Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum will celebrate Earth Day this week with a panel discussion on Great Lakes conservation, clean energy and other topics at its Seventh Annual Sustainability Issues Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 21 from 7:30 am – 9 am at the Hanson Technology Center at Lake Michigan College.
This year’s panel is headlined by Rep. Fred Upton, Southwest Michigan’s representative to Congress since 1987, and Rep. Kim LaSata, recently elected Representative for Michigan’s 79th House District, which includes St. Joseph, Benton Harbor and the surrounding areas. Other experts include Liesl Clark, President of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council and Patty Birkholz, West Michigan Director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, a former State Senator and current Member of the Great Lakes Advisory Board and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Board of Directors.
Panelists will discuss current issues relevant to sustainability locally and nationally, including Great Lakes conservation efforts and funding, clean energy, environmental regulation, and a selection of questions submitted by MGSSBF members prior to the event.
A hot breakfast will be provided. Event is $15 for MGSSBF members if paid online, $20 for non-members. Learn more and register here.