SWFL : April Monthly

  • 07 Apr 2010
  • 5:15 PM - 6:59 PM
  • The Conservancy of Southwest Florida - 1450 Merrihue Drive(off of 14th Ave N at Goodlette-Frank Rd), Naples, Florida 34102

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SOUTHWEST BRANCH PROGRAM


April General Membership Event


Date: Wednesday, April 7th

Located at: The Conservancy of Southwest Florida
                 1450 Merrihue Drive(off of 14th Ave N                    at Goodlette-Frank Rd)
                  Naples, Florida  34102

Start time:  5:15pm to 7 pm Hors D’Oeuvres and Cocktails
                 5:30pm and 5:45pm – Filter Marsh Tours
                 6:00pm – 7:00 pm Presentation

Free to attendees

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In 2008, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida launched the “Saving Southwest Florida” Capital Campaign to raise $33 million to protect water, land and wildlife in southwest Florida.   As part of the Campaign, the entire Conservancy Nature Center will undergo many sustainability initiatives, including three new buildings and the renovation of three more.  They have committed to seek out the highest standard for a Sustainable Nature Center, incorporating green features that will help protect the environment and use less energy.
 
The program will cover the Sustainable Nature Center's Plans
  • Every corner of the  21-acre campus will be part of the effort, which will include ecosystem restoration, habitat protection and careful species management.
  • Sustainable Buildings
  • Three new buildings and the renovation of three others will each meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards
  • Target: “Net Zero” Energy Consumption
  • Utilization of an integrated energy consumption approach through geothermal cooling, solar, LED lighting and "smart buildings" technologies.
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