Community energy conservation comes to Holland campus

By Rachel McLaughlin | 11/4/12 5:34pm

On Nov. 15 at 3 p.m., Grand Valley State University’s Meijer Campus in Holland will play host to a community energy conservation conversation meeting in room 104.

The meeting will feature speaker Don Triezenberg from The Community Energy Advisory Group. The CEAG’s goal is to educate Holland on the energy choices their City Council is facing and is devoted to informing participants of the decisions and options available to meet the city’s energy needs.

The energy decisions made today and tomorrow will have a long-range and semi-permanent effect on families, businesses, and city budget in terms of economic development, and the health and environment of the community.

College students, community members, and local businesses are invited to learn about sustainability to the community and conserving energy. There will be a “call to action” segment where individuals can bring what they’ve learned to their work, school, or community along with a question and answer portion.

“This is your community and it needs to be your decision,” said graduate assistant Emily DeLano. “We need a robust community conversation to comprehensively address Holland’s energy future, rather than focusing solely on specific fuel types and individual power plants. Good solutions for complex issues require broad interaction among well-informed people of good will.”

Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP by emailing DeLano at or call (616) 394-4848.

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