Delaware Green Matters Forum

Filed in National by on February 1, 2010

This Wednesday begins a 5-week forum series focusing on multiple environmental topics at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Newark ( from 7-9pm.

The first topic is:

  • February 3: Environmental Policy and You — featuring two keynote speakers:
    DE Governor Jack Markell
  • DE Secretary of DNREC Collin O’Mara.
    The ninety-minute speaking program will be followed by 30 minutes of Opportunities for Action, whereby the audience will be able to chat with individuals and companies who provide ways to become active in that evening’s subject matter. For February 3rd, the groups include Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy, and Pacem in Terris.

Other topics in the series include:

  • February 10: Spirituality and the Environment
  • Rev. Richard Cizik, well-known advocate for church involvement in environmental issues, and past Vice President for Government Affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE)
    Rev. Bruce Gillette, co-pastor of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Newark, solar energy advocate; see:
    Chad Tolman, member of First Unitarian in DE, active with Greenpeace and numerous environmental groups

  • February 17: Green Jobs
  • Alan Levin, Director of the State of DE Economic Development Office, founder of Happy Harry’s Drug Stores, cabinet member in the Gov Jack Markell administration
    Frances H. Leach, EdD, Dean of Instruction, Delaware Technical & Community College, Stanton/Wilmington

  • February 24: Green Buildings
  • Joe Healey, architect with Wallace, Roberts and Todd, LLC; see:
    David Pack, partner with Boss Enterprises, Homebuilders and Renovators, Inc. see:
    [Possibly an additional speaker, to be listed here once confirmed]

  • March 3: Climate Change – What’s Next in Delaware?
  • John Byrne, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy at UD, see:
    Dr. Byrne shares the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with others who share his passion for the environment

h/t and thanks to PBaumbach for this heads up. He also advises that you get to this venue early to nab a good parking space and a good seat.

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  1. just kiddin' says:

    Isnt anyone going to comment on the Delaware River Dredging project? or The Appeals Court giving Delaware back its death penalty? Two big stories today, but nothing here?

  2. Brooke says:

    Why is Alan Levin listed as founder of Happy Harry’s? His dad founded it.