Road to Sustainability Leads to Nanjing, China

Lady Barbara Thomas Judge of the UK Atomic Energy Authority discusses the role of nuclear energy in the 21st Century at "Think Green."

Educators, energy experts, and government officials gathered for a global energy forum co-hosted by NYIT and its educational partner in China, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT). The “Think Green: Energy, Education, Environmental Initiatives” conference, held in Nanjing on April 7-9, explored topics ranging from carbon sequestration to green technology and architecture to the importance of partnerships in promoting sustainable innovation, investments, and education. The forum attracted the attention of prominent Chinese media, including the China Daily News, as well as global news outlets.

NYIT's global energy forum in Nanjing, China attracted media from around the world.

Speakers included Lady Barbara Thomas Judge, chair of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority; Yun Le, general manager for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo Project; Martin Schoenbauer, executive director of the U.S. Department of Energy in China; Zhang Xinsheng, former vice minister of the Education Ministry of China; NYIT President Edward Guiliano; and NUPT President Yang Zhen.

Conference sponsors included the Institute for Sustainability, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, OMNI Contracting Company Inc., Sustainable Engineering Forum, Waste- to-Energy Research and Technology Council, Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University, BizReview, Jiangsu Society of Electronics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Jiangsu Institute of Communication, and Changshu Yushan Hi-Tech Industrial Park Administration Committee.

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