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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Freed
561-297-3022,
lfreed@fau.edu

FAU to Host ‘Focus the Nation: South Florida’s Energy Future’  

WHAT:                   Florida Atlantic University, in partnership with Lynn
                              University, Palm Beach Community College and the
                               City of Boca Raton, will host “Focus the Nation:
                               South  Florida’s Energy Future,” a community town
                               hall meeting that is part of a nationwide forum
                              intended to advocate policy change for “America’s
                               clean energy future.”

WHEN:                  Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:              FAU’s Boca Raton campus
                              Barry Kaye College of Business
                               BU 86, Room 120
                              777 Glades Road, Boca Raton

COST:                    Free and open to the public

CONTACT:           R.S.V.P. to the event by Wednesday, April 15 at
                               http://fauf.fau.edu/focusthenation.   For more
                               information, contact John Hardman at 561-297-3976
                               or whardma1@fau.edu.  

“Focus the Nation: South Florida’s Energy Future” will feature “South Florida’s Energy, Economy and the Future,” a symposium discussion made up of a panel including James Murley, chair of the Florida Climate & Energy Commission and director of the FAU Center for Environmental and Urban Solutions; Dr. Jaap Vos, director of FAU’s School of Urban and Regional Planning; Dr. Leonard Berry, director of FAU’s Florida Center for Environmental Studies; Yalmaz Siddiqui, environmental director of Office Depot; Marc Craddock, account executive for energy solutions at Siemens; Jack Ristau, director of business development at Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc.; Joe Naroditsky, executive director of Faiths United for Sustainable Energy; and Alex Van Mecl, president of FAU’s Mission Green Student Association. The symposium will provide a venue for the panelists and the community to discuss the development of common strategies to reduce the local community’s ecological footprint, promote sustainability projects, learn about renewable energy projects in the local area, and explore green careers. A main hall networking showcase with university student groups, local “green” companies and businesses also will take place.

“Focus the Nation” is a nationwide event that aims to bring together 435 U.S. congressional districts throughout the country to advocate for profound change in policy and action for a clean and just energy future.

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