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Homegrown Renewable Energy Bus Tour Sept. 8

Homegrown Renewable Energy Bus Tour Sept. 8

Locations include Barron, Cadott and Elk Mound

Join the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the Office of Energy Independence, the Wisconsin Farmers Union and the other Homegrown Renewable Energy Campaign partners for a daylong bus tour on September 8th, 2009. The tour will explore the benefits of homegrown renewable energy and opportunities for clean energy jobs in Wisconsin. Stops will be made at four locations where exciting developments in renewable energy production are being made.

* Cadott School District - The district uses buses that run on natural gas and and has examples of electric and alternative fuel vehicles.

* Five Star Dairy, Elk Mound - The dairy uses a manure to energy digester system to generate electricity.

* Barron High School - Locally produced wood chips, instead of fossil fuels, provide heat for the school.

* Bioenergy Crop Research Site - Meet the people behind the cutting edge research into bioenergy crops.
 
Location, time and details:
 
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Cadott Junior/Senior High School. The tour will conclude at approximately 5 p.m. The media is welcomed to join the tour for all or any part of the day. Lunch and snacks will be provided and the cost of the tour is $10.
 
Please contact Adrienne Joseph, WFU Communications Specialist, at ajoseph@wisconsinfarmersunion.com or 715-723-5561, to RSVP or for more information.

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