List of Attendees
Opening Poem "Locally Grown" by Athena Kildegaard.
2008 Small Town Quiz & Answers.
A letter from Jane Leonard, Executive Director of the Minnesota Sesquicentennial.
Tuesday, June 3rd
|Registration and Networking. Oyate Hall, Student Center|
|11:00||Welcome. Science Auditorium
UMM Chancellor Jacquie Johnson, Morris Mayor Sheldon Giese.
|11:30||“Going Out Ahead to Show the Way”
Keynote address by Peter Hutchinson, President of the Bush Foundation. Science Auditorium
|12:30 pm||Lunch. Food Service|
|1:30||Energy 101 Classes. These classes will bring participants “up to speed” on energy topics. These are 20 minute workshops – each will be offered twice.|
|2:45||Energy Showcase Presentation and Conversations.
Track 1: P-12 Schools
Track 2: Colleges and Universities
Track 3: Local Units of Government
Following the showcase presentation, representatives from the three tracks will convene separately to further discuss the social, environmental, political, and economic considerations of completing energy projects.
|5:00||Bus Tour of Morris Green Community|
|6:00||Local Foods Supper sponsored by the McKinstry Company. Food Service.|
|7:30||Minnesota Sesquicentennial, Celebrating 150 years!
Recognition of Honorary Capital for a Day
Evening Entertainment - Peter Ostroushko, Dan Chouinard, and Ruth McKenzie
7:30 pm, Edson Auditorium
Ticket prices: General $8, Senior/Student $4
Conference registration includes ticket
Wednesday, June 4th
|7:30||Breakfast on your own|
|8:30||"The Lure of the Local: Community and Organizational Re-Localization" presentation by Maggi Adamek, University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership. Edson Auditorium, Student Center|
|9:15||Energy Project Displays and Networking. Oyate Hall|
|10:00||State Legislative Panel. Science Auditorium
Sen. Ellen Anderson, Rep. Bill Hilty, Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, Rep. Jean Wagenius, Rep. Torrey Westrom.
Moderated by Tim Post, Minnesota Public Radio
|11:45||Federal Energy Policy Panel, the Relationship Between State and Federal Energy Policy.
Representatives from: Rep. Peterson, Rep. Walz, Sen. Coleman, Sen. Klobuchar will provide their viewpoints on energy policy at the Federal level. Also joining them will be Andy Olsen (Environmental Law and Policy Center) and Jesse Caputo (Environmental and Energy Study Institute). Science Auditorium
|12:45||Wrap-up and Next Steps. Science Auditorium|
Energy 101 Classes
These classes will bring participants “up to speed” on energy topics. These are 20 minute workshops – each will be offered twice.
|What is Community-Based Energy?
Cheryl Glaser, Southwest Initiative Foundation
|Understand how C-BED is defined by current legislation, what community-leaders envision it to be, and why community based energy is relevant to local government and educational institutions.|
|Measuring your Carbon Footprint
Troy Goodnough, University of Minnesota, Morris
| This class will cover the basics of calculating a carbon footprint for your organization. We will walk through the whys, whats, and hows of the calculation. Determining your carbon footprint is a often a required step when joining carbon exchanges, signing climate commitments, and examining opportunties for increased energy efficiency and consumption.
|Planning for a Sustainable Future
Richard Strong, Center for Sustainable Building Research
|This workshop focuses on physical design the movement toward more ecological design principles. Learn more about reducing the use of non-renewable resources, minimizing environmental impact, and improving the relationship between people with the natural environment.|
|The Economics of Local Ownership
John Farrell, Institute for Local Self-Reliance
|and why local ownership matters, what the benefits of local ownership are/can be, and why schools and local government should be aware of local ownership issues.|
|Sustainable Community Comprehensive Planning
Philipp Muessig, MPCA
|Improve the speed, responsiveness and efficiency in planning land use and infrastructure as well as how we make decisions on significant infrastructure projects - including energy and transport.|
|Living Simply: Behavorial Changes Leading to Efficiency
Doug Karnuth, Schools for Efficient Energy Program (SEE)
|Learn about a comprehensive program to help schools save energy by changing behavior throughout the district through a systemized plan, awareness materials, training, and utility tracking for immediate and sustainable savings.
|Local Foods 101
Mary Jo Forbord, Sustainable Farming Association
|The What, Why, and How of local foods. What it is, why it's important in relationship to energy, environment, health, and how to get started.|
|Basics of Biofuels
Greg Cuomo, University of Minnesota
|Understand the basics of biofuels currently on the market, key environmental and social factors at play, and what sorts of biofuels developments on are the horizon.|