Students Invited to Climate SummitBy Catherine Snider | Sep. 22, 2009
Shreya Indukuri and Daniela Lapidous, both Gr. 10, are two of 25 climate youth leaders selected to attend the Governor’s Global Climate Summit co-hosted by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
Alexis Ringwald, co-founder of Valence Energy, will introduce Lapidous and Indukuri and their project on smart meters and energy software that reduce energy consumption. Ringwald co-founded her company with Raju Indukuri, Shreya’s father, and two others, and has been mentoring the girls as they developed their project.
Governors from a number of states will attend, as will the administrator of the EPA and other high-ranking government officials. Governors from Indonesia, Brazil, Nigeria and the heads of the United Nations Development Programme and other organizations will be in the audience.
At the event, keynote speeches will be delivered by Tony Blair, Thomas Friedman and Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, chair of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Harker has been invited to send a representative to the event.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Shreya and Daniela,” said Ringwald. “They are being recognized for their leadership on the climate issue in deploying these smart energy solutions in their school.”
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