Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Call for Exhibitors: 9th Annual WNY Environmental Summit

Your organization is invited to exhibit at the 9th Annual WNY Environmental Summit at Daemen College.  This year’s theme: 

FOOD for Thought: Safe and Green 
for the Future

Date:  Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time:  8:30am-12:30pm (table setup at 8am, take down at 11:30am)
Location:  Wick Student Center, Daemen College
Cost:  Free for attendance and exhibitor tables*

The annual Summit brings together a wide audience of interested citizens, business people, students, politicians and environmental organizations.  The free event aims to share information on how to improve sustainability in our communities and our homes and appreciate our connection with our environment.  Environmental and civic organizations, green businesses, and government agencies are encouraged to participate.

To reserve your table, please contact Brenda Young (byoung@daemen.edu) with the following:
Organization Name:
Contact Person:
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
Do you need electricity?  Y/N   (limited spaces, please provide your own extension cord)

Exhibitors will be contacted with setup information in early September and information on submitting up to 2 PowerPoint slides for an ongoing loop displayed during the Summit. Exhibit space is limited to a 6 foot table which we provide.  Wall space is not available for all tables, so if you have special requests, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate you.  Please bring your own tablecloth or cover, if desired.

*Please consider being an event sponsor.    Current sponsors include Daemen College, Erie County Environmental Education Institute, and the Knoer Group.

 Please see draft agenda below. 
2013 Environmental Summit Agenda-Draft
“Food for Thought:  Safe and Green for the Future”
 8:30-9:00am –Registration and Exhibit Tables, Free Continental Breakfast
 9:00-10am- Welcome, Updates on local initiatives and Presentations
Nellie Brown, Cornell ILM, "Endocrine Disrupters in our Environment”
Michael  Lee, CAO of Erie County,  "Local Growing"

10:00 AM-10:30AM Exhibits and Networking

10:30-11:15 AM  Panel Discussion on “How Local Manufacturers are Addressing Sustainability” with examples from businesses of varying sizes
11:30AM-12:30PM Workshops    
"Food Waste –ways to reduce and reuse” by Mike Lee
"Endocrine Disrupters Explained" by Nellie Brown
"Ensuring Pollinators-what’s happening and how can we help”  

 Post-summit :    Electronics Recycling Drop-off, Optional Daemen campus tours of Ecotrail, LEED Gold Research and Information Commons Building , LEED Gold Visual & Performing Arts Building 

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