Starts April 19th in the Portsmouth Library Levenson Room
The Speaker Series is open to the public and intended to generate ideas and enthusiasm regarding Sustainability. The Sustainable Speakers Series will be prior to the Sustainability Fair to allow people to create a better understanding of the issues and possible solutions, when they talk with vendors and others at about specifics at the Fair.
The Portsmouth Sustainability Fair Speakers Series is set to begin a Monday evening series. Each evening will feature multiple speakers and a panel discussion. Please join us and make this a great networking event.
Leadership in Sustainability
April 19, 2010, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
The Workplace Environment
NH Department of Environmental Services
Solving Dilemmas for employees and the environment
Material Safety Data Sheets
“What are they and how do they fit into sustainability?”
United Way of the Greater Seacoast
“Renovating? Where can that office equipment do the most good…?”
The Piscataqua Sustainability Initiative Story
The above presentations will take about one hour.
Public Presentations; two-minute performance (live or recorded) conveying through story, song, poetry, theatre, etc. your message about your product, services, or activities, that highlight leadership in sustainability.
Central to making this event successful is having fun and giving the attendees something they may not get at the Fair, an opportunity to: meet with others who are committed to sustainability, meet other vendors, polish their marketing and presentation skills and be identified as sustainability leaders.
Drawing: Selected leader(s) will receive Bob Willard’s The Sustainability Champion’s Guidebook.
April 26, 2010, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
* Welcome and Introductory Remarks — Senator Martha Fuller Clark
* Overview on sustainable transportation and Portsmouth 5 Year Sustainbility Plan transportation actions — William Lyons, Transportation Planner
* Seacoast perspective on transportation, land use, and affordable mobility — Cliff Sinnott, Executive Director, and Scott Bogle, Senior Planner, Rockingham County Planning Commission/Seacoast MPO
* The role of public transit — Rad Nichols, Executive Director, COAST
* The role of biking — Josh Pierce, President, Seacoast Area Bicycle Routes (SABR)
* Panel discussion with audience (William Lyons, facilitator)
All speakers will comment on the ways their topics address The Natural Step:
Four System Conditions, http://www.naturalstep.org/en/category/topic/4-system-conditions
The Sustainability Fair will be held Saturday on May 8th, from 10 am to 3pm.
The fair, organized by a committee of volunteers, will again be sponsored by Portsmouth Listens, The Piscataqua Sustainability Initiative and the City of Portsmouth, as well as the support from many local businesses.