Other Upcoming Green Events
Friday, October 11
Downtown South Bend, Indiana
Healthy people. Healthy communities.
GreenTown brings together the public sector and the private sector to “connect the dots”, to inspire and to work together to remake our communities. From healthy living to local food, energy to green infrastructure, water to outdoor space, GreenTown will help you make the healthy choice the easy choice.
GreenTown conference will be held Friday, October 11, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown South Bend, IN. Pre-conference events will be held on Thursday, October 10.
Mark your calendar for October 10-11 to be a part of GreenTown Michiana, featuring exceptional presentations including our two keynote speakers, Mark Fenton, Host, "America's Walking" on PBS and George Heartwell, Mayor, City of Grand Rapids.
Mark Fenton is best known as being the host of “America’s Walking” on PBS, but in addition to being outspoken and enthusiastic on television, he works as a professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, has authored numerous books including the best seller “Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness,” and continues to be a vocal advocate for non-motorized transportation. He will be speaking at GreenTown Michiana on how to create more liveable, sustainable, and successful cities.
George Heartwell is currently serving his third term as the mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He came into his position with the goal of creating a healthier and more sustainable city. Since taking office, he has facilitated the use of renewable resource energy and alternative fuels in city vehicles and has implemented energy conservation measures wherever possible. Because of the work Mayor Heartwell has accomplished, Grand Rapids has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Regional Center of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development.” Grand Rapids was also recognized by the United Nations as “Nation’s Most Sustainable City” and was given first place in Climate protection by the US Conference of Mayors.
GreenTown Michiana will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown South Bend. Find out more about GreenTown by visiting www.greentownconference.com
Register here: http://www.greentownconference.com/register/
For more information about becoming a GreenTown Sponsor please contact Charles Colley at firstname.lastname@example.org / 314.651.2901