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2008

This year we will be presenting the 11th Annual Earth Day Symposium on Saturday, April 26. Last year’s event had the usual excellent speakers, and this year’s program is shaping up with an exciting series, as well. The specifics will be announced soon, but the schedule will be 8:30 to 1:00, with free boxed lunch during the last presentation. The event is free.

In 2007, the money raised from this annual educational event benefit the following:

  • Rotary International Polio Program
  • Jones High School – 5 scholarships
  • Honduras Clinic
  • UCF Arboretum
  • Rotary Schools in Africa
  • ECO-Action

Click HERE to view the Symposium Agenda.

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2007

April 22 Sat 10th Annual Earth Day Symposium, Orlando, FL

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2006

9th Annual Earth Day Symposium

Theme:

Environmental Change: Impact on Present and Future Generation's Health

  • Saturday, April 22nd, 2006 at 9am - 1:30pm
  • Free to the general public.
  • Free box lunch served.

Location:

  • Orlando Regional Medical Center
  • Multi-Purpose Rooms - 1st Floor
  • Orlando, FL 32806
  • Phone 321-841-5111
Agenda
8:00-8:30am Registration for Medical Credits
8:30-9:00am Introduction:  The Rotary and the Environment Oswald Saavedra, M.D.>
9:00-9:45am The Future of Earth & Global Climate Changes Kent Bransford M.D., of Carmel, Ca President, Physicians for Social Responsibility
10:00-10:45am Children's Health and the Environment J Riegart, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics, Medical College University of South Carolina
10:45-11:15am Coffee Break
11:15am-12:15pm Bhopal Disaster - What Have We Learned?
Elizabeth Guillette Anthropologist and Research Scientist
Boxed Lunch 12:15-1:15pm Mercury Pollution and its Effects on Health
Todd Sack, M.D. Chairman, Florida Medical Association's Environmental Committee

Presented by:

  • Rotary Club of Orlando (major sponsor and supporter) & Orlando South
  • WMFE
  • Orange County Medical Society
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • ECO-Action
  • Florida Medical Association Environmental Section
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2005

Annual Earth Day Symposium

Theme:  The Environment and Our Community

  • Free to the public
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center (321-841-5111)
  • Multi-Purpose Rooms - First Floor
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Free Parking - Parking Deck C
  • Saturday, April 23th, 2005 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
8:30 - 9:00 Registration for CME credits
9:00 - 9:30 Introductory Remarks
9:30 - 10:30 Topic:  Aesthetic, Legal, Moral and Scientific Grounds to End Environmental Holocaust:  Simple Action You Can Take to Save Florida's Natural Heritage -- Presented by:  Attorney Barbara Eagan, Environmental Advocate
10:30 - 11:30 Topic: Florida's Lakes' Ecosystem Presented by:  James Madison, MD, Chairman of Winter Park Lakes and Waterways Board, President of Madison-Mackey-Rogers and Murrah Orthopaedic Association, PA
11:30 - 12:30 Topic:  Ground Water Flow Conditions in Central Florida Presented by:  Louis Murray, Jr, PhD, PE, US Geological Survey
12:30 - 1:30 Boxed Lunch provided Topic:  Global Warming Presented by:  Oswald Saavedra, MD, Chairman of Environmental Committe of Orange County Medical Society, President of Orlando Internal Medicine, Charter Board Member of ECO-Action
Presented by: ECO-Action Orange County Medical Society Florida Medical Association - Environmental Section Rotary Club of Orlando For more information, contact Headquarters. Earth Day Celebration Rollins College Free? Activities, games and information tables Thursday, April 21st, 2005 11:30am to 2:00pm Sponsored by ECO-Rollins, an environmental organization at Rollins College. For more information, contact:   Sara Shaw, VP, ECO-Rollins, email:  sara.c.shaw@rollins.edu

2004

7th Annual Earth Day Symposium

Theme: Cancer and the Environment

  • Free to the public w/ lunch provided
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Orange Avenue, near ORHS
  • Orlando, Florida
  • April 24th, 2004
  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Introduction:  Buddy Dyer
  • Alvaro Roman Osornio Vargas, MD
  • Enviromental Pollutants and the Lungs
  • Melissa Bondy, PhD
  • Childhood Cancer and the Environment
  • Robin Fuchs-Young, PhD
  • The Environment and Breast Cancer: More Questions than Answers
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2003

6th Annual Earth Day Symposium

Theme: Our Environment - Our Responsibility

  • Free to the public
  • Bush Auditorium
  • Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
  • 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Health care professionals: received up to 2 CME hours for attending this event. School teachers: received up to 10 CE credit hours for attending this event.

