Wednesday, October 10, 2018
L. William Seidman Center @ Grand Valley State University
50 Front Ave SW
Charles W. Loosemore Forum - SCB-1008
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Preserving Ourselves: Local and International Perspectives on Climate Change Threats and Solutions
This is a morning of discussion and debate regarding the urgent issue of how climate change is altering the course of life as we know it. Hear from local businesses with global interests, from state and local government, as well as from two Dutch scholars who bring perspectives we may wish to consider as we prepare for and attempt to mitigate the unique threats and challenges of climate change.
Mandy de Wilde, Ph.D. - Researcher & Author, the Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands
Norman J. Saari -Commissioner, Michigan Public Service Commission
Jeff Myrom - Director, Renewable Energy & Electric Vehicle Customer Products, Clean Energy Products, Consumers Energy
Margrethe K. Kearney, J.D. - Senior Staff Attorney, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Erik Petrovskis - Director of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability at Meijer, Inc.
Mary Ellen Mika - Director of Global Compliance and Sustainability at Steelcase
Steve Ramus - Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Perrigo
Joshua Lunger - Director of Government Affairs at Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
Cameron Kritikos - Mobilizing & Advocacy Fellow, Climate Witness Project
Jan O’Connell - Development Director and Energy Issues Organizer, Michigan Chapter, Sierra Club
Thomas Franssen, Ph.D. - Researcher, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Faculty of Social Sciences, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Alison Sutter - Sustainability Manager for the City of Grand Rapids
Gillian Giem - Program Manager, U.S. Green Building Council - West Michigan Chapter
John A. Kinch, Ph.D. - Executive Director, Michigan Energy Options
Kelly Parker, Ph.D. - Professor of Philosophy, Director of the Environmental Studies Program
Michael DeWilde, MTS - Professor of Management, Director of the Koeze Business Ethics Initiative, Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University
Please plan to join us for this event. Please RSVP below. The discussions and lunch are free but seating is limited to 80 persons and please RSVP to Robbi Osipoff at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat – admission will require a reservation.