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Executive Director Anna Garwood speaks about her work with Green Empowerment at the next Thirsters meeting Thursday, July 1st at 8:15 pm. Anna also lived in Cajamarca, Peru for over two years working on a range of Green Empowerment renewable energy and water projects including: small wind, biodigester, and micro-hydro projects. Thirsters meet every Thursday at the McMenamin’s Tavern on NW 23rd Ave at Savier Street in Portland, Oregon. Please join us!

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Marjorie and Stephen Kafoury will host the Friends of the Q’ero Community event Monday, June 7, 2010 at Andina restaurant.

Green Empowerment supports Friends of the Q’ero Community of Peru in building a new school. Once completed, the school will serve as a learning and community development center for the entire Marcachea community. Home to 57 families and a total of 376 inhabitants, the current school in Marcachea is in deplorable condition with inadequate school supplies, run-down latrines, and unacceptable living quarters for the teachers.

There will be a presentation on the Q’ero people, last living descendants of the Incas, followed by details about the project and time for questions.

Contact maggy@mhenryinteriors.com for more information.

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A Green Empowerment representative will be lecturing at Stanford University on Wednesday, May 26th.

Michel Maupoux, Southeast Asia Program Director and Green Empowerment Technical Director, is the featured guest speaker for the class: Electric Power- Renewables & Efficiency- in the Atmosphere/Energy Program.  The invitation is from Gil Masters, Stanford Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering.  The talk will address Green Empowerment’s development model and focus on the challenges of implementing renewable energy technologies in off-the-grid, remote communities.  A limited number of Green Empowerment patrons are invited to attend.

Green Empowerment offers professional consulting and speaking opportunities to interested parties.

For more information contact Joan Gardner, Director of Development at Green Empowerment.  joan@greenempowerment.org

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