Mar 25 2011

Solar Power and Community Gardens in The D!

On this episode of Elizabeth’s Kind Cafe, I had the pleasure of interviewing Beverly Hills (Michigan) resident, Matt Roman. Matt is the Environmental, Health, and Safety Affairs Manager for Visteon Corporation.

Matt and I discussed how to bring solar power to homes in the midwest, specifically the suburbs of Detroit. It’s easier, and more cost effective, than you may think! We also discussed his initiative to get a community garden in Beverly Hills.

By the end of the interview you’ll be ready to start installing those solar panels on your roof, and over time you’ll not only save money, but you may even start making it with an incredible program through DTE energy’s SolarCurrants program.

I’ll show you a great vegan quesadilla recipe at the end of the episode. At the time of the shoot I was using Galaxy shredded rice cheese, but I have since discovered it has milk protein in it. We now use Galaxy’s vegan slices for the recipe.

Elizabeth’s Kind Cafe can be seen on Comcast cable channel 15 for residents of Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills. Under a contractual agreement with the Birmingham Area Cable Board (BACB), it provides Municipal Access and Government Access programming for Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin.  The BACB’s channels are 18 and 15 on Comcast, respectively and 99 on AT&T’s Uverse.

2 Comments

  1. Jessica
    Posted March 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Posted By: Jessica

    This was very informative. Why aren’t more people doing solar panels. The quesada’s look great! Going to make some tonight. Thanks for sharing :) . Jessica

  2. Maureen Francis
    Posted July 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Posted By: Maureen Francis

    Great interview. I learned a lot about solar and how to begin to go about it.

    The Beverly Hills Community Garden is a wonderful addition to our community and Matt has worked so hard to make it possible for everyone.

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