Conserving and Converting Energy
by Jim Daniels
4:00 pm at Jim's booth in the art market/environment area
Jim Daniels will review the idea behind Pedal Power–converting mechanical energy to electrical energy and the value of efficiency. His talk will focus on three areas: ways to save money on energy costs at one’s own property, the advantages of renewables especially solar energy, and the human consumption of and impact on natural resources. He will also share information about the newly formed Southwestern Indiana Sierra Club Network.
An Evansville, Indiana, resident, Jim Daniels was involved in helping to establish the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and was starter of Southern Indiana Recycling Initiative with 27 counties participating. He served on the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) and helped to make the eco-friendly pedestrian and bicycle trail, the Evansville Greenway Passage, a reality. He has also served in various capacities in several organizations such as Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve and the Izaak Walton League at local, state, and national levels. Jim was instrumental in the forming of the Sustainable Communities Coalition which built eco-houses in Evansville. Currently he edited and wrote copy for the quarterly publication, The Hoosier Waltonian, and he write grants for rural businesses to install solar energy systems. He also currently serves as vice-chair of the newly formed Southwest Indiana Network Sierra Club.