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20th annual Public Interest Environmental Conference looks to the future

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – This year may be the 20th annual Public Interest Environmental Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, but rather than looking back at years’ past, the program will look ahead with “Feeding the Future: Shrinking Resources, Growing Population and a Warming Planet.” More specifically, the PIEC will focus on […]

Feb. 21 – 23, 2013 – 19th annual Public Interest Environmental Conference

UF Law In honor of the 40th anniversary of the ESA, the 19th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law will focus on the evolution of endangered species protection over the past four decades. “The Endangered Species Act at 40: Polishing the Crown Jewel,” will be held […]

PIEC celebrates 40th anniversary of Endangered Species Act

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973, it proved to be a great step forward in showing the United States’ and Congress’ commitment to preserving our nation’s natural heritage and protecting native plants and animals from becoming extinct. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the ESA, the 19th annual […]

18th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Location: UF Law campus “Fishable, Swimmable? 40 Years of Water Law in Florida and the United States” 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of both the Florida Water Resources Act and the federal Clean Water Act. In honor of this occasion, the 18th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Florida Levin College […]

UF environmental conference will illuminate solutions for a sustainable Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you value clean water, fresh air and green spaces, make plans to attend the University of Florida Levin College of Law 15th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) Feb. 26-28. The conference, being held at Holland Hall on the UF College of Law campus, invites land use and environmental attorneys, government […]

Florida’s Role in Global Issues Focus of UF Law’s 14th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Florida’s role in global issues on energy, land use, biodiversity, and water is the focus of the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s 14th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC), to be held Feb. 28- Mar. 1. The theme of this year’s conference is “Reducing Florida’s Footprint: Stepping Up to the Global Challenge.” […]

Conference Spotlights Successful and Sustainable Conservation Strategies

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Sustainability is a concept that is sweeping the nation—from hybrid vehicles to green buildings—but as a movement it is still in its emerging stage. Finding ways to help organizations discover solutions that are both sustainable and cost-effective is the focus of the thirteenth annual University of Florida Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC), to be […]

Conference to Combine Law, Children and Environment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Carol Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, are among more than 50 experts to headline the nation’s first conference combining humanities, law, policy, children and the environment. The 12th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference, “In Fairness to […]

Small-Town Teacher Turned Environmental Crusader to Headline UF Environmental Law Conference

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —A small-town schoolteacher who became an environmental crusader – and took on one of the world’s largest oil companies – will tell her story to University of Florida students, faculty and others this month. Margie Eugene Richard, who won the 2004 Goldman Prize for Environmental Justice for her fight against the Shell Chemicals […]

Focus on Florida Industry, Tourism and Agriculture Set for Annual Public Interest Environmental Conferencee

GAINESVILLE, Fla * Fifty national and state experts will be featured as panelists and speakers next week at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law Eighth Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference. “Industry is From Mars, Environmentalists are From Venus: Reconciling Differences on Earth,” is theme of the event, scheduled for Feb. 14-16. The conference […]