Energy summit grabs the spotlight Kent to host state leaders for Saturday conference
Kent to host state leaders for Saturday conference
Center School in Kent is the place to be tomorrow (Saturday) for those interested in all things energy.
The Kent Energy and Environmental Task Force will sponsor a summit, "Enabling Ordinary people to do Extraordinary Things" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kent Center School on Judd Avenue.
The event is designed to inform participants about pressing environmental issues and to present actions they can take to address the problems on a municipal and personal level.
The summit will include a keynote address, panel discussions, a lunch, and an exposition floor where participants can visit vendors and exhibitors of green and organic products.
Discussions and workshops will focus on five topics: energy, transportation, waste and recycling, land and water use, and food.
"We are very excited to offer this level of expertise to the community," said Connie Manes, executive director of Kent Land Trust, one of the event organizers. "We hope to have something of interest for everyone."
Specific topics will include "What's Hot and What's Not -- Myths and Facts About Recycling" and "Honey I Shrunk the Lawn -- New Looks, No Mowing."
Kent Selectman Karren Garrity is chairman of the event.
"We want to encourage ongoing, individual and collaborative actions to create a sustainable community," said Mrs. Garrity.
"Community action can produce real results and offer valuable models for other communities," she said. "We believe what happens after the conference is as important as the conference itself."
Admission will be $12 in advance and $15 at the door. A pre-ordered lunch will be $8. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Admission registration forms are available at www.kentEdrive.org.