Placer Green Youth Summit slated Sunday

By: Staff Report
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On Sunday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the City of Roseville will be hosting its first-ever Placer Green Youth Summit at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center located at 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. in Roseville, welcoming students from public and private high schools in all counties throughout the region to learn about and get active in environmental issues in their communities. Attendance is free and each student will be provided lunch and a T-shirt. Space is limited, so interested students should send their name, contact information, and high school name by Thursday, Oct. 23 to Julia Burrows, Deputy City Manager at or (916) 774-5361. The summit will include an introduction by Sharon Anderson of the Air Resources Board to Assembly Bill 32, California’s landmark legislation that initiated efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions; a “Wisdom Tree” exercise to identify environmental challenges on campus and solutions to those challenges to be implemented on campus; and a presentation by John Kunhart of American River Ventures about how solving today’s energy issues is like the challenge of putting a man on the moon and the career opportunities that the quest for clean energy will provide for the workers of the future. The summit is sponsored by the cities of Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, the Placer County Office of Education, J4 Systems and PG & E.