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Michigan Sustainability Conference fosters community collaboration

Registration open for virtual event set for June 2 through 4

The Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON), a one-of-a-kind event for transforming social and environmental sustainability, is planned for June 2 through 4.

The virtual conference, hosted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), in partnership with Michigan Green Communities and Michigan Health and Hospital Association, will allow attendees to network with hundreds of business and community leaders to learn from, collaborate with, and together drive meaningful change.

“Whether it’s developing electric vehicles, innovating food waste reduction technologies or examining how clean energy options contribute to a sustainable economy, this conference illustrates how our collaborative efforts directly impact our environment and that of generations to come,” said Elizabeth M. Browne, director of the Materials Management Division at EGLE.

This year’s three-day program offers a multitude of sessions focusing on successful business case studies, community sustainability efforts, the linkage to public health, and funding opportunities. Strategically placed networking breaks using the Whova application allow attendees to directly interact with exhibitors, presenters, and other conference-goers.

Attendees will gain the tools they need to move from traditional procedures to best practices using science, technology, storytelling, and partnerships to meet the underlying demand for social and environmental sustainability. Session topics include carbon reduction, transportation, recycling electronic waste, landfill avoidance, and sustainable economic growth.

Those interested in attending MISCON as a participant or exhibitor are encouraged to view event information and register online. Continuing education and professional development hours are available.

Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation in this conference should contact Joel Roseberry at RoseberryJ@Michigan.gov or 517-599-9494 by May 7, 2021, to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation and/or other assistance.

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