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Guest columnist Angela Arpke recently finished her Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Her
thesis research focused on the environmental impacts and life cycle costs of water use in commercial buildings over the operational life cycle.
Angela is also a member of the Michigan Tech Environmental Sustainability
In June, Angela will start her engineering career as a Mechanical Engineer and member of the "Green Team" at Vanderweil Engineers in Alexandria,
Originally from Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Angela says she enjoys running and cross country skiing in her spare time.
News and Happenings
MTU offers variety of Earth Week events Apr. 19 - 24
-- Interested in wind and innovative technologies, hybrid cars? Want to learn more about
wolves and bats or watch birds in flight? Guest author Angela Arpke of Michigan
Tech University's Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) invites you to
MTU's Earth Week celebration Apr. 19-24. Starting Monday with live music,
exhibits and a keynote address by Rolf Peterson, MTU professor in Forestry and
director of the Isle Royale Wolf/Moose study, Earth Week offers a variety of
events for the whole family in the Memorial Union Building Commons (MUB) and
several other MTU campus locations. more
Energy conservation makes cents
HOUGHTON -- On Saturday, April 26, to conclude Michigan Tech's Earth Week activities, the public can visit several Copper Country model energy-efficient
homes. These include the Kindred home in Hancock, designed by the late architect
Garfield (Skip) Kindred; the Bach Home and Workshop, Houghton; two
energy-efficient Habitat for Humanity homes in South Range; and the Kinzel-Kingsley
home on M-203 near Hancock. This third in a series of articles by Angela Arpke
describes these homes and offers ideas for saving energy -- and money -- in your
MTU offers Earth Week events for whole family Apr. 21 - 26MTU Environmental Sustainability Committee offers
"Greenprint" for campus and community
HOUGHTON -- From April 21 to 26, Michigan Tech will host an array of Earth Week activities for the whole family. Community members, as well as students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in all
events -- from the Earth Week Fair on Monday to a tour of energy-efficient homes
on Saturday. A highlight of the week is a visit on Thursday, Apr. 24, by environmental author Stephanie
Mills, who will give a presentation on "the pleasures and purposes of living
simply." Read this second in a series of articles
by Angela Arpke of MTU's Environmental Sustainability Committee. more
HOUGHTON. -- Since launching a mixed paper recycling program on the Michigan Tech campus last year, MTU's Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC) has been drafting a document referred to as a
"greenprint" -- intended to further sustainable practices on campus and in the local community. Read this first of a series of articles
by Angela Arpke on how "Going Green Means Saving Green ($)!"
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