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DePauw hosts biofuels program

Saturday, April 17, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- DePauw University anthropology students Cameron Huffman, Alec Ensield and Mikey Hemkens discovered their Subsistence and Sustainability class has opened new windows to them.

Their class project this semester includes offering a presentation on Economic and Environmental Sustainability by David Galvin April 20 that is open to the public.

"We are hoping to raise awareness and trying to engage people interested in biofuels," said Huffman.

"We're excited to be able to work with people in the community. We've met with Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray and State Representative Nancy Michael as well as Steve Setchell with the local sustainability group," said Huffman.

Galvin's name was suggested to the group as a local expert in the area of biodiesel and the project grew from there.

The presentation will be held in the DePauw University Watson Forum from 8:20 to 9:50 a.m., it is designed to encourage people to think outside the box in developing sustainable management practices.

Galvin will speak specifically about biodiesel and identify past and present problems associate with economic development and benefits of community-based sustainability.

Galvin has an interesting history in Biofuels and has an impressive resume including four years of service in the United States Navy, field research with the International Peace and Conflict Resolution in Sweden, tsunami relief team in India, and most recently his work in Kokomo, Ind. initiating the nations first large-scale municipality owned and operated biofuel program, K-Fuel.

He is currently the CEO of Galvin Strategies LLC, which focuses on bringing carbon market resources to both public and private renewable energy projects in Indiana.

"Galvin challenges his audience to not only think critically about the present ethics and ideals of economic environmental development, but to consider different types of sustainable management practices," said Huffman.

Galvin will also be available at a brown bag lunch from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in the Union Building fishbowl on the DePauw campus. This is also open to the community.

"We hope to raise awareness on the campus and in the community about the prospect and implementation of Biofuel around the community in the near future," added Huffman.

For more information contact Huffman at 260-341-4356 or email him at cameronhuffman_2011@depauw.edu. You can also email Ensield or Hemkens at alecenfield_2010@depauw.edu or michaelhemkens_2011@depauw.edu.

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