The South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium is pleased to announce
2013 Student Sustainability Summit
Friday, April 12, 2013
9:15 am – 2:45 pm
Prairie State College
202 S. Halsted St. Chicago Heights, Il 60411
Keynote Speaker – Chad Pregracke is the President and Founder of Living Lands & Waters (LL&W), the world’s only “industrial strength” not-for-profit river cleanup organization. Chad formed LL&W at the youthful age of 23, after spending his life growing up and working on the Mississippi River. Early on, he became appalled by the amount of garbage in the river and decided that if no one else was going to do something about it, he would.
Over the last 15 years, he, his crew, and 70,000 volunteers have removed 7 million pounds of garbage out of our nation’s rivers. He’s also broadened his mission to include a MillionTrees and an Adopt-A-River Mile Project, as well as a new floating classroom aboard a barge that he and his crew live on 7 months of the year, teaching students, educators and individual citizens about the value of our rivers and natural resources.
Registration deadline is April 5, 2013. All registrants will be entered to win an iPad. You must be present to win. The drawing will be at the end of the summit.
Want to be a student presenter? Breakout sessions give you the opportunity to share your insights with others. Deadline for submission is March 6, 2013.
For more information, email Stephenie Presseller sustainability manager at Moraine Valley Community College, or call her at 708-974-5412 or Call Don Brozek with SMHEC Phone: 708-235-3972