April 18, 2012

Apr 21 Event Geneseo NY: Regenerative Energy

Saturday, April 21, 7:45-2:30PM

Regenerative Energy Symposium
SUNY Geneseo:

Morning Session (Wadsworth Auditorium) 7:45—9:30 AM: Registration

8:30 — 9:30 AM: Jordan Kleiman  Fracking: What it is, Where it came from, and Why We Should be Concerned
Dr. Kleiman will give a brief history of hydrofracking, debunk its industry promoted truths, discuss its environmental and public health impacts, regulation & a brief history of federal exemptions for its industries – placing regulatory responsibility on the states. He also may discuss the economic impacts of hydrofracking. Dr. Kleiman is one of our very own history professors at SUNY Geneseo.
9:30 — 10:30 AM: Joseph Robertson – Building a Green Economy  
Mr. Robertson is the author of Building a Green Economy: The Economics of Carbon
Pricing & the Transition to Clean, Renewable Fuels. He will discuss how one can live sustainably and still be economically prosperous. His talk will go over the myth of green living as a sacrifice and discuss ways to live more sustainably without sacrificing amenities.
10:30 — 11:30 AM: Peter Bardaglio  Community Engagement in the Age of Climate Change
Dr. Bardaglio will discuss how higher education can partner with the community to take a stand for renewable/regenerative energy. Peter Bardaglio is a senior fellow at Second Nature, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability in higher education. Co-author of Boldly Sustainable: Hope and Opportunity for Higher Education in the Age of Climate Change (2009), he is the coordinator of the Tompkins County Climate Protection Initiative, a multisector effort in the Ithaca, NY area to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
11:30 AM —12:30 PM: Break for Lunch and Live Music from some supportive local bands! Refreshments and a light lunch will be supplied from Campus Auxiliary Services, however we encourage you to also support the local business owners on Main Street!
Afternoon Session (Welles Hall, Room 123)
 12:30 — 1:30 PM: Martin Casstevens – Entrepreneurship as it Applies to Solving Energy or Sustainability Challenges
Mr. Casstevens is the Business Formation and Commercialization Manager at the University of Buffalo. He also has been the director of Directed Energy, a NYSERDA funded organization facilitating the emergence and growth of an alternative energy technology and business cluster in Western NY. His talk is focused on empowering students to innovate and build careers within the green energy market.
1:30 — 2:30 PM: John McCreary – Passive Housing; How to Bring Sustainability Home
Mr. McCreary, the founder of What Art, will be speaking about Passive House (PH) Institute US metrics and design methodology. PH metrics are redefining building energy consumption performance standards the world over and offer an alternative strategy to our dependence on fossil fuel generated electrical power for building heating and cooling. He will show the potential impact of adopting PH metrics on our fuel use. As such a large population, homeowners have an incredibly large carbon footprint; this can be decreased greatly if the homeowners of America implement such practices.

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