Saturday, May 19, 2012
SVSS will sponsor the Third Annual 350 Picture Event at Veterans Park in Bay City. The picture will be taken at shorty after Noon at the traditional location. There will also be a buffet lunch for those who desire it at G’s Restaurant in downtown Bay City.
September 24th, 2011
Bangor Township and the Bangor Township Green Team will host the second annual Energy Expo and a township-wide fall clean-up day on Sept. 24.
The expo runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bangor Township Hall, 3921 Wheeler Road. The free event will feature a variety of vendors demonstrating alternative energy and cost-savings products. Attendees will also learn how to save on their energy bills.
S.V.S.S. will attend and have a table at the Energy Expo. Anyone who would like to help work at our table and share information call the S.V.S.S. office at 989-391-9889.
The Michigan Alliance for Environmental Outdoor Education will be holding a conference here in Bay City, Michigan.
When: October 7-9, 2011
Where: Bay City’s Delta College Planetarium
Conference Themes include
- Celebrating Michigan’s Freshwater Coast
- International Environmental Issues – Hot Spots
- Social Networking Applications for the Classroom
- Rural/Urban Connectivity
- Land Use Links to Health and Wellness
Saturday, October 8th, 2011
S.V.S.S. is planning a “Sustainability Jam” featuring outdoor groups and music at Rattlesnake Ricks 708 Saginaw Street
The event will start at 8pm and end at 11pm (weather permitting).
This is an S.V.S.S. fundraiser attempting to host and entertain 100+ members from the Michigan Alliance for Outdoor Environmental Education Conference. This conference is being held across the street at the Delta College Planetarium. This is a weekend event where Pat Race, Andrew Thibodeau, and Mariah McClean will being giving presentations. For more information, details, or how you can be part of this effort, please email or call the S.V.S.S. office at 989-391-9889.
Monday, October 17th, 2011
S.V.S.S. presents “A Global Climate Change Forum.”
The event will be held at CMU at the Park Library Auditorium from 4pm-6pm.
After the event will be a S.V.S.S. fundraiser from 7pm-9pm. The fundraiser will be held at Cheers 1700 W. High Street Mt. Pleasant and includes food and a special presentation from Peter Sinclair. $25.00 preregistration. Registration forms are available and online registration can be accessed under Events on the side bar or by clicking here.
350 Events for October 2011 center on working on individual projects that promote clean energy and the reduction of the burning of fossil fuels.
We have created three pages on the SVSS Web-site to further the 350 goals. They all have to do with decreasing the carbon footprint of individuals and organizations. Please check out the following at: http://www.sagvalss.org/current-projects/350-general/
More information about 350 can be found HERE
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Ecosystems and Ego-systems: Creating a Sustainable Future
Tuesday, November 15, 7–9 p.m.
CMU Bovee University Center Auditorium
Panelists: Brigitte Bechtold, SASW, Chloe Gleichman, President, Student Environmental Alliance, John Porter, Student, ECO, Thomas Rohrer, Director of the Great Lakes Institute for Sustainable Systems at CMU, Peter Sinclair, Saginaw Valley Sustainability Society
Facilitator: Edward Clayton, PSC
- What is sustainability?
- What is the sustainability movement trying to accomplish?
- Do we have a moral and ethical obligation to control our actions which may negatively impact other people, both in the present and in the future?
- Does the sustainability movement threaten American values like freedom and progress?
- Would free markets and a limited government be a better way of addressing these problems?
- How would people need to change their behavior to create a sustainable future?