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Community Conversations on Climate Change: Live Better Electrically
March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club will host their third Community Conversations on Climate Change, a monthly series of virtual discussions on climate change – how it is affecting Muskegon County, and what can be done at the local level to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for future impacts.
The topic is “Better Living Electrically” scheduled for Thursday, March 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The virtual discussion will be moderated by Brett Little, program manager for the GreenHome Institute, a nonprofit organization with a mission of empowering people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the renovation and construction of the places we live in. Panelists include: Mike Berkowitz, Beyond Coal Campaign representative for the Sierra Club; Ken Freestone, former residential energy advisor for the city of Holland; Patrick King, sales executive for Boardwell Mechanical Services; Tim Korthase, co-owner of Korthase and Sons, and Yvonne Lewis, senior program manager for the energy waste reduction team at Consumers Energy.
The focus of the panel will cover the importance of electrifying homes in relation to climate change, what a clean and green renewable energy grid looks like, the role of energy efficiency, solar installations, and battery storage in climate change solutions, information on how to participate and receive incentives when installing energy efficient upgrades to homes/businesses, and what steps, small and large, homeowners can take to move toward electrical homes.