Green Schools Awards Dinner to Kick-Off 2010 Sustainable Florida Conference

Oct 12, 2010, 10:54 ET from Sustainable Florida - Collins Center

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a partner with the Florida Departments of Environmental Protection and Education, Sustainable Florida – Collins Center is honored to present the annual Serve to Preserve: Green Schools Awards at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott.

What: Serve to Preserve Green Schools Awards Event

When: October 12, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

Where: Event will be streamed live at  

The Serve to Preserve: Green Schools Awards, launched last Earth Day, recognizes students, teachers, classrooms, schools and school districts for their efforts to create healthy, efficient and productive places for learning. This year, more than 60 nominations were received in five categories.

On Wednesday morning, October 13, the 2010 Sustainable Florida Conference begins at the same location. Presented by Florida Power & Light, the conference runs through October 14th, includes presentations, workshops, exhibits and networking opportunities for representatives from businesses, government, universities and communities a chance to exchange ideas and learn more about creating sustainability and a green culture.

Hosted by the Sustainable Florida program of the Collins Center for Public Policy, the conference will feature a keynote presentation from Syd Kitson of Kitson and Partners on the creation of the Smartest City at Babcock Ranch, which is to be the world's first solar powered city. Also, speaking will be Bryan Olnick, Vice President at Florida Power & Light, who will talk about the development and solutions offered through smart grid technology. Steve Seibert, Collins Center Vice President for Strategic Visioning, will provide the compelling case for creating the Florida we want today before it's too late. Please visit the conference web page to learn more about the event and registration.

For those unable to attend this year's conference, tonight's dinner and selected conference events will be streamed live at

CONTACT: Esther Widener, +1-850-219-0082, ext. 1414

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