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Public Interest Environmental Conference Attracts Ocean Experts, Policy-Makers to UF

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The 22nd annual student-led Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC), titled “Five Oceans, One Earth,” is scheduled for February 11-13, 2016. The conference will include plenary sessions featuring national experts in marine science and policy, a climate change roundtable, a Gulf of Mexico restoration legal workshop, and panels covering topics from port expansions […]

Feb. 11 – 13, 2016 – PIEC: “Five Oceans, One Earth”

“Five Oceans, One Earth” is the theme of the 22nd annual Public Interest Environmental Conference at UF Law. The keynote speakers will be New York Times writer Ian Urbina, whose series, “Outlaw Oceans,” has been highly praised, and David Guggenheim, a marine scientist, conservation policy specialist, ocean explorer and founder and president of Ocean Doctor.

Feb. 12-14, 2015 – Powering the Planet: Energy for Today and Tomorrow

UF Law The 21st annual Public Interest Environmental Conference, “Powering the Planet: Energy for Today and Tomorrow,” will address energy: how it’s made, how it’s used, and the effects that energy production and use has on humans and our environment. Get the latest details at www.ufpiec.org.

21st annual PIEC examines energy origins and impacts

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In just a decade, America has reduced its dependence on foreign oil and increased its production of alternative energy sources. Today, America produces as much solar power every three weeks as the country did in 2008. In recognition of these rapid changes, this year’s Public Interest Environmental Conference, “Powering the Planet: Energy […]

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.” […]