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October 1, 2007

Houston Hosts Community-wide Discussion on Climate Action and Sustainability at University of Houston-Downtown

Houston, Texas and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives) will join more than 50 other local governments from across the country in hosting a community-wide discussion about the science behind and solutions to global warming. The event is part of the National Conversation on Climate Action and is designed to highlight and catalyze local efforts to address global warming, build local awareness and facilitate community engagement. The National Conversation is sponsored by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the Association of Science-Technology Centers.

WHAT: "Taking Action in Houston through Sustainability", a part of the National Conversation on Climate Action (

Houston's event will involve several short presentations and a panel discussion with audience participation.

WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2007

5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium

University of Houston-Downtown

One Main St., Houston, TX 77002

The auditorium is located on the 3rd floor (Main Street Level) of the Academic Building.


Speakers & Roundtable Participants

Dr. Max Castillo, President, University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)

Dr. Adolfo Santos, Department of. Social Sciences UHD

Dr. Peter Bishop, Futures Studies, University of Houston (UH)

Dr. Barry Lefer, Geosciences, UH

Karl Pepple, Director of Environmental Programming, City of Houston

Betin Santos, Regional Director, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability


City of Houston

ICLEI - South Central Regional Capacity Center

University of Houston -Downtown

Citizen's Environmental Coalition



Please arrive at UHD by 5:15 p.m. to allow for parking, etc. Parking for the first 50 cars will be free in the reserved Visitor's lot. Please tell the parking attendant you are there for the National Conversation on Climate Action. Guests can also travel to UHD by METRO light rail. Alternatively, guests can park at metered parking under I-10 overpass.




Jedediah Greenfield
Environmental Communications Manager
Mayor's Office
City of Houston
900 Bagby, 3rd Floor


Betin Santos

Regional Director, SC RCC

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability

Houston, TX

Cell: 832-630-3126

National Contact:

Monica Walters, ICLEI

510.844.0699 x315