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
Contact: Terry Link
PLUGGING THE LEAKS – Statewide Conference on Energy Conservation
Center on the Grand
Rapids campus of Grand
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
One planet, One family, One future