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ITHACA, NY – All are invited to join a public lunch and learn on April 13th at City Hall, “­­­­Lessons for Ithaca from Freiburg: Germany’s Greenest City.”

Internationally known as the “Green City,” Freiburg im Breisgau has received numerous awards as Germany’s most sustainable city. From passive house building standards to car-free streets, socially-conscious citizens to cutting-edge sustainability policy, learn what has made this German city a shining model of sustainability.

Former Town of Caroline Councilmember Dominic Frongillo will present on the energy transition and sustainability initiatives of Freiburg, where he has lived and worked for two and a half years.

Dominic Frongillo is a former Town of Caroline Councilmember and Deputy Supervisor. A five-time delegate to the United Nations, Frongillo served on New York’s Climate Action Plan advisory panel under Governor Paterson and in 2012 co-founded Elected Officials to Protect New York, a bipartisan initiative of over 850 elected officials across the state that contributed to the historic statewide ban on fracking.

Lessons for Ithaca from Freiburg: Germany’s Greenest City
Wednesday April 13, 2016, 12 pm to 1 pm
City Hall, Common Council Chambers
108 East Green Street, Third floor
This is a lunch and learn event – feel free to bring your own!

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