Thursday, August 26, 2010

Convention Keynoter Will Wynn Speaks on Sustainability

Austin Mayor Will Wynn Speaks at 2008 Sustainable Operations Summit from CraigMichaels, Inc. on Vimeo.

Will Wynn was mayor of Austin when he spoke at the 2008 Sustainable Operations Summit in Monterey, Calif. In the address, he shares numerous sustainable initiatives such as green building, renewable energy, changes in land use patterns, and climate protection that are taking place in the fastest-growing big city in America. Wynn is one of two keynote speakers at TSA's upcoming convention in San Antonio, Oct. 14-16, 2010.

Register for the TSA Convention and head to Ballroom A of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Friday, October 15th
General Session: Leading Communities Toward a Shared Purpose

Early in his political career, Will Wynn developed a strong sense of purpose related to reducing carbon emissions. In growth areas, most carbon emissions come from our vehicles, as we drive from one single-use, low-density part of town to another, and from the generation of electricity that we consume in our built environment. As Mayor of Austin, Will Wynn worked to raise awareness of the problems associated with climate change and link effective public policies needed to deal with the challenge. Wynn will present his observations and experiences joining sound urban planning with effective climate protection, demonstrating how electric utility policies and development regulations can compliment each other to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions. One of several successful initiatives Wynn will share is Austin Energy’s construction of its 33-ton capacity Downtown District Cooling System that has helped spur remarkable downtown redevelopment. Wynn received the Alliance to Save Energy’s prestigious Charles H. Percy Public Service Award, was honored for Outstanding Achievement at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Awards, is a Distinguished Alumni of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, and has been featured in both Time and Newsweek.
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