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Great Lakes Environmental Calendar
June 2007


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June 1-3, 2007
Changing Course in a Changing Climate:
Solutions for health and the environment.
Chicago, Illinois
Please join us for Changing Course in a Changing Climate: Solutions for health and the environment, the 25th National Pesticide Forum, at Loyola University (Water Tower Campus) in Chicago, June 1-3, 2007. Forum topics include - Global warming: consequences and the organic connection; Urban gardens and sustainable agriculture; Environmental justice; Antibacterial risks; Nanotechnology; Asthma; Passing policies; Great Lakes; and more. We will begin with a Friday afternoon tour of the Chicago City Hall green roof. Samuel Epstein, M.D., autor of The Politics of Cancer, will be honored.

June 6-8, 2007
2007 IJC Great Lakes Conference and Biennial Meeting
Chicago, Illinois

The theme of this year's meeting will be "Sustainable Cities in Healthy Watersheds” and will focus on positive actions that urban areas can take to enhance their future growth with minimal harm to the environment.
Contact: Bruce Brown
Phone: (519) 257-6733

June 10 - 15, 2007
Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) 28th Annual International Meeting: Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife - Resolving Conflicts and Restoring Habitat
Sacramento, California

The meeting brings together wetland scientists from all fields to explore the most recent findings in wetland science, to learn new techniques and procedures, to exchange information on wetland and water policy throughout the world, and to discover the unique attributes of western wetlands.

June 11-15, 2007
Annual Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Managment Course
Toronto, Ontario

Comprehensive one week indoor-outdoor course that covers all issues related to managing subsurface contamination, from theory to practice. A one week indoor-outdoor course combining instruction with a hands-on approach to understanding the tools and techniques for managing contaminated sites.
Contact: Gareth Owen
Phone: (416) 259-6911

June 15-17, 2007
Great Lakes United 25th Anniversary Meeting
Toronto, Ontario

A respected and influential coalition of over 170 organizations and 700 individuals, Great Lakes United will be looking back on a quarter century of uniting the voices of grassroots activists and organizations working toward the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes.
Phone: (716) 886-0142 (Buffalo) or (514) 396-3333 (Montreal)

June 18-20, 2007
Energy 2100
Hamiton, Ontario

Recent years have seen increasing attention being paid to the issue of energy security. This global conference on energy and public policy will address such issues as energy needs and demands from developing countries, environmental issues associated with energy sources and more. Hosted by McMaster University.
Contact: Gail Krantzberg
Phone: (905) 525-9140

June 19-20, 2007
2007 Environment and Energy Conference
Toronto, Ontario

This binational business and environment forum will examine critical market risks and opportunities while exploring three key issues critical to the Great Lakes Region: clean air, clean energy and climate change.
Contact: GLOBE Foundation of Canada
Phone: (604) 775-7300

June 25 - 29, 2007
Global Change Teacher Institute
Duluth, Minnesota

Engage your students in real-world study of global climate change and its effects on ecosystems. Includes 3 credits, most meals, lodging, tours, course CD, curriculum materials, field trips. $600.
Contact: Joan Chadde
Phone: (906) 487-3341

June 28 - 29, 2007
Great Lakes Areas of Concern: Achieving Restoration Targets and Sustaining Stewardship
Cleveland, Ohio

This conference will convene participants from the 30 U.S. Areas of Concern to review recent developments affecting the AOC program; assess the status of the Great Lakes Regional Collaboration’s AOC recommendations; identify opportunities to expedite progress on key AOC tasks; improve linkages between the AOCs, Lakewide Management Plans and other programs; and consider actions that will strengthen the regional U.S. AOC program.
Contact: Matt Doss, Great Lakes Commission
Phone: (734) 971-9135


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