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Enviro-Mich message from Terry Link <link@MAIL.LIB.MSU.EDU>
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2000

1-517-355-1751 (Terry Link)


EARTH DAY 2000 BRINGS ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS TO MSU


MSU=s University Committee for a Sustainable Campus (UCSC) has invited two
prominent leaders to campus to help recognize Earth Day 2000. Dr. John Todd,
founder of the New Alchemy Institute and Ocean Arks International and
internationally recognized leader in eco-design of water treatment systems
will address the community on Tuesday, April 18th at 7:30 p.m. in the
Kellogg Center Auditorium. Dr. Todd will speak on AEcological Design:
Rethinking How Society is Sustained@. Todd has designed water treatment
systems called "Living Machines@ that use biological mechanisms to clean
water. Systems range in size from desktop use for classrooms to designs for
industrial plants and cities. He is the winner of many awards including: the
Lindbergh Award, given to an individual who has significantly contributed to
a better balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of
the environment; the Environmental Merit Award, and the Chico Mendes
Memorial Award from the E.P.A.; the Teddy Roosevelt Conservation Award; the
Discover Award for Technological Innovation; and the Chrysler Award for
Industrial Design.


The following evening, Wednesday, April 19th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kellogg
Center Auditorium, Alan AtKisson, author of the recently published Believing
Cassandra: An Optimist Looks at a Pessimist's World, and co-founder of
Sustainable Seattle will bring his insights and music to the community in a
talk entitled: Learning to Create a Sustainable World: Wherefore Art Thou
Higher Ed? AtKisson, former Program Director, Executive Director and
currently Senior Fellow with Redefining Progress, has consulted on
sustainability strategy, innovation, indicators, assessment, and initiative
design to over one hundred companies, cities, government agencies,
foundations, and non-profit organizations in a dozen countries. Alan is also
a singer, songwriter, and recording artist with several albums available on
Rain City Records. An enlightening and entertaining evening all in one. Both
speakers share reasons for hope and concrete examples of how we can yet live
in ways that will not destroy the biosphere for the generations who might
follow us.





Terry Link
Librarian
Chair University Committee for a Sustainable Campus
Adjunct Faculty, Bailey Scholars Program
Main Library
100 Library Lane
MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824
1-517-355-1751
link@mail.lib.msu.edu <mailto:link@mail.lib.msu.edu> 

True charity is not a measure of how much one gives, but rather how much one
has left..........Anonymous

Be the change you want to see in life...............M. Gandhi



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