Making a Sustainable Lifestyle Accessible to All is the working title of the 28th Annual Red Clay Conference.
The daylong program will include discussions on solar power in the Southeast and Georgia’s new “Household Solar Panel” bill, flood insurance and the tensions between risk and affordability, and farm-to-school food initiatives and child nutrition reauthorization.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency General Counsel Avi S. Garbow will provide a special address, while Robert R.M. Verchick, a legal expert in environmental regulation, climate change and the developing field of disaster law, will deliver the keynote address.


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Friday, February 26th
9:00 AM

Registration and Opening Remarks from Dean Rutledge

Peter B. Rutledge, University of Georgia Law School

Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

9:30 AM

Opening Remarks from Avi Garbow

Avi Garbow, Environmental Protection Agency

Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Solar Power in the Southeast & Georgia’s New “Household Solar Panel” Bill, House Bill 57

Michael P. Vandenbergh, Vanderbilt University
Chuck Eaton, Georgia Public Service Commmissioner
Kurt Ebersbach, Southern Environmental Law Center
Peter A. Appel, University of Georgia

Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

10:00 AM - 11:10 AM

11:15 AM

Flood Insurance: Tension Between Risk and Affordability

Tom Shillock, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Scott Pippin, Carl Vinson Institute of Government
Andrew J. Whalen III, City of Griffin
Laurie Fowler, University of Georgia

Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

11:15 AM - 12:25 PM

1:30 PM

Keynote Address: Professor Robert R. M. Verchick

Robert R.M. Verchick, Loyola University School of Law - New Orleans

Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

2:40 PM

Farm to School & Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Heather Benham, Athens Land Trust
Misty Friedman, Georgia Grown
Mindy Goldstein, Emory University School of Law
Christian Turner, University of Georgia School of Law

Walker Room, Dean Rusk Hall

2:40 PM - 3:50 PM