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Environment, Energy and Ethics conference at UD, Sept. 21-23
Date:9/13/2007

Distinguished speakers from across the United States and abroad will present at Environment, Energy, and Ethics: Science and Responsibility for the 21st Century, an interdisciplinary conference set for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 21-23, at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall Conference Center in Newark, Del.

Global climate change and sustainable business, the ethical basis of carbon trading, responsible faith communities and environmental role modeling, community-supported agriculture, and a universal right to water are among the many topics that will be highlighted during sessions on private-sector responsibility, markets, international law, environmental policy, religion and culture, and technology.

Keynote addresses will be delivered by Holmes Rolston III, University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University, who is internationally regarded as a leading environmental ethicist, and David McCurdy, executive vice president of Enviance Inc., an innovative corporate provider of information management services relating to greenhouse gas, environmental, health and safety compliance.

Solutions to environmental problems require many forms of expertise, and the scholars at this conference will contribute to that crucial interdisciplinary dialogue, said Tom Powers, who leads the University's Science, Ethics and Public Policy Program. Powers and colleague Mark Greene, both assistant professors of philosophy at UD, are the conference organizers.

McCurdy's talk, The World Needs a Ruler: Life with Carbon on the Balance Sheet, will be presented during the opening reception at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21. He will provide an overview of recent decisions in the scientific, financial and legal communities that have affected greenhouse gas management.

McCurdy oversees worldwide sales and account management at Enviance Inc. Founded in 1999 and based in Carlsbad, Calif., the company provides Internet-based services
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Contact: Tracey Bryant
tbryant@udel.edu
302-831-8185
University of Delaware
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