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Kent State University at Stark to Host Environmental Entrepreneur Jerome Ringo April 14Posted Mar. 28, 2011
Kent State University at Stark will proudly host Jerome Ringo, an entrepreneur and prominent advocate for the creation of environmentally friendly jobs, as the season's final event in the popular Featured Speakers Series. Ringo's speech, titled "The Green Economy and a Clean Energy Future" will be presented on Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Timken Great Hall at Kent State Stark.
Tickets are required for this free Featured Speakers Series lecture.Tickets may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark information desk in Main Hall, beginning Monday, March 28, at 8 a.m., and are offered only while supplies last. A limit of four tickets will be distributed per person. Phone reservations will not be accepted.
Ringo's 20 years of experience working in Louisiana's petrochemical industry, including drilling and offshore production in the Gulf of Mexico, compelled him to educate communities on how to stop chemical discharge in their neighborhoods through environmental activism. A member of Green Group and Newsweek's Environment and Leadership Council, he is a passionate advocate for alternative clean-energy sources and energy-efficient technology and jobs, in addition to expanding minority participation in green businesses. Ringo became the first African-American to head a major conservation organization when he was elected to chair the National Wildlife Federation board of directors. He also served as president of the Apollo Alliance, an organization dedicated to freeing America of foreign oil dependency.