Our local colleges have been hard at work coming up with ways to reduce their carbon footprints and the results have been significant. They share their accomplishments in the presentation below. Our featured panelists and presenters include the following: Delicia Nahman, Director of Sustainability, Lafayette CollegeDelicia will share Lafayette’s two recent constructed LEED-Gold certified green … Continue reading "Open Mic Night – Colleges Share Their Accomplishments in Sustainability"
Heating has been one of our biggest consumers of energy and one of the most dependent upon fossil fuels. What if we could use the vast heat reserves of our earth to help us heat our homes directly? What if we could scale that heating up to heat an entire campus or a business district? … Continue reading "Digging Deeply into Geothermal for a More Renewable Future"
This event was recorded: Below is a copy of the presentation slides for download. EVs are coming! Are we ready? While we search for that cool, affordable electric vehicle, how are we going to keep it charged at home, at work, shopping and also for those road trips? Join us to learn what charging infrastructure … Continue reading "Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: Bringing that Charging Station to a Corner Near You"
Offshore wind is critical to our Renewable Energy future. Finally that future is blowing our way. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has just has just awarded Atlantic Shores the contract to build 1.5GW of clean energy off the coast of New Jersey. Learn first hand about developing the first large scale offshore wind … Continue reading "Offshore Wind Blowing Our Way"
Learn how nature photographer and "citizen scientist" Karen Campbell and her engineer-turned landscape designer husband used native plants to transform their 4-acre backyard in Southeastern Pennsylvania into a haven for pollinators. Karen will share what she learned in her transformation and show wonderful photos of amazing wildlife that has appeared in her yard. Come take … Continue reading "MAREA » Re-naturalizing a Residence in Southeastern PA with Native Plants, Transforming it into a Pollinator Haven"
Philadelphia entrepreneur, environmentalist and social justice activist, Micah Gold-Markel, took the buzz about Solar Green Jobs seriously with the real deal: Solar-for-all through training and employing those with disadvantaged backgrounds to make it all work. In 2008, when Micah Gold-Markel heard Van Jones toss the bait about Green Collar Jobs for disadvantaged city dwellers, he … Continue reading "MAREA » Transformational Solar, Making Solar Work for Everybody"
This presentation was recorded and can be viewed on the MAREA YouTube Channel or by clicking the play button above. To view the slides, use the link below. Solar electric doesn’t work when the sun isn’t shining. We’ll look at what it took to change a 10-year-old, rural, grid-tied Photovoltaic (PV) system into a flexible … Continue reading "MAREA » Adding Storage to Solar—another step closer to a sustainable culture"
To view Alison's presentation slides: Hydrogen has shown significant promise as a green fuel to replace fossil fuels, but it has also been controversial in the less environmentally-friendly ways it has been manufactured. Alison Hawkins, Air Products H2fM Americas Commercial Development Manager, shares new production methods in development and the potential end markets for “zero … Continue reading "MAREA » Live Presentation: Lightening in a Bottle – Greening Hydrogen"
A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future by David Attenborough We do not record book discussions. We strongly recommend both the book and the documentary and suggest you experience both! Documentarian extraordinaire, Sir David Attenborough, who fascinated us with the wonders of nature through Life of Earth, The … Continue reading "MAREA » Book Discussion: A Life on Our Planet"
Wood has been a burning controversy in environmental circles since the 1990s when it was credited as a renewable fuel. What we do know is that you can reduce the environmental impact of burning wood with better techniques. We will explore wood burning technology on the commercial/industrial level and how to build a better fire … Continue reading "MAREA » Live Presentation: How to Build a Better Fire"