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November 5, 2010 - GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (November 3, 2010) – The Aquinas College chapter of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) will host a press conference to discuss the upcoming event on energy efficiency on Tuesday, November 9, at 9:30 a.m. in Academic Building Room 22, Aquinas College, 1607 Robinson Rd. SE, Grand Rapids. This event is open to the public and all local media.

The SIFE Aquinas chapter will be holding the energy conference on Saturday, November 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Aquinas College Wege Student Center Ballroom. The event is free for college students and requires a pre-registration fee of $10 (before November 6) or a final registration fee of $20 per participant.

Throughout the day-long event which includes an introduction by Chad Gunnoe, Ph.D., provost of Aquinas College and Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, SIFE student members as well as local business owners will host informative workshops that focus on sustainability and home improvement. The keynote speaker, U.S. Congressman Vern Erhlers will discuss “Home Energy Efficiency” and additional speakers will address topics such as Job Opportunities in Energy Efficiency and Contractor/Home relationship. SIFE students anticipate the conference will enhance public awareness of energy conservation.


Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is an international non-profit organization that brings together the leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Founded in 1975, SIFE has active programs on more than 1500 college and university campuses in 40 countries. Through projects that improve the lives of people worldwide, the university students, academic professionals and industry leaders who participate in SIFE are demonstrating that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change. For more information, visit