Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies Presents Sustainable Living Workshops

Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies Presents Sustainable Living Workshops
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.