HOUGHTON -- Rich VanderVeen, president of Mackinaw Power, will be the speaker for the Green Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in Hesterberg Hall of the Forestry Building on the MTU campus.
Rich developed the Great Lakes' first privately financed wind power project in Mackinaw City in 2001. He is also known for the large Wind Turbine installation north of Lansing in Gratiot County, Mich., as well as several other successful alternative and community-based energy projects (more recently working on community solar).
The lecture is free and open to the public. Enjoy coffee, tea and refreshments. Donations ($3) appreciated. The Green Lecture Series is co-sponsored by Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Michigan Tech Center for Water and Society, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and Keweenaw Land Trust.