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WHAT: High Energy Education: Wind, wood & sustainable energy initiatives
University of Maine Presque Isle and Northern Maine Community College, are on the forefront of energy efficiency and sustainability in education. Both schools recently have launched innovative energy initiatives, including educational programs that will prepare students for jobs in new energy fields and investments in sustainable energy facilities.
Guest speakers from both schools will discuss how sustainable energy will play a role in the region’s future economy, jobs and quality of life. UMPI President Donald N. Zilllman will speak about green initiatives at UMPI that recent won the university a Second Nature Leadership Award for its sustainability measures, including installation of the state’s first campus wind turbine. NMCC Director of Physical Plant Barry Ingraham and Director or Development and College Relations Jason Parent will speak about NMCC’s energy programs, including a new wind power technician’s associates degree program and other energy inititiatives.
WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, August 4, 2011, 6:30 p.m., at the Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle
MEDIA AND PUBLIC ARE WELCOME:
Please call for information: Maria Fuentes, 207-622-0526 or 207-592-0227
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
The Maine Better Transportation Association hosts regional forums on topical transportation issues throughout the year. For more information visit the Events page at the MBTA web site, www.mbtaonline.org.