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Maroon 5 to Headline Opening Celebration at Greenbuild 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Grammy award-winning band Maroon 5 will perform for over 25,000 members of the green building community at the upcoming Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Greenbuild, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will take place Oct. 4-7 in Toronto, Canada.

"We're thrilled to host one of music's biggest bands, Maroon 5, for what will be an unforgettable evening of inspiration and celebration," said Kimberly Lewis, Vice President, Conferences & Events, USGBC. "The green building community has so much to celebrate, and there is no better place to let loose then at this can't-miss event!"

"The band and I are looking forward to heading to Toronto for Greenbuild 2011," said Maroon 5's Adam Levine. "The environment is a cause that the entire band deeply cares about and we are excited to help kick off the 10th anniversary of this important event."

The concert, taking place the evening of Oct. 5 at the Air Canada Center, will follow an inspiring keynote by Pulitzer-Prize winner Thomas Friedman, and a panel on USGBC's Resiliency Agenda, featuring medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer, and ABC News political commentator Cokie Roberts.

With chart-topping hits like "Moves Like Jagger, "Misery," "Harder to Breathe," "Wake Up Call," "She Will Be Loved," and "Sunday Morning," Maroon 5 quickly climbed to international stardom, scoring three Grammy Awards and selling more than 15 million albums worldwide.  

A long-time champion for the environment, Maroon 5 went carbon neutral for its 2007 tour, performed at the Live Earth Inaugural Ball in 2009 and was honored at the 2006 Environmental Media Awards. The band has also taken the stage in support of Haiti, USGBC's target area of aid and sustainable development through its Project Haiti campaign. The band helped launch the Haiti: Aid Still Required campaign movement earlier this year, and played at "A Night to Benefit Haiti" in Los Angeles.

Thousands of building professionals from all over the world come together at Greenbuild for four days of outstanding educational sessions, renowned speakers, green building tours of Toronto area green building projects, special seminars, and networking events.

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