Climate Change: Looking for Solutions / Wildacres Retreat by ETSU
August 29 @ 8:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm EDT
East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Alliance for Continued Learning invites you to attend its 2022 program at Wildacres Retreat to be held Monday, August 29 (after 4 PM) through Friday September 2 (after breakfast). Prices for 4 nights and 11 meals are $335.00 per person for double occupancy and $435.00 for single occupancy.
Wildacres is located in a beautiful wilderness area just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Little Switzerland, N.C.
Our facilitator-Dave Hrivnak will help us learn to live sustainably by taking steps to become more environmentally aware.
Session 1 — Climate Change – a Look at the Data
- There is a lot of misinformation about climate change.
- What do the scientists say?
- What is the theory?
- What are the predictions?
- What does the current data show?
Session 2 — Solar Energy — What is it?
- How does it work, and is it right for you?
Session 3 — Electric Vehicles —
Learn from someone who has driven more than 185,000 gas-free miles over the past 12 years. We will cover the environmental impacts, performance aspects, and living full-time with plug-in cars.
We will cover the many options available and have at least one EV to see and experience.
Session 4 — Driving to Net Zero — Our journey and stories of hope for a carbon-free future.
Conclusion — What organizations are working for a cleaner future? What can you do to help move us to a cleaner, greener future?
About the Facilitator
Dave Hrivnak earned his BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations
He has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from ETSU. He retired after 34 years with Eastman Chemical. He has designed and built 2 passive solar homes, built an all-electric plug-in hybrid car. His home and vehicles are powered from rooftop solar. He has also published a book: “Driving to Net 0- Stories of Hope for a Carbon Free Future”
Join us in beautiful tranquil surroundings to learn, socialize and relax.
Any questions? Contact Barbara Prince at BHBSP2@aol.com
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