Environmental & Energy Conference in Georgetown October 25 & 26

The Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce is holding an Environmental & Energy Conference this Friday and Saturday in Georgetown.  The event will feature workshops, panel discussions and interactive booths/vendors.

“Our natural environment and the sustenance it provides are vital parts of the Gullah Geechee culture,” states Marilyn Hemingway, CEO/President of the Gullah Geechee Chamber.  “We are partnering with environmental groups and green, renewable energy proponents to become educated, motivated and activated advocates for our environment and community.”

The conference starts Friday, October 25, 6-8PM, at the Rice Museum in Georgetown (633 Front Street).  Albert George, director of conservation at the SC Aquarium, will speak on the threat of climate change and sea level rise on Gullah Geechee communities.

The conference continues Saturday, October 26, 10AM-3PM, at the Howard Center in Georgetown (1610 Hawkins Street).  WPDE ‘s Chief Meteorologist, Ed Piotrowski, will present on the impact of hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian.

Frank Knapp, president/CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, will moderate a legislative panel on “The Future of Energy in South Carolina” from 12:15-1:15PM on Saturday.

For more information, call 843-318-8644.

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