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Re: E-M:/ Conference on Michigan's Future: Energy, Economy and Environment



Brian,

This conference has nothing to do with Dow and the Big Three.
It is the result of the vision and hard work of Aaron Wissner, a teacher who has devoted a great deal of his time, as a volunteer, to educate our state about the consequence of Peak Oil and the community alternatives in the post-petroleum era.
Aaron is working for all of us.

Peace and good food,

Chris Bedford


Christopher Bedford
CENTER FOR ECONOMIC SECURITY
#6543 Hancock Road
Montague, MI 49437
231-893-3937 + 231-670-4817

"Healing the wounds of the earth and its people does not require saintliness or a political party, only gumption and persistence. It is not a liberal or a conservative activity; it is a sacred act. It is a massive enterprise undertaken by ordinary citizens everywhere, not by self-appointed governments or oligarchies." -- Paul Hawkens, Blessed Unrest

On Nov 14, 2008, at 9:35 AM, mckennab@umd.umich.edu wrote:

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Are Dow Chemical, GM and the Big Three involved in this conference?

Is there any relationship to the huge energy policy conference that DOW CEO Liveris (and Ford) has called for next Spring?

What is the relationship between the Michigan Environmental Council and Dow Chemical in any efforts to cooperatively brainstorm about Michigan's future in terms of energy policy and industrial policy?

Best,

Brian McKenna


Quoting Aaron Wissner <aaron.wissner@gmail.com>:

The Conference on Michigan's Future: Energy, Economy and Environment begins Friday, November 14, at 5 p.m. at Crystal Mountain Resort in northwest Michigan.

Featuring over forty speakers from permaculturists to utility industry CEO's, this conference is one-of-a-kind. The keynote presentation will be delivered by internationally known environmental speaker Richard Heinberg on his first in person visit to Michigan.

For more information on the conference, visit http://futuremichigan.org





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Aaron Wissner
269 - 795 - 4311 (home)
269 - 487 - 6952 (mobile)

The Conference on Michigan's Future: Energy, Economy, Environment

The International Conference on Peak Oil & Climate Change: Paths to Sustainability

Local Future: Saving Earth by Going Local

Value System: Gas Prices, Peak Oil, Money and The Future

Aaron Wissner founded Local Future, a nonprofit educational organization, which hosts The International Conference on Peak Oil and Climate Change: Paths to Sustainability. Wissner speaks, writes, and produces videos on peak oil, climate change, sustainability, money, and the future. He is a veteran public school educator of sixteen years, and a past president of his local, county, and regional education associations. Wissner is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a major in mathematics and a minor in physical science. He lives in rural Michigan with his wife Kimberly and their toddler son Michael.






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