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Symposium Schedule

Monday, April 22, 2013 (Public Event)

6:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: How Safe is Our Food?
John Katers, Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, UW – Green Bay
Angela Bauer, Professor, Human Biology (Neuroscience), UW – Green Bay
Amy te Plate-Church - National Alliance Manager, Cooperative Resources International (CRI).
Kenn Buelow – Owner, Holsum Dairy
Debra Pearson – Co-Director, Center for Food in Community & Culture, Professor, Human Biology, UW - Green Bay
presentation (pdf)

Phoenix Rooms
University Union

7:00 p.m.

Jeremy Seifert screens his most recent film: GMO OMG                        
Today in the United States, people unknowingly consume genetically engineered food on a daily basis. GMO OMG tells the story of a father's discovery of GMOs in relationship to his three young children and the world around him.


8:30 p.m.

Question & Answer session with the director


Tuesday, April 23, 2013 (Public Events)

8:00 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.

LFRWMP Student Watershed Symposium
Each year, the Watershed Symposium brings together student-teachers teams from the participating schools, program partners, water resources professionals and community members to exchange ideas and compare data from the various watersheds.

This program is free, but separate registration is required. Please contact program coordinator Annette Pelegrin or 465-5031 to register. Phoenix Rooms
University Union

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Presentation: “Community Sustainability”
Dr. David Orr

David W. Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics of Oberlin College shares his vision and experiences with community sustainability as they have related to the city of Oberlin, Ohio.

Phoenix Rooms
University Union

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Green Innovations Symposium (Registration Required)

7:30 a.m.


Phoenix Rooms B-C
University Union

8:30 a.m.

Introductions – UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden and Professor John Katers, UW-Green Bay

Phoenix Rooms B-C
University Union

8:45 a.m.

Sustainability in Wisconsin
Opening Speaker - Thomas L Eggert Senior Lecturer, School of Business, UW – Madison &
Executive Director, Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council
presentation (pdf)

Phoenix Rooms B-C
University Union

9:15 a.m.

Sustainability in the Food Industry – What the Market Demands
Moderator: John Katers, Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay

  • The Future of Dairy in Wisconsin – John Jacobs IV, Green Valley Dairy
    presentation (pdf)
  • Locally Grown Food Production – Alex Fehrenbach, Grow Local
  • Sustainable Packaging in the Food Industry – Greg Gorski, VP of Operations,Tosca LTD.
    presentation (pdf)

 Phoenix Rooms B-C
University Union

10:30 a.m.



10:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions



Session        1

Bioenergy Crops and Sustainability
Moderator: John Katers, Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, UW-Green Bay

  • Sustainability and the Ethanol Industry – Tim Baye, Professor of Business Development, UW-Extension
    presentation (pdf)
  • Energy, Crops and Climate Change – Matthew Dornbush, Professor Natural and Applied Sciences, UW – Green Bay
  • Local Economic Development Opportunities for Bioenergy – Jerry Murphy, Executive Director, New North Inc.

Phoenix A


Session 2

Green “Campuses”
Moderator: Linda Bartelt, Executive Director at Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance - NEW ERA

  • Energy Opportunities – Jody Andres, Senior Architect, SEH
    presentation (pdf)
  • Sustainability at UWGB – Laurie Case, Sustainability & Strategic Planning Coordinator,  UW - Green Bay
    presentation (pdf)
  • Green Project Options in Business/Community – Joanne Gorski, President, Sustainable Insights, LLC
    presentation (pdf)

1965 Room


Session 3

EMBI Internships
Moderator: John Arendt, Associate Director Environmental Management and Business Institute

  • New North – William Lester, UW – Green Bay (Class of 2012)
  • Oneida Tribe – Richard Sanderson, UW – Green Bay Undergraduate Student
  • Aurora BayCare – Jacob Eggert , UW – Green Bay Graduate Student
  • Brown County – Robyn Nielsen, UW – Green Bay Undergraduate Student

Alumni Room A/B



Presentation: Earth Caretaker Award
Recipient: Ryan Stockwell, Agriculture Program Manager for the National Wildlife Federation

Phoenix Rooms B-C
University Union

1:30 p.m.

Keynote Presentation: “The Oberlin Project”
Dr. David Orr
The Oberlin Project is a joint effort of the City of Oberlin, Oberlin College, and private and institutional partners to improve the resilience, prosperity, and sustainability of our community.
The Oberlin Project's aim is to revitalize the local economy, eliminate carbon emissions, restore local agriculture, food supply and forestry, and create a new, sustainable base for economic and community development.

Phoenix Rooms B-C
University Union

2:30 pm

Question & Answer Session


3:00 p.m.

Conference Wrap-up