OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Entrepreneur to discuss water, energy conservation

05/10/2011

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Entrepreneur Fred Ziari will explore water and energy conservation in a presentation on Thursday, May 19, at Oregon State University.

The free public talk is titled “Do What is in Front of You,” and will be at noon at the Construction & Engineering Hall of the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus. It is part of the Entrepreneurs in Residence Lecture Series.

Ziari, founder of four separate companies, has helped save billions of gallons of water and hundreds of millions of kilowatt hours of electricity. His innovations focus on water and energy conservation, broadband wireless, “smart home” technologies and other areas. He also founded Farmers Ending Hunger, a nonprofit organization that last year provided more than two million pounds of food products to various Oregon food banks.

In addition to the public event, Ziari will be available at a faculty luncheon on May 19 at 1:30 p.m. and a fireside chat with students at 3 p.m. To participate in either event, contact Mary McKillop at mary.mckillop@bus.oregonstate.edu or call 541-713-8044.       

The lecture series is presented by the Austin Entrepreneurship Program and the College of Agricultural Sciences, and supported by the Roger and Sharon Detering Agricultural Entrepreneurship Fund.