5th Annual Sustainability Day
3:00 PM until 4:30 PM
Monday, October 28, 2013
Kennedy Auditorium CLC 412
Energy Justice Panel - Fitzgerald, Harris and Falkin
Kennedy Auditorium, CLC 412
Joan Fitzgerald is Director of Law and Public Policy at Northeastern University, and is the author of Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development, which examines how U.S. and Western European cities are addressing global warming, energy dependence and opportunities for green economic development, including new technology-based industry clusters, improving efficiency in manufacturing processes, and creating well-paying green jobs.
Garry Harris is Executive Director of Atlanta’s Center for Sustainable Solutions, and a leader in inclusive environmental education efforts in Atlanta. He helped establish and is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of Emerald Cities Collaborative Atlanta, and was recently nominated for the White House Champions of Change award. He is also president of HTS Enterprises, an energy technology consulting firm.
Larry Falkin has served as Director of the City of Cincinnati's Office of Environmental Quality since 2007. He led the energy aggregation campaign in 2011-12 to make Cincinnati the first US major city to offer 100 percent "green" electricity, and has moved aggressively to reduce energy use in city buildings and operations with both technology and incentives. He is active with leadership positions in the national association of city managers.
Copies of Fitzgerald’s book Emerald Cities are in Library Reserves for those faculty who plan to bring their class. The Green Cincinnati Plan can be viewed at http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/oeq/citywide-efforts/climate-protection-green-cincinnati-plan/. Sponsored by Sustainability Committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Possible course topics: urban planning and sustainability; job creation, economic revitalization and sustainability.