Welcome to MAREA

MAREA is a renewable energy and sustainable living organization. Our goal is to help individuals and families get good answers to big questions about what each of us can do, really do, to improve prospects of a sustainable future. MAREA is an educational nonprofit and our sole motive is to help people do good things.  Welcome!

We’re Talking Solar! –for homeowners and small businesses in Pennsylvania looking to go or grow solar (add on to existing systems)

Tuesday,  April 24
TEK Park, Breinigsville, PA
The days are getting longer and spring is in the air, what a nice time to talk solar. The cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70% since 2010, and a full 30% federal tax credit remains available through 2019. As they say on TV, “Act Now!” There’s never been a better time to go solar, or add solar.  At our April meeting we’ll talk about considerations for both—going solar for the first time and increasing the capacity of an existing system. Details…

MAREA 2018 “Sustainable Living OPEN HOUSE” Tour

Saturday, May 5

For those of you new to MAREA home tours, welcome! This is a self-guided tour, and can be a great day out with friends and family. Participating hosts open their homes to showcase their solar installations, energy efficiency measures and other sustainable features so that others may see and learn from their experience.  MAREA provides detailed descriptions and directions for all participating homes. Hope you’ll join us! Details…

Book Discussion: Drawdown – The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Thursday,  June 14
Kutztown Community Library

Edited by Paul Hawken (Penguin Books, 2017)

New York Times best seller Drawdown “is perhaps the most unexpected and hopeful development in the critical effort to reverse global warming” (Omega Institute). Details…