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UW Today
October 18, 2012

Next week will be the University of Washington’s third Sustainability Summit, an annual event that celebrates leadership and accomplishments in environmental stewardship and sustainability.

A day of Sustainability Summit events Wednesday, Oct. 24, will culminate in the evening with a conversation about energy involving a leading Northwest energy and climate expert, Microsoft’s chief environmental strategist and other panelists.

The energy panel discussion will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Kane 210. KC Golden, policy director at Climate Solutions, is the keynote speaker, followed by Microsoft’s Rob Bernard, who is responsible for implementing the global strategy for the company’s environmental efforts, Pacific Science Center’s lead for science and education Ellen Lettvin and UW’s Ruth Johnston, who oversees the UW’s Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Office among her responsibilities.

Lisa Graumlich, dean of the UW College of the Environment, will moderate the discussion.

Afterward, audience members are invited to a reception and poster presentations about some of the projects funded by the Campus Sustainability Fund. The student-managed fund gets a cut of student services and activities fees to fund short-term projects meant to lessen the UW’s environmental impacts. The reception will be 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall.