Climate Change addressed at S.A.V.E. Lecture

Category: Lectures & Discussions

Event Date:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Franciscan Center
6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, OH - Ohio 43560

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Sr. Rosine Sobczak




[email protected]

Event Details:

Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc. (S.A.V.E.) presents the Honorable George Heartwell, former Mayor of Grand Rapids, MI, on Tuesday, March 14, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Franciscan Center of Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. The lecture titled “Tween Scylla and Charybdis: Negotiating the Stormy Waters of Climate Change” is free and open to the public.

 The Honorable George Heartwell  During his 12-year tenure as Mayor, the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan was recognized by the United Nations as the country’s first Regional Center for Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development and as the nation’s most sustainable mid-sized city by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Heartwell received the first place award for climate protection in the large city category by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, has spoken widely throughout the globe on the subject of sustainability and is recognized as a content expert in this field.

Mr. Heartwell has received gubernatorial appointments from Democratic and Republican Michigan governors including his current appointment as State Transportation Commissioner. Selected by former U.S. President Barack Obama to serve on the State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Resilience, he was also credentialed by the United Nations to represent U.S. Mayors at COP21, the U.N.’s Framework Conference on Climate Change in Paris in December 2015. Mr. Heartwell currently serves as the Community Sustainability Coordinator for Grand Valley State University.

 The Sylvania Franciscan Village and S.A.V.E. are offering a private breakfast on Wednesday, March 15 with Mr. Heartwell for a select group of civic, government, for profit, not-for-profit and social services personnel.

Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment, Inc.  For further information on S.A.V.E. or upcoming lectures, please contact Sr. Rosine Sobczak, OSF, at 419-824-3691 or email [email protected]. S.A.V.E. is a 501c (3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate people of all ages about the environment and to link ecology and spirituality to bring others a greater appreciation of the natural world. The S.A.V.E. office is located on the grounds of the Sisters of St. Francis and home of Lourdes University.

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