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Getting to Green - Sustainable Conference

Florida State University's Sustainable Campus program and the Council for Sustainable Florida are hosting the second Campus and Community Sustainability Conference October 13 - 16 2007.

FSU is a recent convert to campus recycling, working over the past couple of years to recycle containers at games and the tons of paper used
daily. The conference itself is aiming its green efforts toward putting conference information on-line rather than in paper format, encouraging carpooling, and providing free rides on the notoriously fuel efficient Star Metro buses.

They are proposing to replace the standard conference water bottles with beverage stations, providing Tallahassee's own clean water, and are using real china and silverware instead of disposables. They are proposing to partner with a local farmer to compost food waste and encouraging participants to bring their own coffee cup.

The conference is targeted to folks from campus, government, business and the community. Presenters will discuss opportunities and challenges of creating a green, sustainable community, including "enhancing sustainability for the well-being of all people."

Saturday's (10/13/07) activities include a drive-in movie out at Cross Creek where Mahan Drive intersects with I-10, so it'll take some gas to get out there.

Sunday (10/14) will highlight the opening of the

Sustainable Big Bend Green Living Store
1020 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee

Monday and Tuesday (10/15 and 10/16) sessions will be held at the Oglesby Union. Lunch on Monday will feature Tom Kimmerer, Director of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Wednesday and Thursday (10/17 and 10/18) will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) training, offering CEU's , focusing on new construction. A detailed outline of the training is on-line.

More information: LEED and the US Green Building Council

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