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For Immediate Release
3 November 2010

Melissa Lamar
860.255.3777 (office)
email: MLamar@txcc.commnet.edu

Talks on Clean Energy at Tunxis


The public is invited to attend Clean Energy Day at Tunxis Community College in Farmington on November 16, 10 a.m. in Room 6-127. Refreshments will be served.

Environmental contamination issues and clean energy alternatives will be featured during the presentations.

Judi Friedman, chair of People’s Action for Clean Energy, Inc. (PACE), will talk about energy efficiency, the risks associated with nuclear energy, and alternative energy sources such as solar and wind energy. Marnie Carroll, director of the environmental studies program at Diné College in Shiprock, NM, and Rita White, a recent graduate of Diné College with an associate’s degree in environmental science, will talk about uranium contamination on the Navajo Reservation, its effect on tribe members, and what still needs to be done. Rob Hadley, Ph.D., Tunxis instructor of physics, will discuss energy conservation.

For more information on Clean Energy Day, call 860.255.3734 or email foneil@tunxis.edu. Those who are interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early.

The event is one of a series at Tunxis Community College celebrating 40 years of education in the Farmington Valley and beyond. The College first opened for classes in October 1970 and currently offers almost 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177. Visit Tunxis on the Internet at tunxis.commnet.edu.