Luther College students to conduct public presentation on exploring renewable energy in Waukon May 19

The public is invited to a community presentation and discussion Tuesday, May 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Farmers & Merchants Savings Bank Community Room in Waukon on the exploration of renewable energy possibilities in Waukon. This presentation, entitled “Exploring Renewable Energy in Waukon: A Luther College Student Community Energy Presentation,” will be put on by students in the environmental studies senior seminar “Environment & Community” and is sponsored by the Luther Center for Sustainable Communities.
The forum is free and open to the public. Food/refreshments will be served and everyone is encouraged to attend.
Students will explore possibilities for increasing renewable energy strategies in Waukon to 30% by the year 2030. They will present on questions such as: What is Waukon’s current energy use? How might Waukon go about increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources? What are economic and environmental benefits of adopting more renewable energy in Waukon?
These questions and more will shape the presentation and conversation with the goal of exploring possibilities for expanding community-based renewable energy in northeast Iowa.
The Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities coordinates all sustainability initiatives at Luther College as well as working on sustainability education and outreach. The mission of the Center is to promote sustainability and be a catalyst for change on campus and in the region.
For more information, contact Rachel Brummel, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Luther College at brumra02@luther.edu or 563-387-1778.
 

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