Tour of Shoals Conservation Efforts for DAR Exeter Chapter
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Exeter Chapter, took an “armchair” tour of the conservation efforts at Shoals Marine Laboratory Appledore Island at their November meeting...comments share
Via Fosters.com, 11/6/13
EXETER -- Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Exeter Chapter, took an “armchair” tour of the conservation efforts at Shoals Marine Laboratory Appledore Island at their November meeting.
Ross Hansen, director tor of facilities and planning for Shoals Marine Laboratory, showed the group the lab, really a small island town, and a model of environmental efficiencies. Hansen plans and implements conservations efforts from wind and solar power to improved energy storage to upgraded appliances and lighting, all of which cut the lab’s energy use over a seven-year period by almost two thirds. And, said Hansen, more savings are expected.
Because the Daughters of the American Revolution encourages the study of and participation in conservation efforts, member Bea Dalton invited Hansen to talk with the group at their Nov. 4 meeting held at Langdon Place in Exeter. The audience included 25 members, and guests are always welcome.
Appledore Island, located in the Gulf of Maine, is an hour boat ride from Portsmouth. It hosts Shoals Marine Laboratory, a seasonal field station for up to 130 students and staff members, which is committed to fostering education and research in marine science, sustainability, engineering and conservation.
Those who participate in the programs become part of a self-sufficient and self-contained community that generates its own power and maintains its own fresh, salt and waste water systems.
Daughters of the American Revolution Exeter Chapter Regent Susan O’Leary thanked Hansen for his informative presentation about the impressive conservation work Shoals Marine Laboratory has undertaken.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution , headquartered in Washington, DC, was established 123 years ago to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. It has 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally.
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