As the Chair for the Dutchess Chamber’s Living Green Committee, it is my pleasure to encourage one and all to help us celebrate Earth Day 2012 with our 2nd annual Living Green Symposium to be hosted at the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries Center for Environmental Innovation and Education (CEIE) on the grounds of the Hudson Highlands State Park. The event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited.
Our keynote speaker is NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and we will be focusing on Smart Water Management with two panels; The first panel includes Barbara Kendall from Kendall Stormwater Services, Emily Vail a Watershed Outreach Specialist from NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Perry Hartswick a distinguished engineer and Chief Architect at IBM, Jeff Econom the director of Municipal Engineering from The Chazen Companies. The second panel includes real life case studies from local businesses making good on going green and saving green: Garret Dyal from Adams Fairacre Farms, Skip Roberts from Omega Institute, and Margery Groten from Scenic Hudson and Vinny Lander from QuEST. Michael Weddell, CPA will also be among the panelists to highlight tax incentives related to green practices.
The event runs 8am-noon Tuesday, April 24th and again, it’s free to the public but will fill up. To register visit www.dcrcoc.org. More details Event brochure