MOUNT DORA — The Lake County Green Team is presenting the “Professionals Turning Green Symposium” on Thursday, June 11, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday, June 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lakeside Inn, located at 100 N. Alexander St. in Mount Dora.
The purpose of the symposium is for professionals in varying fields to share ideas about conserving and maximizing natural resources. An agenda of presentations at the symposium will cover a variety of topics including alternative energy, green enterprise, green government, green construction, green lodging and greening solid waste. The intended audience for the symposium is entrepreneurs, land-use planners, engineers, architects, hoteliers, civil engineers, solid-waste staff, and public health and government officials.
The Lake County Green Team is comprised of employees from a variety of County departments and Lake County Health Department. The team is charged with suggesting ways to protect Lake County’s natural resources. The “Professionals Turning Green Symposium” is the team’s second planned event. It’s Green Fair held in November 2008 at Wooton Park in Tavares boasted more than 1,500 visitors and 75 exhibitors. A second Green Fair is scheduled for Nov. 7, 2009.
In addition to a host of informative presentations on how businesses and public agencies can implement environmentally friendly practices, the symposium will feature two keynote speakers. A luncheon on June 11 will include a speech from Daniel Parker, Assistant Division Director of Environmental Health, Florida Department of Health, and speaking at the dinner banquet that evening will be Linda Chapin, Director of the Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies at the University of Central Florida.
The cost of the symposium is $100 and includes breakfast each morning and Thursday’s luncheon and dinner banquet. A special room rate of $79 is available at Lakeside Inn beginning Wednesday, June 10, through the weekend. For room reservations, call (352) 383-4101.
To register for the symposium, fill out the Web form at www.lakecountyfl.gov/green_symposium/ and mail a $100 check to the Lake County Department of Growth Management, attn: Brenda DeMartino, P.O. Box 7800, 315 W. Main St., Tavares, FL 32778-7800. For more information about the “Professionals Turning Green Symposium,” call the Lake County Department of Growth Management at (352) 343-9647.