|Tang Lee, a visiting professor from Canada, tries to cook hot dogs on a solar powered barbeque at a previous Earth Day celebration at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies.|
How do you make fuel from vegetable oil? This spring, the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies (LCRS) is offering a variety of workshops and events on sustainable living. For more information on any of the following events, call the LCRS at (909) 869-5155.
- March 19 — Public workshop on “Biodiesel: Fuel From Vegetables,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how to make biodegradable, non-toxic fuel for diesel engines using recycled vegetable oil. Admission is $135 per person.
- April 22 — Earth Day Celebration, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the 34th annual Earth Day with earth-friendly activities, educational booths and demonstrations for all ages. Free.
- May 14 — Public workshop on “Home Energy Makeover: Energy-wise Ideas for Your Home,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Optimize energy and save money by creating energy-efficient designs for your home! Learn to assess home energy use and reduce energy consumption, and discover options for alternative energy. Admission is $135 per person.
LCRS is an education and research facility with a resident and non-resident community of students, faculty and staff, which operates as a living laboratory within the university setting. It is designed to demonstrate ways the needs of a community can be met in a sustainable fashion while improving the environment. Students live on the 16-acre site, working with regenerative systems as part of their daily lives.