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‘Luther Energy 101’

‘Luther Energy 101’

February 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Feb. 3, 2009

Luther’s Martin-Schramm to give sustainability presentation Feb. 19

Jim Martin-Schramm, Luther College professor of religion and research chair in Luther’s Center for Ethics and Public Life, will give the sustainability presentation “Luther Energy 101” Thursday, Feb. 19, 7-8 p.m. in the Mott Room of Dahl Centennial Union on the Luther campus.

The hour-long session is open to the public with no charge for admission.

During the presentation, Martin-Schramm will address issues including the amount of energy Luther uses to heat and power the campus, how investments in energy efficiency have reduced Luther’s consumption, and how Luther might produce electricity with wind turbines and heat from a biomass boiler.

Martin-Schramm was recently elected to a term on the board of the Iowa Wind Energy Association. He has been active in Luther’s sustainability initiatives and is currently chair of the Energy and Water Committee of the Campus Sustainability Council.

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,500, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the bachelor of arts degree in 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college’s website: http://www.luther.edu.