Friday, April 2, 2010

Environmental Student Summit at UB

Power Shift New York

Environmental Student Summit

On April 16th, 17th, and 18th, students from around Western, Central, and Upstate New York will be coming to the University at Buffalo for a 3-day conference on a wide variety of environmental topics. This will be the biggest student-organized environmental conference that UB has ever seen.

The summit will consist of speakers, panels, workshops, and environmental action, featuring Lois Gibbs, Senator Antoine Thompson, Walter Simpson, Margaret Wooster, and Dominic Frongillo as headlining speakers. Local environmental organizations, such as Buffalo ReUse, Buffalo Car Share, Massachusetts Avenue Project, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, and PUSH Buffalo, will be featured at the conference as well.

The summit will also highlight students’ environmental work, and give like-minded students the chance to connect with one another. Other schools involved with the summit include SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Geneseo, Cornell University, Alfred University, and many more! The conference will also feature local bands playing great music on the evening of Friday, April 16.

Tickets are $15, and can be purchased at the SBI Ticket Office in Student Union on North Campus, or online at http://powershiftny.org/?page_id=380. Please note that there are 2 steps to our online registration, and to check your email after you register to complete the process.

More information is available at www.powershiftny.org.

2 comments:

Randy Rakoczynski said...

My name is Randy Rakoczynski and I am the current Chairperson for the Niagara Frontier Section of the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA). We are interested in establishing a student Chapter of our local organization at SUNY -Buffalo. Could someone get back to me with a contact person that I can reach to discuss setting up a student chapter.

David said...

Randy, here is contact info for 2 students who head organizations at UB: Danielle Peters, dpeters3@buffalo.edu and Chris Llop, cjllop@buffalo.edu