Special Guest Speaker
Patrick Lindemann: Ingham County Drain Commissioner
Greening Of The Drains
Storm water runoff is the largest transporter of non-point and point source pollution discharges to the waters of all jurisdictions in Michigan and throughout the Nation. Michigan stands as one of the guardians of The Great Lakes …the largest body of fresh water in the world. This is where we draw the line in the sand and develop new Best Management Practices for negating the pollution conveyed by storm water runoff. Pat Lindemann, one of the nations leading experts in water management systems will talk about the cutting-edge efforts in Ingham County to protect our valuable water resources.
Pat Lindemann was first elected as the Ingham County Drain Commissioner in 1992, an office he has re-defined to reflect his environmental stewardship ethic and systems approach to stormwater management. He has received international, national, and state recognition and awards for his innovative drain projects. Two of his award winning projects, the Tollgate Wetland Stormwater facility in the City of Lansing and Lansing Township; and the Towar Rain Garden Drains in East Lansing and Meridian Township; are first-of-their-kind urban retrofit projects based on low-impact designs that better protect the environment while saving costs. Drain Commissioner Lindemann is known for finding such win-win solutions.
The Sustainable Living Summit 2016 is a day-long event on
Saturday, June 25th, in cooperation with the 16th Annual Michigan Energy Fair. The event features acclaimed keynote speakers and panel discussions with leading experts, dozens of exhibitors, and workshops, in a low-key, family friendly atmosphere. The Sustainable Living Summit is a proactive solution to educating, and enhancing our community to guide us toward a vibrant, healthy future. Meet, hear, and network with some of the leading experts and innovators in the Midwest. Limited seating. Registration online in advance is $25. Includes admission to the Michigan Energy Fair.
The Sustainable Living Summit will include experts in:
• Renewable Energy
• Energy Efficiency
• Local & Sustainable Agriculture
• Green Buildings & Construction
• Natural Health & Wellness
• Environmental & Social Responsibility
• Sustainable Economic Development
• Sustainable Communities
• Breakthrough Technologies
Download complete information about speakers and events at www.glrea.org