Maryland Environmental Law Society
FOCUS THE NATION 2009 at University of Maryland, Baltimore
Maryland Environmental Law Society (MELS)
Cordially invites you to attend
Focus the Nation 2009
A one-panel symposium discussing how local, state, and federal officials are utilizing the law to address the climate change challenge.
Thursday, April 2, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
University of Maryland School of Law
Shari T. Wilson
Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
Local: Baltimore City Councilman Jim Kraft
State: Diana Dascalu-Joffe, Staff Attorney, Chesapeake Climate Action Network;
Vernice Miller-Travis, Vice-Chair, Maryland Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities
Federal: Adjunct Environmental Law Professor, Robert Means
Professor Robert V. Percival, Director, Environmental Law Program
Please join us in the Atrium for light refreshments beforehand at 2:30 p.m.
Reception to follow at approximately 5:00 p.m.
R.S.V.P. to Kristen Weiss at firstname.lastname@example.org
FOCUS THE NATION 2008 at University of Maryland, Baltimore
On January 31st students across the country brought together educators, policymakers, activists, and stakeholders to concentrate on climate solutions in a national teach-in called “Focus the Nation”
. This grassroots, student-led initiative to raise awareness of climate change issues and discuss policy solutions, took place at over 1,100 universities, colleges and institutions of higher learning. University of Maryland Law students were determined to do their part to contribute in some way to the climate policy debate through the pursuit of positive, constructive discussion of real action and the real sacrifices necessary to achieve it.
University of Maryland law students celebrated Focus the Nation through a series of panel discussions on different aspects of the issue. The event, organized by members of the Maryland Environmental Law Society, attracted distinguished panelists from within different quarters of the climate policy field, among them keynote speaker, Maryland Secretary of the Environment, Shari Wilson. During the symposium, four panel discussions (Climate Change and Maryland Legislation
, Climate Change and Energy
, Climate Change and the Law
, and Science and the Effects of Climate Change
) provided an opportunity to involve the student body and community members in the conversation. For a complete list of the symposium’s speakers and events, please click here
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