6th Annual Agenda:
Earth Day 8:30 - 9:00 am Registration
Symposium
Our Environment - Our Responsibility 9:00 -10:00 am The Environment:  It's All About Health
April 26, 2003 Dick Batchelor
Dick Batchelor Management Group, Inc.
Presented by:
Orange County Medical Society 10:00 - 11:00 am The Adverse Effects of Environmental Hazards on the Physical and Intellectual Development of Children
John Routt Reigard, II, MD
Orlando Regional  Healthcare Medical University of South Carolina
College of Medicine
Rollins College
11:00 - 12:00 pm The Politics of Population and the Environment
Physicians for Social Peter Kostmeyer
Responsibility Population Connection
Washington, D.C
ECO-Action
12:00 -1:00 pm Boxed Lunch Towards Personal Energy Independence Preventing More Pollution -  A Local Example
Alliance for Florida's Future Robert Stonerock, M.D.
Accreditation: Orlando Regional Healthcare is approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing education for physicians.  Orlando Regional designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 hours in Category 1 Credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.  Each physician should claim only those hours that he or she actually spent in the educational activity.  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Orlando Regional Healthcare and the Orange County Medical Society. Sharethe Care 2003 Rollins Earth Day Event Free Friday, April 25th 12 pm to 5 pm Mills Lawn, Rollins College Sanford Earth Day April 12th, 2003 8 am to 3 pm Top

2002

  • 5th Annual Earth Day Symposium
  • Theme:  Our Water, Our Life
  • Free to the public
  • Bush Auditorium
  • Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
  • 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Health care professionals:received up to 5 CME hours for attending this event. School teachers:< received up to 10 CE credit hours for attending this event.

5th Annual Agenda:
Earth Day 8:30-9:00am Registration
Symposium
9:00-10:00 am Worldwide Water Resource
Our Water, Our Life Martin Waniellsta, PhD, PE
Dean, Engineering and
April 20, 2002 Computer Science
University of Central Florida
Presented by:
Orange County Medical 10:00-11:00am Water Borne Diseases
Society Debra E. (Friedman) Huffman
Faculty Research Associate
Orlando Regional College of Marine Science
 Healthcare University of South Florida
Rollins College 11:00-12:00 pm Water Treatment
J. S. Taylor, PhD, PE
Physicians for Social Professor of Engineering and
 Responsibility EIES Director
University of Central Florida
ECO-Action
12:00-1:00 pm Lake Watch - What is it?
Alliance for Florida's Future Box Lunch Dan Canfield, Jr.
Professor of Limnology
University of Central Florida University of Florida
Accreditation: Orlando Regional Healthcare is approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing education for physicians.  Orlando Regional designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.0 hours in Category 1 Credit toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.  Each physician should claim only those hours that he or she actually spent in the educational activity.  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Orlando Regional Healthcare and the Orange County Medical Society. Top

SHARE THE CARE! Earth Day 2002 Event

  • Free to the public April 20, 2002
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • The Green, Mills Lawn, Rollins College, Winter Park

Sponsored by:  Audubon of Florida, Central Florida Sierra Club, ECO-Action, ECO-Rollins, Free the Planet (UCF), Orange Audubon Society and The Wildlife Advocacy Project

Ample parking in the Sunbank Garage across from Bush Auditorium on Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park.

Featured:  Environmental groups shared information for public awareness.  In the Florida Environmental Authors Tent, we met local authors who write books about our environment.  We got a glimpse of vehicle hybrids: Honda and Toyota.

