Atlantic States Legal Foundation is expanding its programs, its prominent performance and visions that have been and will be presented in multiple national and international conferences.
In September 2011, ASLF staff presented at the Philadelphia Low Impact Development Symposium, discussing how ASLF and other advocates have helped Onondaga County switch from gray to green infrastructure to combat its combined sewer overflow (CSO) issues. A paper written for that presentation has been submitted for publication in the post-conference proceeding of this symposium. During the trip to China in January 2012, ASLF gave presentations at two universities in regard to conservation of biodiversity and its significance to urban environmental improvement. Recently, ASLF’s president Samuel Sage was invited to speak at the 2012 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in New Orleans in June 2012. Titled Reclaiming Vacant Properties: Remaking America for the 21st Century, he will be speaking about how the Save The Rain Vacant Lot Program, led by ASLF, incorporates stormwater management, urban agriculture, urban forestry and community involvement into vacant land reclamation and the urban planning process to bring significant changes to neighborhoods. This same topic will also be presented at the 5th Annual Ecosystem Service Partnership Conference in Portland, OR this coming August. ASLF’s abstract for an oral presentation has been accepted by the organizing committee.
Along with the above presentations, ASLF sent a representative to Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20-22, 2012.