DELAND – Citizens are invited to attend the 4th Annual Green Symposium, "The Green Edge: Innovation and Sustainability," on Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stetson University’s Lynn Business Center, located at 345 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. The Green Symposium is hosted by the Volusia County Office of Sustainability and Energy Management, Lake County, Stetson University and the City of DeLand.
Sessions will focus on new opportunities in sustainability, energy use and conservation, and natural resource management. A student-focused component is designed to prepare students for internships and job opportunities, while helping them build networking skills. This event will offer continuing education credits and includes an exhibition of various products and services.
The symposium’s 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; and Renewable energy and energy conservation technologies.
Cynthia Barnett, a long-time journalist who has reported on numerous freshwater issues, will serve as the keynote speaker for this year’s event. Barnett has authored several highly-acclaimed books including “Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis,” which was named one of the best science books of 2011 by the Boston Globe, and “Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.”
This 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 the Florida Department of Transportation reThink program.
Registration is $50 per person, and includes breakfast and lunch. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register early, as space is limited.
For more information and to register, call Stetson University’s Office of Continuing Education at 386-822-7500, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stetson.edu/conted/greenedge.php.