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E-M:/ Plugging the Leaks Conference - Register NOW

Organizers are urging those planning to attend to register by Friday, November 9 so we can make accommodate everyone.



Please share among your colleagues and interested persons in your community and local government



For Immediate Release:                        Contact: Terry Link                   1-517-355-1751

                                                                          Deborah Steketee       1-616-632-2930

                                                                          Brian Bowe                1-616-331-2221


PLUGGING THE LEAKS – Statewide Conference on Energy Conservation


The Eberhard Center on the Grand Rapids campus of Grand Valley State University will be the site of a statewide energy conservation conference on Friday, November 16th from 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. “We need to stop the drain on our state economy that watches $18 billion of our hard earned money leave the state to pay for the fuel that provide us with lights, heating, and transportation”, said Terry Link, Director of Campus Sustainability at Michigan State University and one of the event’s organizers.


“We’re hoping to build some new partnerships, share best practices, and learn our way forward utilizing the best minds from our higher education sector, state and local governments and business and civil society” noted John Sarver, from the state of Michigan’s Energy Office. This conference is meant to create a venue for substantive conversations and to stimulate information sharing, collaboration, and practical problem-solving on critical issues before the state and nation. Keynote speakers include Dr. Marty Kushler from the American Council on an Energy Efficient Economy and Paul Meierdierck, Co-Chair of the Energy Committee of the New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability. Panelists include college administrators, engineers, city energy manager, state government officials, energy consultants, and faculty. Rep.Vern Ehlers, sponsor of the recently introduced “Higher Education Sustainability Act” has been invited to give introductory remarks. The event will be highly interactive.


A brochure with details of program, bios of speakers and panelists, and registration form are available through the following website:




Please register today!!!



Terry Link, Director

Office of Campus Sustainability

106 Olds Hall

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824

1-517-355-1751 (land-line)

1-517-432-9555 (fax)



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