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Turn out the lights when you leave the room!

Dec. 1, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is taking a bold and innovative approach to saving money this year by extending the winter closure period to lower energy costs.

Members of the campus community are invited to a brown-bag lunch and learn with Carl Newton, WMU's energy reduction manager, to find out how they can help the university to reduce its energy usage during the winter closure and beyond. The program, titled "Turn out the lights when you leave the room," is noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in room 159 of the Bernhard Center.

Newton will share the energy-saving steps his office has already taken, as well as provide tips to "winterize" individual offices during the long winter closure. He will talk about how to increase energy conservation at WMU, with suggestions that can also translate into energy-saving ideas for private homes. While useful for everyone, WMU building coordinators should find the presentation especially helpful.

The brown bag presentation, sponsored by the Administrative Professional Association, is free of charge. Those attending are invited to bring a lunch from home or to buy their lunch in the Bernhard Center Cafeteria or in the Bronco Mall.

The APA has served non-bargaining exempt employees of WMU for more than 30 years. For more information, contact Joan O'Bryan at joan.obryan@wmich.edu or (269) 387-0900.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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