Conference on Peconic Sustainability Institute Announced

Posted on 16 November 2011

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. and New York State Senator Ken LaValle this week announced they will host a meeting on Wednesday, November 30 to discuss the establishment of the Peconic Sustainability Institute.

The meeting will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Duke Lecture Hall-Chancellors Hall on the Stony Brook Southampton campus.

According to Thiele, the Peconic Sustainability Institute is envisioned to sponsor research, educational programs and policy discussion in an effort to encourage a more sustainable future for the Peconic Bay region.

“The Institute could tackle many of the critical economic and environmental issues affecting the East End such as agriculture, public transportation, climate change and sea level rise, affordable housing and alternative energy,” said Thiele. “This kick-off meeting provides an opportunity for all interested parties to come to the table to voice their ideas. We want to be sure we have the right input from the right people from the very start.”

“The goal is to preserve the East End’s unique quality of life and to do so we must gather input from all of the region’s stakeholders,” added LaValle.

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