world’s premier event dedicated to sustainability, social justice and ecological balance coming to New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Sustainable Brands 2013 -- June 3-6, 2013 San Diego, CA -- Courageous Brand, Sustainability and Design/Innovation leaders are finding ways to reinvent business and economies by looking to healthy natural systems for inspiration.

Green Sports Alliance Summit -- August 26-28, 2013 -- New York -- Learn how professional sports teams and venues have saved millions of dollars in operating expenses, reduced their environmental impact, and inspired their sponsors and fans to join in the effort.

GoGreen New York -- September 26, 2013 -- New York -- Also visiting Seattle, Portland, and Phoenix -- A Conference to Green Your Business. The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and government decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today's global economy and solving our climate woes. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind.

Greenbuild 2013 -- November 20-22, 2013 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for three days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours, special seminars, and networking events.

As we all grow our businesses and our relationships we need to continue to work toward zero waste and a more sustainable future.