Third Lecture in Governor's Environmental Legacy: Clean Energy w/ Comm. Matt Kisber

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What: Session III of X1: Commissioner Matt Kisber and the Clean Energy Technology Legacy of the Bredesen Administration!

When: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 7:30 AM Reception, 8:00 AM Brief Remarks

Cost: FREE for Reception and Recognition Ceremony Attendees - One day or two day Summit Registration is required for Summit Attendees - To register, go to: 2010 Green Business Summit Registration

Lipscomb University, Allen Arena
Parking: Entrance off Granny White Pike, at the Arena Garage Entrance - Park on the Green Level) Nashville, TN 37204

Host's Cell Phone: [masked]

This event is the second in an 11 month lecture series held from February to December, 2010 entitled:

"The Conservation Legacy of the Bredesen Administration"

This third recognition breakfast will focus on the Clean Energy Technology initiative, personally led by Commissioner Matt Kisber of the TN Department of Economic and Community Development and Governor Phil Bredesen TN Clean Energy Technology. Come join attendees of the 3rd Annual Tennessee Green Business Summit as they recognize Commissioner Matt Kisber and Governor Bredesen for their historic $3.26 million clean energy technology investments in Tennessee.

7:30 AM Reception - Location TBA
8:00 AM Brief Presentation & Audience Interactive Discussion - TBA

Proposed Outcomes: During each event, note takers will record lessons offered by each guest or presentor and from audience participation. Near the end of the lecture series, a special summary of lecture observations will be documented in a summary report tentatively entitled: "A Green Paper: Lessons Learned for Conservation and Prosperity in Tennessee".

Background: Governor Phil Bredesen, a core team of state agency Commissioner's and other executives, have established a significant legacy of accomplishments spanning two, four-year elected terms. The administration has secured vast acreages of newly protected natural landscapes; recruited more than $3.26 billion in investments for or by clean energy technology industries in Tennessee; advanced sustainable tourism in the state and the region; charted new directions in transportation agency management; and received a "Best In the Nation" award for Tennessee's glorious state parks (among other successes). These activities merit public recognition and scholarly discussion.

The Bredesen Administration's conservation legacy will bring to a close the last decade of a prominent five decade history of Tennessee's conservation and environmental movement. Through an objective review of the accomplishments of the Bredesen Administration and related events and experiences, apolitical lessons may be derived that could inform the incoming gubenatorial administration and Tennessee General Assembly in 2011. It is also anticipated that these discussions will inform the leaders and efforts of the emerging sustainability movement in Tennessee.

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