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E-M:/ Sustainable Communities Conference

Enviro-Mich message from Patrick Diehl <patmec@voyager.net>

The Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) Pollution Prevention Alliance is
sponsoring a conference entitled "Building Sustainable Communities in the
Great Lakes Region" on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, at the Blackstone
Hotel in Chicago (overlooking Grant Park's gardens and Buckingham
Fountain).  This conference will feature speakers and workshops showcasing
innovative, environmentally sustainable community projects and the many
informational, technical, networking and financial tools and resources
needed to make them successful.

The preliminary agenda includes workshops entitled "Using Information
Technology Effectively," "What Works? Changing Business and Government" and
"Getting Others Involved in Democratizing Environmental Decision-Making,"
among other topics.  The official registration deadline is Wednesday, April
1.  For more information, call Ben Smith at EDF, 202-387-3500 or bens@edf.org.

Patrick Diehl
Associate Director
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette Dr., Suite 2A
Lansing, Michigan 48912
phone:  517-487-9539
fax:    517-487-9541
e-mail: patmec@voyager.net

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