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SEMINAR & SOCIAL HOUR: Environmental Risk Communication and the Public

  • Atwater Brewery 201 Michigan St NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (map)

Environmental risk communication is important for all of us, particularly as the public becomes increasingly involved in environmental issues. For the DEQ, the goal is often to provide the public with objective, relevant information. But what can happen when it goes awry? Why does it fail? And what’s up with the biased risk communications often coming from other groups??? In this talk we will explore some great examples of risk communication efforts that worked, and some that didn’t work out so well. Come join us for this informative talk and be better prepared to effectively communicate about risk.

Our speaker is Robert Sills, Toxics Unit Supervisor, from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Division.  The program begins at 3:00pm.  The first 45 minutes will be a discussion by Mr. Sills followed by Q&A.  Our Holiday Social Hour begins at 4:00pm where a complimentary drink and appetizers will be served. We hope you can join us!

The seminar is located at Atwater Brewery in Grand Rapids.  Parking is validated for one hour in either the DeVos Place or Government Center parking ramps.  There are also meters located on Monroe near the brewery as well as parking at the Monroe North Lot just past the overpass, across from the SpeakEZ Lounge.

Registrations and refunds accepted through Friday, November 30.

Please contact Jill with any questions,, 616-540-3594.

Earlier Event: November 8
Joint Environmental Conference