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Press Release: August 13, 2009

Join us for this free, live webcast: Energy Literacy, Presented by Saul Griffith

This webcast has been rescheduled for Sept. 23, 2009.

The big view and the little view of climate change. Climate change is in some real sense an energy problem. How much energy does humanity use? How much energy do we use as individuals in our every day lives? What are the ways we need to produce energy in the future to hit a climate goal of 350, 400, 450 or 500ppm? What are the global demographics of energy use, and what does that mean at an individual consumption level? What are the changes in lifestyle required to hit those energy targets? How do we get there from here? Attend this event and find out.

Attendance is limited, so register now. We'll send you a reminder before the webcast. And please feel free to share this invitation with others.

Date: Wednesday, September 23th at 10 am PT
Price: Free
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
To register:
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You may also want to register for the second webcast in this series, taking place Thursday, October 15 at 10am PT. Professor Per F. Pederson, Chair of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, presents Nuclear Energy: Future Directions.

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About Saul Griffith
Dr. Saul Griffith has multiple degrees in materials science and mechanical engineering and completed his PhD in Programmable Assembly and Self Replicating machines at MIT. He is the co-founder of numerous companies including: Low Cost Eyeglasses, Squid Labs, Potenco,, HowToons, Makani Power, and WattzOn, a free online tool to quantify, track, compare and understand the total amount of energy needed to support all of the facets of your lifestyle.

Saul has been awarded numerous awards for invention including the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Collegiate Inventor's award, and the Lemelson-MIT Student prize. In 2007 he received a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant." A large focus of Saul's research efforts are in minimum and constrained energy surfaces for novel manufacturing techniques and other applications. Saul holds multiple patents and patents pending in textiles, optics, nanotechnology, and energy production. Saul co-authors children's comic books called "HowToons" about building your own science and engineering gadgets with Nick Dragotta and Joost Bonsen. Saul is a technical advisor to Make magazine and Popular Mechanics. Saul is a columnist and contributor to Make magazine.

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