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Wind, Water, and Sunlight: Inspired Renewable Energy Projects

Date: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT October 17 Location: Stamm - Templeton

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Stamm - Templeton

Please join us for an inspiring panel discussion featuring current students and alumni discussing their experience designing and implementing local and international renewable energy projects. Additionally, the program will feature a documentary, The Weight of Water: The Cost of Energy in Borneo, by alumnus, Nathaniel Suryo Wynn.

Panel participants include:

  • Damian Sanchez, Renewable Energy Fee Fund student coordinator
  • Kori Groenveld, CAS ’18, ENVS - Portland affordable housing solar project
  • Arran Hashim, CAS ’21 - Malaysia community lighting/solar project
  • Gabe Wynn, alumnus - Green Empowerment
  • Nathaniel Suryo Wynn, alumnus - documentary producer

Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Background for this event:

Lewis & Clark’s undergraduate students voluntarily contribute to a renewable energy student fee used to purchase renewable energy certificates and greenhouse gas offsets on behalf of the College as a whole. Any remaining funds support student-initiated grants for renewable energy research, physical projects, or internships.

The Weight of Water: The Cost of Energy in Borneo is a documentary produced by Portland filmmaker and Lewis & Clark Graduate, Nathaniel Suryo Wynn. Wynn’s documentary highlights indigenous voices of Malaysian Borneo whose homes, ancestral lands and ways of life have been destroyed or are currently under threat from the construction of megadams. The film hopes to raise awareness of the social and environmental impacts of megadams while promoting alternative renewable energy solutions to the dams.

Green Empowerment is Portland-based non-profit that works with local partners around the world to strengthen communities by delivering renewable energy and safe water.  GE prioritizes integrated projects that improve human well-being, are sustainable over time, limit the effects of climate change, and have the potential for broad impact beyond any one community. To do so, we employ a unique model of long-term engagement with local partners and the communities they serve in order to empower local leaders to design and implement integrated projects that address their own defined economic, health and environmental priorities. We facilitate the provision of needed technical, organizational, and financial assistance to build the local skills and capacity required to sustain and expand program impacts and results.

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