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University of Denver hosting Sustainability Summit

Feb. 11, 2011—The University of Denver will be the center of sustainability efforts in the Rocky Mountain region this month as host of the Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit Feb. 17-18.

The summit will welcome more than 200 students, faculty and staff from DU and other Rocky Mountain universities, as well as innovators in sustainability, vendors and non-profit organizations.

"The theme is inspiration and regional sustainability priorities," says co-organizer Jon Bortles, a graduate student at the Daniels College of Business. "The idea is to keep it regional, so you won't see speakers from California, the whole idea is to focus on what's going on here. That's what makes this event special."

Scheduled speakers include Doug Fine, an environmental journalist and author of Farewell, My Subaru; Auden Schendler, executive director of sustainability for the Aspen Skiing Company; Hillary Mizia, a leader in corporate sustainability solutions; and Dave Newport, director of CU's Environmental Center and an innovator in governmental sustainability.

What: The Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit

Where: University of Denver, William T. Driscoll Student Center, 2055 E. Evans Ave., Denver

When: Starting at 8:30 a.m. each day, Feb. 17-18

Info: Reporters welcome to attend

Full conference schedule and speakers at www.du.edu/green/rmss

Contact Chase Squires (303) 596-4746