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"
Overwhelmed by the rising tide of forever plastics? We are pleased to bring you some emerging solutions to help stem the flow. Karen Hagerman, Program Manager at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, will share examples of her research into the systems, social and technology issues to resolve the circularity plastic life-cycle challenge. Ross A. Lee, Villanova … Continue reading "MAREA » Live Presentation: Plastics and the Circularity Challenge"
The Covid 19 virus presented us with many challenges and some opportunities to make changes in our lives. During this time of life changes, some ecopreneurs have taken actions to reduce their carbon footprint, energy, water, or harmful chemical use, and/or waste output. Others have found ways to become more sustainable and better support their local ecosystems.
Photosynthesis has powered life on Earth for over 3.5 billion years. This natural biotechnology gave our planet an oxygen rich atmosphere, and kept global CO2 concentrations low. Today our atmosphere has too much CO2, and the excess is increasing every year. Zero-carbon energy like solar and wind is necessary but not enough; we also need … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Plants Rule! Harnessing the Sun for a Negative-Carbon Bio-economy"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSHpdOB4XKM Please start the video at 6:48 Douglas Tallamy, New York Times best-selling author of Nature's Best Hope and Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware as he shares how our suburban backyards are destroying our ecosystems. Instead they can become Nature's Best Hope for environmental repair. Learn … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Douglas Tallamy Talks live about Nature’s Best Hope and the Opportunity to Save Our Own Backyards"
In his New York Times best-seller, Douglas Tallamy takes on the suburban lawn and so much more in showing us the extent we are starving our ecosystems with our manicured landscaping. Once we are aware of our devastating impact, he shows us how we can become the solution for enriching our local ecosystems and our … Continue reading "Book Discussion » MAREA Book Discussion – Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy"