EMU hopes to spark interest with energy awareness week
YPSILANTI - See energy work in mysterious ways as a car runs off vegetable oil, get tested to see how many world’s of energy you use or ride around campus on a hydrogen powered bus all during EMU’s Energy Awareness Week Nov. 7-11.
“Understanding energy usage is an important issue as it has become a leading news item,” said Chris Mayda, associate professor in the department of geology and geography and coordinator for Energy Awareness Week. “The average American needs four-and-a-half worlds to provide for their energy usage. Between the United States and Canada we are only 5% of the population. But we use more than 30% of the world’s energy. EMU’s community can come see how much energy they use at the Global Footprint activity in McKenny Union.”
Highlights from Energy Awareness Week include:
Information Table and Global Footprint Testing
Display of General Motor’s fuel-efficient cars
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
Lecture: Mountaintop Removal, Devastation in Appalachia
Energy Film Fest
Alternate Fuel Demonstration
For more information about Energy Awareness Week contact Chris Mayda at 487-7856 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
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