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Environmental activist Mike Ewall speaks Wednesday

Nov. 7, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Students for a Sustainable Earth at Western Michigan University are sponsoring a free public workshop by environmental activist Mike Ewall at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in room 2302 of Sangren Hall. The event is part of SSE's Energy Action Week.

The workshop is intended raise public awareness about energy issues, and how they relate to West Michigan. Ewall will highlight the potential for conservation and higher efficiency to help replace dirty energy with clean sources within 20 years. He will discuss the roles of promising technologies like wind, solar, and hydrogen.

Ewall has a strong background in addressing energy conservation, efficiency, clean renewable energy and nuclear energy. He was instrumental in defeating two local incinerator projects in his home county and helping halt a nuclear waste dump project in Pennsylvania. Since 1993, he has been actively involved in building Pennsylvania's grassroots movement for environmental justice. He is working on building a new organization, Energy Justice Network, to advance clean energy policies while aiding grassroots fights against biomass incinerators, new fossil fuel power plants, and other proposed dirty energy technologies.

More information about Energy Action Week is available at www.ssewmu.org.

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

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