Gulf oil leak forum, June 15

June 8, 2010 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Since April 20, the Deepwater Horizon well has leaked millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico- making it the worst oil leak in US history.

  • How did this happen?
  • What does it mean for Florida?
  • How can we prevent it from happening again?

Come to a free community forum at the Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College (253 Fifth Ave. N. St. Petersburg), Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 6pm – 9pm.

The forum will be divided into three panels:

Panel 1 – Impacts

  • Bill Hogarth, Dean, USF College of Marine Science
  • D.T. Minich, Visit St.Petersburg/Clearwater
  • Dan Berard, Geophysical Engineer

Panel 2 – Media Perspective

  • John Hill, St.Petersburg Times
  • Mitch Perry, Creative Loafing
  • Rob Lorei, WMNF/WEDU

Panel 3 – Solutions

  • Cynthia Sarthou, Gulf Restoration Network
  • Susan Glickman, Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy

Visit http://floridacleanenergy.biz/spillforum to register.

To learn more about sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green at green.jason@spcollege.edu.  Then visit http://www.spcollege.edu/sustainability, join the facebook group and follow us at http://twitter.com/sustainableSPC.

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who we are:

Early in 2008, St. Petersburg College recognized its responsibility to model to our students, employees and community ways to minimize global warming emissions and provide the knowledge to our graduates to help achieve a more environmentally friendly future. Because of this, the College made sustainability (defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs) a top priority. As a result, the Office for Sustainability was established.

what we do:

Working alongside internal and external partners, the Office for Sustainability focuses on the following areas of environmental stewardship: educational programs and corporate training, energy and natural resource conservation, green buildings and facilities, carbon emissions, recycling and student activities.

learn more:

To learn more about The Office for Sustainability at St. Petersburg College, contact Jason Green, Sustainability Coordinator at green.jason@spcollege.edu

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