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Energy

Sustainability Literacy Research sources. The following questions are intended to get students in a variety of disciplines started on researching energy issues and solutions related to what they are studying.

Community Action

Local and State Organizations

Washtenaw Community College Faculty Committees

Sustainability Literacy in the Curriculum
Contact: Dale Petty
petty@wccnet.edu

Environmental Committee
Contact: Dale Petty
petty@wccnet.edu

What Else? Attend a Campus Event

Campus Events:

Climate Action Workshop:  Moonboots or Moccasins?

Thursday, January 30, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, WCC Technical Industrial Building, Room 151
Explore the world of carbon footprints with WCC faculty member Dale Petty.
The event is free and open to the public.  For more information email petty@wccnet.edu

Climate Action Workshop:  Getting Out of Hot Water

Thursday, February 6, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, WCC Technical Industrial Building, Room 151
Discover how to reduce the carbon footprint of your hot water, home heating and cooling and household waste with WCC faculty member Dale Petty.
The event is free and open to the public.  For more information email petty@wccnet.edu

Climate Action Workshop:  Re-Energizing Your Life

Thursday, February 13, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, WCC Technical Industrial Building, Room 151
Discover how to reduce the carbon footprint of your electricity, transportation and food with WCC faculty member Dale Petty.
The event is free and open to the public.  For more information email petty@wccnet.edu

Climate Action Workshop:  Pass it On!

Thursday, February 20, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, WCC Technical Industrial Building, Room 151
Explore how to move your personal climate action plan to the next level with WCC faculty member Dale Petty.
The event is free and open to the public.  For more information email petty@wccnet.edu

Creating an Energy Efficient Home from A to Z:  Existing, Remodel, Addition or New

Thursday, March 6, 6:00 pm, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 Huron River Drive, Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building.  Learn from local architect Michael Klement about a broad range of strategies to make your home more energy efficient, healthy and sustainable.  Michael Klement, AIA, is the principal of Architectural Resource, an award-winning architectural firm specializing in sustainable design based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Michael will be joined by four local experts in energy efficient building.  The event is free and open to the public. 

For more information email petty@wccnet.edu or ethompso@wccnet.edu

Automotive Talk & Tour: Energy Efficiency - Making the Most of your Fuel, with WCC faculty member Allen Day

Monday March 10, 2014, 3:35pm, OE186 Auto Service Lab. Get tips from a WCC auto expert on how to improve your fuel economy and save money at the same time!
For more information email ethompso@wccnet.edu

WCC's Year of Energy Book Read: The End of Country and the Science of Fracking

Thursday, March 20, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Writing Center, WCC Crane Liberal Arts & Science Building, Room 355.  Discuss the science aspects of WCC’s Year of Energy book read with WCC faculty member Maryam Barrie.

You are welcome to participate, even if you haven’t read the book.  The event is free and open to the public. 
For more information email mbarrie@wccnet.edu

WCC Geothermal Energy Talk & Tour

Wednesday, March 26, 3:30-5:00 PM, starting in OE 123, with Bill Ghrist WCC Manager of Energy and Systems Integration, and Beau Burgen, WCC Manager of Mechanical and Electrical Systems.  Explore geothermal energy systems on campus in a lively talk and tour with WCC experts.
For more information email ethompso@wccnet.edu

Sustainable Dinner and a Movie

Friday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. (dinner) and 7:30 p.m. (movie)
A delicious dinner prepared and served by WCC Culinary Arts faculty chefs Alice Gannon-Boss and Derek Anders and their students will be served at Garrett’s in the WCC Student Center Building. 
Dinner reservations are required.  Vegetarian options by request. 
For more information and tickets contact garretts@wccnet.edu or visit the restaurant Tuesday - Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

The movie, Beyond the Light Switch is a documentary that explores the pros and cons of a range of energy technologies including carbon capture, hydraulic fracturing, nuclear, solar, wind and super grids.  The film is hosted by David Biello, energy and environment editor at Scientific American.  It is free (no reservations required), is sponsored by Students for Sustainable Food Systems, and will be shown in Towsley auditorium in the WCC Morris Lawrence Building at 7:30 p.m.  The movie is free and open to the public. 
For more information email ethompso@wccnet.edu or petty@wccnet.edu

Service project: Help with WCC Garden Project with Kimberly Groce.

Monday, March 31, 2014, 3:30 PM.  LA 374
Branch out this spring and get involved in the brand new WCC Community Garden with WCC counselor Kimberly Groce.  For more information email  ethompso@wccnet.edu

Poetry Energy in the Gallery

Thursday, June 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Gallery One, WCC Student Center Building, first floor.
Experience the high-energy poetry of WCC students with faculty members Maryam Barrie and Tom Zimmerman
This event is free and open to the public.  For more information email mbarrie@wccnet.edu .

 

Great Lakes Water Rights and Conservation

SLTF
"Great Lakes water rights and conservation"  panel discussion on the topic of Sustainable Energy on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Towsley auditorium. 

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