EcoTuesday is launching a new chapter in Detroit and Airfoil is proud to be a sponsor. EcoTuesday, held on the last Tuesday of each month, is a growing, national networking organization for environmental and sustainability professionals.

Michigan is making headway in transforming its image from rustbelt to renewal. Detroit has been in the spotlight recently with the North American International Auto Show’s focus on alternative energy sources for vehicles, and Gov. Granholm recently announced tax breaks for battery manufacturers. Grand Rapids has been in the news as the greenest city in the U.S.

Jeremy Eckhous and Curt LaLonde, partners in element-e, formed the EcoTuesday Detroit chapter in December 2008. The inaugural meeting is scheduled for Jan. 27 at Fifth Avenue Billiards in Royal Oak.

Todd Holloway of Civil & Environmental Consultants will talk about “Hey, are those Grandma’s Earth Shoes? …” a chord-striking look at the history of Earth Day and sustainability.

The new chapter also has events lined up for February and March. In February, the group will hear about greenwashing from Petie Davis of the National Sanitation Foundation.  In March, Doris Hollins from UniSolar will provide some insight into the company’s success in converting a consumer appliance plant in Greenville.

January’s event is $5 online and $10 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event is 6:30–9 p.m. We hope to see you there.

— Rich Donley

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