Sustainability Café on November 11 will explore a community-owned wind project

11/11/2013

Contributed by Marian Brown

The Sustainability Café on Monday, November 11th will feature Marguerite Wells presenting ”Blow, Wind, Blow: Community –Owned Wind Power in Tompkins County.”  The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. The Fall 2013 Sustainability Café/Environmental Seminar series is focused on the concept of “Citizens + Community = Healthy Environment.” 

Marguerite Wells is a lifelong naturalist and co-founder of Motherplants Ltd, a green roof plant nursery here in Ithaca. She got involved in building a wind farm in the town of Enfield in 2007. What started as a part time volunteer position has turned into a full time job, totally self-taught, in wind farm development. She earned her BS in Animal Science from Cornell in 1999, and her MSc in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh, UK, in 2001. She is currently the Project Manager for Black Oak Wind Farm, LLC. 

“Teachable edibles” – local, organic and/or seasonal snacks – for the Fall 2013 Sustainability Café series are being sponsored by Ithaca College Dining Services whose motto is “Sustainability – Healthy – Fresh.” Please bring your reusable mug and fill up at the nearest drinking fountain or provide your own beverage of choice.

This event is free and open to the public.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Marian Brown at 607-274-3787 or mbrown@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Drink in a new way to think in the Sustainability Café.

 

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