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Subject: [piec-l] UF PIEC: Register Today!

 

Register Today <http://www.law.ufl.edu/piec> !

16th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference

University of Florida Levin College of Law

Feb. 25-27, 2010

 

 

 

 

There's still time to preregister for the 16th Annual Public Interest
Environmental Conference "Bringing it All Back Home: Leadership, Land
Use, and Local-nomics."  This year's conference offers the usual
affordable CLE credits (14.5 general) and a program with a diverse and
fascinating group of speakers.  Panels will tackle intriguing topics
ranging from: how coastal communities can plan effectively for sea level
rise and ecosystem migration, to exploring the regulatory hurdles for
the local food movement, to regreening the urban fabric.  A panel on the
changing face of environmental journalism will offer insights from
prominent journalists including Craig Pittman, co-author of Paving
Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss
and St. Petersburg Times staff writer, and Juanita Green, the former
Miami Herald writer featured in Ken Burns' recent documentary on the
National Parks. 

 

Sessions cover subjects like local and life cycle approaches to
environmental certification, using the public trust doctrine to protect
water resources, and will highlight case students that show how local
environmental leadership can have a ripple effect - causing a wider
circle of positive change.  You can view a complete agenda on our
website www.law.ufl.edu/piec.  Panelists include environmental public
interest advocates, government officials, business owners, and agency
staff members.  The attached pdf of the conference program includes an
even more detailed agenda.  Saturday features a workshop focused on the
rezoning and development order process and one focused on conservation
leadership skills.

 

In addition to acclaimed authors Darrin Nordhaus (author of The New
Public Produce) and Michael Rosenzweig (author of Win-Win Ecology: How
The Earth's Species Can Survive In The Midst of Human Enterprise ),
plenary sessions will feature longtime environmental activist and former
presidential environmental advisor Joe Browder.  Julian Juergensmeyer,
the Ben F. Johnson Jr. Chair in Law at Georgia State University College
of Law and longtime UF Professor, will kick the conference off in a
speech titled "Bringing It All Back Home: Where the Wild Things Are!" at
the law school on Thursday evening, Feb. 25.  Former students of
Professor Juergensmeyer will be able to help celebrate his 45th year of
teaching at the conference opening reception that will be held in the
beautiful Lawton Chiles Legal Information Center on Thursday, beginning
at 6 pm.  Bill Belleville, a Sanford, Fla., resident who is a
documentary filmmaker and award-winning environmental author, will give
the keynote address during the Friday night banquet at the Harn Museum.
Bellville's books include River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida's St.
John's River and Losing it all to Sprawl: How Progress Ate My Cracker
Landscape.

So register today! Registration information is available at 
www.law.ufl.edu/piec/registration.shtml.  The preregistration deadline
has been extended until Thursday, February 18. Applications postmarked
or emails received by that date will qualify for the discounted
registration fee of $85, covering the Thursday reception and Friday and
Saturday daytime programming. For onsite registration and mail
registrations postmarked after Thursday Feb. 18, registration for the
Thursday reception and Friday and Saturday daytime events is $100.  UF
faculty, students, and staff must register, but can attend for free.
Registration for non-UF students is $15.  The Friday banquet is $35 for
all registrants and preregistrants.  A limited number of registration
scholarships are available.  You can mail in your registration form or
email it to registration chair Leslie Rogoff at [log in to unmask]

 

Questions?  Please email [log in to unmask] or conference chair Zach
Broome ([log in to unmask]).