April 27, 2011
Earth Month activities conclude, Branstad to speak at I-RENEW symposium April 29
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will speak at the Iowa Renewable Energy Association (I-RENEW) Symposium and Exposition on Friday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m., in the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) Illinois Room on the University of Iowa campus. His appearance is free and open to the public.
The symposium opens at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28 in the IMU with a free sustainability concert featuring musician Mason Jennings. Over the following three days, the symposium will feature informational seminars, speakers and workshops covering renewable energy, sustainable living, green building, energy efficient technology and alternative transportation.
In addition to Branstad, featured speakers at the I-RENEW event include:
-- Lilia Abron, the first African-American woman in the nation and the third woman at the UI, to receive a doctorate in chemical engineering. She is the founder and CEO of PEER Consultants, P.C., an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.
There is an admission fee for some portions of the symposium. A complete schedule of events and admission fee information is available at http://www.irenew.org/.
A variety of opportunities for the university community to participate and volunteer are scheduled for the last week of April, wrapping up Earth Month activities on campus. Find additional information online, http://www.sustainability.uiowa.edu/earth-month-at-iowa.
Thursday, April 28
Friday, April 29
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