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E-M:/ Media Advisory: Energy Conservation House Tour, Demonstration and Press Conference (Wednesday @ 10am)

Public Interest Research Group in Michigan


News Advisory

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mike Shriberg, PIRGIM Director



Easing the Winter Heating Crunch through Conservation

Home Tour & Demonstration With Experts & Homeowner

(Wednesday, 10am)


WHAT:     With Michiganders feeling the crunch from nearly 50% increases in home heating bills, this home tour and press conference will demonstrate 4 energy savings tips for homeowners and call for 4 policy solutions from elected officials.


WHY:        With skyrocketing energy prices, increased reliance on foreign and out-of-state oil and natural gas, and increasing environmental destruction caused by our current energy path, the time is now to stop wasting energy in Michigan.  This media event will provide practical solutions and compelling visuals for individuals and government.


WHO:        Mike Shriberg, Ph.D. – Director, PIRGIM

                  Jacob Corvidae – Green Programs Manager, WARM Training Center

Stephanie Lewis – Homeowner who received an energy conservation upgrade


WHERE: 5658 30th Street (Detroit, MI 48210).  Link to MapQuest directions:


WHEN:    Wednesday, December 7 @ 10am


VISUAL:  Demonstrations of home energy conservation techniques by experts; Personal testimony from homeowner