Lee County Extension
Sustainability Community Partnership Meetings

 

SustainabLEE Community Partnership Meetings

    The SustainabLEE Program is helping to connect individuals, businesses and government; promoting sustainability in a wide range of aspects including sustainable agriculture, water conservation, ‘green’ buildings and energy efficient techniques which are cost competitive, environmentally compatible and renewable.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Time:
  1:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: UF/IFAS Extension
- 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916
Cost:  Free

Flier:  
Agenda

Monthly speaker:

First Hemp House in Florida: Ingrid Setzer, Representative from American Lime Technology in Chicago teaches the history of Industrial Hemp also meet the first Florida hemp house owner Retired Mechanical Engineer, Bob Clayton, who is nearly finished building his 3/2/2 custom house made with Hemcrete in Tarpon Springs, Florida. All people attending can enjoy free industrial hemp seeds, see building products made from hemp, and many other examples of the 50,000 products currently made from Industrial hemp today. 

The SustainabLEE Community Partnership meetings objectives will include:

  • A bimonthly opportunity to exchange information on sustainable products and practices.
  • Guest speakers that will share their expertise on sustainability issues and lead in discussion.
  • Forming a network for local businesses that provide eco-friendly products and services or seek to use them.
  • Educating the community and exchange information on what sustainable products and services are available to them and their applications
  • Applying sustainable land use strategies
  • Identifying sustainable action plans for our local community, state, and nation
  • Stimulate local collaboration

The SustainabLEE Community Partnership Meetings – a participatory approach to community consensus through Sustainability Extension.

The intent of these meetings is to serve as a catalyst for businesses, government, and individuals to transition to more sustainable policies, practices, and conscientious lifestyles based on the belief that the health of our environment, economy, and community go hand in hand.



Green Coaches:
www.greencoaches.net


Plastic Bags Reduction
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Presentation (pdf)

 

Expanding Sustainability
Clean Energy and Sustainable Technologies Conference with Free Exhibition

Date:  November 9, 2012

The University of Florida, IFAS Lee County Extension in partnership with Lee County’s  Pollution Prevention Program invites you to its fourth annual, Clean Energy and Sustainable Technologies Conference with free Exhibition: Expanding Sustainability. November 9, 2012 at the Riverside Community Center, Fort Myers, Fl 3161 East Riverside Drive, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Learn about green solutions for a sustainable future. Scientists, entrepreneurs and leaders from academia, industry and government will share information on mitigating the impact of climate change and building a green economy. Hear innovative solutions for clean energy, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, financial and policy opportunities and resource management strategies.

The exhibition portion is a unique opportunity to meet the region's investors, farmers, developers, engineers, purchasing agents, and representatives from state and local government agencies. They will be showcasing unique products, services and programs that promote climate change solutions through recycling, efficient water use, sustainable transportation, biofuels and renewable alternative energy. 

Conference Cost: $25,( includes lunch). Exhibition is free to the public.

Checks payable to “LCEOAB”, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, Fl 33916. For more information contact: Martha Avila, Sustainability Program UF/IFAS Extension 239-533-7506. avilamc@leegov.com. Or Jayne Coles, Environmental Specialist, Sr. 239- 652-6131-Jcoles@leegov.com.

Sponsorship Opportunties

 

  Decoding Sustainable Living: 
    

 The University of Florida, IFAS Extension in partnership with Lee County’s  Pollution Prevention Program are happy to invite you to its third annual Sustainability Conference and Educational Exhibition:

“Decoding Sustainable Living:
Proposing Green Solutions for a Sustainable Future”

Fort Myers- Lee County, FL  November 10, 2011
Lee County Elections Center, 13180 S Cleveland Ave

Reserve now
. Conference cost, $20
 

Click on BLUE for links:
2011 Sponsorship Opportunities
2011 Conference Exhibitors Information

2011 AGENDA

The University of Florida SustainabLEE Program, welcomes and encourages you to attend its 3th Annual Sustainable Living Conference/Exhibition.   

Conference: Expand your vision of possibilities in the world of sustainable growth. Scientists, entrepreneurs and leaders from academia, industry and government will share research and development information on innovative solutions in clean energy, energy efficient, GHG emissions, financial and policy opportunities and resource management strategies that will help to mitigate the impact of climate change and help to build a green economy.   

The  Exhibition, is a unique opportunity to highlight your company/organization and meet the region's green investors, energy industry, developers, engineers, farmers, purchasing agents, state and local government agencies who will showcase unique products, services and programs that promote climate change solutions through recycling, water-use efficiency, sustainable transportation, biofuels and renewable alternative energy development. The Exhibition is FREE to exhibitors and Florida citizenry. Come network with other industry professionals from the public and private sectors, commercial/residential academia, and non-profit organizations from across the region. 


Clean Energy & Sustainable Technologies Conference & Expo - 2010

    - Clean Energy & Sustainable Technologies Conf. & Expo (pdf)
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DE Energy Security - Antheil (pdf)
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Greetings from Greenland - VanLeer (pdf)
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Grigsby Next Generation of SWM (pdf)
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Algenol Teaser 8-18-10 vicaria (pdf)
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Growing Biofuel Crops- Bill Vasden (pdf)
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Smart & Simple-Shiariari (pdf)
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Integrated Solid Waste-Sustainability Conf. FM Oct 2010 (pdf)
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Renewable New Developments - Komp (pdf)
    - Clean Energy Photographs

 

Climate and Sustainability Conference - 2009

   
The “Managing Climate Change with Sustainable Initiatives” conference will showcase the impacts of climate change on Florida’s wildlife native terrestrial and maritime species, communities, and ecosystems. Astute presenters will inform on the emergency preparedness, response and recovery plans for Florida’s at-risk populations.  New developments will be highlighted and discussed, presenting ways in which social and technological advancements will help to connect us with the reciprocal nature of Sustainability.   

    Agenda -- Click and open up agenda.  View PowerPoint presentations in pdf form (handouts).
    Sponsors - Click and open up Sponsors.  View the sponsors different links. 
   
Local Green Events and Businesses:

        Southwest Florida Green Directory

 
       

 

 


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Roy Beckford










Fitzroy (Roy) Beckford

Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent
Special Interests: Animal Health,
Farm&Pasture Development,
Sustainability Program
and Vegetable Production
(239) 634-4570 Telephone

Email:  fbeckford@leegov.com