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Hamilton to Host Panel Discussion on Sustainability in the Mohawk Valley

Posted November 7, 2007
Tags Sustainability
Hamilton College will host a panel discussion on local sustainability efforts titled "Global Problems, Regional Actions: Sustainability in the Mohawk Valley" on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the KJ Red-Pit (Room 109). The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists will include Utica Mayor Tim Julian; Utica attorney Peter Rayhill; John Furman, president, Utica/Central New York Citizens in Action; Brian Hansen, Hamilton's director of Environmental Protection, Safety and Sustainability; Patrick Raynard, general manager, Bon Appétit Management Company at Hamilton; Elaine Hills, a Ph.D. candidate at SUNY – Albany; and Hamilton student Jenney Stringer '08.

The speakers will explore efforts to achieve ecological sustainability at the College and in the Utica area. Participants will showcase efforts including sustainable neighborhood development, ecologically responsible waste disposal, local food production and consumption, campus sustainability and Utica's participation in the U.S. Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement.

The panel is designed to show the breadth of regional sustainability efforts, to reveal interconnections between them, and to highlight how citizens can productively take on complex, large-scale environmental problems. The panel will also give members of the community an opportunity to share insights into these efforts.

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