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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1On Wednesday morning, September 23 from 9 am-noon, the GEA Geothermal Energy Expo, being held in the Tuscany Ballroom of the Peppermill Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada, will be free and open to the public. The GEA Expo floor features projects, equipment, services and state of the art technology in the geothermal community. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.
  • Step through the trunk of a giant Cottonwood to Hastings Museum’s interactive Nature Nook, which opens Friday, Sept. 25. Previously the Groundwater Discovery Adventure, the newest renovation takes visitors on an interactive journey through the natural environments of Nebraska. Visitors will explore prairie habitats up close, and investigate human impact on nature in both rural and agricultural settings. Nebraska Ethanol Board is a proud supporter of the new Nature Nook and will be greeting museum patrons during a special member exhibit opening Thursday, Sept. 24 from 3:30 to 8:30 pm.
  • Employees at the Philadelphia Zoo can now better serve the thousands of guests who visit each week with the help of 10 new solar-powered golf carts, donated by the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. The trams, funded by a $100,000 grant from the Sun Club, enhance the zoo’s existing sustainability initiatives while enabling zoo employees to get around the 42-acre park more quickly and efficiently. Each solar-powered golf cart can generate enough clean energy to drive more than 1,600 miles annually, which is about the same as driving from the zoo to the Statue of Liberty 16 times!
  • Energy Datametrics’ proven energy-saving technology is now being offered through a smartphone app with their first consumer-facing product, Homeselfe, an app that gives energy conscious homeowners practical ways to reduce their overall consumption through a quick home evaluation. The free tool provides homeowners with a clear picture of their energy use, a path to a more energy efficient home, money-saving tips, energy rebate information and access to qualified local contractors.
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