Michigan Sustainability Conference to be held in Lansing on September 18, 2018

September 18, 2018 — Lansing Center, Lansing, MI.
Registration cost: $85
For more information and to register: https://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3308_3333-451152–,00.html

Join us at the Lansing Center for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) third annual Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON). This conference is designed to promote meaningful engagement with business professionals in discussion surrounding the topic of sustainability, by addressing the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit. The MISCON will help forward-thinking business professionals to develop and strengthen the in-house sustainability tools and communication strategies needed to engage your community and stakeholders. It will provide an opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer ideas through thought-provoking discussions that will identify essential elements for success and inspire ongoing efforts to improve sustainability at your organization.

The target audience for this event is businesses and their sustainability professionals, environmental health and safety coordinators, communications staff, environmental engineers and staff, academics and students studying sustainability related topics, materials scientists, research and development professionals, and anyone interested in learning how to advance and communicate their organization’s sustainability efforts.

NETWORK with Michigan’s business leaders who are successfully implementing sustainability practices.

LEARN how to engage your community as part of your sustainability strategy.

GAIN insight and skills to help your oganization save money and protect the environment for future generations.

OPTIONAL, PRE-CONFERENCE PRESENTATION & WALKING TOUR – Limited to 20 Attendees
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 | 1 – 5pm
Rex Lamore, Director of Michigan State University’s Center for Community & Economic Development, will present an Introduction to Domicology at 1:00 pm.  Domicology is the study of the economic, social, and environmental characteristics relating to the life cycle of the built environment.   This discussion will be followed by a walking tour of the two local LEED certified buildings allowing attendees to further explore the linkages between building design and function and sustainability.  The tour will end at the Lansing Brewing Company where an informal networking gathering for all conference attendees will held.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: This conference qualifies for 5 CEHs/PDHs for Professional Engineers.

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