Earth Day Symposium "Climate Resilience in the Mountain Empire"

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Earth Day Symposium "Climate Resilience in the Mountain Empire"

Time: April 22, 2017 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Willow Tree Coffeehouse and Music Room
Street: 216 E Main St.
City/Town: Johnson City
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Phone: 423-631-0600
Event Type: symposium
Organized By: Green Interfaith Network, Inc.
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2017

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Event Description

     For our spring quarterly meeting, we invite everyone in our region to come together in a unified effort to advance practical responses to the ecological, economic, political, social, and health-related challenges that climate change presents, both now and for future generations.

     This free event is open to all who are interested in learning more about resiliency and our region's awareness and efforts so far. (See schedule below.)

     Anthony Flaccavento, regional sustainability expert and author of "Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change" (2016), will offer a keynote address at 2:30 p.m. to close out the event.

     Other sessions will range from 45 minutes to a half-hour. Members of organizations with themes of resilience and sustainability will be on hand, as well.

     Lunch will be available at the Willow Tree, but participants may also choose to explore other lunch spots in the downtown area.

     The schedule is as follows:

10:00 Welcome, Introductions & Logistics  (Andrew Gibbens, Board Member)

10:15 - 11:00 Session 1  Ted V. Jackson (Vice President) "Building Up Climate Resiliency for the Mountain Empire"

11:05 - 11:50 Session 2  Josh Cole (JCPowerBoard) & Ian Huddleston (Greeneville solar and wind installer)

11:50 - Noon Announcements about collaborators, artwork, tabling, & Pachamama video

LUNCH with Anna McKay, "The Alternative Food Movement:

A look at socioeconomic and racial barriers"

1:00 - 1:30 Session 3   Phil Pindzola, Public Works Director for Johnson City

1:35 - 2:05 Session 4   "Water in TN" by Renée Victoria Hoyos, Exec. Director of TN Clean Water Network

2:10 - 2:40 Session 5   David Hrivnak, "Driving to Net Zero Energy Use"

2:45 - 3:45 Keynote Address “Building an Economy that Works for People and Place” by Anthony Flaccavento

3:45 - 4:00  Thank you to Teri Dosher, closing announcements, and clean-up

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