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Enviro-Mich message from Terry Link <link@MAIL.LIB.MSU.EDU>

The MSU University Committee for a Sustainable Campus(UCSC) is hosting a one
day workshop on campus sustainability efforts. While some of the planning is
set, we're looking to add folks to the workshop panels and will entertain
suggestions from those working on these issues at other college, university,
and community college campuses in Michigan.There is, as you will see from
the tentative program below, the opportunity to create two additional
workshops. If you have any ideas, want to volunteer to participate or know
someone engaged with these issues, please contact either Laura B. DeLind
delind@pilot.msu.edu <mailto:delind@pilot.msu.edu>  (517-355-7490) or Terry
Link link@mail.lib.msu.edu <mailto:link@mail.lib.msu.edu>  (517-355-1751)The
program will be free. More details forthcoming in the months preceding the

Tuesday, March 7, 2000

University Committee for a Sustainable Campus  
9:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Kellogg Auditorium and Rooms 103B, 104A/B, 105A/B, 102 Kellogg Center

The sustainable use of the earth's finite resources is an issue of more than
academic interest; it also requires institutions of higher education to
serve as living models for sustainable practices. How does a university
assess its ecological footprint and build a learning culture attuned to the
realities of a place-bound, sustainable system across all sectors of the
campus community ? This program is designed to bring together faculty, staff
and students from schools, colleges and universities across Michigan to a)
explore the dimensions of a sustainable campus, b) exchange ideas on
sustainable curriculum, and c) develop networks for continued outreach and
education. A keynote presentation in the morning will be followed by
afternoon workshops on topics such as solid waste management, the campus
food system, campus transportation, pesticide use, energy audits and
experiential learning.
For more information: Laura B. DeLind 517-355-7490 or Terry Link

Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Anthony Cortese, President of Second Nature
[Second Nature is a nonprofit organization with a mission to expand the
capacity of colleges and universities to make an environmentally just and
sustainable future a foundation of learning, research, operations and
interaction within the local, regional and global community].   
Workshop sessions include the following:

*	Session 1: An Energy Assessment of an MSU Building
*	Session 2: An Energy Assessment on the WMU Campus-Carl Newton (WMU)
*	Session 3: The State of Solid Waste on Michigan Campuses-
*	Session 4: Creating and Maintaining Organic Farms On Michigan
*	Session 5: Effective Strategies for Making Green Things Happen:
Cases in
	Point- Mike Shriberg (U of M) 
*	Session 6: Green Architecture: Operations and Design-
		Chris Pyzik (WMU) 
*	Session 7: Campus Water and Water Management-)
*	Session 8: Transportation Alternatives on Campus 
*	Session 9: The Campus Food System
*	Session 10: Pesticide Use On Campus
*	Session 11:
*	Session 12:

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