Sustainable Edgewater Seminars: Mid-Year Recap and Look Ahead

From Xerxes Steirer, PhD Applied Physics:

This year’s sustainable Edgewater seminars have been so rewarding! Thanks to the familiar faces and all the new neighbors who have been coming. And a big thanks to Amy and Jess at the Edgewater Library for hosting these community events.

From green buildings to Matt Young’s creation of a carbon neutral home, our discussions together have been informative to say the least. Lilly’s mouth watering discussion of food systems was a big favorite so far. Although, most comments from attendees were from the up to date and data driven presentation on climate change. Solar electricity and the rich history of oil marked our mid-year with a deep sense of place and hints of a sunny future. The second half of this year is lined up to offer neighbors good times and great company with seminars that inspire us to create a sustainable future. July’s seminar on electric cars and the big changes starting to gain traction in transportation will electrify those seeking curb the carbon. In August, we’ll hear from two Edgewater parents who are redefining sustainability in their homes with creativity and fresh flavors. September’s seminar hopes to teach us how to source local ingredients even when snow is covering the ground. Then, any sweet tooth will be satisfied talking about sweeteners and local honey at October’s discussion. As the gifting season gets rolling, November’s seminar will look at consumerism and value. Year end highlights will wrap up the year as we celebrate sustainability in December!

Seminars in 2017

January  17th – Green Buildings and LEED

February 21st – A Net Zero Home by Accident

March 21st – Sustainable Food

April 18th – Climate Change

May 16th – Solar Electricity

June 20th – The History of Oil

July 18th – Electric Cars & The Transportation Revolution

August 15th – The Reimagined Table

September 19th –A Locavore Winter

October 17th – Sugar, Honey and Sweet Stuff

November 21st – Sustainable Gifting

December 19th – Year End Highlights & Celebration!

The Sustainable Edgewater Seminar Series meets in the Edgewater Library from 7 to 8 pm on the third Tuesday of each month. Come to meet your neighbors and learn about sustainability. Hope to see you there!

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