Thursday, April 28, 2016

Solar energy education this spring and summer!

Power Your Home With the Sun, presentations will be held by an Illinois Solar energy Association "Solar Ambassador" on various dates at public libraries DuPage County.  Learn how solar energy works in Illinois and how it can be put to use at your home. Come and ask questions and get answers. Contact any of the  following libraries to reserve seats.

May 9 – Villa Park Public Library
May 24 – Winfield Public Library
June 7 – Elmhurst Public Library –  in cooperation with the Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition
July 14 – Glen Ellyn Public Library – see the newly refurbished solar house!
July 20 – Lombard Helen Plum Library
August 4 – Bartlett Public Library District

Clean Power, Clean JobsApril 28, 7-8 p.m. at Elmhurst Public Library. Elmhurst Cool Cities and the Elmhurst League of Women Voters partner to bring you Jen Walling, Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Council. Jen will discuss the federal Clean Power Plan aimed to reduce energy usage on the entire grid, and the Illinois Clean Jobs bill which is expected to bring environmental benefits, savings for consumers, and the creation of 32,000 new jobs in Illinois.

Illinois Solar Lobby Day, May 4.  Visit your legislators in Springfield wiht others.  A powerful lelalrnign expereince and an opportunity to inpact public policy n a positieve way.  Register through ISEA

Solar Social, June 22, 7 p.m. at The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm in Naperville. Come and see how solar energy is used for the benefit of McDonald Farm in a relaxed social setting.  If the skies are clear, we might even set up a telescope to see Mars.  This spring Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in 10 years.

Energy Palooza, July 13, 1-3 p.m. at Cantigny Park. The newly-refurbished solar house will be on display. More information pending for this family-oriented event. 

You can find more information for about solar energy educational events by periodically visiting the Illinois Solar Energy Association.