Conference discusses sustainability with state, national leaders

From The Oklahoma Gazette:

The eighth annual Oklahoma Sustainability Network Conference, hosted by Sustainable Edmond, will include discussions from national and statewide leaders on sustainable daily living on topics ranging from transportation and energy to agriculture and education.

“It really is a way to network groups in who might otherwise not realize that they have common interests and to educate people on sustainable ideas,” said Jeff Tate, Sustainable Edmond chairman. “We are trying to more cut it down the middle as far as of business, government and individual, too.”

Friday will feature keynote speaker William Greider, national affairs correspondent for The Nation. His latest book is “Come Home America: The Rise and Fall (and Redeeming Promise) of Our Country,” an address of the nation’s financial and economic crisis.

“It goes across the board describing the ditch we are in as a country,” said Greider, former national affairs editor at Rolling Stone and assistant managing editor at The Washington Post. “Many of the things we have both enjoyed and assumed about our position in the world and our society are … literally collapsing.”

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Note: The keynote speech is actually on Saturday, though there will be a special reception with William Greider and others Friday evening.

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