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Carbon, Our Energy Future and You - A Community Workshop Hosted by Charlottesville, Albemarle and UVa
2/16/2011

 

Event Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cost: Free

Event Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Note:  Display Stations will be available for viewing in the Lobby all day on February 24th

Event Location: Albemarle County Office Building, Auditorium and Lobby
401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA

Featured Speakers:  

Andrea Larson, professor at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, with an insightful view on the global impact of sustainability-related innovation and its competitive advantage, will be offering the presentation “Opportunities” at the opening of the event.

Bill Edgerton, former Albemarle County planning commissioner, will present a summary and his perspective on the local climate action planning process underway and opportunities ahead.

Interactive Aspects: Community survey with real-time responses

Display Stations: Fact-filled displays regarding five focus areas will feature local success stories and handouts of practical tips for saving energy in homes and businesses

This event is an invitation to the public to learn more about the many initiatives currently underway related to energy opportunities and impacts, including recent efforts to identify effective energy management strategies.  Energy is clearly linked to core aspects of our lives, including land use, transportation, home and business efficiency, the goods and services we use, and waste management.  Efforts large and small to reduce energy use have the potential to help families and businesses in our community achieve economic savings in their utility bills and fuel costs.  The Workshop is intended to be the launch of an ongoing dialogue regarding the importance of action and the scope and scale necessary for local communities to realize significant greenhouse gas emissions reductions. 

Local examples of energy-efficient buildings, fleets, developments, and businesses in both the public and private sector reflect a recognition of the role and value of energy-related decisions.  Initiatives by residents, service providers, nonprofits, and many other community players continue to demonstrate the growing awareness and understanding of the connections between energy, environmental, economic, and equity goals. 

For more information, contact Andy Lowe, Albemarle County Environemental Compliance Manager, 434-296-5816 ext 3291, alowe@albemarle.org

The City of Charlottesville, the County of Albemarle and the University of Virginia are hosting an informational Community Workshop related to an ongoing local climate action planning process.

 


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