2008 PIEC: Reducing Florida’s Footprint: Stepping Up to the Global Challenge
Reducing Florida’s Footprint: Stepping Up to the Global Challenge
14th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference
University of Florida
Levin College of Law
Feb. 28- Mar. 1, 2008
13 General CLE Credits Approved
The University of Florida Levin College of Law’s 14th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) will be held Feb. 28- Mar. 1, 2008, at the College of Law campus in Gainesville, Florida. The theme of this year’s conference is “Reducing Florida’s Footprint: Stepping Up to the Global Challenge.” The conference will focus on Florida’s role in global issues on energy, land use, biodiversity, and water.
The 14th Annual PIEC will take place in conjunction with the 1st Annual University of Florida Water Symposium – “Sustainable Water Resources: Florida Challenges, Global Solutions.” In addition, the PIEC and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies is hosting a Campus Climate Neutral Roundtable for the southeast region.
On the evening of Wednesday, February 27, 2008, the PIEC opens with a pre-conference keynote speech by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, an Inuit climate change and human rights activist and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. The speech will be held at the Reitz Union Ballroom and is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Co-Sponsored by UF Office of Sustainability.
The Conference is free for all UF students, faculty and staff. Scholarships are available for non-UF students, as well as a discounted registration fee of $45. Please see the Scholarship and Registration forms below for more information. The PIEC pre-registration fee is $85, and the on-site registration is $100. Both fees include all program activities except the banquet, which is an additional $35 for all Conference attendees. The post-mark deadline for pre-registration is February 22, 2008.
Co-Chair, PIEC 2008
Levin College of Law, J.D. 2009
Co-Chair, PIEC 2008
Levin College of Law, J.D. 2008