Concentrate Speaker Event: Going Green In Ann Arbor
THE DATE FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED TO OCTOBER 7th!
Green is the new black. Communities across the U.S. are trying to figure out how to be more sustainable in their practices while shrinking their carbon footprint. But other than recycling and buying a Prius, many are stymied as to what they should do next.
So, how does both the city and average Ann Arborite go green? Especially in these economically challenged times. Concentrate
decided to solicit some ideas from people who wrestle with these question every day. They'll talk about the practices and policies that can assist and hinder our community's ability to establish a more sustainable future, and what we can do to go green.
Our speakers include:Dave Strenski
- is an Engineer for Cray Inc., which designs and manufactures high performance computers. He holds degrees in land surveying, and civil and mechanical engineering. As a hobby, Dave plays with solar power and helps design and install photovoltaic systems in Ypsilanti. Dave has reached over 1,000 people with his presentations about solar power, which can be found at SolarYpsi.org
along with other solar information.Andrew Brix -
has worked in the Ann Arbor Energy Office since 2004. As Energy Programs Manager
, his duties include implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and programs, monitoring energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, serving as the local liaison to the utility company, and staffing the Ann Arbor Energy Commission. With this work, he is helping lead the effort to meet Ann Arborís "Green Energy Challenge" to move municipal operations to 30% renewable energy in 2010 and the entire Ann Arbor community to 20% renewable energy by 2015.Concentrate's
Speaker Series event "Going Green In Ann Arbor" will be held Thursday, October 7th
(318 South Main Street) from 5-7PM
The event is free and open to Concentrate's
readers, but seating is limited so you must pre-register.The
presentation will begin around 5:15 p.m. and run for roughly 75 minutes.
(beer, wine, and soft drinks) will be provided. Discussion and
networking before and afterward is greatly encouraged.Concentrate's
Speaker Series is
sponsored by the Michigan