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February 2019

TEKPark Meeting » Electric Vehicles are our future, today!

February 26, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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June 2019

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

June 25, 2019 @ 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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July 2019

TEKPark Meeting » Electric Vehicles – Ask the Owner/Operators

July 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us

(Please note EARLIER THAN USUAL START TIME. Cars available in parking lot for your look-and-see!) Thinking of going Electric? Excited by the incredible acceleration? Wowed by the low operating cost? Amazed by the low maintenance? Wanting to stick it to the Fossil Fuel Man? Or just thinking about our planet and its future? MAREA wants to help put you in the driver’s seat of that new or used electric car. Come talk to the owners and operators of electric cars…

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August 2019

TEKPark Meeting » The Rapidly Shifting Future of US Wind Energy

August 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us

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 now about so much more than producing electrons - those electrons must be clean, delivered when they are needed, and will come from increasingly intermittent…

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September 2019

TEKPark Meeting » DR. MICHAEL MANN – A Return To The Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump

September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us
FREE

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 Park audience. For this very special event (rescheduled from May), our speaker is Dr. Michael Mann, a lead contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

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January 2020

TEKPark Meeting » Plastic and Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

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

We are delighted to have Steven Feit, attorney with the Center for International Environmental Law, join us live from Washington DC on the Tek Park big screen. His talk with us will be up close and personal, and he'll take plenty of your questions. Hope you can join us! New! To watch online, go to zoom.us/j/205658334 The severity of the plastic pollution crisis that overwhelms our oceans is now clear and obvious. It has been at the heart of investigative…

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February 2020

TEKPark Meeting » Low-Impact, Small-Hydro Coming to Lock 47, Hugh Moore Park, Easton, PA

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us

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 Screw Turbine (AST) technology is creating opportunity to repurpose this ideal waterway infrastructure and use it for small scale hydropower. Lock 47 of the Delaware…

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March 2020

TEKPark Meeting » CANCELLED (for now): Steady-State Economics for Environmental Protection, Jobs, and Security

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us

***** In keeping with the CDC guidance to avoid events of 50 people or more until early May, MAREA's March and April meetings are cancelled.  There will be no TEK Park and no Zoom event on Tuesday, March 31 and Tuesday, April 28. At this point, we are still planning to hold the May 14 book discussion ( details). The selection is "Supply Shock" by Brian Czech,  available in paperback and audiobook. Brian was our scheduled speaker for March. We plan to…

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