On February 1st of this year, SOS member and R.E.A.L. Report Committee leader Dan Burton presented his first report. The R.E.A.L. in the Report stands for Renewable Energy in America Logistics Report.
The purpose of the committee and the report is to educate the student body, faculty,and staff of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL to various sustainable renewable energy technologies and policies concerning the transportation division within the United States.
Dan believes the SIUE community will benefit from the report, as it illustrates a commitment to the environment and furthers educational outreach focused on sustainable energy alternatives. The community shall become updated on current information on renewable energy technology, understand the politics and concerns involved with making such decisions, and will therefore make informed decisions when voting on such issues.
The SIUE establishment shall benefit by recognizing quality educational outreach through the efforts of campus organizations. Student participants shall benefit by further developing their research and presentation skills while improving ecological literacy. The faculty and staff shall benefit by furthering the education of student body and building more of a professional relationship with the group’s (SOS) members. And even non-affiliated SIUE organizations and businesses shall benefit by the promotion of their company or organization on sustainable renewable energy for the U.S. public and private transit system to an audience of this country’s current and future ( job market occupants, taxpayers, and voters).
The R.E.A.L. report given on February 1st in the Spring 2012 semester had two guest speakers. The first speaker was Kevin Herdler who is the executive director of the St. Louis Regional Clean Cities Coalition and the second was William Wisbrock who is president of the Wisbrock Corporation. Watch their presentations below!