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NIGHT BEFORE GREENTOWN KEY SPEAKER / 7PM

JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER AUTHOR OF “THE GEOGRAPHY OF NOWHERE” AND “TOO MUCH MAGIC” MUSIC BY SHADES OF GRAY / WORDS FROM MAYOR JON COSTAS AND MARK HECKLER, PRESIDENT, VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 6-9PM CENTRAL PARK PLAZA / FREE / EVERYONE INVITED Novelist, social critic and urban planning expert James Howard Kunstler brings his wit and sharp insights on the current state of American cities and the economy, detailing the problems and potential solutions to today’s environmental and economic ills.

Family-friendly green festival including: - Local ice cream from Valpo Velvet - Local popcorn from Remschneider Kettle Corn - Green coloring book from NIRPC -R  ecycling education by Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County - Rain barrels from City of Valparaiso - Local food from The Valley - And more...

GreenTown: The Future of Community Friday, September 28 / Harre Union / Valparaiso University

Now is the time to create a healthy, sustainable community. Join us on September 27 (pre-conference) and 28 (main event) to hear from inspiring speakers, learn from been-there case studies and discuss actionable ways to make communities greener, healthier and more prosperous. For more information, go to greentownconference.com Supporters: City of Valparaiso Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation (VEDC) Porter County Economic Development Alliance (PCEDA) Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission/MPO (NIRPC)

Indiana Dunes Tourism Valparaiso University Sponsors: Andrews LeFevre Studios Cardno JFNew Conservation Design Forum Davey Resource Group Elara Engineering

Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS® GreenChoice Bank Honeywell Indiana Department of Environmental Management Libbey Glass Pine Hall Brick Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. Recycled Granite Unilock

Community Supporters: Indiana State Department of Health Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum Save The Dunes South Shore Clean Cities Recycling and Waste Reduction District Porter County


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