Blomdahls support renewable energy
Braham science teacher Dave Blomdahl speaks with conviction when he teaches his students about the importance of alternative energy.
“The environment is a very high priority for us, and it should be,” he said. “In eighth grade earth science, when we talk about ecosystems and the environment, we talk about taking care of things, and that means taking advantage of renewables as much as possible.”
While you won’t see a wind turbine or a solar array at the Blomdahl home on a cul-de-sac in Braham, Dave and his wife, Katie, a first grade teacher, have a positive impact on the environment by investing in renewable energy through ECE. They purchase five 100-kWh blocks of renewable energy for just an additional $2 added to their monthly electric bill.
“It’s something I do, not just something I teach about,” Dave said. “ECE’s program is an affordable way for us to encourage the growth of sustainable energy.”
“It’s important for us to model our environmental concerns for our own children,” added Katie, with a smile for their six-year-old twins, Emily and Matthew.
ECE members Dave and Katie Blomdahl with their children, Emily and Matthew.