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CCE PRESS CENTER

MEDIA ADVISORY

For immediate release:
Monday, April 16, 2012
For more information contact:
Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, 516-390-7150, 631-384-1378 (mobile), aesposito@citizenscampaign.org
Maureen Dolan Murphy, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, 516-390-7150, 516-375-5425 (mobile), mmurphy@citizenscampaign.org
Peter Genzer, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 631-344-3174, genzer@bnl.gov

CITIZENS CAMPAIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY CO-HOST 2012 LONG ISLAND EARTH SUMMIT

Free Earth Day Event Expected Draw Hundreds

Upton, NY— Long Island's largest science hub, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Citizens Campaign for the Environment are joining together to host the first 2012 Long Island Earth Summit. The event will combine good science with good advocacy to advance a 2012 Earth Agenda for Long Island.

The Earth Summit will feature a tour of the East Coast's largest solar farm, four informative environmental workshops on Long Island’s most pressing issues, a panel discussion, a green car expo, and a keynote speech from Dr. Ellen Pikitch of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook, Institute for Ocean Conservation Science.

Speakers and Panel Participants of the Summit include:

  • Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • Peter Scully, Regional Director – NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Dr. Ellen Pikitch, SUNY Stony Brook School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Dr. Gerald M. Stokes, Associate Laboratory Director for Global & Regional Solutions, BNL
  • Dr. Christopher Gobler, SUNY Stony Brook School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
  • David Calone, Suffolk County Planning Commission
  • Gordian Raacke, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Long Island (RELI)
  • Stephen Terracciano, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Maureen Dolan Murphy, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • Eric Alexander, Vision Long Island
  • Neal Lewis, Sustainability Institute at Molloy College
  • Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 17

WHO: Adrienne Esposito, CCE
            Doon Gibes, BNL
            Peter Scully, DEC
            Dr Chris Gobler
            Gordian Raacke
            Suffolk Legislators Kara Hahn, Ed Romaine and Kate Browning.

TIME:
Press event to be held at 12 Noon

Earth summit will commence with solar tours at 11:30. Workshops begin at 1:00 and will conclude with keynote speech at 4 pm

WHERE: Berkner Hall, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY


**All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and older must bring a photo ID to be allowed on site.**
Members of the Media attending should RSVP to Peter Genzer from BNL

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Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) empowers communities and advocates solutions for our shared environment and public health and is supported by over 80,000 members throughout New York State and Connecticut. www.citizenscampaign.org

updated by seckel  4/16/12