Rock Valley College

Nationally Recognized Author to Speak on Renewable Energy at RVC

Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516

Event Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Event Contact: Tonysha Holliman

Jay WarmkeJay Warmke, a nationally recognized author and educator on sustainable living, will be speaking at Rock Valley College as part of its Earth Month events on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Warmke will present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center Atrium on RVC's main campus (3301 North Mulford Road).

Warmke, nationally recognized author of When the Biomass Hits the Wind Turbine: How we got ourselves into this mess, and how we are going to get out of it, will speak on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living.

Warmke began his career in the comic book industry after graduating from Ohio University's prestigious Scripts-Howard school of Journalism. In 2004 he and his family established Blue Rock Station—a sustainable living center that features the first Earthship (a 2,200 sq ft passive solar home constructed out of garbage) built east of the Mississippi.

He is also the author of numerous green technology books and articles, including Green Technology, Concepts and Practices—one of the best-selling comprehensive texts on the subject.

He is a member of the board of directors of Ohio Green Living, Green Energy Ohio, and the International Certification and Accreditation Council. He is also a committee member of several Electronic Technician Association certification boards, including those writing national examinations in photovoltaics, electric vehicles, as well as the Renewable Energy Integrator certification.