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FRIDAY: EPA Administrator Jackson to Participate in BeGreen2013 Summit

Release Date: 01/17/2013
Contact Information: press@epa.gov, Alyssa Cocchi, press@greenforall.org, 202-828-0940 Elliot Patton, epatton@amplifypublicaffairs.net, 202-263-2930

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Green for All and Amplify Public Affairs are holding a summit to kick off BeGreen2013, a movement encouraging individuals to protect the environment and public health.

The free, public summit will feature panel dialogues with EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, actor and environmentalist Lamman Rucker and GreenHouse Foundation co-founder Shedonna Alexander. Other leaders and local environmentalists will discuss their efforts to build sustainable communities and protect the environment, including Green for All CEO Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, NEEF Executive Director Diane Wood, Wash Cycle Laundry Founder Gabriel Mandujano, Dr. Ivor Horn of the Children’s National Medical Center and Laura Turner Seydel, chair of the Captain Planet Foundation. A question and answer session with the speakers will immediately follow the panel.

WHAT: BeGreen2013 Environmental Education and Sustainability Summit – a national dialogue on how individual environmental actions can protect the environment and public health. Members of the media must RSVP to press@epa.gov by 5pm, January 17th. Join the conversation at #BeGreen2013.

WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2013
4:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: Environmental Protection Agency
1201 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Live Stream: www.begreen2013.com (available at 4 pm, January 18th)

WHO: Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency
Lamman Rucker, Actor and Environmentalist
Phaedra Ellis–Lamkins, CEO, Green for All
Shedonna Alexander, Executive Director, Green House Foundation
Diane Wood, Executive Director, National Environmental Education Foundation
Gabriel Mandujano, Founder, Wash Cycle Laundry
Dr. Ivor Horn, Children’s National Medical Center
Laura Turner Seydel, Chair, Captain Planet Foundation