Events & Activities
Michigan Energy Options
*Get energized about energy! Michigan Energy Options provides many inspirational resources for Girl Scouts exploring eco-friendly journeys! Take a ride on our stationary energy bike and discover for yourself how much less energy is used by newer light bulb technology. Learn what an energy audit is, and discover ways that you can help your family save energy. *Our facilities in East Lansing and Marquette are designated as two of the state's nine "Michigan Energy Demonstration Centers". Visitors learn firsthand about renewable energy and conservation strategies, and 2013 marks our 35th year as an organization focused on environmental education for the community! *Michigan Energy Options demonstration centers feature a wide array of conservation strategies and amenities, including solar panels, recycled and sustainable building materials, energy efficient lighting, insulation techniques, ENERGYSTAR appliances, environmentally friendly household products, backyard composting and vermicomposting. We offer both tours and seminars at each our centers.
*TOURS: Guided tours of our centers are available upon reservation. The average tour length runs from 1 to 1.5 hours and can be scheduled during the hours of 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Special arrangements can be made for evening or weekend tours. *SEMINARS: We offer a variety of seminars, including: Be an energy detective: Discover the "Who, What, Why, and HOW" of Energy Efficiency. Cost: FREE "When I grow up, I want to..." Green Jobs: What they are, and what the future holds. Cost: FREE Know your Foodshed! Learn about the routes and pathways that food travels from production to plate. Cost: FREE All about energy: How we power our world. Cost: FREE Vermi-composting 101: Learn about the important work of worms and how to make an indoor worm composting bin. Supply Fee: $20 per bin, includes everything needed (including worms!) to make a complete worm bin to take home. Age Level: Family (All Ages) East Lansing Address: 405 S Grove Street East Lansing, Michigan 48823 Contact: Jennifer Allen Telephone: 517-337-0422 *1303 Handicap Accessible? Yes Marquette Address: 205 S Front St Suite F Marquette Township, Michigan 49855 Contact: Emery Gyr Telephone: 906-226-1136 www.michiganenergyoptions.org