Monday, February 4, 2013

I'm Back!!!

So, this is what I've been doing for the past several months! Twin boys! My second set of twins...I know...It's CRAZY!!
Since I've last communicated, Lindsey Wilson College has hired Doug Keaton as the Sustainability Coordinator for the college campus, and he also helps with ETCA classes! WOOHOO! You may recognize him from several pictures that I have posted over the past few years, as he has come to speak with my students and help with various projects. I was always so thankful for his expertise, and I knew that if LWC was going to launch an associates degree program in sustainability and bring energy awareness to campus that Doug Keaton HAD TO BE involved!
We have made our first batch of soap! It is made using the by-product of our biodiesel production process...gylcerin. Then, the nasty stuff that can't be used to make biodiesel and can't be used to make soap is mixed with sawdust to produce fire-starter biscuits! Using it ALL!
The ETCA took home honors and awards for Senior Level Project at the State Level at the National Energy Education Development Project in 2012! We also were one of 12 schools in the United States to be recognized for our outstanding education projects! I am so proud of the 2011 ETCA Seniors! We were not able to make the trip to Washington, D.C. as I was very, very pregnant with the boys and my doctor did not feel comfortable allowing me to go so far away from home. Maybe this year!!! We are already starting to put together our project submission for this year!! Wish us luck! I will be back in the swing of blogging now that my life has started to resemble normal... a new normal, but nonetheless, normal! The ETCA has so many exciting projects going on and I can't wait to share them with you!! Bye for now.... Heather

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