Sustainable Energy Speaker Series: Sean Hayes, Senior Vice President of Operations at Carolina Solar Services (previously Executive Director of The Oberlin Project)
The Oberlin Project: Achieving Community-Scale Sustainability
The Oberlin Project is a joint effort of the City of Oberlin (Ohio), Oberlin College, and private and institutional partners with the goal of improving the resilience, prosperity, and sustainability of this community of approximately 8,000 residents. Sean will discuss: • Origins and goals of The Oberlin Project • Steps taken to address the project goals related to energy use, carbon emissions, transportation, and the local food system • Challenges and lessons learned that might be helpful to other communities interested in this unique initiative • Career advice for students
Sean earned his MS in Technology and Grad Certificate in GIS at Appalachian State University in 2011.
Our Fall 2018 Speakers will showcase alumni from Appalachian and highlight the incredible work they are doing. Come learn from their experiences and see where your Appalachian degree might take you!
Monday, October 29 | 4:00 - 5:00pmPSU, Room 137A Calloway Peak
FREE and open to the public
*Attendance will be kept for faculty offering extra credit for students.*
More information on this lecture is here.
The Sustainable Energy Speaker Series was created to deepen campus and community understanding of contemporary energy issues and spur conversation, reflection and collaboration around energy topics. The series is a joint effort of the Appalachian Energy Center and the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment.