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Annual Green Symposium includes free educational classes for homeowners

Release Date: July 16, 2010

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS — The Second Annual Green Symposium scheduled for Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, at Mission Inn Resort & Club will feature not only a host of presentations and guests speakers for local business owners and professionals, but it will also include free educational classes to help homeowners understand how they can conserve natural resources.

The free educational classes are scheduled for Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Homeowners and residents are invited to attend any of these classes. The schedule includes:

  • 9:15 a.m. — Florida Friendly Landscaping with Charles Fedunak, Lake County Extension Agent
  • 10 a.m. — Homeowner Maintenance for Wells and Septic Systems with Paul Butler and Jerry Brown from the Lake County Health Department
  • 10:45 a.m. — Water Conservation with Gregg Welstead, Director of the Lake County Department of Conservation & Compliance
  • 1:15 p.m. — Natural Living with Natural Skin Care Expert Claudia Virga, Organic Gardner Joy Scroggie and Nurse Practitioner Joanne Keller
  • 2:30 p.m. — Residential Energy Efficiency with John McCarthy, Lowe’s Sales Manager

The purpose of the symposium is for professionals in varying fields to share ideas about conserving and maximizing natural resources. An agenda of presentations at the symposium will cover a variety of topics including energy conservation, green job creation, alternative transportation, water consumption policy, green tourism and natural waste to power.

The intended audience for the symposium is business entrepreneurs, land-use planners, engineers, architects, civil engineers, solid-waste staff, transportation experts, energy block grant officials, organic health professionals, public health & government officials and other disciplines.

To register for the symposium, log on to The cost of the entire symposium is $100, or $25 per lunch and $50 for the banquet. For more information about the symposium, call the Lake County Department of Growth Management at (352) 343-9647.

Lake County media contact:
Communications Department
Public Information Coordinator
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

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