Elon University Fall Environmental Forum – Oct. 30-31

The 8th annual Elon University Fall Environmental Forum, a conference for leaders, builders, developers, educators and students “with a vision for a sustainable community,” takes place Oct. 30-31 in McKinnon Hall with some of the biggest names in the regional green economy scheduled to share their experiences.

The forum registration fee is $10 and includes lunch. The fee is waived for faculty, students and academic staff of Elon University.

Guests include Dennis Quaintance, owner of the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, the first hotel in the nation to achieve LEED Platinum Certification by the United States Green Building Council; Terry Stone, sustainability value chain manager for Syngenta Agriculture; and Lyons Gray, former chief financial officer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, who will be moderating Friday afternoon panel discussions.

The event begins at 9:20 a.m. in McKinnon Hall inside the Moseley Center.

On Saturday, conference participants will be invited on field trips of local businesses, including the Proximity Hotel, the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library (a public facility that fosters principles of sustainability), and a local state-of-the-art cotton farm.

For more information on the forum, and to download a conference registration brochure, visit http://www.elon.edu/agreentomorrow or call Janet MacFall, director of the Center for Environmental Studies at Elon University, at (336) 278-6202.