Conservation Corner

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Promoting Energy Awareness, Conservation and Sustainability

By The Staff

 Background: On January 23rd there was an open meeting held at the library to discuss energy conservation and solar energy applications. Because of the high level of interest shown by the Cedar Key citizens at that meeting, Mayor Heath Davis asked Luz Kraujaliz, Connie Nelson and Tom Deverin to form an Energy Advisory Panel. Over the past month or so, Cedar Key residents and community leaders have stared a dialog about what we can do in Cedar Key to enhance efforts to preserve our island community and become better stewards of our environment. As people began to talk, excitement has grown and a broad-based community effort has emerged The three member Energy Advisory Panel has volunteered to serve as a steering committee that will work with the city government and help coordinate initiatives. Others have now volunteered and a number of workgroups have formed that will focus on recycling, Cedar Key School, communications, etc. and a mission statement has been finalized.

Mission Statement:: Through government leadership and community participation, we will preserve these islands and become a model for energy awareness, conservation and sustainability.

Conservation Corner: This section of the paper will be used to provide helpful information about what you can do in your home and/or what is being done in the community. There will be a variety of opportunities for our community to work together on this initiative. If you are interested in becoming involved, contact Tom Devirin (543-6042) or any of the members of the Advisory Panel.