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E-M:/ Sustainability Conference Speaker Deadline March 31

Enviro-Mich message from Aaron Wissner <aaronwissner@yahoo.com>

The deadline for presentation proposals for the "International Conference on Peak Oil & Climate Change: Paths to Sustainability" is March 31. The conference begins in the on Friday, May 30 and runs through Sunday, June 1, 2008. The location is the Calvin College Fine Arts Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Presentations are needed for both break out seminars and main stage topics.

International authors and speakers include Richard Heinberg, Dr. David Goodstein, Megan Quinn Bachman, Julian Darley, Stephanie Mills and Pat Murphy. Featured speakers include U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers, Mayor George Heartwell, Sharon Astyk, Ann Woiwode, Chris Bedford, Tom Richter, Tim Hudson, Aaron Wissner, Tom Stanton, Kurt Cobb, , Dr. Olaf Lidums, Dr. Linda Schweitzer, Christina Snyder, Cynthia Price, Mark Baeur and Thaddeus Owen. Fifty break out seminars focus on sustainability topics including transportation, food security, environment, renewable energy, community education, and conservation.

The event is hosted by educator Aaron Wissner and his Local Future nonprofit organization. Wissner was featured in January on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for his peak oil education and preparation efforts. The Post Carbon Institute is a primary conference sponsor.

Call for presentations details and application form, attendee registration, and additional conference information are available at the conference web site: www.sustainabilityconference.org

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