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sustainable development meeting
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FORUM V
A Northwest Indiana Perspective
Date Friday, October 3, 1997
Place Marquette Park Pavilion, Miller, IN. Address - 1
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
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
in proximity to extensive industrial areas. Led by many of the
speakers featured in this forum, efforts are underway to ensure
these natural areas and the quality of life for the people residing
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
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
our web site located at http://csf.colorado.edu/casx. To contact
organizers by e-mail, please use the address:
Other inquiries by phone, fax, or snail-mail should go to: Dr.
Stewart, Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station, BRD/USGS, 1100
North Mineral Springs Road, Porter, Indiana 46304; tel:
extension 421; fax: 219-929-5792.
Chicago Area Sigma Xi (CASX), BRD - USGS, Dunes Calumet Audubon,
Cal Task Force, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Illinois-Indiana
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
9:40 Sustainable Development in Northwest Indiana - Dr. Mark
Reskin and Ms. Lee Botts, Quality of Life Council
10:40 Natural Areas and their Preservation in Northwest
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 -
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
- Mr. Lowell Flanders, U.N.
1:30 Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant - Ms. Leslie Dorworth, IL-IN
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 -
Kay Nelson, Director, NW Indiana Office
2:20 City of Gary's Role and Social Issues - Ms. Mary
City of Gary
2:40 Views of an Avid Environmentalist - Mr. Herb Read, Izaak
3:20 Preserving Biodiversity in Northwest Indiana - Dr.
Whitman, BRD - USGS
3:40 National Parks in the 21st Century - Mr. Dale Engquist,
Superintendent, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, National
4:00 Global Perspective, The Role of U.S. AID - Mr. Ken Baum,
From Chicago: Take Skyway/tollway to I 65/ Route 20 exit at Gary,
Go east on Route 20 to Lake Street (at McDonalds). Go north on
Street (approx. 1/2 mile) to stop sign. Turn right and drive about
half mile to stoplight (Grand Blvd.). Turn left on Grand and look
Marquette Park Pavilion and parking lot on left.
From Indianapolis: Take I 65 North to end. Go east on Route 20
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
travelers to the Days Inn at Portage. The Ramada Inn is across the
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
provided), and $30 afterwards (need to provide own lunch). Student
registration is $20, limited scholarships are available - please
below. Please send your name, organization affiliation, phone
and address to: Dr. Peter Lykos, Dept. Chemistry, Illinois
of Technology, Chicago, IL 60616. To contact Peter please use the
Student Scholarships Available - Fees waived for up to five
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
will pay the regular amount of $20. The money for these
comes from the generous donations of our sponsors - listed above.
Please send self- addressed stamped envelope for scholarship
REGISTRATION FORM (Copy, complete, and send in by September 15.
participant must send in own registration)
CASX - Sustainable Development Forum V
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: