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Oct. 18 Evenings at the Conservancy event to focus on Solar Amendment 1

Untitled-1The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will present Evenings at the Conservancy from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Conservancy’s Eaton Conservation Hall. Participants will discuss the importance of voting “No” on Solar Amendment 1, which will appear on the ballot in November. The free event will feature a panel discussion presented by Rich Housh, CEO of Plug Smart; Susan Glickman, Florida director of Southern Alliance of Clean Energy Action Fund; and Neville Williams, former CEO of Standard Solar Inc. and author of SUN POWER (Forge/Macmillan, NY, 2015). Conservancy of Southwest Florida members and the public are invited to attend the community event to learn more about the issue and address the panelists with any questions regarding the amendment.

Solar Amendment 1 enables big utility companies to protect their control on profits while limiting customer-owned solar, sets a standard for implementing barriers that penalize solar customers, and misleads Florida voters by promising rights and protections that they already possess. Therefore, voting “No” on the amendment will promote the growth of the solar market within the state of Florida.

Seating at the Evenings at the Conservancy event is limited, and those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Sophia Navarra by emailing SophiaN@conservancy.org or calling 239-403-4207. To learn more about the Evenings at the Conservancy event and Solar Amendment 1, please visit www.conservancy.org/evenings.

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 50-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org.

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