Learning sustainable technology

  They're not the Bureau of Reclamation, but they will teach you how to build a dam. A very small dam, that is. Solar Energy International (SEI) will offer courses in water, wind and solar power during its 1998 Renewable Energy Education Program. Over the past 16 years the Carbondale, Colo., nonprofit has established renewable energy projects in Peru, Nicaragua, the South Pacific and elsewhere. This year, says SEI spokesman Ed Eaton, the group will continue working on a solar bakery project in Sonora, Mexico, and also work with Habitat for Humanity to build a solar-powered house in Tucson, Ariz. Eaton says the one- and two-week courses in Carbondale have attracted international students who want to apply sustainable technologies in their home countries.

For more information, call SEI at 970/963-8855, write to SEI, P.O. Box 715, Carbondale CO 81623, or contact them through their Web page at www.solarenergy.org.

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