For Immediate Release:
April 11, 2008
UCR Palm Desert
Building a Coachella Valley for Future Generations:
Desert Lyceum 2008 Summit on
Energy, Environment & Economic Change
Presented by the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Palm Desert Graduate Center
and the Coachella Valley Association of Governments in partnership with the
Building Industry Association - Desert Chapter and the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership
Palm Desert, CA (April 9, 2008) – The public is invited to attend a one-day summit that
brings together experts, local leaders, and the community to explore and discuss energy
conservation and efficiency, sustainable building and how the Coachella Valley can attract
The UCR Desert Lyceum 2008 Summit on Energy, Environment & Economic Change
will be held on Friday, April 25th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Esmeralda
Resort and Spa, 44-400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA. The cost to attend is $95
through April 11 and $110 after that. The fee includes lunch and a reception at 4:30 p.m.
Register online at www.DesertLyceum.org.
The Summit features keynote speakers, informative break-out sessions and dynamic
dialog with an emphasis on open interaction among all the participants to find energy
solutions and create pathways for job creation and economic growth in the new eco-
“Our goal is to bring the public into our dialogue to discuss and debate ideas that will lead
to our entire valley working together to become cleaner, greener and more prosperous,”
said Carolyn Stark, Executive Director of the University of California, Riverside Palm
Desert Graduate Center and a co-chair of the Desert Lyceum.
In the morning, breakout sessions feature topics such as:
● Green Programs: Creating Sustainable Buildings
● Making it Work: Local Governments and Sustainability
● Can We Create a 21st Century Workforce?
● Paying for Green: In