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Time's Refkin to Speak at Fourth International Earth Summit

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Event is scheduled for Oct. 17-18 in Syracuse, N.Y.

October 7, 2008

David Refkin, president of the National Recycling Coalition and director of Sustainable Development for Time Inc., will present at the Fourth Annual International Earth Summit, Oct. 17-18, 2008, in Syracuse, N.Y.

Refkin will present a break out session titled “Recycling Programs that Really Work!” in which he will help attendees tap into proven recycling ideas. He also will draw upon his own experiences and provide Earth Summit attendees with insider tips to creative, effective and easy recycling programs.


“It is exciting for a presenter such as David Refkin to be part of the Fourth Annual Earth Summit. Our goal for the summit is for attendees to understand how easy it is to implement recycling into their daily lives,” says Jill Buck, founder of event sponsor Go Green Initiative. “The opportunity for David to present at the summit will provide attendees with an insider’s point of view on realistic recycling programs for individuals and business to adopt.”


The Go Green Initiative promotes environmental stewardship on the campuses of elementary schools through universities.


Refkin was named director of Sustainable Development for Time Inc. in January 2004. In this position, he oversees the company’s environmental and sustainable development activities. His primary areas of focus are forestry (specifically Time Inc.’s Certified Sustainable Forestry Program), global climate change and recycling. Refkin serves as board president of the National Recycling Coalition and also serves on the board of trustees of the H. John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment. 


The Fourth Annual Earth Summit is co-hosted by the city of Syracuse and the New York State Parent-Teachers Association. Additional presenters for the event include Jill Buck, founder of the Go Green Initiative; Syracuse Mayor Matthew Driscoll; Dr. Nancy Cantor, chancellor of Syracuse University; Dr. Neal Murphy, president of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Maria Dewald, president of the New York State PTA; and Jeff Cooper, president of NYSAR3. 


Seating is limited to 500 participants. Registration information is available at www.gogreeninitiative.org/earthsummit2008/index.php.




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