NEW ONE-TIME LOCATION!!!!
7 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2013
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
at the home of Ted Lowe
2003 Paddock Ct., Wheaton, IL
An Approach to Ecological Living in the Suburbs
Ted will take visitors on a tour of his yard and home describing various ecological aspects. This will be an interactive tour with lots of Q&A and discussion along the way. Expect to see and discuss: Harnessing solar energy, electric transportation, native landscaping, organic food growing, rainwater collection and energy efficiency. When the topic of energy efficiency is discussed, Ted will turn over the floor to Jeff Gahris who will discuss the SCARCE Program and Elevate Energy that can help make heating and cooling at least 15 percent more efficient.
Ted is an engineer and computer scientist by trade, but a committed environmentalist by passion. Twenty-eight years ago he became part of the Bell Labs environmental club working on projects like a comprehensive recycling program, “bike to work” day and native landscaping. Ted served on the board of directors of the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) from 2001-2007, and the Fox Valley Electric Auto Association (FVEAA); he is a member of the Wild Ones, and a member of the Midwest Fruit Explorers. He has been driving his electric car for 14 years!
A retired engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency, Jeff Gahris now works at SCARCE, a non-profit agency that provides environmental education programs. He also organized the Glen Ellyn Sustainability Group.
The DuPage Coffeehouse provides a time and a place for people to
regularly and respectfully share their dreams and concerns about our
community and how we can improve it for generations to come.
Registration for this discussion is available at
Sponsored by the DuPage Coffeehouse Planners – an independent group of citizens
Not sponsored by any other organization.