News Release

Tallahassee faculty, student leaders to host “Renewable Energy Roundtable”

For Immediate Release

WHAT: In celebration of Earth Month, Environment Florida Research & Policy Center will hold a “Renewable Energy Roundtable” at Florida State University to discuss the technology, infrastructure and policies needed to transition to a society completely powered by renewable sources.

The roundtable will include experts from both FSU and Florida A&M, and student leaders from Tallahassee’s college campuses. They will reinforce that in the not-too-distant future, we can generate 100 percent of our energy from renewable power sources – and that colleges and universities should play a leadership role as Tallahassee and Florida transition away from fossil fuels. Panelists will also include State Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-Orlando), the sponsor of the State Renewable Energy Goals bill (HB1352), which would set a framework for that transition. Just six weeks ago, Tallahassee became the seventh city to commit to a clean, renewable energy future. And just two weeks ago, New Mexico became the third state to make such a commitment.

WHO:
Dr. Victor Ibeanusi, Dean of FAMU School of the Environment
Dr. Munir Humayun, FSU Professor of Geochemistry
Dr. Jeff Chandon, FSU Professor of Environmental Geology
Anna V. Eskamani, State Representative, Florida House of Representatives & PhD Student at UCF
Taylor Welniak, Student Ambassador, FSU Sustainable Campus

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
6:30PM-8:00PM

WHERE:
Chemical Sciences Laboratory 1003
Florida State University
102 Varsity Way
Tallahassee, FL  32304

PARKING: Woodward Ave Parking Garage, 117 N Woodward Ave., Tallahassee FL 32304

For more information, please contact Nicole Parke at nicole@environmentflorida.org.