Faculty/students invited to summit to discuss state's sustainability agenda

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All Lipscomb University faculty and staff are invited to attend all the workshops (except those including meals) at the 2008 Summit for a Sustainable Tennessee, held in the Ezell Center, Thursday through Saturday, free of charge.

Lipscomb is proud to host the 2008 Summit for a Sustainable Tennessee, Nov. 13-15, presented by the Tennessee Environmental Council, Tennessee Conservation Voters, and Greener Tennessee.

This year's Summit will build upon the foundations established in 2007, bringing together voices from across the spectrum including government, business, nonprofit, higher education, communities, and individuals to develop a clear, comprehensive, and action-oriented conservation agenda for the state.

The 2008 Summit for a Sustainable Tennessee will feature many different topics relating to the environment and energy including:

“Why Nuclear Power is not Sustainable”
1:30 p.m., Thursday, missions center in Ezell
Donnie Safer & Diane D’Arrigo
This speech will explain the nuclear fuel cycle from mining to disposal discuss Tennessee’s troubling role as the “Volunteer State”.
A showing of “Kilowatt Ours”
3:15 p.m., Thursday, Ezell, room 136

“Sustainability 101: Principles & Practice”
Don Richardson (Lead Sustainability Strategist, Tennessee Sierra Club)
4:45 p.m., Thursday, Ezell, room 238

“Energy and Global Warming in the 2008 Elections”
Tony Massaro (15 minutes)
9:15 a.m., Friday, Ezell, room 301

“Mountaintop Removal in TN” and screening of “Black Diamonds”
Mary Mastin (TEC & Sierra Club) & Dawn Coppock (LEAF)
2:15 p.m., Friday, Swang Chapel

There will also be various working sessions to discuss issues such as air, land, water, energy, solid waste and recycling, sustainable energy, quality growth, natural infrastructure, healthy communities. For more details on the 2008 summit agenda, visit http://www.sustainabletn.org/media.php.