Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper 2008 Young Environmental Symposium speaker

GOLDEN, Colo., March 24, 2008 – The Colorado School of Mines 2008 Young Environmental Symposium speaker, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, will present “Being Good Ancestors: Our Obligation to Sustainability” on April 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in the ballrooms of the Ben H. Parker Student Center, 1600 Maple St. in Golden.

Hickenlooper, a former exploration geologist and businessman, was first elected mayor of Denver in 2003 and reelected to his second term in 2007. In 2005 he launched Greenprint Denver — the city's action plan to promote sustainable development and ecologically-friendly practices throughout city government and the community.

Hickenlooper graduated from Wesleyan University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1974 and a master’s degree in geology in 1980.

Herbert Young, a 1939 Colorado School of Mines graduate with an Engineer of Mines degree and his wife Doris established the Young Environmental Symposium.

Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines was established to serve the needs of the local mining industry. Today, the School has an international reputation for excellence in both engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth's resources. For more information about Colorado School of Mines, visit


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