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Former President Obama to be in Atlanta on the same day as Democratic debate

No word yet on if the former president will be in attendance at the Democratic debate.
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Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a rally in support of Democratic candidate Phil Murphy, who is running against Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno for the governor of New Jersey, on October 19, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.

ATLANTA — Former President Barack Obama will be in Atlanta on the same day the November Democratic debates will be held in the city.  

Obama will give a keynote address at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo on Nov. 20, the same day Democratic presidential candidates will debate at Tyler Perry Studios, according to a tweet from Stacey Abrams. 

However, no word on if the former president will be in attendance at the debate. Obama's address, "A conversation with President Barack Obama," will be held from 8:30 a.m -10 a.m.

The Greenbuild expo will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center from Nov. 19 to Nov. 22. Bernice King, Jasmine Crowe, Jeanne Gang, Jaime Margolin, and Dr. Marshall Shepard are the other keynote speakers featured throughout the week.

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This conference has one main mission, "raising the standard for everyone by putting green first." The website also says that sustainability is the foundation of Greenbuild. 

The event features an expo hall, summits, and a huge Greenbuild Celebration. 

The website says the Greenbuild community hopes to: 

  1. Enhance human health and wellbeing
  2. Ensure resiliency
  3. Mitigate climate change
  4. Enhance community and social equity
  5. Restore and protect our ecosystems
  6. Enhance building efficiency and performance
  7. Promote sustainable design

Greenbuild proclaims they are the largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide.

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