Think Tank Held at NextEra Energy
Seabrook, New Hampshire, June 2, 2015- Members of Leadership Seacoast, a non-profit organization committed to developing informed and active community leaders, joined together to discuss ways to preserve and protect the environment in the Seacoast region during Environment Day held at NextEra Energy in Seabrook.
Sponsored by Wheelabrator Technologies and Unitil, the think tank experience challenged preconceptions, exposed amazing new facts and discoveries, and explored different perspectives. The speaker lineup included: Cameron Wake, Research Professor, Climatology and Glaciology, University of New Hampshire; Jeff Barnum, Great Bay-Piscataqua Water Keeper, Conservation Law Foundation; Ted Diers, Watershed Management Bureau Administrator, NH Department of Environmental Services; Al Legendre, Principal Engineer, NextEra Seabrook Station; and Brian Hart, Executive Director, Southeast Land Trust of NH.
“These exceptional speakers shared knowledge on the intricate balance between environment and quality of life,” said Leadership Seacoast Executive Director Jennifer Wheeler. “The class walked away more environmentally conscious and armed to make better choices.”
Following presentations, members of Leadership Seacoast were able to tour and explore the NextEra Energy Station in Seabrook.
Leadership Seacoast thanks sponsors Unitil Corporation and Wheelabrator Technologies for sponsoring the program day . For more information on Leadership Seacoast and its curriculum or becoming a corporate sponsor, please visit: www.LeadershipSeacoast.org.
About Unitil Corporation
Unitil Corporation provides energy for life by safely and reliably delivering natural gas and electricity in New England. We are committed to the communities we serve and to developing people, business practices, and technologies that lead to dependable, more efficient energy. Unitil Corporation is a public utility holding company with operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Together, Unitil’s operating utilities serve approximately 102,700 electric customers and 77,900 natural gas customers. Other subsidiaries include Usource, Unitil’s non-regulated business segment. For more information about our people, technologies, and community involvement, please visit www.unitil.com.
Headquartered in Hampton, New Hampshire, Wheelabrator creates clean, renewable energy from everyday residential and business waste. Wheelabrator has a current platform of 15 energy-from-waste facilities, four independent power-producing facilities, four ash monofills and three waste transfer stations. Wheelabrator has an annual waste processing capacity of over 7.4 million tons, and a total combined electric generating capacity of 768 megawatts — enough energy to power more than 645,000 homes. Wheelabrator facilities also recover metals from ash for recycling into commercial products. For more on Wheelabrator, www.wtienergy.com.
About Leadership Seacoast
Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Leadership seacoast proudly boasts more than two decades of achievement through its consistent commitment to educating future Seacoast leaders through the exploration of community of community issues, effective leadership practices, and personal involvement opportunities. Program graduates finish with a wide net of connections in which to foster a better community. For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor or program candidate, please visit www.leadershipseacoast.org