‘Making Energy Work’ workshop Nov. 6

Focus will be on community-owned and other renewable projects

Residents interested in renewable energy may attend Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon, a one-day workshop on Nov. 6 designed to help Hood River increase its investment in clean energy, and benefit from local energy programs and projects.

The workshop being developed by Gorge Owned, Columbia Gorge Climate Action Network, and Sustainable Northwest aims to help participants find ways to use renewable energy projects to create a healthier environment for the community, grow the tax base, and save and keep money in the region.

Topics include: Discovering Hood River’s clean energy potential, learning from success stories in Hood River and other Oregon communities, and investing in community-owned energy projects. There will be plenty of time for questions and small-group discussions.

Business leaders, teachers, industry professionals, landlords, farmers, city planners, municipal leaders, and high energy users from the residential, industrial, and agricultural sectors are invited to attend.

The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hood River Fire Station, 1785 Meyer Parkway, next to Hood River Aquatic Center. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Cost is $15, which covers meals (Pine Street Bakery and Marley’s Corner) and workshop sessions. Register at tinyurl.com/Hood-River-Energy.

The workshop is part of the Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon series of six energy workshops hosted by Sustainable Northwest, Lake County Resources Initiative, and Wallowa Resources, taking place across Oregon that will help rural communities identify energy savings and energy generation opportunities, and invest in local energy programs and projects.

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