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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FORUM V
     
     A Northwest Indiana Perspective
     
     
     Date            Friday, October 3, 1997
     Place           Marquette Park Pavilion, Miller, IN.  Address - 1
N. 
     Grand Blvd., Gary, IN
     Time            9:00 AM -- 5 PM 
     
     
     Goals of the Forum
     
     The United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro resulted in the 
     Agenda 21 document that was adopted by the UN Conference on the 
     Environment and Development, June, 1992. Agenda 21 is the 
     international community's response to the 1989 UN General
Assembly's 
     call for assistance to discuss and to devise strategies aimed at 
     reversing global environmental degradation.
     
     Northwest Indiana is a region of contrasts.  Diverse natural areas
lie 
     in proximity to extensive industrial areas.  Led by many of the 
     speakers featured in this forum, efforts are underway to ensure
that 
     these natural areas and the quality of life for the people residing
in 
     the area are maintained.  
     
     The purpose of our Sustainable Development Forum is to integrate 
     private, public, and non-profit organizations, individual citizens, 
     and groups interested in economics, urbanization, water resources, 
     demography, industry, tourism, energy, and technology to share what 
     they are doing with regard to sustainable development. The Forum is 
     concerned with finding ways to shift environmentally sound
technology 
     to developing countries.  Our specific forum concentrates on 
     environmental and sustainable activities in Northwest Indiana.  
     Additional input will be obtained from speakers from outside the 
     region, providing us with a global view of sustainable development.
     
     
     For more Information
     
     To learn more about past Sustainable Development Forums, please
visit 
     our web site located at http://csf.colorado.edu/casx. To contact
the 
     organizers by e-mail, please use the address:
Michael_Stewart@nps.gov. 
     Other inquiries by phone, fax, or snail-mail should go to: Dr.
Michael 
     Stewart, Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station, BRD/USGS, 1100 
     North Mineral Springs Road, Porter, Indiana 46304; tel:
219-926-8336, 
     extension 421; fax: 219-929-5792.
     
     
     
     
     Sponsors (Tentative)
     
     Chicago Area Sigma Xi (CASX), BRD - USGS, Dunes Calumet Audubon,
Grand 
     Cal Task Force, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Illinois-Indiana
Sea 
     Grant, NIPSCo, NIRPC, Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary, Save the Dunes 
     Council, The Nature Conservancy, United Nations, U.S. AID, U.S. EPA
     
     
     Tentative Schedule and Topics
     
     8:15       Registration Opens
     
     9:00       Introduction and Welcome - Mr. Bill Gomora, CASX 
     Coordinator; Dr. Michael Stewart,  BRD - USGS
     
     9:20       Welcome to Gary - The Honorable Scott King, Mayor of
Gary
     
     9:40       Sustainable Development in Northwest Indiana - Dr. Mark 
     Reskin and Ms. Lee Botts,  Quality of Life Council
     
     10:20      Break
     
     10:40      Natural Areas and their Preservation in Northwest
Indiana - 
     Ms. Mary McConnell, The    Nature Conservancy
     
     11:00      NIPSCO's and Industry's Role in Sustainable Development
- 
     Mr. Art Smith, NIPSCO
     
     11:20      The Grand Cal Corridor:  Prospects for the Future -
Grand 
     Cal Task Force 
     
     11:40      Questions and Discussion
     
     12:00      Lunch at Pavilion (if registered in advance)
     
     12:40      United Nation's Role in Sustainable Development, Agenda
21 
     - Mr. Lowell Flanders, U.N.
     
     1:20       Break
     
     1:30       Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant - Ms. Leslie Dorworth, IL-IN
Sea 
     Grant
     
     1:40       U.S. EPA's Role in Sustainable Development - Ms. Sally 
     Swanson , NW Indiana               Coordinator
     
     2:00       Indiana Department of Environmental Management's Role -
Ms. 
     Kay Nelson, Director,      NW Indiana Office
     
     2:20       City of Gary's Role and Social Issues - Ms. Mary
Mulligan, 
     City of Gary
     
     2:40       Views of an Avid Environmentalist - Mr. Herb Read, Izaak 
     Walton League
     
     3:00       Break
     
     3:20       Preserving Biodiversity in Northwest Indiana - Dr.
Richard 
     Whitman, BRD - USGS
     
     3:40       National Parks in the 21st Century - Mr. Dale Engquist, 
     Superintendent, Indiana Dunes      National Lakeshore, National
Park 
     Service
     
     4:00       Global Perspective, The Role of U.S. AID - Mr. Ken Baum, 
     U.S. AID
     
     4:40       Discussion
     
     
     Directions:
     
     From Chicago:  Take Skyway/tollway to I 65/ Route 20 exit at Gary,
IN. 
      Go east on Route 20 to Lake Street (at McDonalds).  Go north on
Lake 
     Street (approx. 1/2 mile) to stop sign.  Turn right and drive about
a 
     half mile to stoplight (Grand Blvd.).  Turn left on Grand and look
for 
     Marquette Park Pavilion and parking lot on left.
     
     From Indianapolis:  Take I 65 North to end.   Go east on Route 20
to 
     Lake Street (at McDonalds).  Go north on Lake Street (approx. 1/2 
     mile) to stop sign.  Turn right and drive about a half mile to 
     stoplight (Grand Blvd.).  Turn left on Grand and look for Marquette 
     Park Pavilion and parking lot on left.
     
     
     Accommodations:  There are numerous motels in the area including:
        
        Days Inn - Portage  (219) 762-2136
        Ramada Inn - Portage   (219) 762-5546
        
     Regional transportation from O'Hare and Midway airports will
transport 
     travelers to the Days Inn at Portage.  The Ramada Inn is across the 
     street.
     
     
     Registration:  Advance by mail, price includes lunch.  Late 
     registration at door - will need to provide own lunch.
     
     The registration fee for this event is $30 until September 15
(lunch 
     provided), and $30 afterwards (need to provide own lunch).  Student 
     registration is $20, limited scholarships are available - please
see 
     below.  Please send your name, organization affiliation, phone
number, 
     and address to: Dr. Peter Lykos, Dept. Chemistry, Illinois
Institute 
     of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616. To contact Peter please use the 
     address: lykos@charlie.cns.iit.edu.
     
     Student Scholarships Available - Fees waived for up to five
students 
     and one teacher/professor from each school or college/university.  
     Scholarships are limited and available on a first come/first serve 
     basis - so please get registration information in early.  All 
     participants to receive scholarships must send in registration form 
     below.  Additional students over five from each educational
facility 
     will pay the regular amount of $20.  The money for these
scholarships 
     comes from the generous donations of our sponsors - listed above.  
     Please send self- addressed stamped envelope for scholarship 
     confirmation.
     
     
     
     
     
    
______________________________________________________________________
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     REGISTRATION FORM  (Copy, complete, and send in by September 15. 
Each 
     participant must send in own registration)
     
     CASX - Sustainable Development Forum V
     
    
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     Affiliation_________________________________________________
     
    
Address_______________________________________________________________
     
    
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     Make check or money order payable to Chicago Area Sigma Xi - 
     Sustainable Development Forum V.  Mail to  Dr. Peter Lykos, Dept. 
     Chemistry, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616. To 
     contact Dr. Lykos please use the address:
lykos@charlie.cns.iit.edu.