Blackhawk Sierra Club: Roads drive urban sprawl

Brett Hulsey, senior Midwest representative for the Sierra Club, will be the guest speaker at the April meeting of BlackHawk Chapter Sierra Club. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 25, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford, 4848 Turner St.

“Roads Drive Urban Sprawl” is the title. Brett Hulsey is the representative for the Sierra Club serving the nine-state Midwest Region. He also serves as a Dane County Board supervisor, representing Madison’s 4th District.

Hulsey served as the Environmental Policy Adviser to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, and has more than 25 years of public service experience. He served as a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) volunteer as an Energy Conservation Advocate in the Jimmy Carter administration during the 1970’s energy crisis working with the public, schools and businesses to save money and energy.

Brett Hulsey has authored more than 20 reports, including: “Sprawl Costs Us All,” “Saving Lives, Jobs, and Money,” “Highway Health Hazards,” “Permitting Disaster,” “Floods, Deaths, and Wetland Destruction” and “Cancer, Chemicals, and You.”

Hulsey won the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for his efforts to protect families from flood danger after the 1993 Midwest floods. He was selected a Clean Water Champion by Men’s Fitness magazine.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Stanley Campbell at (815) 964-7111.

From the April 20-26, 2005 issue

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