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August 7, 2013

MMSD Director to Speak at Seminar Focusing on Sustainability

Milwaukee Public Television will stream live Great Lakes Now Connect: Investing In Nature, a summit on the sustainability of the Great Lakes to be held in Michigan. This summit can be viewed live online on August 13 at 10:00 a.m. - noon at

This two-hour seminar will explore how the natural assets of the Great Lakes basin sustain our way of life, and learn how businesses and municipalities are investing in nature - not only to preserve these lifestyle benefits - but to improve their business bottom line and competitive marketplace advantage. Two panels will discuss the capital nature provides for business, such as clean air and water, productive soils and a stable climate. The first panel will focus of on nature's benefits to people, economies and quality of life. The second panel will focus on how to invest to protect our future, and the panel will include Kevin Schafer, Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

MPTV will stream this summit as part of its ongoing commitment to restoring and protecting a resource that millions of people depend on for their drinking water, jobs, public health and way of life. MPTV will also support Great Lakes Week 2013, to be held September 9-12 in Milwaukee, by broadcasting portions of this multi-day conference. Great Lakes Week is a collaborative effort to foster discussion about cutting-edge Great Lakes issues and elevating them amongst diverse stakeholders. The gathering attracts close to 700 attendees.

Great Lakes Now Connect: Investing In Nature is produced by Detroit Public Television and is funded by The Nature Conservancy in Michigan. The seminar will also be available for viewing online at beginning August 16.

About MPTV
Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) is southeastern Wisconsin's premier non-commercial media organization. MPTV consists of two traditional television stations, WMVS and WMVT, and seven additional digital television services. The MPTV stations are the area's only over-the-air source for PBS and other national public television programs, and also offer a diverse schedule of their own award-winning local series and specials. The station is watched by over 900,000 viewers each week throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
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