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Enviro-Mich message from WMEACJENNY@aol.com
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West Michigan Environmental Action Council
(media release)

For Immediate Release

CONTACT:   Tom Leonard
        Executive Director - WMEAC
        (616) 451-3051

EVENT: FIRST FRIDAY Speaker on the Environment

SPEAKER: Mary Beth Doyle, MPH, from the Ecology Center and 
  Rob Cedar from Hamtramck Environmental Action Team (HEAT)

SPONSOR: West Michigan Environmental Action Council

DATE:  Friday, October 1, 1999

PLACE: St. Marks Church
  134 N. Division
  Grand Rapids, MI

TIME:   Noon to 1:30 pm

COST:  Lunch $7.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members  
  Free to those wishing to bring their own lunch

TOPIC:   "Greening Hospitals:  Reducing the Environmental Impact 
  of Health Care" 

The medical industry is dedicated to improving health, yet hospitals are the 
third largest source of mercury and dioxin, two poisons that are known to 
cause health problems.  Learn how hospitals across Michigan and the country 
are reducing their environmental impact.  Mary Beth Doyle, will talk about 
pollution prevention in health care.  Rob Cedar, will talk about problems 
with the incineration of medical waste and medical waste disposal 
alternatives.

RSVP: By  Wednesday, September 29 to reserve your spot! 
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
(616) 451-3051

WMEAC's "FIRST FRIDAY" is a monthly luncheon with speakers and presentations 
on environmental , outdoor and related topics.  It is open to the general 
public.
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