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RI Mock State House Session

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Rhode Island State House

82 Smith Street

Providence, RI 02903

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More than 50 students have been invited to be part of the Rhode Island Green Student Leadership Council, representing elementary, middle and high school students throughout the Ocean State. Students will hear from and meet with Rhode Island business, government and education leaders. The purpose of the day is to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders who will make up Rhode Island's future "green" workforce. Students will participate in a tour of the State House and an interactive session on sustainability and citizenship with the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, RI Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Project Green Schools. Students and invited guests will also participate in a one-hour Meet & Greet session. Topics of discussion include: "Energy," and "Food Policy."

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Please arrive by 8:15 am

8:15 - 9:15 a.m. - Welcome & Breakfast - 2nd floor

9:15 - 10 a.m. - State House tours, 1st floor

10 - 11 a.m. - Interactive Program - House Chamber, 2nd floor

-Welcome by Mock Session Leader, Representative Susan R. Donovan, Member of the House Committee on Environment & Natural Resources and the Committee on Health, Education and Welfare

-Welcome by Robin Organ, Executive Director Project Green Schools

-Remarks from Joe DeSilva, Rhode Island School Building Authority

-Energy Remarks by Commissioner Carol Grant, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources

-Food Policy Remarks by Sue AnderBois, Director of Food Strategy, State of Rhode Island; Diane Calvin, Executive Director foodSCAPE

-Explain Procedures for Mock Session

-Session Debate & Vote on Energy Topic (15 mins)

-Session Debate & Vote on Food Policy Topic (15 mins)

-Closing Remarks from Paul DeRoche, Senior Vice President of Government Relations, Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

-Scholarship Announcement by Marisa Albanese, National Grid

11a.m. - 12 p.m. - Meet & Greet with Business and Policy Officials - (State House Library) ** Pizza sponsored by Leader Joe Shekarchi will be provided**



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