Feb. 11 Program to Feature Blueprint Columbus, Water for the Americas

Water splash

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Environmental Professionals Network (EPN) holds its February breakfast program, featuring the new “Blueprint Columbus: Clean Streams, Strong Neighborhoods” initiative and a stop by the ongoing “Water for the Americas” tour, from 7:15-9:20 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, on Ohio State University’s Columbus campus.

Registration for the event costs $10 or $15 per person, depending on payment method, and includes a full breakfast. Payment by credit card is due by Sunday, Feb. 9. Complete details and a link to online registration and payment are at http://go.osu.edu/bNB.

The network is a service of Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

The breakfast program includes a panel discussion on Blueprint Columbus by Susan Ashbrook and Dax Blake, both of the Columbus Department of Public Utilities, and Kathleen Smith of the environmental consulting firm ARCADIS. The effort aims to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows while investing in neighborhoods and the local economy.

Also featured will be details on Water for the Americas, a six-month van tour from Boston to Rio de Janeiro. Organizers say it’s meant to raise awareness of the global water crisis and to advocate for smarter, sustainable water policies throughout the Americas and world.

After the breakfast program, the tour will hold a series of free TEDx-style talks from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the university’s Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus. Details on the schedule and speakers are at http://go.osu.edu/waterfortheamericas.

The flier for the breakfast program can be downloaded at http://go.osu.edu/bNJ (pdf). Registration for the event is open to both members and non-members of the network.

For more information, contact EPN Coordinator David Hanselmann at hanselmann.3@osu.edu or 614-247-1908.

EPN membership is free and open to anyone working in or studying an environmental field. Details about the network are at http://epn.osu.edu/home.

- 30 -

CFAES News Team
For more information, contact: 

David Hanselmann