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Monday To-Do: CEO of Clean Line Energy to Speak at Clinton School


Michael Skelly is CEO and founder of Clean Line Energy Partners, a project development company formed to build, own and operate renewable energy transmission lines. Previously, Skelly served as chief development officer of Horizon Wind Energy, which he helped transform from a two-man company to a leading player in the U.S. wind industry. At the Clinton School, Skelly will give a lecture titled “The Promise and Challenges of Renewable Energy.”
WHEN: Monday, November 15 – 12 p.m.

WHERE: University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service – Sturgis Hall

Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501)683-5239.

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Wednesday To-Do: Mississippi Mayor to Discuss Walkable Communities

Chip Johnson, mayor of Hernando, Mississippi, will discuss his community’s efforts to fight childhood obesity through policies that promote a culture of good health. Under Johnson’s leadership, Hernando has undertaken efforts to build sidewalks, parks and trails and establish a local farmer’s market, among other initiatives. Johnson has become a national spokesman for community health and quality of life issues. This lecture is part of “Place, Parks and Politics,” a four-week, outdoor speaker series in partnership with the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 27 – 12 p.m.

WHERE: River Market Pavilion in Little Rock

Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501)683-5239.

Monday To-Do: Greenpeace Co-Founder to Speak at Clinton School


Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore will discuss his work as co-chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, a national organization supporting nuclear energy. With nearly 2,500 members from the business, environmental, academic, consumer and labor communities, the coalition believes nuclear energy can improve energy security, ensure clean air quality and enhance the quality of life and economic well being of Americans. Moore served for nine years as president of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a director of Greenpeace International.

WHEN: Monday, October 25 – 6 p.m.

WHERE: University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service – Sturgis Hall

Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501)683-5239.

Friday To-Do: President of American Petroleum Institute to Speak at Clinton School

American Petroleum Institute (API) President Jack Gerard will give a Clinton School lecture about his industry’s role in the American economy, particularly its ability to create jobs. The oil and natural gas industry is responsible for 9.2 million American jobs, according to API, the national trade association representing the oil and natural gas industry.

API is also responsible for killing federal climate and energy legislation by funding the likes of Claiborne Deming, former Murphy Oil CEO. Deming traveled all over Arkansas to spread the gospel that the cap-and-trade bill will kill the U.S. economy. Between January 2009 and June 2010, API spent $11 million to lobby Congress to defeat pollution reductions and to maintain tax loopholes. During the same period, the oil industry spent $543 million to lobby Congress.

WHEN: Friday, October 22 – 12 p.m.

WHERE: University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service – Sturgis Hall

Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501)683-5239.

Wednesday To-Do: Parks’ Place in the Urban Environment

Jodie Adams (pictured in center)

Jodie Adams, director of the Springfield, Mo., parks system and president of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), will give a lecture titled, “Parks’ Place in the Urban Environment.” NRPA is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks and recreation opportunities. Adams has been with the parks system in Springfield, Mo., for 35 years and became director in 2006.

This lecture is part of “Place, Parks and Politics,” a four-week, outdoor speaker series in Little Rock’s River Market Pavilion co-hosted with the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 20 – 12 p.m.

WHERE: River Market Pavilion in Little Rock

Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501)683-5239.

Wednesday To-Do: Building Vibrant Urban Areas


Oklahoma Convention and Visitors Bureau president Mike Carrier will give a lecture titled, “Building Vibrant Urban Areas, One Brick at a Time,” about his city’s efforts to revitalize “Bricktown,” a former warehouse district now home to a new minor league baseball park, a river walk and a number of restaurants, shops and nightspots. This lecture is part of “Place, Parks and Politics,” a four-week, outdoor speaker series in Little Rock’s River Market Pavilion co-hosted with the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 13 – 12 p.m.

WHERE: River Market Pavilion in Little Rock

Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501)683-5239.

Tuesday To-Do: Why We Hate the Oil Companies

Former Shell Oil CEO John Hofmeister will discuss his book, Why We Hate the Oil Companies: Straight Talk from an Energy Insider, about the policy and politics of the American energy industry.

After stepping down as president of Shell Oil Co. in 2008, Hofmeister founded Citizens for Affordable Energy, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit that promotes efficient, sustainable energy policies.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 28 – 12 p.m.

WHERE: University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service – Sturgis Hall

Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu or calling (501)683-5239.