CALUMET -- "Rebuilding the Copper Country Through Democratic Industry," a free community event, will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Café Rosetta in Calumet on Tuesday, May 14. Open discussions will center around growing the local economy through new small-business industry opportunities and democratically-owned district heating projects using abandoned mines.
Guest speakers will be Ken and Pam Rieli of Phoenix Navigation and Guidance Inc. (PNGinc), located in Munising, Mich.
"Our for-profit company has developed high-value renewable energy products, high-efficiency turbine engines and space-age vehicles for decades,"says Pam Rieli. "Now we are transferring our know-how as an educational non-profit to jumpstart democratic industries. We invite all stakeholders who want to see the U.P. become the center of global economic recovery to attend this event."
Discussions will include how to implement successful garage-level industries, personal power plants and democratically-owned district heat/power utilities that use abandoned mines for geothermal storage, supplemented by backyard solar collectors.
Bring your ramstick to download free do-it-yourself plans.
Visit www.phoenixnavigation.com for more information.
Café Rosetta is at 104 Fifth Street in Calumet.