Mark your calendars for September 22 (Livonia, MI) and September 25 (Mt. Pleasant). The Second Annual DEQ Sustainable Manufacturing Seminar Series “Michigan Made: Designing to Sustain the Economy, Environment and Society” is being offered at two locations in conjunction with Pollution Prevention Week 2015. Cost is $65. Register at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1745717.
The seminar focuses on the diverse stakeholder connections and relationships necessary to achieve long-term economic, societal and environmental vitality for Michigan businesses and communities. Thought-provoking discussions will be led by Michigan-based companies and leaders who will share perspectives and open discussion that explore both the opportunities and the challenges related to energy and water conservation; food waste recycling; sustainable product standards; and the impact of sustainable enterprise on local economic development.
Each seminar will include the following:
- September 22 – Livonia Keynote Speaker: Diance M. Bunse, Herman Miller
- September 24 – Mt. Pleasant Keynote Speaker: Gabe Wing, Herman Miller
- Out of sight, out of mind? The risk of complacency with Michigan’s water & energy resources
- Sustainable Product Standards: Green expectations of a changing market place
- Working towards Zero Waste- what does it really mean?
- Corporate, social opportunities with the Trip Bottom Line: Bill Stough, Sustainable Research Group
These events are designed to support the on-going revitalization of Michigan’s manufacturing communities through innovation and creative problem-solving to address rapid changes in the local and global marketplace. This includes the framework of the U.S. EPA Economy, Energy, Environment Program http://www2.epa.gov/e3.
Who should attend:
- Small and Medium Sized Manufacturers/Suppliers
- Local Government Representatives
- Lean Consultants
- Environmental Consultants
- Original Equipment Manufacturers
- Community Foundations
- Economic and Manufacturing Associations