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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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October 2019

Other MAREA Event » Climate on Tap with Senator Judy Schwank

October 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Tavern, 272 W Main St
Kutztown, PA 19530 us

Senator Schwank is an environmental and climate champion in the state legislature and was an early co-sponsor of state-wide legislation to transition PA to 100% Renewable Energy. Join us to discuss your concerns about PA's environment & climate, take action and enjoy FREE appetizers and cash bar! Attendees & Sponsors: State Senator Judy Schwank, PennEnvironment, Conservation Voters of PA, Moms Clean Air Force - PA, the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association, Reading for 100, Citizens Climate Lobby - Lehigh Valley, The…

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MAREA Tree Planting

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Berks Nature, 575 St. Bernadine Street
Reading, 19607 United States
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Looking for ways to personally address climate change?  Why not help us plant trees!  Every tree sequesters carbon dioxide, helps moderate our local temperatures, supports ecosystems and brings us together.  In this case, we are also helping to build a riparian buffer along Angelica Creek.  For this tree planting project,  we are assisting Berks Nature on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10AM to noon. If you would like to participate, please contact Ray Kadingo at raykadingo@aol.com to be sure the…

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Other Organizations' Events » Chester County Clean Energy Open House Tour

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Chester County Clean Energy Tour is a series of FREE, public open houses all across the county to demonstrate how Chester County homes, schools and businesses are using solar, wind, geothermal, passive solar design, and energy efficiency to be energy independent. Chester County ranks #2 in solar installations in PA and employs over 8500 men and women in clean energy related jobs. Includes more than two dozen Clean Energy Open Houses divided into 4 circuits which cover the eastern, northern, southern,…

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MAREA Brings Solar Tour to TEK Park!

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us

Thinking of going solar? Something about solar you’ve been wanting to ask? This is a great chance to see and learn about many local solar installations directly from the system owners...while you remain comfortably seated viewing pictures and information on the big screen at TEK Park! Each system owner will give a short presentation on aspects of their system that they believe will be of most interest and use to others, and then be happy to answer your questions. The…

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November 2019

MAREA Book Discussion – The Tipping Point

November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us
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Author of five New York Times bestsellers, Malcolm Gladwell takes us inside that magic moment when an idea or behavior catches fire and takes hold in society, showing us what makes trends successful. In this fascinating narrative, he helps us appreciate key ingredients to that magic potion. Perhaps The Tipping Point will help unlock some of the magic needed to address climate change as we explore prospective insights in our on-going journey to make a more sustainable future.

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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

Book Discussion » Book Discussion: Tipping Point for Planet Earth

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA us
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by Anthony D. Barnosky& Elizabeth A. Hadly Published by Thomas Dunne Books (2016) Experienced scientists, this husband and wife team share highly relatable personal experiences and perspectives to help us understand our population, environmental and climate predicament, how each and the combination is directly affecting us and why it matters to a family living in the US. Their story brings the events of the planet Earth close to home to help us in our on-going journey to discover a more…

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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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