Green Springville has coordinated a speaker series for the first part of 2018, drawing in presenters on topics related to energy-efficient heating, solar technology and sustainable development.

“We’re a new organization and we thought that a speaker series would be a good way to start a conversation on sustainability,” said Reed Braman, Green Springville co-founder. “Through these events, our group can present environmentally friendly and practical ideas to our community.”

The first speaker scheduled is Joe Gawran from Buffalo Geothermal on Tuesday, Jan. 23. His talk will feature basic principles of geothermal technologies, how it compares to traditional heating and cooling, and available incentives for homeowners and businesses.

On Tuesday, Feb. 20, Tracie Hall, the Director of the Upstate N.Y. chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council will give a presentation on simple steps to “green up” your home.

Darren Cotton, an SGI graduate, will fill the slot on Tuesday, March 20, to describe the Community Tool Share program he started in the University District of Buffalo. And in April, PUSH Buffalo will present and take questions on solar panels and provide information on an upcoming solarize campaign. Green Springville is also planning an Earth Day event for April.

All presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Springville Center for the Arts.  A question and answer period will follow all speakers.

For more information, contact Braman at or on Facebook at