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Gas, Jobs And Justice – Unraveling Rhetoric About Energy in America

Thursday, October 16, 2008 @ 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Jerome Ringo is a nationally known leader in the quest for a healthy economy that promotes clean energy and environmental justice. Join us for a talk with Mr. Ringo on gas, jobs and justice.

Ringo, a pioneer of environmental advocacy, is president of the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of 17 million labor, environmental, national security, civil rights and busines leaders dedicated to making America independent from foreign energy in 10 years. He is immediate past chair of the National Wildlife Federation – the first African-American to head a major conservation organization, a member of Newsweek magazine’s Environment and Leadership Council and serves as an official advisor to the Sundance Channels. Ringo is also a Yale University associate research scholar, author and lecturer.

Panel Moderator: Marc Lopata, P.E., LEED AP, Principal, Energy & Environmental Solutions

Panelists include Ringo; Mariesa Crow, Ph.D., a distinguished professor and director of the Energy Research and Development Center at Missouri University of Science & Technology; Dave Robertson, Ph.D., political analyst for KSDK-TV and a Fellow at the Public Policy Research Center, University of Missouri-St. Louis; and Henry Robertson, JD, staff attorney with Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, Clean Air/Energy chair, Cool Cities mobilizer for the Missouri Sierra Club and Renew Missouri board member.

To be held at the Maryville University Auditorium.
A reception open to all event attendees will follow the forum.

Cosponsors: Academy of Science of St. Louis,
Maryville University Sustainability Task Force,
Student Life, Multicultural Programs, Institutional Advancemen

For more information contact:

Danielle J. Carter at 314-529-9684 or dcarter@maryville.edu

(This office is covered most hours between 8 a.m. and 12 midnight.)

Maggie Bauer at 314-533-8586 or mbauer@academyofsciencestl.org

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Thursday, October 16, 2008
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
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