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Green Living Symposium

More than 100 people registered for the first Green Living Symposium held at the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center on Sept. 28. The Symposium was hosted by the Green River Area Development District in an attempt to educate participants on developing more eco-friendly lifestyles to preserve the region’s natural resources. GRADD represents seven counties in western Kentucky. The symposium replaced the GREENing Western Kentucky Expo, which the Center co-sponsored for three years. 


Sister Susanne Bauer, right, and Sister Ann Patrice Cecil look over the itinerary.

Aloma Dew, right, a representative of the Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club and a planning committee member for the symposium, and Rodney Berry, president of the Public Life Foundation of Owensboro, talk with Jiten Shah, left, executive director of the Green River Area Development District prior the beginning of the symposium.

Sister Amelia Stenger, a member of the planning committee for the symposium, welcomes the group to the opening session.

Bill Markwell, chairman of the GRADD board of directors, greets those attending.

Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly asks a question to the crowd

Anshu Singh, supervisor of the Wastewater Planning Section for the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, speaks to participants about sustainable water infrastructure.

Andy McDonald, with the Kentucky Solar Partnership, talks to a group about wind energy potential.

Several exhibitors set up in the gymnasium to discuss ways
they can help people live more eco-friendly.

Sister Mary Matthias Ward, right, and Sister Rita Scott visit the Atmos Energy booth in the gymnasium.

Garry Pierce, with Greenwell-Chisholm Printing Co., talks with two women interested in the recycling program at the printing company.

Ursuline Associate Charlotte Paez, left, took a day off work on her birthday to come to the Green Living Symposium. Here she is listening to a representative of Go Recycling.