Monday, April 14, 2008

Energy---Where We Are---Where We Need to Be



“Energy Crossroads” was primarily produced in order to expose the undeniable existing facts about our current energy consumption patterns and their damaging effects on our environment, the global economy, and the geopolitical balance in the world today. It was also intended to bring to light some of the solutions that would ease these destructive consequences.
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April 23rd, 2008 at 7:00 pm
Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, VA

Enjoy the Music of
Scott Christopher Murray
prior to the film

Panel Discussion to Follow the Film Featuring Local Experts

Panel Members:

Watt Bradshaw is president of Blue Ridge Energy Company. Founded in 1978, Blue Ridge Energy is a solar and renewable energy firm located in Broadway. They have worked in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County for 30 years helping clients with solar heat & hot water, solar electric and radiant heating systems, as well as climate responsive building designs.

H. Clay Clark, III. Born and raised in Rockingham County, Mr. Clark owns and operates four food service operations in Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg. Clay became interested in bio-diesel as a means to utilize the waste fry oil produced by his restaurants, and develop a cottage industry for his soon to be driving teen age son. Mr. Clark owns three diesel vehicles.

Bill Laughlin is an architect with Moseley Architects here in Harrisonburg (upstairs in fact). Moseley Architects has 250 employees in 7 offices in Virginia and North Carolina and specializes in the design of K-12 Schools, Higher Education Facilities, and Justice Facilities.
Moseley Architects is committed to sustainable design and has 28 projects designed in accordance with the US Green Building Council's guidelines for green design, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Moseley designed the first LEED Gold K-12 School in the Country. Bill is a LEED Accredited Professional and is currently designing 4 LEED school projects.

Heidi Lestyan is a Renewable Energy Analyst with the Harrisonburg office of Antares Group Inc. Antares is a renewable energy consulting-engineering firm with a 15-year history of helping industry and government clients introduce emerging technologies into the power generation, transportation, industrial, and commercial sectors. Heidi's background includes four years of utility-scale wind development, specializing in optimizing project generation while reducing impacts to wildlife habitats and local communities.

Tal McBride is a Partner, with his father, Mr. H.T. “Mac” McBride, Jr., in Highland New Wind Development, LLC (HNWD) and Red Oak Ranch, LLC (ROR).
He is a founding member of ‘MidWind’, a coalition of companies developing, constructing, operating, and owning Wind farms in the Mid-Atlantic region.
He is an active member of the Washington, DC based American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and a participant in The Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative (VWEC) at James Madison University.

Nancy Quirk has taught global environmental politics since 1995. Before coming to James Madison University in 2002, she taught at Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington and Fort Wayne. Organizer and activitst, she has worked as campus director and board member of Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) in Indiana and West Virginia, and served on the Citizen's Advisory Board for the Waste Management District in Monroe County, Indiana for several years. She was a member of the campus stewardship Environmental Advisory Group at Colby College in Waterville, Maine during 2001-02.

Barkley Rosser has taught environmental economics at James Madison University since 1977, where he is Professor of Economics and Kirby L. Cramer, Jr. Professor of Business Administration. Author of over 100 books, articles, and other publications, he has served as editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization since 2001. He has also been involved in various international conferences and negotiations regarding environmental and economic issues for more than a decade and a half.

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For More Information Contact Lowell Fulk @ 540-820-2592 or 540-896-1323
Court Square Theater, 61 Graham Street, Harrisonburg VA 22801 540-564-1692

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How will what we do today affect the next

Seven Generations?

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