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First 'Green Summit' on Saturday

| May 17, 2024 1:00 AM

COEUR d'ALENE — The first North Idaho Green Summit hosted by the Kootenai Environmental Alliance is set for Saturday.

The summit will feature presentations and discussions on a range of topics, including sustainable food systems, farming practices, climate adaptation, aquifer protection, responsible recreation and waste management. It will be emceed by George Saylor of Coeur d'Alene.

The summit will feature environmental experts from the Pacific Northwest to share their vision for a sustainable future.

There will be 30-minute breakout sessions.

Hemene James, vice chairman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, is the featured speaker and will address environmental stewardship.

"This event offers a unique opportunity for community members to deepen their understanding of local environmental issues and collaborate on meaningful solutions," a press release said. "By coming together as a community, we can make a positive impact on our environment and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come."

Cost is $15 per person and $25 for families.

Free coffee and pastries will be provided.

The summit is scheduled 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 521 E. Lakeside Ave.