Learn about Alternative Energy at Geneva Library

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Byline: Submitted by Geneva Library Foundation

The Geneva Library Foundation Speaker Series continues with "Exploring Energy Efficiencies and Alternatives" with Patricia Vary, a retired research professor, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the lower meeting room at the Geneva Public Library, 127 James St.

With increased use of gasoline in Asia, limited supplies of oil, inevitable price increases, as well as population explosion, water scarcity and climate change, it is imperative to learn new energy efficiencies for homes and businesses.

She will examine the present status of climate change data and the progress in energy alternatives, including solar, wind, geothermal, biodiesel, and fuel cells. She will discuss strategies being used in business and government, as well as steps you can take in your home and daily routines for better energy efficiency and sustainability.

Vary has a bachelor's degree in medical technology and a master's degree in microbiology, both from Texas Christian University; a master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin; and a Ph.D. in microbial genetics from Stanford University. …