Paris Climate Talks – Time for Policy Change

One consequence of the Paris climate agreement is the international and overwhelming consensus to save energy, convert to renewable sources, install energy storage as policies are put in place to build the systems and infrastructure for this new energy regime. In the US, states and cities are taking the lead in establishing programs for distributed energy generation, community solar, and energy benchmarking. It is important to take into account this new era in energy and resource system development.

The chart below shows in billions of dollars renewable energy investment worldwide.

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2016 Green STEM Fair for Urban School

Environmental ALI received good news this December. The organization was granted funds to hold a Green STEM at an urban charter school in Cincinnati. The event will take place this Spring and will feature both green career stations and innovations in green technology.

Many thanks to the Gannett Foundation for this support. More details to follow. See below for an Environmental ALI learning station similar event at a church school.

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Miami Freshman Makes Connections

The Environmental ALI Annual reception was held last week and attending were Joseph Wilson, a freshman at Miami University, and Rich Cogen of Ohio River Foundation. 

Joseph Wilson (L) and Rich Cogen

Joseph Wilson (L) and Rich Cogen

Staff at Environmental ALI had connected Joseph to a successful internship at Ohio River Foundation and that night Joseph was introduced to Tony Staubach of of the Ohio State University Extension Office. Now he’s in contact with Solomon Gamboa, CEO of Pioneer Landscapes. Solomon’s company uses environmental sustainable practices to restore natural habitats. Solomon also participated in our Green STEM Fair at Oyler School this past Spring (see below).

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Environmental ALI Staff Tour Atmos 360

 

2015-12-09 11.39.29Atmos 360, held its ribbon cutting for their expanded manufacturing facility this week. CEO Icy Williams, pictured below with the oversize scissors, was a station leader at an Environmental ALI Green STEM Fair this Fall. E-ALI staff Steve Schumacher toured the facility in preparation for possible additional career activities with Atmos 360. The company manufactures and sites industrial dust collection and filtrations systems around the US and internationally.2015-12-09 11.20.32