Going Green Author to Speak at Eastern on Feb. 3

Written by Dwight Bachman

Willimantic, Conn.    Seth Leitman, affectionately known as “The Green Living Guy,” will be the keynote speaker on Feb. 3 (new date) from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Student Center Theatre (new location)  during a “Neighbor to Neighbor”  initiative on “living green.” The initiative is co-sponsored by Eastern’s Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) and “Neighbor to Neighbor” and involves the Towns of  Mansfield, Windham and Lebanon. The public is invited. Admission is free.

          Leitman, known as “the guy that answers questions people are afraid to ask about Going Green,” is the author of “Green Lighting,” “Build Your Own Electric Vehicle,” and “Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle,” and is the green lighting and series editor for McGraw-Hill’s “The Green Guru Guides.”  These guides focus on implementing environmentally friendly technologies and making them work for you.  Leitman’s blog can be found at www.greenlivingguy.com. His book, “Green Lighting,” is highlighted at http://www.greenlivingguy.com/greenlivingguy-home/2010/12/6/green-lighting.html.

                             Energy Savings Forum on Jan. 27

As a follow up to Leitman’s presentation, the ISE will host a Windham “Neighbor to Neighbor” organizational meeting on Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at its office at 182 High Street in Willimantic.

“Neighbor to Neighbor” is a community energy program designed to engage communities to work together to reduce energy waste, save money and preserve the environment for future generations. Fourteen communities are participating  in the challenge, including Lebanon, Mansfield and Windham.

For more information about the organizational meeting, contact Laurel Kohl, the ISE’s energy education specialist, at KOHLL@easternct.edu or call her at (860) 465-0256. For additional information about the challenge, visit  www.ctenergychallenge.com/ or contact Madeline Priest at mpriest@ctenergychallenge.com  or (860) 232-6232.

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