Press Release

Senator Gillibrand Encourages Energy Secretary to Visit Rochester for Environmental Symposium

Mar 18, 2009

– New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today encouraged U.S.
Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu to attend the Rochester
Business Journal, Greater Rochester Enterprise, and the Golisano
Institute of Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology’s 2nd annual Environmental Symposium. Secretary Chu has been invited as a
keynote speaker for the event. Senator Gillibrand cited Rochester’s
commitment to using Alternative Energy as a economic engine for

her letter to Secretary Chu, Senator Gillibrand wrote, “Recently ranked
as one of the nation’s greenest cities, Rochester and the Greater
Rochester region is at the forefront of the new energy economy.  I
understand your very busy schedule, but please consider seriously this
invitation and hopefully you or a representative from the Department of
Energy will be available to keynote this very important event.”

symposium on Thursday, April 16 will be a day-long with more than 450
attendees. The event will cover topics including the business
advantages of “going green”, sustainable options for municipalities and
school districts, and the environmental redesign of existing
buildings.  In addition, awards will be presented to fifteen local
organizations to recognize their efforts in using alternative energy,
creating sustainable enterprises, and developing environmentally
friendly products.