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SFI weekly newsletter (October 29, 2008)
A weekly service of SFI – www.sfi.mtu.edu

 
SFI NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Call for Posters illustrating sustainability for SFI Poster Session and Banquet
2. In Print
3. NSF Program Director Giving Four Workshops at Tech Monday. October 6
4. SF IGERT graduate Deborah Huntzinger selected as a finalist for the 2008 Distinguished Dissertation Competition.
5. Reminder: Nominations Sought for Best Master's Thesis
6. Michigan Renewables Energy Program Biomass Committee Meeting in Escanaba
 7. SFI Member Mary Durfee On the Road
8. SFI member Dave Hand in Houghton Daily Mining Gazette
9. SFI member Christa Walck Scholar in Residence at the University of Turku in Finland
10. 2009 Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching
11. Epolito Defends MEDC's Diversification Efforts

SFI NEW FUNDING

SUSTAINABILITY NEWS
1. "First Monday" recycling update
2. Home Electronics Recycling Saturday in Hancock—TOMORROW!
3. Spread the Word about TVs
4. UPPCO responds to Michigan’s New Energy Legislation
5. Study: offshore wind turbines could pack a punch in Michigan

SEMINARS
1. SFI Colloquium on Sustainability - October 7, 2008
2. S-STEM Program: Graduate Student Scholarships to Advance a Global Outlook of Economic and Social Prosperity that Protects the Environment

FUNDING & AWARD OPPORTUNITIES

1. Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) 08-530
2. Sustainablility Performance Measures for State D of T NCHRP 08-74 [RFP]
3. 3 new Dreyfus Award limited submission proposals at the Michigan Tech Research site.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
New Faculty Awards Program (Dreyfus Foundation)
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

 JOBS & INTERNSHIPS & Ph.D. OPPORTUNITIES

1. 16 Post Doc positions at Associated Colleges of the South
2. Erb Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
 

NEW RESOURCES
1. Michigan Energy Overview report lists energy use


EVENTS & CONFERENCES  

1. Workshop in EPA’s Sustainable Futures Hazard, Exposure and Risk Modeling!
2.  Fifth U.S. Conference on Peak Oil & Community Solutions
3. Michigan Sustainable Homes and Business Tour will be Saturday, October 4,
4. 12th Annual Sustainable Business Conference of Michigan


The weekly newsletters are now posted at our Website (http://www.sfi.mtu.edu/) under “Press Room.” In an effort to increase recognition and enhance SFI’s image, we want to include more publicity about SFI  member achievements. Please send announcements of your publications, presentations, awards, and names of awarded proposals. Please send items for inclusion in SFI weekly newsletter to Denise Heikinen, Communications Coordinator, at dmheikin@mtu.edu, or call (906)487-0044.

SFI NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. Call for Posters illustrating sustainability for SFI Poster Session and Banquet
SFI  invites you to submit a poster for a celebration of campus-wide sustainability activities. The poster session will be held on Friday, November 7, 2008 in Rozsa Center lobby from 4:30-6:30pm. Poster setup will begin at 4:00pm. The first half of the poster session will be open to the Michigan Tech community.  We encourage all students, faculty, and others currently engaged in sustainability-related projects to participate in this forum to share current research ideas, progress, and successes related to Sustainability. Poster presenters are cordially invited to attend the SFI banquet following the poster session. A prize for the people’s choice of the best poster will be presented at the banquet.
To register, please email Melanie Xuna Yang (xunayang@mtu.edu) with a 100 word abstract by October 15. The abstract will be reviewed for its connection to the theme of sustainability.

2. Zhanping You In Print
Graduate student Shu Wei Goh and SFI member Assistant Professor Zhanping You (CEE) published a paper, "A Preliminary Study of the Mechanical Properties of Asphalt Mixture with Bottom Ash to Replace Partial Aggregates," in the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 35, No. 10, 2008, available here
http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/rp-ps/issueDetail.jsp?jcode=cjce&lang=eng&vol=35&is=10

3. NSF Program Director Giving Four Workshops at Tech Monday. October 6
Lesia Crumpton-Young, program director of the National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Education, will be on campus Monday, Oct. 6, to to give four workshops. All interested faculty and staff are invited to attend. An RSVP is required for lunch only.
Graduate students will be particularly interested in the Informal/General Discussion session to be held at 12:00 noon in the Alumni Lounge of the Memorial Union. If you would like to stay for lunch, served at 12:45 pm, RSVP to Carol Argentati (caargent@mtu.edu).
See attached invitation and agenda. For more details see http://www.admin.mtu.edu/urel/ttoday/previous.php?issue=20081003&id=6403&nav=1#9


