Energy Efficient Ely (E3)

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10/12/2015
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Abstract: 

Energy Efficient Ely (E3) is a grassroots organization committed to bringing the Ely community together to reduce our dependence on outside sources of energy and to increase the use of local sustainable sources of energy and food production.

E3 came into existence after Governor Pawlenty and Will Steger brought an energy symposium to Ely in the winter of 2008. The idea that Ely could be a leader in the quest for energy independence and reduced CO2 loading was exciting and seemed possible. A few downtown business people started meeting to discuss ways of reducing energy use and E3 was formed.

VISION
We are investing our human energy into educating others on what can be done to sustain our community and make it prosper in the future.

We believe that local groups like E3 around the planet will ultimately make the difference that is needed to reduce carbon in our atmosphere and bring us closer to energy independence.

MISSION
The mission of E3 is to encourage through example, education, and community collaboration, the efficient use of energy resources in the Ely area.

INITIATIVES & PROGRAMS

  • Facilitate the Ely Community Garden
  • E3 board members serve on the City of Ely's Alternative Task Force working to bring biomass district heating to Ely.
  • Support weatherization and solar projects in our community.
  • Host an annual Energy Symposium Speaker Series in collaboration with Vermilion Community College, Ely Senior Center, Organic Roots, and The Adventure Inn.
  • Partner with Iron Range Partnership for Sustainably and coordinate a Green Inventors Contest in Ely for area youth.
  • LED lights - Bulk Buying Program
  • Renewable energy, weatherization and energy audit demonstration tours.
  • For more information please visit www.eeely.org

    Topic Areas: 
    Sustainability
    Energy
    Target Audience: 
    All
    Geographic Location: 
    Northeast
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    Adriane Morabito
    Energy Efficient Ely (E3)
    PO Box 102
    Ely, MN 55731
    info@eeely.org
    http://www.eeely.org

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