"Growing Green: Developing a Sustainable Florida"
8:30 a.m. - 5:15 P.M.
On November 12, 2009, Florida Coastal School of Law and Jacksonville University co-hosted the 11th Annual Northeast Florida Environmental Summit titled, "Growing Green: Developing a Sustainable Florida."  The 2009 Summit examined several key issue areas relevant to achieving sustainability in Florida for the 21st Century.

In addition to the day-long Summit, Florida Coastal School of Law hosted a presentation by Irma Russell, Dean & Professor, University of Montana School of Law, titled Energy and the Sustainability Principle" on Wednesday, November 11, 2009. 

Video of all the November 12th presentations is available by clicking on the links below:

Opening Remarks by Tim Center, Executive Director, Governor’s Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida (Room 550)                       

Panel Session I

Land Use Panel

J.B. Ruhl, Matthews & Hawkins Professor of Property, Florida State University College of Law

Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold, Boehl Chair in Property and Land Use and Professor of Law, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

(presentation sides)

Moderator: Andrew Long, Assistant Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law

Industry Panel

Becky B. Allenbach, Chief, Grants and Infrastructure Branch EPA Region 4 – Water Protection Division

(presentation slides)

P.G. (Bud) Para, JEA, Director of Legislative Affairs

Moderator:  Rod Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law

Panel Session II                                                        

Environmental Justice Panel

Barry Hill, Senior Counsel for Environmental Governance Office of International Affairs U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Aaron Hilliard, Director, Environmental Health & Safety, Duval County Health Department

Moderator:   Andrew Miller, Executive Director & Legal Counsel, Public Trust Environmental Institute of Florida   

Transportation Panel

David C. Stubbs, Director, Properties & Environmental Compliance, Jacksonville Port Authority

(presentation slides)

Thomas Anderson, Senior Corporate Counsel, CSX Corporation

Moderator:  Donald D. Anderson, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Address by Steve Seibert, Policy Director for the Collins Center for Public Policy

Panel Session III

Ethics Panel

Irma Russell, Dean & Professor of Law, The University of Montana School of  Law

Carlton Waterhouse, Associate Professor, Florida International University College of Law

Moderator:  Richard Maguire, Shareholder, Rogers Towers, P.A.

Agriculture & Forestry Panel

Bradley J. Burbaugh, Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida

Scott Sager, Senior Forester, Environmental Services, Inc.

(presentation slides)

Moderator:  Sidney F. Ansbacher, Shareholder, GrayRobinson, P.A.

Panel Session IV

Energy Panel

David Cartes, Director, Institute for Energy Systems, Economics and Sustainability (IESES), Florida State University                  

Mike Antheil, Executive Director, Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy (FARE)

Moderator:  Elizabeth Porter, Visiting Instructor of Economics, Davis College of Business, Jacksonville University

Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Mary Jane Angelo, Associate Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Mark Hostetler, Associate Professor, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida

Moderator:  Lee Ann J. Clements, Professor & Chair, Division of Science & Mathematics,

Marine Science Institute, Jacksonville University

Closing Keynote Address by John C. Dernbach, Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University Law School

(presentation slides)


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