Monday, March 26, 2012

Green Symposium registration



Note: This release is from Volusia County Government


The fourth annual Green Symposium, The Green Edge: Innovation and Sustainability, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Stetson University’s Lynn Business Center. The symposium is hosted by the Volusia County Office of Sustainability and Energy Management, Lake County, Stetson University and the City ofDeLand.

Sessions will focus on new opportunities in sustainability, energy use and conservation, and natural resource management. The event will offer continuing education credits and will include an exhibition of products and services. A student-focused component is designed to prepare students for internships and job opportunities and to build networking skills.

Keynote speaker Cynthia Barnett is a long-time journalist who has reported on freshwater issues from the Suwannee River to Singapore. She is the author of “Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis,” which was named one of the best science books of 2011 by the Boston Globe. Another of Barnett’s books, “Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.,” won the gold medal for best nonfiction in the Florida Book Awards and was named one of the top 10 books every Floridian should read.

Symposium topics include Implementing Autogas as a Zero Compromise Energy Fuel; Sustainable Return on Investment: A Triple Bottom Line Decision Making Framework; Developing a Strategic Plan for Energy Savings; A Florida Case Study of Land Development, Energy and Water; Developing and Implementing a Successful Internship Program; Designing and Managing Urban Developments for Biodiversity; Producing bio-fuel from organic material using a portable thermochemical processing unit ; Renewable Energy; and Energy Conservation Technologies.

The event is sponsored by Progress Energy, HDR Engineering, Florida Green Building Coalition, Florida Propane Gas Safety, Education and Research Council, Florida Power & Light Co. the Space Coast Clean Cities Coalition and Florida Department of Transportation reThink program.

Registration is $70 per person and includes breakfast and lunch. Continuing education credits are available. Space is limited. For more information and to register, contact Stetson University’s Office of Continuing Education at conted@stetson.edu or 386-822-7500, or visit www.stetson.edu/conted/greenedge.php.

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