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Earth Day Eco Talks Panel

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Join us for an engaging two-part discussion with Orlando’s leading sustainability voices this Earth Day at Wekiva Island. 🌎

This Earth Day, Wekiva Island is bringing together sustainability advocates, expert environmentalists, and thought leaders within the Orlando community to discuss the future of our planet. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about the current state of our environment and what we can do to protect it.

Plus: We’re kicking off the panel with a never-seen screening of a special Wekiva Island film project.

Hosted at Wekiva Island’s Gallery CERO on Friday, April 19th from 6:00 to 7:45 pm. Free admission; RSVP required below.

**Learn more on our event website**

*Join us at 6PM as we launch the panel with a special film screening*

Session #1: Orlando’s Path to Resilience & Innovation​ (6:10-6:55PM)
Explore sustainability, conservation advocacy, and innovation as our panelists discuss their expertise in protecting the local Wekiva Springshed and advancing smart city initiatives across Orlando. Discover insights into preserving our city’s natural beauty and resources, and learn about the innovative practices shaping our sustainable future. Join us for an engaging discussion that ignites action and champions a greener, more resilient Orlando.

  • Mike Hess – Director of Sustainability, Resilience and the Future-Ready City Initiative, City of Orlando
  • Gabrielle Milch – Supervisor 4, Seminole Soil and Water Conservation & St Johns Riverkeeper Middle Basin Manager
  • Chuck O’Neal – President, Speak Up Wekiva, Inc.

Session#2: Pioneering Sustainable Solutions Locally (7-7:45PM)
Discover how these local heroes are making waves in Orlando’s sustainability scene, from diverting waste and transforming landscapes to fostering eco-conscious communities and championing sustainable businesses. Learn how you too can get involved in creating a greener, more vibrant future for Orlando and beyond.

  • Kellie Antonowicz – Director of Education, IDEAS For Us/Fleet Farming
  • Alyssa Bolanos – Owner + Founder, Oh Eco
  • Charlie Pioli – Founder/CEO, O-Town Compost

Each session will be joined by Wekiva Island Owner Bill Weinaug and moderated by JoEl LaBorde.

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April 19
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