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Community Solutions and YS Resilience Network Host Renewable Energy Month

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Community Solutions and the Yellow Springs Resilience Network will continue their monthly series of speakers and events in April with programming exploring the ways in which renewable energy technology can be implemented in the community and the home.

Renewable Energy Month will kick off with a film called “The Fourth Revolution.” The film will be shown at the Little Art Theatre on Sunday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m., and documents “the case for the global transition to renewable energy.” A discussion will follow.

The second event will be a panel speaking about solar and alternative energy in Ohio. On Thursday, April 28, from 7:00–8:30 in the Antioch Arts & Science Building, village manager Patti Bates will speak about Yellow Springs’ energy investment portfolio, Bob Brecha will weigh in with the status of renewables nationally and statewide, and resident Dan Rudolf will speak from personal experience about Tesla cars and integrating renewable energy sources in the home, such as replacing his furnace with a groundwater heat pump.”

The final event of the month will be the tour of local homes. Visitors will be able to see homes with roof- and ground-mounted solar arrays and an energy-generating windmill. This event will take place on Saturday, April 30, from 1:30­–3:30. Interested parties are asked to gather at 340 Yellow Springs Fairfield Rd. to begin the tour. Paul Sampson, who owns one of the homes on the tour, says his solar panels not only generate almost all of his electricity but make sound financial sense as well.

All of the events are free. See the Facebook pages of Community Solutions and YS Resilience Network for details.


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