Rhode Island Energy Solutions Expo Nov. 16 at URI

Rhode Island Energy Solutions Expo to feature vendors, exhibits, contests, workshops to save energy, Nov. 16 at URI

1,000 ‘Keep Rhode Island Warm’ kits to be distributed free

WHO: Rhode Islanders from throughout the state, along with URI students and dozens of energy-related vendors, exhibitors and workshop leaders. Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonybrook Farms organic yogurt company and author of Stirring it Up: How to Make Money and Save the World, is the keynote speaker.

WHAT: The Rhode Island Energy Solutions Expo will offer innovative and practical strategies to help individuals and businesses save energy while reducing their environmental impact. Event includes a Kids Energy Carnival, distribution of 1,000 ‘Keep Rhode Island Warm’ kits, and workshops on renewable energy, biodiesel, energy conservation tips and more. Winners of a statewide children’s poster contest and a URI video contest will be announced. The event is sponsored by the URI Energy Center, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources, the URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences, National Grid, C.W. Cummings Plumbing Co., NORESCO, Ocean SAMP, and the URI President’s Council on Sustainability.

WHEN: Sunday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The keynote speech begins at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: The Ryan Center at URI’s Kingston campus.

CONTACT: Todd McLeish in the URI Department of Communications & Marketing at 401-874-7892 or tmcleish@uri.edu. For additional details about the expo, visit www.rienergyexpo.org.