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Enviro-Mich message from Pete Pasterz <Pete.Pasterz@USDWP.MSU.EDU>

>I...Please note the November 15, 1998 deadline for those interested in =
 making a  presentation at this event....
 Sustainable America
 A National Town Meeting                                =20
 May 2-5, 1999 in Detroit, Michigan and Points Across America
 Co-Chairs    =09
 Carol Browner, Administrator  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Ray Anderson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Interface, Inc.
 President=27s Council on Sustainable Development
 Global Environment & Technology Foundation
 Host Community Leadership
 Dennis Archer, Mayor of Detroit
 Edward McNamara, County Executive Wayne County, Michigan
 Harry Pearce, Vice Chairman  General Motors Corporation
 October 22, 1998
 Dear Colleague:
 The President=27s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) and  the =
 Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF) invite you to participate=
  in a National Town Meeting for a Sustainable America (NTM).  The four day =
 conference will discuss and showcase successful sustainability initiatives =
 by businesses, communities and other organizations that promote economic =
 prosperity, environmental protection and equitable opportunity.  The NTM =
 will be held May 2-5, 1999 at the COBO Convention Center in Detroit, =
 Michigan. Over 3,000 people are expected to attend the Detroit event, with =
 thousands more participating via satellite links and the Internet.
 Why should you participate?
 To present your organization=27s ideas and best practices that promote =
 sustainability goals.
 To learn how other leaders from around the country are using sustainability=
 To network with others who are engaged in similar activities.
 To see how new technology is helping achieve sustainability goals.
 To take the first step toward implementing your own sustainability ideas.
 Who should participate?=20
 Anyone interested in promoting sustainable development or finding out more =
 about it should participate at some level, either by attending the main =
 event in Detroit, or hosting or attending an affiliated event. =20
 The NTM will be valuable to: =20
 1. Business executives
 2. Government officials
 3. Economic development professionals
 4. Non-Government Organizations
 5. Planners, architects and developers
 6. Investors, lenders and other financial institutions
 7. Media Professionals
 8. Academics - professors, teachers and students from all education =
 9. Farmers and agriculture representatives
 10. Public health officials and social service providers
 11. Citizens interested in economic and environmental progress
 The NTM program will include an exhibition, plenary sessions and workshops,=
  networking opportunities, cultural activities and other elements that =
 showcase sustainability solutions and opportunities.=20
 How can you get involved?=20
 1. Share Your Strategies that Promote Sustainability - If you are =
 interested in making a presentation at the NTM, you will need to fill out =
 our Request for Submissions form.  The NTM currently has slots available =
 and is seeking proposals for 90-minute *Learning Sessions*.  A submission =
 request may be developed by a single presenter or a team of presenters. =
 The program will emphasize building individual and institutional capacity =
 so that best practices can be replicated elsewhere. To get a copy of the =
 request for submissions, please visit http://www.sustainableamerica.org.  =
 The deadline for acknowledging an intent to apply is November 15, 1998. =
 The final application is due December 4, 1998.
 2. Be an Exhibitor - Showcase sustainability efforts of your =
 business, organization or community.  The NTM Exhibition Hall will present =
 an interactive learning environment adventure that engages participants =
 and provides an orientation to sustainable development.  It will also =
 include special exhibits that showcase where we work, play and live (i.e., =
 a sustainable home, office and ecosystem).  A marketplace for exhibitors =
 from business, academia, government and non-government organizations will =
 also be featured.  We are seeking exhibitors for each of these categories. =
  If you are interested in exhibiting at the NTM, details will be available =
 at http://www.sustainableamerica.org or by contacting exhibitntm=40getf.org=
 .  =20
 3. Host an Affiliated Event in Your Community - Affiliated events =
 offer organizations and communities engaged in sustainable development an =
 opportunity to become an active part of the National Town Meeting.  If you =
 are hosting a sustainable development event, be it a large conference, a =
 community workshop or classroom activity prior to May 2, 1999, you may =
 want to join with the NTM network by being designated as a Journey to =
 Detroit event.  Your efforts will be highlighted on our website and =
 showcased at the National Town Meeting. In addition, many events are being =
 planned across America to coincide with the May meeting.  These Concurrent =
 Events will be able to access audio and satellite downlinks from the =
 Detroit NTM, allowing participants at local events to be actively involved =
 in the proceedings in Detroit.  Details for hosting a Journey to Detroit =
 or a Concurrent Event are available at http://www.sustainableamerica.org =
 or by e-mailing eventsntm=40getf.org.=09
 4. Come to the National Town Meeting - Plan to come to Detroit,=20
 May 2-5, 1999, to participate in the National Town Meeting.  Visit  =
 http://www.sustainableamerica.org and indicate your interest in attending =
 the NTM.  Upon registering, future mailings will be sent to you.
 The co-sponsors and hosts are excited about the opportunity this event =
 presents and look forward to hearing from you on how you wish to participat=
 e.  If you know of another organization that can contribute to this effort =
 please forward this notice about the NTM to them.  For more information, =
 Sustainable America NTM
 7010 Little River Turnpike, Suite 300
 Annandale, VA  22003
 http://www.sustainableamerica.org or ntm=40getf.org
 1-888-333-6878 Voice and fax on demand line (operational 10/26/98)

Pete Pasterz, Manager
Office of Recycling and Waste Reduction
Michigan State University
88 Service Rd.
East Lansing, MI  48824
fax 517/353-9732

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