Sustainable Long Island is set to host it's 7th Annual Long Island Sustainability Conference focusing on “the road to recovery” following Hurricane Sandy.
The event will take place Friday, April 12, 2013 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Carlyle on the Green in Bethpage State Park. Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Jonathan C. Bergman, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, Texas A&M University-Commerce will provide keynote addresses.
When Hurricane Sandy came ashore last October and changed the lives of thousands of residents and businesses throughout Long Island.
Only months removed, there is a heightened focus on Long Island infrastructure; housing; environment; power; economy; and energy. At Sustainable Long Island's Seventh Annual Sustainability Conference attendees will have the opportunity to:
- Rethink what worked and what failed during, and in the days following, the hurricane
- Rebuild storm-afflicted communities throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties
- Renew the Long Island region by planning for a sustainable tomorrow
The conference features keynote speakers Edward Mangano, Nassau County Executive and Jonathan C. Bergman, J.D., Ph.D., Professor of History, Texas A&M University-Commerce; 3rd Annual “Getting It Done” Awards honoring those who mobilized our communities and provided disaster relief across our region in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Organizers promise thought-provoking, interactive workshops on Sandy-related issues; “Sustainable Samplings” luncheon; and the Hall of Exhibitors.