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LegiSchool town hall to feature green movement

10-25-2011

LegiSchool’s Town Hall Meeting sponsored by Sacramento State, 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, is this year titled “The Emerald State: California’s Green Movement.” The event, to be held in the Secretary of State Office Building Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

California’s trailblazer reputation stems from setting trends and standards for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Home to technology hotbeds like the Silicon Valley, revolutionary consumer products like the iPod, and other creative ventures, California is breaking ground in the green energy and technology movement.

Today’s students are the next generation of California green-technology innovators. More than 130 of them from Marysville High School; Rio Americano High School; Foothills Green Technology Academy, Sacramento; and John F. Kennedy High School, Fremont will participate in the town-hall forum. They will question policymakers about the green energy movement and explore the state’s advances in green energy and technology.

A speaker’s panel will include Sen. Michael Rubio; Assemblymen Cameron Smyth and Felipe Fuentes; Rick Brown, president and founding partner of Traverse Renewable Partners, LLC.; Tom Tinton of T 2 & Associates; and California Energy Commissioner Karen Douglas.

The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between Sacramento State and the California State Legislature, administered by the Center for California Studies. The project's mission is to engage young people in matters of public policy and state government by creating opportunities for students and state leaders to meet and share ideas on the problems affecting Californians.

For more information on LegiSchool, call (916) 278-7563.

For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

- Alan Miller