[Imc-bigmuddy] Green Technology to be Featured at Festival
Kris Schachel, SICSF
sustain at siu.edu
Fri Apr 24 11:16:15 PDT 2009
Contact: Aur Beck
tech at aessolar.com
OR Kris Schachel
sustain at siu.edu
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Green Technology to be Featured at Festival
April 24, Carbondale Among the many things to look at and learn about at the first Shawnee
Energy Fest, there will be a spray-foam insulation rig, an RV powered by renewable energy, an
electric lawnmower, and much more. The Festival takes place May 2 & 3 at GreenRetreat, three
miles west of Carbondale.
The spray-foam rig is GreenRetreats and uses soy-based insulation. One of the GreenRetreat
staffers will be on hand to explain how the rig works and the benefits of spray-foam insulation.
Also during tours of GreenRetreat, there are a couple places that can be pointed out where the
insulation is visible, so folks can have a glimpse at the finished product.
The RV of the Future will also be available for tours. This solar/wind/ethanol powered RV
features 350 watts of solar power, 400 watts of wind power, a 700 amp hour battery bank, a 30 amp
charge controller, insulating curtains, LED lighting, solar water heater, and is outfitted with
energy efficient appliances.
An electric mower from Neuton Power will be given away in a raffle. The CE-5 battery powered
mower runs up to an hour on a single charge, produces no emissions, and is very quiet. Raffle
tickets will be available at $1 each or 6 for $5, and the drawing will be held at the Festival
closing, 5pm Sunday.
Shawnee Energy Fest activities include workshops and presentations on a variety of energy and
environmental topics, solar-powered bandstand, kids tent, great food, a wellness center, and tours
of GreenRetreat. For more information, visit www.ShawneeEnergyFest.org and www.GreenRetreat.org
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