Lincroft, NJ – The featured October 24 environmental lecture on solar energy will take place at the Brookdale Community College Lincroft main campus, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. It will be held from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Warner Student Life Center, lower level ,Twin Lights room. Community is encouraged to attend the free event that sponsored by the Sandy Hook Field Station. Light refreshments will be served.

Faith Tietlebaum from the Jersey Shore (Monmouth) Group of the N.J. Sierra Club will explain how she is saving money by investing in solar panels. She is a driving force in Sierra’s Cool Cities and Rain Garden programs and the Whale Pond Watershed Association. She will share her experience of buying solar panels, hiring a contractor, signing up for a solar panel website display, and applying for Solar Renewable Energy Credits through the GATs website. She will be joined by Thomas Matulewicz of GeoGenix, a company that specializes in energy-saving design and construction. He will explain the nuts and bolts of choosing and installing solar panel systems, and the economic payback.

Tietlebaum, is the principal analyst at Tecolote Research, Inc.  She is Conservation Chair of New Jersey Chapter Jersey Shore Group, Sierra Club and an environmental services industry activist, Whale Pond Brook Watershed Association, whose mission is to restore and preserve the watershed.  Additionally, she serves as vice-chairman, Long Branch Environmental Commission.

Matulewicz co-founded GeoGenix, LLC in 2001 along with Mitchell Berman. He is active in sales and engineering at GeoGenix. He holds a Bachelors degree from Rutgers University and credits towards an MBA. He is a veteran of PSE&G with over 30 years of experience in Electric Utilities / Field and Facilities Engineering. In 1980, he formed Temco Solar Construction Company, one of the longest continually operating solar companies in New Jersey.

An additional presentation is scheduled for November 28 featuring Dr. William B. Gallagher, retired geology professor and dinosaur expert.

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