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'Greening Statehouse' event at IU-Indy

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The Hoosier Environmental Council’s third annual “Greening the Statehouse” happens Saturday at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. The event aims to educate and rally attendees on policies to advance public transit, sustainable agriculture, protection of bodies of water, and green energy.

This year, the HEC is partnering with various organizations from around the state to discuss strategies and tactics that will win over lawmakers and improve the environment and health of Hoosiers.

Rick Dove, North Carolina, is the featured speaker. Dove will discuss the consequences of concentrated animal feeding operations.  He is an advocate for Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting water from polluters, and he works with numerous Waterkeepers in various states and staff attorneys at the Waterkeeper Alliance. Dove served in the U.S. Marines and was a military courts-martial judge on his final tour of duty. He also practiced law until becoming the Neuse Riverkeeper in 1993.

The event is hosted by the Environmental Law Society at IU-Indy and runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is included with the $20 general admission and $15 student admission. More information and registration is available on the HEC's website.

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