Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Public is invited to Lake Superior Celebration of Energy, Sustainability Apr. 23 at Great Lakes Research Center

Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center will be the scene of a Lake Superior Celebration of Energy and Sustainability on Thursday, April 23. The event is free and open to the public. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

HOUGHTON -- A Lake Superior Celebration of Energy and Sustainability will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 23, at Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) in Houghton.

The public is invited to tour the GLRC, participate in hands-on activities, explore local resources and celebrate the achievements of student and community groups now working on renewable energy projects.

Hands-On Activities
  • Great Lakes Research Center tours: green roof  and other sustainable features
  • Energy efficient homes, wind turbines, draft dodger activities for youth
  • MTU Sustainable Vehicle Lab (invited)
Local Resources
  • Renewable energy experts
  • Energy efficient builders
  • Home energy audits
  • Green burial initiative
  • Local food and greenhouses
  • Houghton County recycling plan!
  • Solarize Houghton County! Abhilash "Abhi" Kantamneni
  • Mine Water Geothermal? MTU Alternative Energy Enterprise students
  • Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI) Student Presentations and School Team Displays
  • Enjoy cake and lemonade!
The event is sponsored by Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative; Michigan Technological University; Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education; and Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET).

Funded in part with a grant from the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.

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