Tag Archives: Energy

Oil, War, and the Future of Iraq

Remember Iraq? Yes, well, we left it worse than we found it, and Ben Van  Heuvelen ties it in with environmental issues:

Ben Van Heuvelen is the managing editor of the Iraq Oil Report. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, and Salon. He writes about Iraq, oil, and the geopolitics of energy; American foreign policy, politics and culture; and religion. He was formerly a research fellow at the New America Foundation.

Date: Today, April 17th
Time: 12pm-1pm
Place: PAC 001
Cost: 0

Bike Generator Interest Meeting

If you are intrigued by bike generators, alternative energy sources, human hamsters, Sam Long ’12, or any combination of the above, this new student group is for you:

Are you passionate about alternative energy? Are you interested in seeing more alternative energy on campus? Do you know anything about bikes or harnessing energy from human hamsters?

I received funding through the green fund to purchase a group of ten bike generators capable of powering 3000W of energy. I am a senior and unable to see out the future of the project. I hope to meet with a group of interested students and form a student group surrounding the equipment and its maintenance. I need to be able to pass on the equipment to a team of individuals, preferably underclassmen. If you are interested please get in touch with me at slong(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

There will be an interest meeting on Wednesday at the College of the Environment next to DKE at 4:30. The COE is located next to DKE at 284 High Street.

Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Place: College of the Environment, 284 High

Heat in the Foss Hill Dorms

As¬†winter approaches, many of our Foss Hill dorm rooms become very hot. In an attempt to offset this discomfort, many of us leave our windows and balcony doors open. This seems very inefficient. I propose that we create some kind of resource to explain how our radiators work and how we can turn them on and off if we so please. I presume there are different models. Almost everyone I have spoken to has complained that they have not been able to do so on their own, and it does not make sense to have Physical Plant do this for everyone individually. All I wanna know is… who’s coming with me?!