Green Symposium

The 5th Annual Green Symposium will focus on new opportunities in sustainability, energy use and conservation, and natural resource management.

Friday, April 26, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration and breakfast begins at 9 a.m. at the Lynn Business Center on Stetson University's campus in downtown DeLand, Fla. The cost of attendance is $50, which includes breakfast and lunch. Space is limited, so register now.

Featured Speakers

Henry H. Fishkind

Henry H. Fishkind, Ph.D., of Fishkind and Associates will provide insight on the current economic landscape in Florida, economic impacts on sustainability, and new initiatives that could be considered to achieve environmental sustainable goals.

Kent Portney

Kent Portney, Ph.D., of Tufts University and author of Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life in American Cities, will share the implications of his research including how sustainable practices can power economic growth.

Michael Hewett

Mr. Michael Hewett, manager of environmental services at Publix, will discuss the challenges grocery retailers face as they try to incorporate sustainability into their daily business decisions. Michael will also touch on the growing issue of food insecurity in the United States.

Concurrent Sessions

  • Mike Aller, executive director, Space Coast Energy Consortium
  • Jean Bredbenner, municipal services manager, Republic Services
  • Eliza Harris, senior associate in urban planning, Canin Associates
  • Jon Ippel, sustainability director, City of Orlando
  • Carisse LeJeaune, assistant city manager, City of Boynton Beach
  • Marty Mesh, executive director, Florida Organic Growers