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ECO Club to Hold Energy Workshop Nov. 4

OCT. 13, 2006--On Saturday, Nov. 4, beginning at 8:30 a.m. the University of Wisconsin-River Falls ECO Club will be hosting a day-long workshop "Renewable Energy 101 for Universities." The event, which runs until 4:45 p.m., will be held in the River Room of Rodli Commons at the UWRF campus.

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) will be putting on the workshop.   The main focus is to provide students, faculty, staff and the community with a basic understanding of the technology so they can coherently advocate for renewable energy.

The workshop is open to the public but only 50 spots are available. It is free for participants as long as they register in advance. There may be a small fee for the organic lunch.

This event is funded by a grant from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board, however, funding also comes from WEEB, MREA, Focus on Energy, and Renew Wisconsin.

The agenda includes check-in at 8:30 a.m., speakers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Renew Wisconsin presentation at 1:30; Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group presentation at 2:30; 3:30 break at 3:30 p.m.; and 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. preview of new student center at UWRF.

The UWRF student ECO (Earth Consciousness Organization) Club has existed for several decades. The group focuses helping create a sustainable university and community. It currently has 25 active members. For more information about the workshop or joining ECO, contact the club president Matthew Meyer at matthew.meyer@uwrf.edu .

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