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February 2019

TEKPark Meeting » Electric Vehicles are our future, today!

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us
FREE

We are in the early growth-period of electric vehicles and our future looks even brighter. At out February meeting, John McVicker, electric vehicle (EV) enthusiast, and active organizer for National Electric Drive Week events in the Philadelphia area, will carry us through a fascinating discussion of EV technologies and sales growth since the introduction of the Tesla Roadster, through the Leaf/Volt era of 2011 and on to today. Then we'll talk about the future--reviewing emerging trends, 2025 expectations and considerations…

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March 2019

TEKPark Meeting » Addressing climate change: An interdisciplinary challenge

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us
FREE

For the past 15 years, Kathy Straub has taught an interdisciplinary course at Susquehanna University that addresses the scientific, ethical, political, legal, economic, and technological dimensions of modern climate change. In this talk, she will distill her entire course into one 45-minute presentation! At its core, climate change is a scientific question, and climate scientists are highly confident that human activities are the primary driver for the observed warming of the climate system. But because of the scale and complexity…

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April 2019

TEKPark Meeting » Hemp in Pennsylvania–Past, Present and a Sustainable Future

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us
FREE

Hemp has a long and fascinating history here in Pennsylvania. In 1683, one of the first laws passed by Pennsylvania's General Assembly was to encourage farmers to grow hemp, and our local Lancaster was the hemp capitol of early America. To say today that hemp can be used in more than 25,000 products, sounds like a gross exaggeration, but it’s not! Not only can hemp be used to replace many products made from wood and plastic, it can also be…

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May 2019

TEKPark Meeting » A Return To The Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us
FREE

For this very special event, our speaker is Dr. Michael Mann, a lead contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scientific assessment report that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize. Dr. Mann is an internationally recognized outspoken advocate for climate action, an American climatologist and geophysicist, currently director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, and author of hundreds of scientific papers and three books--Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming (2008, 2015), The Hockey Stick and…

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June 2019

TEKPark Meeting » The Green Amendment, with Maya van Rossum (Delaware Riverkeeper)

June 25 @ 7:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us
FREE

TEK Park Innovation Center (9999 Hamilton Boulevard, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania 18031) Speaker: Maya K. van Rossum Leader for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and author, "The Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment" For decades, communities have relied on Federal and State laws to ensure protection of a clean environment. And for decades, while achieving some important successes in environmental protection, overall the health of our environment for present and future generations has continued to degrade from a growing number…

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