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Can you believe that this will be our 14th year! We have come a long way from the small conference room at Cazenovia College!

Thank you, Rhea. Another great conference and I am very appreciative of all the work you put into this. Bringing this conference and information to us on an annual basis is incredibly valuable.

John Pumilio, Director of Sustainability, Colgate University

Dear Dr. Jezer, I just wanted to thank you so much for putting together such a fantastic symposium last Friday.  It was beyond inspiring and gave me hope that maybe some of our problems could be solved if we collectively worked toward a sustainable future.  You were so gracious with every introduction and made us all feel like family.  Just a huge congrats for such tremendous effort and success.  Looking forward to next year!

Sara Schultz, Buffalo, NY

The event is one of those sought for opportunities that fosters the form of dialogue that will lead to a sustainable climate and economic solutions and reduce those moments that allow opposition to be the dominate point of discussion.  I think it has become too easy to draw lines in the sand and depend on lobbying to drive sound policy; your approach was a welcome alternative to demonstrate that collectively we can solve many challenges and optimize many opportunities.

Dennis Eisenbeck, National Grid Regional Director Energy Solutions

Rhea, I can’t say enough about the day and the experiences it held for my students. Simply extraordinary. Being in the same room with the great minds you gathered was inspiring. Thank you for making us feel most welcome and acknowledging what I believe, that young people carry the creative spirit and keys to helping us move our energy and other challenges forward.

Sue Foster , Science Department Chair, Manlius Pebble Hill School

I could not be happier with the way things went Friday. Terrific! We definitely want to be part of next year. I have April 4 on my calendar, will avoid creating a competing WRVO event. We are uploading the conference audio to our server… they can go right to it and begin downloading the audio segments on-demand … We will definitely alert our 5,200 members that the site is available, both by e-blast and in our next quarterly newsletter. Congratulations, Rhea. I know that being associated with this event is a significant step forward for WRVO…Very exciting!

Mike Ameigh , General Manager WRVO FM, part of the NPR network

Wanted to take a minute to thank you for all your efforts in putting together another top notch group of speakers. It continues to grow and improve. I know you are up to the challenge of making the 10th annual even more awesome!

Russ Carey , Supervisor, Town of Fenner

I just wanted to drop you a quick note and congratulate you one more time on a fantastic event. I don’t know how you do it, and make it look so easy. The speakers were terrific and the information was fresh, informative and understandable. Thank you for letting us be part of your important work. Count NYBS in for next year!

Sean P. Finnerty , New York Bus Sales

Congratulations for a powerful day that will bring many more to the table as champions for this critical work.

Craig Heim , Editor, Natural Awakenings

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Diane Brandli , ASID, CID, LEED AP, dbdesign & Director, Greening America

Rhea, your energy and your organizational skills never cease to amaze me. Thank you ever so much for organizing this annual energy symposium. Keep up the good work.

Ruth Young , President, People for a Healthy Environment

           

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