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EPA Regional Administrator to speak on Sustainable Community Collaboration

Release Date: 10/12/2011
Contact Information: James Pinkney, 404-562-9183,

(Atlanta, Ga. – October 12, 2011) On Thursday, October 13, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Administrator Gwen Keyes Fleming will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 Interfaith Environmental Initiative of Alabama (IEIA) Forum in Birmingham, Ala. The forum will be held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

IEIA Forum 2011 brings together a unique combination of partners around the table including: faith leaders; scientists and science educators; environmental, business and industry leaders; energy and water providers; and consumers.

EPA Regional Administrator Keyes Fleming will be speaking on EPA & Collaboration. The program will also include presentations by various groups with topics such as:

    From Conflict Resolution to Collaboration;
    Building Forward from the Storms with Energy and Water Efficiency, sharing ways that rebuilding can utilize these technologies and this expertise to strengthen communities;
    IEIA in Action will follow, from the Energy Efficiency, Faith Communities & Homes, Youth Policy Summit, Water / Energy Connection, and Website Working Groups.

The Forum is participatory, with round-table conversations interspersed throughout the day.

Note: A media availability session will be held at 12:00 p.m. for Mrs. Keyes-Fleming.