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September 2018

Green Drinks

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fegley’s Bethlehem Brew Works, 559 Main Street
Bethlehem, US
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Free

Electric Vehicles: Technology, Infrastructure, Market Demand Speaker: James Rosenberger, Allentown Captain of National Drive Electric Week The end of the ICE Age (Internal Combustion Engine) will only happen if we embrace electric vehicles.  Learn about current sales trends, availability and the barriers for the electric vehicle market.  James Rosenberger is an Electronics Engineering Technology graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology who is finishing his electric cars certificate program with the Delft University of Technology. He is the author of a…

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Book Discussion » Growing a Revolution, Bringing Our Soil Back to Life

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA

Growing a Revolution:  Bringing Our Soil Back to Life by David R. Montgomery (W.W. Norton and Company, 2017) Modern agriculture has taught us how to use up our land. MacArthur Fellow, David Montgomery shares thriving examples of how regenerative farming can bring it back and, in the process, increase food production and slow climate change. After any of the many colorful chapters, it will no longer be just dirt you see but a key ingredient in our regenerative future. Help…

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National Drive Electric Week Local Meetup

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Martin Distributors Co., 528 Race St.
Martinsburg, wv 25401 us

A large gathering of regional electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will show their cars, answer questions, and relate to the public to highlight the clean-air benefits and cost-savings of electric cars. This event, co-sponsored with Plug-in America, Electric Auto Association, Mountain View Solar LLC, and the City of Martinsburg, is part of the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week. The event location is a local family-owned beer distributor powered by made-in-America solar modules, installed by Mountain View Solar LLC. Electric…

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TEKPark Meeting » Power Up Gambia! The power of solar to improve healthcare

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

Speakers: Lynn McConville, Power Up Gambia Executive Director, and Celentano, Advisory Board Member (and solar expert) Power Up Gambia, headquartered in Philadelphia, is a non-profit organization "to improve healthcare delivery in The Gambia by providing proven, reliable and sustainable electricity through solar energy." The Gambia is a small country in western Africa. About twice the size of Delaware, it is a narrow strip of land following the Gambia River inland from the Atlantic coast, and geographically surrounded by Senegal.  …

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Other Organizations' Events » Fashion Show: How Green is the New Black

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 North New Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Fashion show & talk featuring designers Wendy Osterweil & Brittney Ciardi. Discover the movement of sustainable style and “slow fashion.” responsible production ■ informed consumerism clothing recycling programs ■ quality vs. quantity timeless designs ■ environmentally-friendly practices organic & locally-sourced materials RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED HBMS Members: $45 ■ Non-Members: $55 Students with Valid Student ID: $25 610.882.0450 ext. 25 ■ HistoricBethlehem.org

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October 2018

TEKPark Meeting » Boo! Participants wanted for Vampire Study

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us

UPDATE: THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! THE RESULTS WILL BE SHARED AT OUR OCT 30 MEETING IN TEKPARK. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT HELLO@THEMAREA.ORG OR 484-646-3295. A recent study, Home Idle Load: Devices Wasting Huge Amounts of Electricity When Not in Active Use, found that nearly one fourth of the electricity used in homes was for “idle” loads — wow. Also called vampire loads, home idle loads include standby loads (things that are on all the time, even…

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Drawdown Learn: FREE Live Stream with Paul Hawken

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
On-line

Project Drawdown is an undertaking to identify, quantify and facilitate  responses to climate change.  Its first major effort was publishing the book Drawdown:  The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, edited by Paul Hawken. Now comes a critical next step:  Drawdown Learn,a collaborative effort to develop the tools, training,innovative project-based learning, and other curriculum integration needed to unpack and engage schools and communities in the rich learning opportunities of Drawdown and its data.  Paul Hawken and the…

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TEKPark Meeting » Home electricity use, even when you’re sleeping or away! Surprising news and info

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us
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Local homeowners share their encounters with whole house phantom loads – how they measured and what they found, did and learned. A recent study, Home Idle Load: Devices Wasting Huge Amounts of Electricity When Not in Active Use, found that nearly one fourth of the electricity used in homes was for “idle” loads — wow. Idle loads are things that are on ALL the time, even though we think they are turned off, and things that cycle in the background,…

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November 2018

Other Organizations' Events » Climate Action Expo on Renewable Energy and Climate Change

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Haverford College

Learn about climate change and renewable energy from the experts and neighbors in your own community! Meet with representatives from local organizations and businesses committed to environmental action, sustainability, and renewable energy. You can even check out electric and fuel efficient vehicles at our Green Vehicle Learn-and-Drive in the Haverford South Parking Lot. We'll discuss climate change, proposed action at the local, state and federal levels, and - more importantly – learn what every person can do to make a…

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MAREA Book Discussion – The End of Stationarity

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA
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Free

Join us for a discussion of The End of Stationarity by Mark Schapiro Climate change has taken us to the end of Stationarity, of having constants to base predictions for weather and, as a result, many other economic and social norms we have come to expect.  Mark Schapiro explores several diverse and unexpected impacts of climate change, attempts to limit it, and surprising opportunities.  Join us to explore the new non-norms and where to look in our on-going journey to…

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