Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON) title blockDate:  September 18, 2018  
 
Location: Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan

 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

LANSING CENTER, Lansing, Michigan 

Join us at the Lansing Center for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) third annual Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON). This conference is designed to promote meaningful engagement with business professionals in discussion surrounding the topic of sustainability, by addressing the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit. The MISCON will help forward-thinking business professionals to develop and strengthen the in-house sustainability tools and communication strategies needed to engage your community and stakeholders. It will provide an opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer ideas through thought-provoking discussions that will identify essential elements for success and inspire ongoing efforts to improve sustainability at your organization.

The target audience for this event is businesses and their sustainability professionals, environmental health and safety coordinators, communications staff, environmental engineers and staff, academics and students studying sustainability related topics, materials scientists, research and development professionals, and anyone interested in learning how to advance and communicate their organization’s sustainability efforts.


NETWORK with Michigan's business leaders who are successfully implementing sustainability practices.

LEARN how to engage your community as part of your sustainability strategy.

GAIN insight and skills to help your oganization save money and protect the environment for future generations.

 

OPTIONAL, PRE-CONFERENCE PRESENTATION & WALKING TOURLimited to 20 Attendees
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 | 1 - 5pm
Rex Lamore, Director of Michigan State University's Center for Community & Economic Development, will present an Introduction to Domicology at 1:00 pm.  Domicology is the study of the economic, social, and environmental characteristics relating to the life cycle of the built environment.   This discussion will be followed by a walking tour of the two local LEED certified buildings allowing attendees to further explore the linkages between building design and function and sustainability.  The tour will end at the Lansing Brewing Company where an informal networking gathering for all conference attendees will held.

Registration

 

 

 


REGISTRATION COST: $85
 

Exhibitor - $185
 
Includes skirted display table, 2 chairs, and
1 conference registration

Sponsor $500 or $1000

Lunch Sponsor $1000 (2 available) 


Breakfast Sponsor $500  (1 available)

Michigan State University - Sustainability logo

 

 

 

Registration Questions
Alana Berthold: bertholda@michigan.gov


 

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PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE AGENDA

SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 

SESSION TIMES

SESSION DESCRIPTION

7:45 am

Registration, exhibitors, and continental breakfast

8:45 am

Welcome

9:00 am

Morning Keynote -  Sean Ansett, President, At State Advisors, Ltd.
Worker Tech: Disrupting Network Power in Global Value Chains

10:00 am

Networking Break – move to breakout sessions

 

TECHNICAL & COMMUNICATIONS

SUPPLY CHAIN

INNOVATION

10:30 am

Sustainability and Environmental Compliance through Data Driven Integrated Solutions
Presenter: Natalie Pryde

Greening Your Company’s Supply Chain: Selecting a business model and building the business
Presenter:  Dan Streit, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation

How Product Stewardship is Guiding Companies to a Greener Future
Presenter: Lisa Massaro, Dow Chemical

11:15 am

Networking Break

11:30 am

New Tools to Make the Business Case for Water Conservation
Presenters: Dr. Brian Moore and Laura Kelly, Arcadis

Supply Chain Fitness: The Make or Break for Suppliers and Corporate Social Responsibility
Presenter:  Kirstin Policastro, E3

Dollars to Doughnuts (Circular Economy)
Presenter: Eric Harrington

12:15 pm

Networking Lunch, Exhibitors

1:30 pm

Assessing Environmental Materiality at Meijer
Presenter: Christina Britton, Meijer

Landfill Diversion through Food Waste Separation & Depackaging
Presenters:  Corey Rossen, Ecoverse and Roger Cargill, Schupan Recycling

Microplastics and Marine Debris: Emerging Environmental Pollutants
Presenter: Sarah Zach, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

2:30 pm

Break

2:50 pm

Afternoon Keynote – TBA

3:50 pm

Closing Remarks

4:00 pm

Adjourn