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December 2, 2009
MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY FORUM FOR JANUARY 29TH
Hillsborough County Commissioner Rose Ferlita has announced plans
for a regional Energy Management and Sustainability Forum to be held
January 29, 2010 in Tampa. The announcement was made during a
presentation at today’s regular Board of County Commissioners meeting.
The presentation introduced several other advancements underway in
Hillsborough County, including the creation of an Office of Sustainability
and a Climate Action Plan.
The forum, E3: Energy, Environment and Economics, will be held at the
St. Pete Times Forum, a site already undertaking green initiatives of its
own. The E3 forum will provide regional fleet managers and facility managers
an environment for sharing best practices and practical ways to save energy.
There will also be discussions about carbon credits that communities and
businesses can earn based on current green activities. These credits can
be sold through an exchange to industries needing improvements in
greenhouse gas reduction.
“We must come together regionally and talk about practical approaches
in our sustainability efforts. It starts with sharing ideas and knowledge.
From there, I hope leadership throughout the area can come together
and share successes,” Commissioner Ferlita stated. “I am focused on
smart environmental initiatives that will yield financial benefits to our
County – we can do both.”
A web site offering more information about the E3: Energy,
Environment and Economics forum will be online later this week
(accessible from the county’s web site www.hillsboroughcounty.org)
for registration. The fee for registration is $25 and covers parking,
morning snack and lunch.
Last Updated (Friday, 26 March 2010 17:02)