Saturday, July 15, 2006


Michigan's Energy Future--forum in GR, 7/22

Michigan's Energy Future, a Community Forum, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, July 22, at the Wealthy Theatre

Registration and Continental Breakfast is at 8:30 a.m.

The program begins at 9:00 a.m. with an address by our own Cool Cities Mayor, George Heartwell, on the topic, "Cities will Save the World:
the Future of Renewables."

He will be followed by Aaron Wissner's presentation on Peak Oil, what it is and and its far-reaching implications for our economy and our way of life, its impact on the world, our nation, our state and our community.  Aaron is recent founder of Local Future Network, and a teacher and community leader, who has made it his personal mission to thoroughly educate himself on this topic and in turn, to educate his fellow citizens.  Visit his website at

David Gard of the Michigan Environmental Council, and director of the Council's energy program, will conclude the formal presentations with
"Meeting Michigan's Challenges -- Energy Conservation, Efficiency and Renewable Energy Standards."

Round-table discussions on relevant topics will be conducted over lunch with the help of designated facilitators.

In the afternoon,three extraordinary documentaries, each followed by a facilitated discussion, will be offered: End of Suburbia, The Oil Factor, and The Power of Community.

A $15.00 fee is being asked to cover expenses, including continental breakfast and a catered lunch.  Please rsvp to  We need a reasonable estimate of attendance asap.

This event is envisioned as an introduction to a summer series of events on renewable energy, as well as a host of other events in the planning stages by various groups in the community wishing to promote a continuing dialogue on the subject of global warming and related issues.  Please join us.

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