Nexus Energy Center offers monthly workshops on conservation

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - With sweltering temperatures, we talk a lot about keeping cool and staying hydrated.  That's part of surviving summer in the South. But there are some other important considerations we can apply to our daily lives, while making Mother Earth smile as well.

Nexus Energy Center in Huntsville hosts monthly lunch and learn sessions that are open to the public.  This week's educational opportunity (July 14) focuses on water -- specifically, being smart about it.

"We have a couple of guest speakers including one with a large educational tool that everybody should come by and see called 'water wheels,'" said Ruchi Singhal, Nexus Energy Director.  "They're going to be telling people about why collecting water is important and how water makes a positive impact once we treat it the way we should be; the way we should be saving energy we should be saving water, too."

Most of us don't think about that until we're made to.  Nexus says water conservation goes beyond a quicker shower, and can start from the ground up, like selecting plants that naturally withstand Alabama heat.  You can also collect rainwater when you can.  The energy center has a demonstration model set up in its 'Tiny Green Home,' kept right behind the office.

"Everyone is welcome to come by and look at it," said Singhal.  "You can see how a rain barrel/rain collecting system is a good way of using the water you're going to get anyway."

Makes sense, right?  Check nexusenergycenter.org for the latest information on workshops and upcoming events.  The center is located at 6767 Old Madison Pike.