Power Dialog 2016 - Michigan

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MSU Sustainability will contact participants in advance for the opportunity to submit questions to the panel in advance. Questions may also be asked directly to the panel the day of the event.

Power Dialog 2016 - Michigan

By MSU Sustainability

When and where

Date and time

Monday, April 4, 2016 · 2 - 5pm EDT


1355 Bogue Street Room A133, Life Science Building Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824


Michigan State University's Sustainability department invites you to participate and help lead in a national dialog on energy being hosted at universities across the United States.

The week of April 4th, 2016, The Power Dialog will engage approximately 10,000 students in face-to-face dialog with state-level regulators and policy experts in all fifty states. The topic? What is Michigan doing to support the U.S. Climate Commitment in Paris.

Michigan's Power Dialog event will be hosted on the campus of Michigan State University. The event will take place on Monday, April 4, 2016, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Life Science Building at MSU. Students from colleges and universities across the state of Michigan studying energy and environmental policy are invited to attend and participate in this important discussion. Students may register themselves, or faculty may register students from their classes. Parking will be available in Lot 100 on Service Rd. next to the Radiology Building,

The dialog model is simple: A two-hour conversation (2 - 4 p.m.) with state energy policy experts and officials that influence or implement planning for energy use in Michigan and students from classes across the state who have been studying elements of energy policy in their courses. This is not a lobbying or advocacy event, but rather a way to engage our students in a unique and important learning opportunity. Networking, refreshments and conversation can follow the event until 5 p.m.

Moderator and panelists:

  • Nicholas Occhipinti, Director of Policy and Community Activism, West Michigan Environmental Action Council - Moderator
  • James Clift, Policy Director, Michigan Environmental Council - Panelist
  • John Kinch, Executive Director, Michigan Energy Options - Panelist
  • Eric Pardini, Environmental Division Consultant, Public Sector Consultants -

If you are unable to attend in person you may watch live via webcast.

More detail on the national event, including a weekly webinar series focusing on different energy and climate topics, can be found at http://www.bard.edu/cep/powerdialog/. Also of note to use as part of the discussion is the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future, which Michigan is participating in.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking will be available in Lot 100 on Service Rd. next to the Radiology Building, This is about a .4 of a mile walk to the Life Science Building. Parking validation tickets will be handed out at the event. Handicap parking is available in front of the Life Science Building on Bogue Street. Please consider carpooling to the event to reduce your carbon footprint!

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you may change or cancel your registration. Registration closes on Sunday, April 2.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, please save the environment and don't bring a printed copy.

About the organizer

Organized by
MSU Sustainability

468 Green Way

East Lansing, MI 48824


(517) 355-1751

www.bespartangreen.msu.edu / www.energytransition.msu.edu

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