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LSU Center for Energy Studies to co-host energy efficiency workshop with Entergy, Pew Center, America’s WETLAND Foundation

Entergy Corporation and the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, with the LSU Center for Energy Studies and America’s WETLAND Foundation, will present “Make an Impact,” a workshop on climate change, emissions reduction policy, impacts for Louisiana, and the role of individual action, Thursday, November 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshop will be held in the Dalton J. Woods Auditorium and lobby of the Energy, Coast & Environment Building on the LSU campus. The event is free and open to the public. A drawing for a bicycle from The Bicycle Shop will be held to encourage bicycle commuting.

Following a 10 a.m. press conference and welcoming remarks from Mayor Kip Holden, the program will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a panel discussion and question-and-answer session featuring community leaders and energy and environmental experts. Panelists will include Mike McDaniel, professional-in-residence at the Center for Energy Studies; Sidney Coffee, senior adviser to the America’s WETLAND Foundation; and representatives from Entergy and the Pew Center.

The program will also feature exhibits by community vendors sharing information on local programs and services, ranging from recycling and rain barrels to home energy audits.

The “Make an Impact” program also includes a website (http://entergy.pewclimate.org/), launched in July by Entergy and the Pew Center, designed to provide tools for consumers to manage their environmental impact, reduce energy costs, and help lower CO2 emissions. The site offers personalized tips to help consumers lower energy bills and includes a customized carbon calculator to analyze personal energy use and an interactive page of local resources.

Reserved parking will be available for attendees. Contact Marybeth Pinsonneault at 225-578-3948 or mtherio@lsu.edu for more information.