Elementary School Energy Forum To Be Held At Graysville City Hall

Sunday, May 19, 2013

 

 

The Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council (TREEDC) will hold an inaugural Elementary School Energy Forum to be held on Tuesdayt at Graysville, Tn., City Hall.

TREEDC is a statewide network of 92 Tennessee mayors formed by former University of Tennessee President Dr. Joe Johnson and the cities of Graysville, Ducktown, Pikeville, Crossville and Gainesboro.

The mission of TREEDC is to promote and connect renewable energy with educational and economic development opportunities for all communities in Tennessee.

TREEDC founding members TVA, TDEC and Aries Energy will be giving educational presentations to 100 eight graders from Graysville Elementary.

Wampler’s Sausage will be providing the lunch for the students.

During October 2012, TREEDC partnered with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to organize a community wide energy forum.

The website address is www.treedc.us.

1. Introductions/ History - TREEDC: TREEDC President/Ducktown Mayor James Talley

2. The City of Graysville Energy Efficiency Project: Graysville Mayor Ted Doss

3. Water Conservation: Tyler Jeffrey, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation

4. Renewable Energy at Tennessee Valley Authority – Jenny Wright, TVA

5. Energy from the Sun – Harvey Abouelata, ARiES Energy

6. Alternative Fuels for Vehicles: Warren Nevad, The University of Tennessee MTAS

7. Energy Conservation: Scott A. Slusher, TN Dept. of Environment & Conservation office of Energy Programs

LUNCH: 11:45 : furnished by Wampler’s Sausage

8. Tour of renewable energy exhibitors and new city hall

Exhibitors: Recycling, City of Crossville Biodiesel Operations, TREEDC, TDEC, TVA



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