Friday, March 9, 2007

Renewable energy program will be March 10*

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association, along with a grant from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board, has developed a new program called “Renewable Energy 101 for Universities.”

The “Renewable Energy 101 for Universities” program will be coming to Saint Mary’s University on Saturday, March 10, the eighth stop on its 10-university tour.
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The primary goal of this program is to provide a substantive understanding of different renewable energy technologies. The program includes different advocacy strategies that have historically worked across the nation and Canada.

Presenters will include Chamomile Nusz, executive director of Citizens Energy Cooperative of Wisconsin; Benjamin Nusz, solar hot water site assessor; and Chris Talbot, workshop/promotion coordinator of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.

The schedule will be:

10 to 10:45 a.m. — Energy Efficiency
10:45 to 11:40 a.m. — Solar Hot Water
11:40 to 11:50 a.m. — Break
11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. — Photovoltaics
12:45 to 1:35 p.m. — Lunch
1:35 to 2:30 p.m. — Wind Systems
2:30 to 2:40 p.m. — Break
2:40 to 3:35 p.m. — Other Alternatives (biodiesel, biomass, geothermal, hydro, passive solar construction)
3:35 to 4 p.m. — Campus Energy Challenge
This program, co-sponsored by the SMU Department of Philosophy and the Office of Student Development, will be held in Salvi Lecture Hall, located at Saint Mary’s Hall. The event — free and open to the public — does not include lunch. Space is limited. Register by today, March 9, with Jake Olzen at Ext. 7502 or For more information about the program, contact the Midwest Renewable Energy Association at (715) 592-6595.