Program Schedule: Feb 21-23
We are pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker
John Englander is an oceanographer who combines personal experiences in Antarctica, Greenland, the High Arctic and deep dives in research subs with studies in Geology and Economics. He sees the big picture on climate and looks ahead to the looming financial and societal disruptions. Englander’s new book, “High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis” is a totally new perspective about the scale and permanence of sea level rise looking at the long term ice sheet history and correlations with temperature and CO2. Experts and the general public are giving rave reviews to this sweeping new analysis and explanation. Written in conversational English, rich with anecdotes and memorable metaphors, it advocates communicating with the public and political leaders to grasp the coming decline of coastal assets. Despite the profound change ahead, he inspires with some bold new messages about adapting to a coastline that has just started to move inland, marking a new era that will continue for centuries.
For over 30 years, Englander has been a leader in both the private sector and the non-profit arena, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The Cousteau Society and The International SeaKeepers Society. He is also a successful entrepreneur having developed the world’s largest scuba diving operation based in the Bahamas. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology as well as the Explorers Club, for whom he carried their flag diving under the polar ice cap. Through his presentations and consulting practice, Englander helps advance awareness about impacts and adaptation relating to sea level rise and climate change.
Saturday, Feb. 23
1 LU/HSW Credit Approved for the following program:
10:00-11:30 – Building Sustainability (Be Green, Save Green & Energy Down, Margin UP)
1.0 AIA LU Credit and 1 CEC for Certified Floodplain Managers Now Approved for the following program:
1:00-2:00 – John Englander, Keynote Speaker, Sea Level Rise: Truths and Myths
Welcoming Flotilla & Reception for Green Schools National Conference
Thursday, Feb. 21
For more information visit: http://www.artmarshall.org/green-schools-national-conference-welcoming-flotilla-and-reception