Providing EE Education to a Captive Audience

Jan. 20, 2014
Think about all the people who fill up at a water cooler every day. With a new product provided by Aqwastream–stations that allow people to fill up their own bottles with water–the company flashes the water fillers with energy efficiency messages. In addition to providing energy efficiency education–especially to college students–the company aims to help cut the energy used in […]

Think about all the people who fill up at a water cooler every day. With a new product provided by Aqwastream–stations that allow people to fill up their own bottles with water–the company flashes the water fillers with energy efficiency messages. In addition to providing energy efficiency education–especially to college students–the company aims to help cut the energy used in producing plastic bottles. In 2006, a whopping 17 million barrels of oil were used to produce plastic bottles by avoiding the use of them altogether. In this podcast, Mare Van Dyke, Aqwastream’s Co-Founder, also talks about the advantages of managing such systems remotely.

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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