UGA hosts conference on careers in sustainability


Writer: Cindy H. Rice, 706/542-5172, cindyh@uga.edu Contact: Anne Marie Pippin, 678/371-0017, amp2120@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law is partnering with other departments on campus to present "Careers in Sustainability," a conference designed to educate students and practitioners about the growing field of "green collar" jobs. The event will take place April 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. It is free and open to the public; however, registration is requested.

"The concept of sustainability can take many forms and, for those interested in working in this area, many career paths," third-year law student and co-organizer Anne Marie Pippin said. "Our hope is that this event will help increase interest as well as provide insights into this quickly evolving field."

Sharing personal experiences and recommendations will be keynote speakers Kevin Kirsche, director of the UGA Office of Sustainability, and Mandy Mahoney, director of management and strategy for the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance.

The conference will focus on opportunities in business, law, architecture, design and real estate. Panelists include representatives from Coca-Cola Refreshments, PepsiCo, the UGA College of Environment and Design, the law firm Troutman Sanders, the commercial real estate firm Grubb and Ellis, the engineering firm Newcomb and Boyd and the architecture firm Stevens and Wilkinson.

The event is co-sponsored by the UGA Terry College of Business and Office of Sustainability. For more information or to register, please see www.terry.uga.edu/students/sustainability.html.