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New speaker series focuses on energy climate

Posted on December 02, 2013

Grand Valley’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center is kicking off a new, four-part speaker series that focuses on energy climate.

Jennifer Hill of The Climate Reality Project will give the first presentation on Tuesday, December 10, from noon-1 p.m. at MAREC and 6-7 p.m. at the L. William Seidman Center in Grand Rapids.

In her presentation, “Is Climate Change Real?”, Hill will discuss the most recent findings about climate change and what can be done about it.

Hill has taught at the Seattle Science Center and national and state parks. She has a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, helped establish four citizen science programs, and led a nationally recognized children’s health project.

Each presentation is free and open to the public. They will take place at MAREC and the Seidman Center.

- January 14: “Great Lakes Region Solar Update: Current Climate and Future Trends” by Allan O’Shea, Michigan solar contractor
- February 11: “Africa! The Next Renewable Energy Frontier” by Erik Nordman, professor of biology at Grand Valley
- March 11: “What in the World? Global Sustainable Energy Goals” by Kim  Walton, program director for MAREC

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