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The Southeast Coastal Climate Network Hosts Events

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WHAT: The Southeast Coastal Climate Network will host three events, Thursday, August 28, to discuss the impacts of sea level rise to the Charleston, S.C. area. A VIP luncheon and public evening forum will focus on common sense solutions to reduce the threats of global warming facing the Lowcountry. Highlights of these events include moderated panel discussions and the release of a brand new video. A tele-press conference will be offered for out of town media.
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy developed the new sea level rise awareness video on behalf of the Southeast Coastal Climate Network. The video is now available for viewing.

Video production and event planning have been achieved in partnership with the Coastal Conservation League, Carolina Climate Network, South Carolina Wildlife Federation and Architecture 2030. TELE-PRESS CONFERENCE FOR OUT OF TOWN MEDIAWHEN: 3:40 p.m., Thursday, August 28th, 2008. HOW: Call 1.888.346.3659, pass code: 465859 WHO:

  • Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
  • Steve Moore, Director of Climate and Energy, South Carolina Wildlife Federation
  • Ben Moore, Climate and Energy Program Director, Coastal Conservation League
  • Dr. Orrin Pilkey, Professor Emeritus, Earth & Ocean Sciences, The Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • Bob Wislinski, State Coordinator, Carolina Climate Network

INVITATION-ONLY VIP LUNCHEONWHEN: Thursday, August 28th, 2008 – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST WHERE: The invitation-only event will be held at the Harbour Club – 35 Prioleau Street, Charleston, S.C., 29401. WHO: Expert panelists include:

  • James Meadors, Welcome Address, Local Green Builder and Chair, Charleston Green Committee
  • Frank Knapp Jr., Panel Moderator, President, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Orrin H. Pilkey, Keynote Speaker, Professor Emeritus, Earth & Ocean Sciences, The Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • Dr. Stephen Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
  • John Clark, Director, South Carolina Energy Office and Member, Governor Sanford’s Climate, Energy, and Commerce Advisory Committee
  • John Knott Jr., President and Co-founder, Noisette Company

PUBLIC FORUM
WHEN: Thursday, August 28th, 2008 from 6 – 8 p.m. EST WHERE: The event will be held at the Downtown Charleston Library at 68 Calhoun St. Charleston, S.C. 29401, and is free to attend. WHO: Expert panelists include:

  • Yvonne Evans, Welcome Address, City of Charleston Councilmember and Member, Charleston Green Committee
  • Rick DeVoe, Panel Moderator, Executive Director, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
  • Dr. Orrin H. Pilkey, Professor Emeritus of Earth & Ocean Sciences, The Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
  • Reverend Michael McClain, Regional Coordinator, National Council of Churches, Eco-Justice Organization
  • Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
  • John Clark, Director, South Carolina Energy Office and Member, Governor Sanford’s Climate, Energy, and Commerce Advisory Committee
  • James Meadors, Local Green Builder and Chair, Charleston Green Committee

RSVP: Media can RSVP to Christina Connally Honkonen, 865.228.1567 or Christina@cleanenergy.org to attend these events. # # # For more information, please visit www.cleanenergy.org. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization working to promote responsible energy choices that solve global warming problems and ensure clean, safe, healthy communities throughout the Southeast.

The Southeast Coastal Climate Network is dedicated to fostering regional leadership in mitigating and adapting to the challenge of global warming. The Network promotes protection of the Southeast’s uniquely vulnerable coastal resources by increasing local, state, and national awareness of the threats and opportunities posed by global warming.