The Covid 19 virus presented us with many challenges and some opportunities to make changes in our lives. During this time of life changes, some ecopreneurs have taken actions to reduce their carbon footprint, energy, water, or harmful chemical use, and/or waste output. Others have found ways to become more sustainable and better support their local ecosystems.
Photosynthesis has powered life on Earth for over 3.5 billion years. This natural biotechnology gave our planet an oxygen rich atmosphere, and kept global CO2 concentrations low. Today our atmosphere has too much CO2, and the excess is increasing every year. Zero-carbon energy like solar and wind is necessary but not enough; we also need … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Plants Rule! Harnessing the Sun for a Negative-Carbon Bio-economy"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSHpdOB4XKM Please start the video at 6:48 Douglas Tallamy, New York Times best-selling author of Nature's Best Hope and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware as he shares how our suburban backyards are destroying our ecosystems. Instead they can become Nature's Best Hope for environmental repair. Learn … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Douglas Tallamy Talks live about Nature’s Best Hope and the Opportunity to Save Our Own Backyards"
Presented by Bill Dougherty Watch the presentation here Solar electric generation has been growing by leaps and bounds, powered by reducing costs and technology advances that increase its versatility and efficiency in capturing the energy of the sun. However, it has also been handicapped by its dependency on access to the sun at night and … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Integrating Solar and Storage, the key to bringing Solar into the Mainstream"
Municipal problems can make great opportunities Local natural water quality advocate, Matt MacConnell and the Sierra Club Lehigh Valley Group recovered and transformed part of the sterile suburban park across the street from his house with a water drainage problem to create an attractive wetland. Presented by Matt MacConnell The wetland has already attracted native … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Recovering our Ecosystems one Municipal Park at a Time"
Speaker: Dr. Brian Czech, Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) For the complete presentation, visit the MAREA YouTube channel, or for a direct link to his presentation, click here Summary 2020 has been a roller coaster from the highs early in the year to the lows of the Covid-19 … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Steady-State Economics for Environmental Protection, Jobs, and National Security"
Speakers: Chris Conover, Chief Marketing Officer, and Jeff Mobed, Director of USA Engineering and Program Management, New England Hydropower Company The Industrial Revolution left us a legacy of mills, canals, and dams where the power of water once gave muscle to manufacturing and the movement of materials and goods. Now, new, low-impact, fish friendly Archimedes … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Low-Impact, Small-Hydro Coming to Lock 47, Hugh Moore Park, Easton, PA"
Presented by Steven Feit, attorney with the Center for International Environmental Law, live from Washington DC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MMk21K8btM The severity of the plastic pollution crisis that overwhelms our oceans is now clear and obvious. It has been at the heart of investigative journalism, international agreements, and legislation to address the way society produces and consumes single … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Plastic and Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet"
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Dr. Michael Mann will be at the United Nations Climate Change Summit in NYC when he speaks to MAREA on Sept 24. His presentation will be live on the big screen at TEK Park. In addition to his planned remarks, Dr. Mann will give an update on the Summit and take questions from the TEK … Continue reading "Live Presentation » DR. MICHAEL MANN – A Return To The Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump"
Speaker: Abby L Watson, Head of Government Affairs, North America, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy The electricity industry worldwide is in the midst of transformational change. Between policy commitments to clean energy, corporate sustainability leadership, and a growing urgency surrounding climate change, the business of generating electricity has never seen such rapid shifts. Electricity generation is … Continue reading "Live Presentation » The Rapidly Shifting Future of US Wind Energy"