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Co-Author of Boston Globe bestseller "Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living" to Speak at TEC-SMART

MEDIA CONTACT: Dennis Kennedy (518) 629-8071,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What: Jeff Deyette, co-author of the Boston Globe bestseller “Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living” will speak to students and community members about reducing global warming and debunk green living myths. His book is based on two years of research and offers strategies for taking action to protect the environment. The discussion is free and open to the public.

Who: Jeff Deyette is senior energy analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists. He is touring upstate New York to teach individuals how to reduce their carbon footprint.

When: Thursday, March 28, 9 to 10 a.m.

Where: Hudson Valley Community College TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) located at:

NYSERDA's Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®)
345 Hermes Road
Malta, NY 12020

Details: Jeff Deyette is the assistant director of energy research and a senior energy analyst in the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). He conducts analysis on the economic and environmental costs and benefits of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. He co-authored the UCS book “Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living” and numerous UCS reports, including “Ripe for Retirement: The Case for Closing America’s Costliest Coal Plants.” He has written extensively for UCS and various renewable energy industry publications on the consumer, employment, and environmental benefits of increasing our renewable energy use.

For more information on the event, call (518) 629-7075 or e-mail

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and workforce and academic preparation programs offered through the Educational Opportunity Center. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 13,250 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has 75,000 alumni.