Sat, May 11 | Wheeling Jesuit University

"A Better Vision for the Valley"

Join local community members and business owners for a day of visioning for the economic future of the Ohio Valley. We will discuss what we would like to see as an alternative to the petrochemical industry for our area.
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"A Better Vision for the Valley"

Time & Location

May 11, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wheeling Jesuit University, 316 Washington Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003, USA

About The Event

**************Event will be held in the Troy Theater, Swint Hall*************

Join us for a day of visioning for the econmic future of the Ohio Valley. We will invite local elected officials, visitor and tourism bureaus and economic directors along with local residents to brainstorm to steer the economic plans away from fossil fuels and into a more sustainable future with jobs that are less polluting and more long-term. We will discuss what we would like to see as an alternative to the petrochemical industry for our area. Please bring your ideas and vision for the Valley and we will brainstorm with the community about how to make it happen!

Patricia M. DeMarco, Ph.D., author of "Pathways to Our Sustainable Future- A Global Perspective from Pittsburgh" will be the keynote speaker and she will present on "Choosing a Sustainable Pathway for Our Future". Check out her book here. There will be other speakers as well. Stay posted to this description to see who else we will have speaking at this event.

AGENDA

9:00 – 9:15 Registration

9:15 – 9:30 Introductions & Agenda

9:30 – 10:10 Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis

“Fracking, Financial Risk & Our Future Economy”

10:10 – 10:30 OVEC – Re-Imagining Our Appalachian Region (ROAR)

10:30 – 10:50 Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project – Public Health; the Externalized Cost of Pollution

10:50 – 11:10 Fair Shake – Community Outreach & Empowerment Program

11:10 – 11:30 Grow Ohio Valley

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch & Networking

12:30 – 1:30 Patricia DeMarco - Keynote

“Choosing a Sustainable Pathway for our Future”

1:30 – 1:40 Outline for Visioning

1:40 – 3:00 Small Group Discussions

3:00 – 3:45 Sharing & Strategy – Action Items

3:45 – 4:00 Summary - Evaluations

Conference ends – A better future begins

Lunch is provided - seating is limited.

RSVP by email: wewantcleanwater@gmail.com or call 740-233-1934.

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