4. SF IGERT graduate Deborah Huntzinger selected as a finalist for the 2008 Distinguished Dissertation Competition.

The Graduate School has announced that Deborah Huntzinger was selected as a finalist in the for the 2008 Distinguished Dissertation Competition. She was advised by SFI member and Associate Professor John Gierke and received a PhD in Geological Engineering in 2006. Her interdisciplinary research examined the feasibility and sustainability implications of using cement-kiln-dust waste to sequester carbon dioxide emissions from the cement manufacturing process. Huntzinger is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The committee that evaluated the nominees included M. Neuman (Biomedical Engineering), P. Murthy (Chemistry), R. Froese (School of Forestry Resources and Environmental Science) and G. Campbell (School of Business and Economics).

The next competition for mathematics, physical sciences and engineering or social sciences will take place in 2010 and will consider applicants who have completed their degrees between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2010. In 2009, the competition will accept nominations from candidates who completed their dissertations between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2009, in the fields of biological sciences or humanities and fine arts. Please consider nominating your PhD graduates next year.

5. Reminder: Nominations Sought for Best Master's Thesis
Nominations are open for the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) Distinguished Master's Thesis Awards. Michigan Tech may nominate one candidate for the award. Nominations are due to Debra Charlesworth ( ddc@mtu.edu ) in the Graduate School by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. The original Tech Today posting includes a description of items required in a nomination packet: www.admin.mtu.edu/urel/ttoday/previous.php?issue=20080916&id=6221&nav=1#4

6. Michigan Renewables Energy Program Biomass Committee Meeting in Escanaba 1:30 – 3:30, Thursday, October 9, 2008
Michigan Public Service Commission
Bay de Noc Community College, Joseph Heirman University Center, Conference Room 952
2001 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba

This meeting is available by conference call and web meeting.
Dial-in: 877-336-1828 Access Code: 450-0531# Login: https://www.webmeeting.att.com
For webmeeting, enter 8773361828 for Meeting Number & 4500531 for Code.
See the attached PDF for descriptions of the Presentations

Presenters include Donna LaCourt (MEDC) “Feedstock /Raw Material Supply Chain”
MSU/MTU Dr. Ray Miller (MSU-UPTIC) “Woody Feedstock Center of Energy Excellence”
Julie Baldwin and Tom Stanton (MPSC) “Michigan Renewable Energy Legislation Summary”
Melissa Davis, New Power Tour, Inc. “Local Bioenergy: Green Electricity, Heat and Local Food.”
Contact Melissa Davis if you would like to car pool to this event. Telephone:  (906) 281-5986 http://www.newpowertour.com/contact.html
 
7. SFI Member Mary Durfee On the Road
Associate Professor Mary Durfee (Social Sciences) was a visiting scholar at the Centennial Center of the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC, where she worked on the curriculum project Globalization, Engineering and Public International Law and advanced an article with Jameson Doig (Princeton) on the role of expertise in the International Joint Commission and the New York/New Jersey Port Authority.

8. SFI member Dave Hand in Houghton Daily Mining Gazette
The September 27, 2008 issue of the Daily Mining Gazette reported on the one-man crusade of Jack Hartmann, an Eagle Harbor resident determined to stem the fish-killing VHS virus from getting into Lake Superior. The story mentions SFI member David Hand’s stop-gap disinfectant method that uses bleach and vitamin C. Of Hand’s solution, Hartmann says "The man's a genius, and it's working." http://www.mininggazette.com/page/content.detail/id/501945.html?nav=5006

9. SFI member Christa Walck Scholar in Residence at the University of Turku in Finland
Professor Christa Walck (Van Pelt/Opie Library, SBE) was a Scholar in  Residence Sept. 15-23 at the University of Turku in Finland, where she  gave a lecture based on a paper coauthored by SFI member and Associate Professor Carol  MacLennan (Social Sciences), "Using Environmental History to Understand Sustainability: Land Use and Land Health in Silver City, N.M." Walck was also a guest of the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation  (TEKES) in Helsinki Sept. 24-25.

