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!  

TEK Park Meeting: Home electricity use, even when you’re sleeping or away! Surprising news and info

Tuesday, Oct 30
TEK Park, Breinigsville, PA

Idle loads are those things in our house that use electricity even when we think they are off.  How much electricity does your house use when you’re away? It can be astonishing. Recent studies have found that about a fourth of the electricity our houses use is for idle loads. That’s roughly equivalent to 6 solar modules per household, for idle loads! At our October meeting, local homeowners share their encounters with whole house phantom loads – how they measured and what they found, did and learned. Details…

Book Discussion – The End of Stationarity

Thursday, Nov 8
Kutztown Community Library

Climate change has taken us to the end of Stationarity, of having constants to base predictions for weather and, as a result, many other economic and social norms we have come to expect.  Mark Schapiro explores several diverse and unexpected impacts of climate change, attempts to limit it, and surprising opportunities. Details…