EMBI helps UW-Green Bay celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day

In conjunction with Earth Week and the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the Green Innovations 2010 event, sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI), was a success on many levels. About 200 students and community members attended the Dave Wann presentation, April 22. Wann, a best-selling author, talked (and sang) about personal responsibility for protecting the world’s resources. Earlier that evening students and staff from the Sustainable Local Organic (SLO) Food Alliance planted the campus garden.

On April 23, EMBI held its second annual symposium where nearly 100 campus and community members gathered to discuss key sustainability issues including breakout sessions on sustainability in transportation, wind energy, regional health, regional sustainability and water management. At the end of the two-day event, Paul Tower received the University’s first Alumni Earth Caretaker Award. Tower is President and CEO of Applied Filter Technology (AFT), in Snohomish, Wash., a firm that helps to make biogas energy from green wastes such as lumber byproducts and landscaping trimmings.

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Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Matthew Frank – Wisconsin  DNR Secretary, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Congressman Steve Kagen, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Tim Weyenberg – CEO/President of Foth, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Theresa Lehman - Miron Construction, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Jerry Murphy - Near North, Inc., Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Craig Dickman – Breakthrough Fuel, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Dean Haen – Port Manager, Port of Green Bay, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Kiah Smith – Lakeshore Technical College, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Robert DeVos – GENCO Supply Chain Solutions, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010David J. Ward - NorthStar Economics, Inc., Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Robert Devos, John Katers, Dean Haen, Craig Dickman - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Dr. Jeff Rahn - President, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Rob Bermke - Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Christine VandenHouten – Nursing, UW-Green Bay, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Paul Summerside – BayCare Clinic, LLP, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010George Fickau – Coating Excellence, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Kevin Fermanich – Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Frank Winingham – CHST, OHST, OHSA Area Director, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Jay Dressen – Wisconsin Public Service, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Scott Stein – Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Doug McLaughlin – National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Michael Kraft – Public and Environmental Affairs, UW-Green Bay, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010John Katers, Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Dean Scott Furlong presents the first Alumni Earth Caretaker Award to Paul Tower, Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010John Stoll, Paul Tower, John Katers - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Mike Zorn, John Stoll, John Motquin, John Katers, Annette Pelegrin, Rob Bermke, Doug McLaughlin - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Mawuenam Mensah (ES&P candidate), Patricia Terry (Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay), Manar Sarie (Young Entrepreneurs Program) - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Dave Wann, keynote speaker - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Dave Wann, keynote speaker - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Dave Wann, keynote speaker - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Dave Wann, keynote speaker - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Dave Wann, keynote speaker - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Dave Wann, keynote speaker - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Dave Wann, keynote speaker - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Dave Wann, keynote speaker - Green Innovations Conference, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Campus Garden, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Campus Garden, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010Campus Garden, UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010UW-Green Bay, Earth Week 2010
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