10. 2009 Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching
Application Deadline Dates: Predoctoral: November 14, 2008, Dissertation: November 28, 2008
Postdoctoral: November 28, 2008
Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching.
 Predoctoral--$20,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of $2,000 for three years
Dissertation--$21,000 for one year
Postdoctoral--$40,000 for one year, $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution
Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows
Approximately 60 predoctoral, 35 dissertation, and 20 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies
Full eligibility information and on-line applications are available on the National Academies Web site at: http://nationalacademies.org/fellowships

 11. Epolito Defends MEDC's Diversification Efforts
James Epolito, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., recently touted a  pretty darned good week for Michigan's economy. Whatever the turmoil on Wall Street and Capitol Hill, Michigan enjoyed several MEDC-backed business announcements, including Michigan’s three Energy Centers of Excellence, the biggest of which is the huge plant to turn wood waste into ethanol near Sault Ste. Marie, a partnership with Michigan Technological University and Michigan State University's "wood to wheels" collaboration.
http://www.wwj.com/Epolito-Defends-MEDC-s-Diversification-Efforts/3044300

SFI NEW FUNDING

SUSTAINABILITY NEWS
1. "First Monday" recycling update
For those of you who recycled paper from home faithfully at the "First Monday" collections, there is finally some really good news. Waste Management's Houghton recycling center, located south of Sharon Avenue on Enterprise Drive, will now accept all the paper types we are used to recycling on campus—and more, including cereal boxes, egg cartons, and paper and plastic bags. The center also accepts corrugated cardboard, #1 and #2 plastics, and metal cans and foil. The main change from the First Monday guidelines is that staples, in addition to paper/binder clips, must now be removed from office paper. Complete recycling guidelines, with a detailed list of acceptable and unacceptable items, will be posted at http://emml.mtu.edu/gem/community/recycle/recycle.htm (the updated file includes a map and is dated 10-01-08). Print a copy of the new attached guidelines.

2. Home Electronics Recycling Saturday in Hancock—TOMORROW!
The Environmental Sustainability Committee and the GEM Center for Science and Environmental Outreach are helping to publicize an opportunity for the public to recycle outdated or non-working household electronics. (This opportunity does not apply to Michigan Tech-owned electronics, which are recycled through the University's e-waste program.) The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will collect your unwanted household items this Saturday, October 4, from 9:00am to noon at the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (540 Depot St., a block south of eastbound US 41) in Hancock. Among the items accepted are computers and accessories, microwave ovens, stereos, TVs and monitors, DVD players, VCRs, cordless phones, and electronic ballasts (all $0.10/lb.), fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs ($0.50 each), alkaline batteries ($0.85/lb.), rechargeable batteries and cell phones with batteries (free). For more details, see www.wupdhd.org/rsvp/e-waste.html or call Barb Maronen at the
health department (482-7382).

3. Spread the Word about TVs
The transition to digital TV in February 2009 may result in people prematurely discarding analog televisions in the mistaken belief that they will no longer work. Only analog TVs that receive signals via rooftop or "rabbit ears" antennas will require converter boxes. A government-sponsored $40 coupon program will help pay for up to two boxes per household:  www.dtv2009.gov or 1-888-388-2009. Cable and satellite TV subscribers can continue to use their existing TVs, even if they aren't digital-ready models. More information at www.dtv.gov/consumercorner.html.
                        
3. UPPCO responds to Michigan’s New Energy Legislation

New Energy Legislation has been enacted in Michigan.  SB 213 includes a
renewable portfolio standard, utility energy optimization plans, state
government energy efficiency, wind energy resource zones, and net
metering.  The renewable portfolio standard will be 10% by 2015.  Energy
optimization credits and advanced cleaner energy credits can be used to
partially meet the RPS requirement.  Detroit Edison is required to have
at least 300 MW by 2013 and 600 MW by 2015 and Consumers Energy is
required to have 200 MW by 2013 and 500 MW by 2015.

UPPCO spokesperson, Janet Wolfe, warns that the long and complicated bill has not been studied thoroughly as yet, but she said “UPPCO is pleased that the legislature has finalized a Renewable Energy Portfolio for the state - this has been in the works for a long time, and we're ready for it. We're especially happy that hydroelectric generation is part of the bill as submitted to the governor. UPPCO has nine hydro plants and already meets the 10% due by 2015. We may even be in a position to sell hydro power to other
utilities who need it to meet the new standards.”

4. Study: offshore wind turbines could pack a punch in Michigan
If Michigan allowed close to 100,000 wind turbines to be plopped along the shore of the Great Lakes, it would produce enough energy to power the entire Upper Midwest, according to a Michigan State University Land Policy Institute study soon to be released, according to the MIRS News Service. While acknowledging that such a scenario is absurd, the study "Michigan's Offshore Wind Potential" produced the calculations to show the state what is possible if wind turbines were moved next to and into the Great Lakes. For example, to use offshore wind energy to satisfy all of Michigan's power demands, the state would need to plop 11,469 wind turbines 10 kilometers offshore at a depth of 60 meters, according to the study, authored by Charles McKeown and Soji Adelaja. More. http://www.wwj.com/Study--Offshore-Wind-Turbines-Could-Pack-Punch/3059372
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SEMINARS
1. SFI Colloquium on Sustainability - October 7, 2008

Next Tuesday's SFI Colloquium will include a presentation and discussion of the paper, "A System Dynamics Model for the Environmental Managemenet of the Sepetiba Bay Watershed, Brazil," by Alexandre de C. Leal Neto et al. published in Environmental Management (2006).

