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WSU hosts Intermountain sustainability summit

Published March 2, 2012 7:16 am

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On Wednesday and Thursday, Weber State University will host the third annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit.

The two-day event, held at the Shepherd Union Building, will bring together people from business, government, education and the community to explore ways to implement eco-friendly policies and strategies.

Eric Lombardi, who created the first curbside recycling program in North Carolina in 1986 and now serves as executive director of Eco-Cycle, will deliver the keynote address at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday titled "A 10-Year Strategy for Building a Zero Waste Community."

Several sessions will be offered Wednesday dealing with workplace sustainability, greening your business, commercial energy efficiency, market-driven recycling and more.

On Wednesday, the documentary "Wind Uprising" will show at 6:30 p.m., detailing the four-year saga to establish the Spanish Fork wind project.

Thursday's events start with an 8:30 a.m. keynote address by Jim Evanoff, an environmental protection specialist for Yellowstone National Park. Evanoff will speak about Yellowstone's 140-year journey toward sustainability.

Thursday's sessions include residential energy efficiency, greening your garden and groceries, municipal solid waste, hazardous waste disposal and more.

The event is billed as "a great way to network and learn." For more details or to register, go to http://www.IntermountainSustainabilitySummit.com or contact Charles Elzinga at charleselzinga@weber.edu or 801-626-8564.