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September 24, 2010
For More Information Contact:
Sara Hartzell, Planning Department, 402-441-6371

Public Invited To Sustainability Workshop

The public is invited to a free workshop on environmental sustainability from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 29 in the City Council Chambers, 555 S. 10th St. The workshop is part of LPlan 2040, the update of the Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan for Lincoln and Lancaster County. The workshop will include a presentation by Gayle Prest, Sustainability Director for the City of Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as a panel discussion.

The workshop will be carried live on 5 CITY-TV, government access cable channel 5, and through live video streaming at It also will be re-aired on 5 CITY-TV and available online through video-on-demand. Residents can participate in the discussion in person. They also can participate anytime through e-mail ( or by phone (441-6688).

Prest oversees the Sustainability Initiative for Minneapolis, which includes the development of environmental policies, regulations and performance measures. The initiative emphasizes leading efforts related to climate change and renewable energy.

The panel discussion will involve local experts in sustainability, green building, healthy communities and alternative energy. They are:

For more information, visit or contact the Planning Department at 441-7491.

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