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February 22 Tuesday Forum to address “A Balanced, Affordable Energy Policy”

February 22 Tuesday Forum to address “A Balanced, Affordable Energy Policy”

Grand Haven, Michigan – The Chamber  Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg will kick off its 2011 Tuesday Forum Public Awareness Series breakfast on Tuesday, February 22 with a presentation on the topic of “A Balanced, Affordable Energy Policy” from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at the Grand Haven Community Center.

The featured speaker for this event is Steven Transeth, principal partner of the Lansing law firm Transeth & Associates, which spe­cializes in providing legal and consulting services on energy issues. He is a former member of the Michigan Public Service Commission. During his tenure on the commission he served on various national committees including the gas and nuclear committees of the National Asso­ciation of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. He was also very active in developing the current national policy involving electricity transmission.

Thinking Green: Ethics for a Small Planet

Spring Lake, MI--Author, environmental researcher and activist, and Grand Valley State University Biology Professor Emeritus Dr. Karel Rogers will be the featured speaker Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Spring Lake District Library. Dr. Rogers will discuss the findings in her book Thinking Green: Ethics for a Small Planet. Described as “alarming and compelling” Dr. Rogers’ book examines how individuals’ world views and subsequent choices are putting the planet at risk. The book includes information about “purposeful” living and encourages discussion about the importance of personal environmental ethics. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Loutit District Library presents movie night with the Land Conservancy of West Michigan

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan – View Central Michigan University’s TV (WCMU - http://www.wcmu.org/tv/MichiganLandConservation.html) program documentary "Michigan Land Conservation: The Present that Lasts Forever" with the Land Conservancy of West Michigan on September 28 at Loutit District Library. The movie documents how the Land Conservancy works with private landowners to protect their land for future generations.

The movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Program Room A.

Grand Haven Beach Clean-up

Thursday, September 2, 6:00 p.m.
Environment & Natural Resources Committee

The City's Environment and Natural Resources Committee has organized a beach clean-up at the Grand Haven City Beach for Thursday, September 2, at 6:00 p.m.  Clean-up volunteers will meet at the city beach parking lot by the picnic table.  Help keep beaches in Grand Haven beautiful!  Anyone interested in volunteering will be welcomed.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Joe VanderStel at the Water Treatment Plant at (616) 847-3487.