The scientific community has advised an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050 to avoid a global temperature rise of more than 2 degrees Celsius. In the United States, fossil fuel fired power plants account for 30% of US greenhouse gas emission. This will continue to be a part of the global energy consumption and play a role in our sustainable energy future. This conference will explore how what we buy, what we eat, and the energy we consume effects our greenhouse gas emissions.
PRE-CONFERENCE ENERGY CAMP
Sunday, July 23, 4:00-6:00pm - Check-in for scholarship housing
Monday, July 24 - 9:00am - 4:00pm – Optional Energy Camp
Tuesday, July 25 - 9:00am-4:00pm – Optional Energy Camp
Wednesday, July 26 - 9:00am-4:00pm – Optional Energy Camp
Thursday, July 27 - See Conference details below
Friday, July 28 - Check-out for scholarship housing
Wednesday, July 26
2:00pm-4:00pm – Exhibitor Set-Up
Thursday, July 27
7:00am-9:00am – Exhibitor Set-Up
8:00am-9:00am – Registration
9:00am-9:30am – Opening Session
10:00am-10:45am – Breakout Tracks
· Track A: Ruthie Dell, Toasties Sustainable Table - "Eat Local: The Locavore and Sustainable Food Revolution"
· Track B: Ali Memari & Xinrui Lu, Penn State - "Energy Performance Evaluation and Life-Cycle Assessment of Different Types of Residential Building Wall Systems
· Track C: Mark Szybist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) - "State of Climate and Energy Policy"
· Track D: Mayor Ed Pawlowski, City of Allentown - "Mayors National Climate Action Agenda"
10:00am-12:00pm – Science Fair project set-up
11:00am-11:45am – Breakout Tracks
· Track A: Joe Soldano, Worthington Industries - "Energy Efficiency at Ocean Spray"
· Track B: Laura Nettleton, Thoughtful Balance - "How Can Zero Net Carbon Buildings Become The Norm?"
· Track C: Neil Leary, Dickinson College - "Climate Action Plan"
· Track D: Bob Hamburg, Omega-Alpha Recycling Systems - "The Why and Wherefore of Small Farm Biogas Systems"
12:00pm-12:30pm – Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm – Panel Discussion
· Dr. Ramesh Shankar, Lehigh University
· Eric Epstein, Three Mile Island Alert
· A representative from Exelon Corporation
· Mark Szybist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
2:00pm-2:45pm – Breakout Tracks
· Track A: Manaf Farhan, EMG International - "Anaerobic Digestion"
· Track B: Randy Gyory, Citizens' Climate Lobby - Legislative Solutions
· Track C: Temur Akhmedov, Warren Energy Engineering - "Behavior-based Strategies and Organizational Change"
· Track D: Auralia Lundquist, CLEAResult - "Continuing Energy Improvement"
2:00pm-5:00pm – Science Fair Judging
3:00pm-3:45pm – Breakout Tracks
· Track A: Joanne Ivancic, Advanced Biofuels USA - "Advanced Biofuels - From Cooking Fuel to Jet Fuel and Beyond"
· Track B: Larry Eighmy & James Hayes, Stone House Group with Sierra Spencer, student at Swarthmore College - "Phasing Out Aging Infrastructure While Developing Energy Strategies for Sustainability and Resiliency on College Campuses"
· Track C: Brent Voelker, Kinsley Energy Systems - "Hybrids that Don't Go Anywhere: How Distributed Energy Resources Decrease Carbon"
· Track D: Judith Cassel and Whitney Snyder, Hawke McKeon & Sniscak LLP - "Marijuana Grower Energy Use: Looming Issues in Pennsylvania"
4:00pm – Expo
5:30pm – Dinner, Keynote, and Science Fair Awards
· Keynote Speaker: Eric Woodroof, Ph.D., Profitable Green Solutions - "2017 Climate Data and Market Trends"
*Schedule subject to change. Visit this page often to see developing topics, updates on speakers and more.