Planting Seeds of Environmental Change – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to Deliver Eco-Focused Keynote Address
The environment will take center stage at the 5th Annual State of the Downtown as Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. delivers a keynote address focused on what we can do as a City and as citizens to have a positive impact on the world around us.
Kennedy, an acclaimed author, attorney and lifelong environmental activist, will speak to the importance of environmental consciousness as we continue the planning and development of Downtown Long Beach.
Topics of discussion will include water conservation, ‘green’ building practices, natural energy resources, recycling programs, contamination of the L.A. River and the pollution of our beaches.
Named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes of the Planet,” Mr. Kennedy has spent his career as a defender and advocate for the environment. He serves as the senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council and is a professor at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. His work on major environmental issues around the world and as an author of widely-acclaimed books and articles addressing the scientific and political implications of environmental policy have established him as a leader in the field.
“Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is perhaps one of our country’s most passionate champions of the environment and of smart growth,” said DLBA President and CEO, Kraig Kojian. “We’re thrilled that he will be able to share his knowledge and experience with our city and look forward to the impact this event will have on the future of Downtown Long Beach.”
The State of the Downtown luncheon is an annual event hosted by the DLBA to present a comprehensive look at year-to-year changes in the redevelopment and revitalization of Downtown Long Beach and to focus on significant issues facing businesses, residents and visitors.
The theme of this year’s event – Planting Seeds of Environmental Change – was chosen to reflect the City’s focus on the importance of environmental stewardship as we address the challenges of pollution, contamination and overuse. ETA Advertising created marketing materials, annual report and the logo for the event.
October 2, 2008