Unitil, Wells Fargo Advisors, and the Seacoast Science Center Sponsors Discussion

Rye, N.H., March 23, 2017 – Leadership Seacoast, a local organization that
promotes active learning and community interaction with universal topics,
recently held its Environment Day at the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, N.H.

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Sponsored by Unitil, Wells Fargo Advisors, and hosted by the Seacoast
Science Center, attendees heard from Cameron Wake, Research Professor of
Climatology and Glaciology at the University of New Hampshire, setting the
stage for the rest of the day which focused on balance and quality of life.
Executive Director Mike Bellamente of the Green Alliance joined the day by
leading talks on the role of the business community in environmental issues.
Conservations continued with land and environmental preservation in the
Seacoast in a talk led by Brian Hart, the Executive Director of the
Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire.  The class then moved onto discussing
the impact of water quality to the Seacoast region. Kate Leavitt, Director
of Mission Initiatives at the Seacoast Science Center and Kalle Matso,
Coastal Scientist at Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership, both
facilitated a dialogue highlighting marine and estuary coastal water issues.

Cameron Wake, Research Professor of Climatology and Glaciology at the University of New Hampshire

Cameron Wake, Research Professor of Climatology and Glaciology at the University of New Hampshire

Mike Wimsatt, Director of Waste Management for the New Hampshire Department
of Environmental Services also spent some time with Leadership Seacoast
discussing the impact and universal topic of drinking water.
“When you think about the environment, it’s common to think of it as a
distant topic,” said Jennifer Wheeler, Executive Director, Leadership
Seacoast. “But the truth is that every individual is involved, and it is
important for communities to learn about it in that way.” Leadership
Seacoast is grateful to program day sponsors Unitil, Wells Fargo and the
Seacoast Science Center. For  more information about Leadership Seacoast and
becoming a corporate sponsor, visit: http://www.leadershipseacoast.org/ or
contact Jennifer Wheeler at 603-334-6063 or jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org.

About Leadership Seacoast
Based in Portsmouth, N.H., the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing
and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and
organizations that shape the Seacoast’s economic structure and social
fabric. Leadership Seacoast offers its participant’s unique insight into how
business, community, and politics integrate to create successful societies
and how small actions can have a significant impact on the greater global
good. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities
through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its
inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that
values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to
challenges affecting the Seacoast’s community and its future. For more
information about our programs please contact us at
jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org or check out our website at
www.leadershipseacoast.org