WCCO’s Don Shelby to headline Woodbury environmental forumFor more than two years, WCCO news anchor Don Shelby has been bringing key energy issues to local television viewers in his Project Energy reports.
By: Special to the Bulletin, Woodbury Bulletin
For more than two years, WCCO news anchor Don Shelby has been bringing key energy issues to local television viewers in his Project Energy reports.
On Oct. 14, Shelby will bring his insights on energy issues to Woodbury, outlining critical concerns and identifying solutions as the keynote speaker for an environmental forum at Woodbury’s Central Park amphitheater.
Sponsored by the Vital Aging Network (VAN) and the City of Woodbury, the forum is free of charge and open to the public.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with exhibits and refreshments.
The program, featuring Shelby’s talk followed by a brief panel discussion, starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at noon.
“Energy affects every aspect of our lives, from how we travel to comfort in our homes to the cost of the goods we buy,” said Bob Gubrud, chair of the VAN Environmental Force Steering Team, a volunteer group seeking to engage older adults in environmental issues. “The goal of the forum is to provide an opportunity for people to learn and take action.”
A news anchor and reporter, Shelby joined the WCCO-TV staff in 1978.
He has won all five of the nation’s top journalism awards, including three national honors: the Columbia DuPont Citation, the Scripps-Howard Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Distinguished Service Award. Shelby is the creator of Project Energy, a series of reports on energy issues that began in 2006.
Shelby’s presentation will address critical topics such as:
• Can we achieve energy independence?
• Small changes that can save hundreds in our energy bills.
• The facts about alternative energy.
• Can individuals really make a difference?
In addition to Shelby, several local organizations will participate in the forum, including Eureka Recycling and the Center for Energy and Environment, sponsor of the Minnesota Energy Challenge. Woodbury’s sustainability initiatives also will be highlighted.
Though the forum is a free event, pre-registration is requested.
Call the Woodbury Parks and Recreation Department at (651) 714-3583 to sign up or for more information.