2019 Michigan Sustainability Conference - Lansing

The 2019 Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON) was held in partnership with Michigan Green Communities November 20-21, 2019, in Lansing, where attendees came to learn from, collaborate, and enable success with communities that drive meaningful change.

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

This event qualified for up to 8 CEHs/PDHs for Professional Engineers.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

Advancing Sustainability Panel - Mary Draves,  The Dow Chemical Company; Angela Henderson, Ford Motor Company; 

Engaging Employees through Sustainability - Scott Beckerman,  Senior VP and Director of Corporate Sustainability, Comerica Bank

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) trends and expectations - Sharon Basel, General Motors

Metrics Driven Impact: Building a Regenerative, Triple Bottom Line Businesses – Local First
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Alice Jasper, Local First

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITITES

Climate and Health Impacts - Aaron Ferguson, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; Missy Stults, City of Ann Arbor

Community Energy Planning in Hard to Reach Populations - Julie Staveland, Lisa Thomas, and Jacob Wilkinson, Michigan Energy Office

Panel: Sustainable Planning, from small to big communities
– DETROIT Joel Howrani Heeres and Scott Benson
-  Allison Waske-Sutter, Grand Rapids
- MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, John Sarver

Panel: Current Recycling Market
Kerrin O'Brien, Michigan Recycling Coalition;  Kari Bliss, PADNOS; Eliza Seltzer RRS

ALTERNATIVE FUELS & TRANSPORTATION

Benefits of Alternative Fuels Jim Hineson, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Panel: Charging Station and Funding Opportunities - Dr. Mehrnaz Ghamami, MSU MobilityBethany Tabor, PowerMIDrive Consumers Energy; Brett Steudle, DTE Energy, Tim Slusser, NextEnergy

Clean Fleets Panel
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David Hoover, Meijer
- Maureen Marshall, Calstart

Panel: Transit BusesPatrick Dean, DEAN Transportation; Brian Pouget, The Rapid

Panel: Vehicle Replacement and Funding Opportunities – Frank Acevedo, U.S. EPA;
Steve Meppelink, Hamilton Schools