For more details about the Colloquium, and for a copy of the paper, visit:
http://www.me.mtu.edu/~jwsuther/colloquium/index.html
For access to readings, the username is "reader" and the password is "want2read."

The SFI Colloquium on Sustainability will be held each Tuesday this semester in MEEM 208 from 4:30-5:20. Southern University-Baton Rouge participates via videoconferencing.

All are invited. Input and ideas are always welcome!

2. S-STEM Program: Graduate Student Scholarships to Advance a Global Outlook of Economic and Social Prosperity that Protects the Environment
Monday, October 6, 2008
Judith Perlinger, CEE Department Professor
Dow Building Room 642                                            3:00 pm
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FUNDING & AWARD OPPORTUNITIES  

To submit research proposals through the Sustainable Futures Institute, add “SFI” to the DEPT/CENTER/INSTITUTE(S) column for identifying the PI’s and co-PI’s. The transmittal sheet must then be signed by the SFI Director, John Sutherland, on page 3. (If John Sutherland is unavailable for signing transmittal sheets, Qiong (Jane) Zhang can also sign for SFI). Submitting proposals under SFI provides wider publicity and  recognition for your research as well as a 10% return on your incentive account.

1. Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) 08-530 –from the Michigan Tech Research Limited Submission Program site.
Estimated Number of Awards:    6 to  12  
Anticipated Funding Amount:   $2,400,000  subject to the availability of funds
Posted: September 26, 2008
Internal deadline: January 19, 2009
Limit on number of proposals
Number per organization: One (1) as lead; no limit on non-lead collaborators or sub-awardee.
Full Proposal deadline: March 2, 2009
The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program accepts proposals for research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, especially in interdisciplinary or inter-institutional contexts.  Proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields, although the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates in addition to graduate students.

The program is particularly interested in proposals addressing issues of cultural relativity in research that is conducted in an international context and those addressing intellectual property issues, including scientific publishing. In these contexts, faculty and graduate students may find that they lack applicable standards or that the standards they are accustomed to do not match those of others with whom they interact (perhaps more so when international projects are interdisciplinary). Public concerns or challenges may also raise questions that need careful consideration (for example, with respect to real or perceived conflicts of interest or where human subjects are involved).  The program also encourages proposals addressing intellectual property rights including scientific publishing, appropriate attribution, access to scientific data, and university-industry collaborations.
You can view current information about Limited Submission opportunities at http://www.mtu.edu/research/administration/sponsored-programs/proposal-preparation/identification-funding/limited-submission/

2. Sustainablility Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation and Other Transportation Agencies NCHRP 08-74 [RFP]
Funds:  $500,000
Contract Time:  24 months Authorization to Begin Work:  3/15/2009 -- estimated  
Deadline: 11/17/2008

The objective of this project is to develop a guide for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies to use to measure the sustainability of their networks, systems, facilities, projects, and activities, at the appropriate scales, stages (long-range planning, programming, project development, design, construction, maintenance, operations), and time frames.   The project will clearly describe the underlying principles of sustainability as they apply to transportation agencies.  The guide will (1) support agency decision-making processes at various management levels; (2) enable agencies to develop appropriate sustainability goals, objectives and associated performance measures, and methods for conducting performance measurement and monitoring; and (3) describe computation methods for these measures and possible data sources.
http://www.trb.org/TRBNet/ProjectDisplay.asp?ProjectID=2500

3. Three new Dreyfus Award limited submission proposals at the Michigan Tech Research site.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
      Internal deadline: December 18, 2008  Limit on number of nominations
      Number of Camille Dreyfus nominations: One annually
      Deadline: February 5, 2009
This Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.
Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2003. Undergraduate education is an important component of the nominee's activities.
http://dreyfus.org/awards/camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml

New Faculty Awards Program (Dreyfus Foundation)
      Internal deadline: March 26, 2009  Limit on number of nominations
      Number of New Faculty Awards nominations: One annually
      Deadline: May 7, 2009
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports the scholarly activity of new faculty in Ph.D.-granting departments with an award to help initiate their independent research programs. The New Faculty Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $50,000 that is generally approved before the new faculty members formally begin their first tenure-track appointments.
http://dreyfus.org/awards/new_faculty_awards_program.shtml

