Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wal-Mart vice president to speak at College of Law Earth Day Celebration

Wal-Mart vice president to speak at College of Law Earth Day Celebration

WHAT: To celebrate successes and address challenges in protecting the Earth’s environment, Florida International University’s College of Law will host its 4th annual Earth Day Celebration. The theme of the event will be “Overcoming Challenges to Sustainability in a Global Society.” Topics will include how law relates to issues of environmental protection and quality, and how FIU is addressing sustainability issues. A question and answer period will follow the discussion.

WHO: Phyllis P. Harris, vice president of environmental compliance at Wal-Mart Stores will be the distinguished keynote speaker. Harris is responsible for developing corporate environmental compliance programs for 4,200 Wal-Mart stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Previously, she served as the deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) at the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall Auditorium 1000, FIU College of Law, 11200 SW

8th Street, Miami, FL 33199. The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Carlton Waterhouse, associate professor of law, at 305-348-7263 or carlton.waterhouse@fiu.edu.

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