Monday, March 28, 2011

Sustainable Water Program March 29

The Department of Communication Studies and the Center for Sustainability Present:

Increasing Public Awareness of Water Preservation & Sustainability Using Public Relations, Community Outreach and Education

A panel of industry professionals, educators and BSU staff discuss how they each work to educate consumers on these issues and generate public awareness, including the role public relations plays in community outreach efforts.

Tuesday, March 29th

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Moakley Auditorium

The event is being held in 2 sessions for people who cannot stay for the entire event due to scheduling conflicts.

SESSION I: 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.  - Water Sustainability – Chemicals in Our Water What are the issues? What’s being done? What can we do to help? (Internationally, Regionally, BSU)

SESSION II: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.- Best Practices in PR & Community Outreach & Communication Careers in the Environment Sector

Event MC:  Kim McCoy, BSU, Laboratory Coordinator, RiverNet Watershed Access Lab

Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, BSU, Department of Communication Studies Chairperson, Director of the Middle East Studies Program and Producer of the documentary “Contaminated Drinking Water in Cambodia”

Edward Brush, BSU, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemical Sciences; Co-Coordinator, Center for Sustainability and Member of the President’s Climate Commitment Task Force

Patricia Delaney, BSU, Environmental Health and Safety Officer, Facilities Management and Planning Office and Member of the President’s Climate Commitment Task Force

Alison Bowden, The Nature Conservancy, Director of the Freshwater Program in Massachusetts

Mark Campanale, Triumvirate Environmental, Client Relations Manager, Marketing and Social Media Manager

Scott W. Horsley, LEED AP Horsley Witten Group, full-service environmental science and engineering firm. Veteran consultant in watershed planning and water resources management.

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