10:30am - 11am Charlene Klima (Young Reader) Reading Aloud
11am - 11:30am Peggy Lantz (Youthful Reader) Presentation
11:30am-12pm Dr. Walter Taylor (Wildflowers) Presentation
12pm-12:30pm Deborah Green (Canaveral Seashore, Wekiva) Presentation
12:30pm-1pm Milton Heiberg (Natural Photography) Presentation
1pm-1:30pm Willima Belleville (St. Johns River, Video Presentation
1:30pm-2pm Steve Nordlinger - The ECO-Canoeist (Hand drawn & written journals Presentation
2pm-2:30pm Dr. Joel Siry, PhD (Marshes, Climate Concern) Presentation
2:30pm-3pm JB Hardy, DMD (Mercury free dentistry) Presentation
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2001

4th Annual EARTH DAY SYMPOSIUM

  • at Rollins College
  • Bush Auditorium, Winter Park, FL
  • April 21, 2001
Presented by:
  • Orange County Medical Society
  • Orlando Regional Healthcare
  • Rollins College
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • ECO-Action
  • Alliance for Florida's Future

We had a beautiful day on Earth Day 2001.  We started registration for the physicians', nurses' and teachers' continuing education credits at 8 am.

Our keynote speaker was Ronald Balkissoon, MD of the National Jewish Medical & Research Center, Denver, Co.  His topic:  "Effects of Air Pollution on Asthma and Other Respiratory Conditions."

Our next speaker was Bruce Jeffrey Trock, Ph.D., of the Dept. of Oncology, Lombardy Cancer Center, Georgetown Medical Center, Washington, DC.  His topic:  "Estrogenicity of Selected Nutrients, Pesticides, and Pollutants and their Roles in Breast Cancer."

Our next speaker was Carmelo Mario Licitra, MD, assistant Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine / Infectious Diseases, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl.  His topic:  "Emerging Infectious Diseases Associated with Global Warming."

Our lunch speaker was Virginia Seacrist, Chairperson, SICK -- Stop Ichetucknee Cement Kiln, Fl.  She spoke about getting active, becoming involved, and making a difference.

After our lunch speaker, we had an Activist Workshop, "Turning Issues into Activism", facilitated by Joseph Siry, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Studies, Rollins College, Winter Park, Fl.  This had a great turnout, primarily because of Virginia Seacrist's talk.

We'd like to thank the following people in making our Earth Day Symposium 2001 a great success:  Dr. Oswald Saavedra, Beth Hollenbeck, Joe Siry and Rollins College, Dennis Bennett, all of the speakers, Greg Dorf, Lisa Newton and friend, and Julie Jacobus.

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1995

Earth Day @ the Maitland Art Center

Massey Services Inc. - Pest Prevention and Termite Protection, Green Up Lawn, Tree and Shrub Care

Presents: Earth Day Every Day

Also Presented by:
  • WFTV-Channel 9
  • The Orlando Sentinel
  • WMMO-98.9 and
  • ECO-Action

Thanks to the following environmental organizations working for all of us, today and every day of the year.

  • Genesis Zoological Center
  • Friends of Lake Apopka
  • Florida Game and Fish Commission
  • Environmental Fund for Florida
  • Florida Audubon Society
  • Florida Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc.
  • Orange County Environmental Protection
  • St. John's River Water Management District
  • Tarflower Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society
  • Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation
  • Central Florida Cavers
  • Keep Orlando Beautiful
  • Clean Lakes Coalition of Central Florida
  • Florida Conservation Foundation
  • Sierra Club of Central Florida
  • ECO-Action
  • Caring for Creation
  • La Leche League
  • Save the Manatee Club
  • Florida Solar Energy
  • Orange County Parks and Recreation Department
  • Mead Gardens Preservation Association
  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • Orange Audubon Society
  • The Herb Society of Central Florida,/
  • Orange County Master Gardeners
  • Clean Water Network
  • Stage Schedule:

    10:00 am Angel and the Odd
    11:15 am Friends of Florida Folk
    12:30 am Rocket 88
    1:45 pm Michael Kline and the Gypsies
    3:00 pm Les Dudek
    4:30 pm Flock of Seagulls

    Sponsors:

    • Massey Services, Pest Prevention
    • Many ECO-Friendly M.D.'s of Central Florida Organized by Oswald Saavedra, M.D.
    • Elliott Marketing Group
    • Orlando Utilities
    • WFTV Channel 9
    • The Orlando Sentinel
    • WMMO 98.9 FM
    • ECO-Action
    • Waste Management, Inc.
    • Jennings Environmental Services, Inc.
    • The ECO-Store
    • Backdoor Design
    • Peterson Outdoor Advertising
    • LYNX
    • Print Concepts
    • Alphagraphics
    • Armen Silverback
    • Artslink
    • Giraffe Graphics
    • Maitland Senior Center
    • Steve Lee, Esquire
    • Special Thanks to Mary Hardy
    Earth Day 1995 Design by Jonathan Vazquez Top