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Don't Miss This Year's Environmental Lobby Day
Environmental Lobby Day 2012 is your chance to unleash the power of green at the Ohio Statehouse.
Join the Ohio Environmental Council’s (OEC) environmental-conservation network on Thursday, March 22 in Columbus, Ohio from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to bring environmental concerns and priorities directly to state lawmakers and officials from environmental and regulatory agencies.
The OEC will set up meetings for you with lawmakers as well as give you tips and information to make your meetings as productive as possible.
The day includes lunch at the Statehouse Atrium with lawmakers and staff, and an evening cocktails and conversation reception to network and share the day’s experiences.
The day’s activities are as follows: 8:30 a.m. - Noon: Welcome Breakfast and Lawmaker Meetings at the Sheraton Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St. Noon - 1 p.m.: Lunch with Lawmakers and Staff at Ohio Statehouse Atrium 1 - 4 p.m.: Lawmaker and Agency Meetings at the Ohio Statehouse 4 - 6 p.m.: Cocktails and Conversation Reception at the Sheraton Hotel on Capitol Square.
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