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News Release

October 12, 2004

Contact:

Mark Shwartz, News Service: (650) 723-9296 or (831) 915-0088 (cell), mshwartz@stanford.edu

Leigh Johnson, Stanford Institute for the Environment: (650) 725-5805, leighj@stanford.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY: Stanford Environmental Sustainability Conference Oct. 14-16

The Stanford Institute for the Environment invites members of the media to attend the fourth annual International Sustainability Days Conference on the Stanford University campus Oct. 14-16. The three-day event includes panel discussions with prominent environmental scientists and policymakers from around the world. Topics to be discussed are land use and the environment (Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.), global climate change (Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and marine and aquatic ecosystems (Oct. 16, 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m.). Panel discussions will be held at McCaw Hall in the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford, CA 94305.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, will deliver a public lecture on U.S. energy policy at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, in Kresge Auditorium near the Stanford Law School.

Terry Tamminen, secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss the future of state environmental policy under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at McCaw Hall.

Directions to all conference events are available online at http://campus-map.stanford.edu/campus_map/index.jsp. Those interested in attending should contact Leigh Johnson at the Stanford Institute for the Environment or Mark Shwartz at the Stanford News Service. For more information online, visit http://environment.stanford.edu/conference.

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