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
      Internal deadline: May 14, 2009        Limit on number of proposals
      Number of Henry Dreyfus nominations: One annually and renominations are accepted.
      Deadline: June 25, 2009
The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching. The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.
 http://dreyfus.org/awards/henry_dryfus_teacher_award.shtml
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JOBS & INTERNSHIPS & STUDENT & Ph.D. OPPORTUNITIES

1. 16 Post Doc positions at Associated Colleges of the South
The Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) is a consortium of sixteen nationally recognized, distinguished liberal arts colleges and universities (http://www.colleges.org/institutions.html), received $3.5 million to create postdoctoral Fellow positions in Environmental Studies. Since 1998, our institutions have grown increasingly stronger in the field of Environmental Studies, and because of our excellent faculty and strong student interest, we continue to thrive in this academic area.

With these funds, we will hire 24 new Ph.D.'s at approximately $45,000 per year (plus benefits and travel funds). For two years each, those Ph.D.'s will teach 2-3 environmental studies courses per year. They will also have plenty of time for research, and will be mentored by seasoned
professors in their fields. In addition, Fellows will have many excellent opportunities to discover the advantages of teaching at small private liberal arts institutions while they engage in creative
exchanges with faculty at all 16 of our institutions.

Elizabeth L. MacNabb, PhD, Director, Programs in Sustainability and the Environment
www.colleges.org/enviro
Associated Colleges of the South
Wiseman 102, Centre College
Danville, KY 40422 859.238.6234/fax 859.238.6226

2. Erb Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program
 
The Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan is a joint program between the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment. We are now inviting applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. or comparable degree between June 1, 2007, and August 30, 2009. Fellows appointed as Post-Doctoral Scholars in the Erb Institute are expected to be in residence during the academic years of the fellowship, to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute, and to devote time to their independent research. If desired, teaching may be included in the agreement. The annual stipend will be $65,000 based on an academic calendar year, September 1 - August 31. You will be eligible for participation in the University health and life insurance options. The appointment is intended to extend for two years starting on September 1, 2009, though the Institute will also consider applications for one-year appointments. Preference will be given to applications received by December 15, 2008. Please send application materials electronically to:
Managing Director of the Erb Institute erbinstitute@umich.edu
or by mail to:  Erb Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship University of Michigan, 701 Tappan Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 647-9709
 For more information about the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, please visit: http://www.erb.umich.edu .
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NEW RESOURCES
1. Michigan Energy Overview report
Michigan Energy Overview report explores the state's energy resources and shows energy use by source, sector and how consumption has grown over time. It also shows how much Michigan residents and businesses spend on energy which in 2007 totaled approximately $37 billion.
http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/mpsc/reports/energy/energyoverview/  
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EVENTS & CONFERENCES  
1. Workshop in EPA’s Sustainable Futures Hazard, Exposure and Risk Modeling!
Cosponsored by The Consortium for Environmental Risk Management (CERM)
and Purdue’s Clean Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI)  
October 28th – 30th at the Clariant Corporation headquarters in Charlotte, NC

Gain the know-how to take your chemicals out of the black box  http://www.cermonline.com/news/sf_workshop_1008.htm

2.  Fifth U.S. Conference on Peak Oil & Community Solutions
Fifth U.S. Conference on Peak Oil & Community Solutions will be held on Oct 31-Nov 2 at Oakland University, in partnership with Community Solutions & Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center. Conference participants will explore strategies for reducing energy use in the areas of housing, food and transportation, including both theory and practice. http://www.plancconference.org/

3. Michigan Sustainable Homes and Business Tour will be Saturday, October 4, 10 - 4 Check out local tours at www.glrea.org.
The Greater Marquette Area Tour
Parlato Home
193 CR 550
Marquette MI 49855—see website for directions or Regional coordinator:
Jennifer Silverston  (silverston@northernoptions.org or 906-226-1136)
Don't miss this exciting VIRTUAL TOUR SITE! http://www.honeydalefarms.com/
Featuring a passive solar home built to be energy efficient and eco-friendly.  The home features geothermal heating and cooling system, a heat recovery ventilation system, zero VOC paint, solar tubes and more!  Visit this Tour Site from the comfort of your own home. Really nice pics!

4. 12th Annual Sustainable Business Conference of Michigan, Energizing Michigan’s Green Future will be held on November 13, 7:30-4:15 at the Fetzer Center, WMU. The conference focuses on Michigan’s business and energy future, and will bring together sustainable businesses, college students, and advocacy groups.  http://www.southwestmichigansustainablebusinessforum.org/




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