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For immediate release - April 15, 2005

Lake County Sustainability Seminar attendees encouraged to pre-register by April 19

TAVARES — Only a few days remain for those planning to attend the free Lake County Sustainability Seminar on Friday, April 22, at the Magnolia Room of Lake-Sumter Community College, 1905 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg, to reserve a seat.

The Sustainability Seminar will focus on sustainable communities and “green-building.” In recent years, the word sustainability has become a prevalent concept for discussion regarding growth management in Florida.

A “sustainable community” tries to maintain and improve the environmental, economic and social characteristics of an area so its members can continue to lead healthy, productive and enjoyable lives. When problems arise, sustainable communities look for solutions that take into account all the parts of the community instead of applying a quick fix in one area that may cause problems in another.

“I think ‘green building’ presents an alternative to the cookie-cutter building,” said Lake County Commissioner Catherine Hanson. “It improves the community as a whole and it also gives the opportunity for the home buyer, home builder and developer to help conserve natural resources.”

The Lake County Department of Growth Management-sponsored event is designed to provide some substance to the concepts of sustainability. From “green building” to rainwater capture, the Sustainability Seminar will help highlight some real world examples of the popular term.

Those planning to attend the Lake County Sustainability Seminar are encouraged to pre-register by April 19. For more information or to reserve a seat for the free Sustainability Seminar, call (352) 343-9739 or e-mail sustain@co.lake.fl.us.


Contact information:
Christopher Patton
Communications Coordinator
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445

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