The Gulf Oil Crisis forum at SPC, October 2

September 24, 2010 at 3:13 pm Leave a comment

Three panels of experts will discuss the “Pathways to Policy: The Future of Energy” at a community forum at 9:30am., Saturday, October 2, 2010.

The forum, Impact of the Gulf Oil Crisis on Tampa Bay, will be at the Digitoirum on SPC’s Seminole Campus, 9200 113th Street North, Seminole.

The Gulf oil spill crisis is no longer front page news and our attention turns to why we need energy alternatives, what those alternatives look like, and what policies must be in place to ensure that we reach energy independence efficiently and effectively.

The first panel, “Why Energy Alternatives?” will be led by Dan Lashof – Climate Center Director, National Resources Defense Council.

The second panel, will focus on the future of energy, and will be led by Dr. David A. Cartes – Director, Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES) at Florida State University and Barry Moline – Executive Director, Florida Municipal Electric Association.

The third panel, “The Pathways to Policy” will be led by Dale Brill – President, Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

All three panels will be moderated by Susan Glickman, Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy.

State Sen. Dennis Jones and State Rep. Janet Long will give closing comments.

The event is sponsored by Bay News 9, Bright House Networks, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Florida Business Network for a Clean Energy Economy, St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg Times, and TradeWinds Island Resorts.

The forum will be streamed live at mms://media.spcollege.edu/oil-crisis. The event also will be recorded for later showing in SPC classes or other forums and SPC-TV. Questions can be e-mailed to se_info@spcollege.edu.

Forum attendees will receive a gift certificate for a one-night stay (pending availability) at The Tradewinds Resort in St. Pete Beach.

Register for the free event at Free at http://www. floridacleanenergy.biz

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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