Past Events

  • Integrating Renewables into the Grid: a Front Lines Perspective

    Live on-line Zoom presentation This presentation was recorded and will be available here in a view days The common refrain has been how renewables will break our electric grid with … Continue reading "Integrating Renewables into the Grid: a Front Lines Perspective"

    July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Backyard Composting: Nature’s Recycler

    Learn the benefits and the simple steps to turn kitchen scraps and yard waste into valuable compost for your ornamental and vegetable gardens. Maybe you have been thinking about it; … Continue reading "Backyard Composting: Nature’s Recycler"

    June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • What’s New Under the Sun: Advancing Solar Technology

    Joe Berry from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) takes us into the future of solar photovoltaics to find out what’s new under the sun. To view his presentation, click … Continue reading "What’s New Under the Sun: Advancing Solar Technology"

    May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Regenerative Vertical Farming Practices

    Learn how Adragone Aeroponics family farm in Chester County is reshaping regenerative agriculture to conserve land and water with aeroponics while integrating it with regenerative waste recovery for a more … Continue reading "Regenerative Vertical Farming Practices"

    April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Jack’s Solar Garden

    We thought it had to be Solar versus Plants, but put them in a field together in the right conditions and you just might get Jack’s Solar Garden. Byron Kominek … Continue reading "Jack’s Solar Garden"

    March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Using Biochar in Landscape and Shade Tree Management

    As we endanger the planet with our pressing civilization, we are also learning by leaps and bounds how that planet works. Biochar has been part of indigenous practices for millennia … Continue reading "Using Biochar in Landscape and Shade Tree Management"

    February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Clean Fuel for Airports and Seaports, the Next Frontier in Sustainability

    Some of the most polluting industries in the world are aviation and maritime.  In our global society with our desire to travel to and acquire from everywhere, we are dependent … Continue reading "Clean Fuel for Airports and Seaports, the Next Frontier in Sustainability"

    January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Open Mic Night – Colleges Share Their Accomplishments in Sustainability

    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 … Continue reading "Open Mic Night – Colleges Share Their Accomplishments in Sustainability"

    October 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Digging Deeply into Geothermal for a More Renewable Future

    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 … Continue reading "Digging Deeply into Geothermal for a More Renewable Future"

    September 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: Bringing that Charging Station to a Corner Near You

    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 … Continue reading "Electric Vehicle Infrastructure: Bringing that Charging Station to a Corner Near You"

    August 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Offshore Wind Blowing Our Way

    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 … Continue reading "Offshore Wind Blowing Our Way"

    July 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • MAREA » Re-naturalizing a Residence in Southeastern PA with Native Plants, Transforming it into a Pollinator Haven

    Pollinator Re-naturalizing

    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 … Continue reading "MAREA » Re-naturalizing a Residence...

    June 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • MAREA » Transformational Solar, Making Solar Work for Everybody

    Solar Green jobs

    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 … Continue reading "MAREA » Transformational S...

    May 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • MAREA » Adding Storage to Solar—another step closer to a sustainable culture

    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 … Continue reading "MAREA » Adding Storage to Solar—another step closer to a sustainable culture"

    April 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • MAREA » Live Presentation: Lightening in a Bottle – Greening Hydrogen

    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 … Continue reading "MAREA » Live Presentation: Lightening in a Bottle – Green...

    March 30, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • MAREA » Book Discussion: A Life on Our Planet

    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 … Continue reading "MAREA » Book Discussion: A Life on Our Planet"

    March 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • MAREA » Live Presentation: How to Build a Better Fire

    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 … Continue reading "MAREA » Live Presentation: How to Build a Better Fire"

    February 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • MAREA » Live Presentation: Plastics and the Circularity Challenge

    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 … Continue reading "MAREA » Live Presentation: Plastics and the Circularity Chall...

    January 26, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Book Discussion, MAREA » Junkyard Planet – Recycling Behind the Scenes

    Register Now Join us to discuss the book, Junkyard Planet by Adam Minter, an in-depth and behind the scenes look at what happens to your recycling after it leaves your … Continue reading "Book Discussion, MAREA » Junkyard Planet – Recycling Behind the Scenes"

    November 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Live Presentation, MAREA » Viral Carbon Footprint Reductions / Lessons in Sustainability

    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 bec...

    October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Live Presentation » Plants Rule! Harnessing the Sun for a Negative-Carbon Bio-economy

    farm photo

    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 … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Plants Rule! Harnessing the Sun for a Negat...

    September 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Live Presentation » Douglas Tallamy Talks live about Nature’s Best Hope and the Opportunity to Save Our Own Backyards

    Natures Best Hope book cover

    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 … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Douglas Tallamy Talks live about Nature’s Best Ho...

    August 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Book Discussion » MAREA Book Discussion – Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy

    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 … Continue reading "Book Discussion » MAREA Book Discussion – Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy"

    August 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Live Presentation » Integrating Solar and Storage, the key to bringing Solar into the Mainstream

    Presented by Bill Dougherty Watch the presentation here Solar electric generation has been growing by leaps and bounds, powered by reducing costs and technology advances that increase its versatility and … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Integrating Solar and Storage, the key to b...

    July 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Live Presentation » Recovering our Ecosystems one Municipal Park at a Time

    Wetlands at Ricky Park

    Municipal problems can make great opportunities Local natural water quality advocate, Matt MacConnell and the Sierra Club Lehigh Valley Group recovered and transformed part of the sterile suburban park across … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Recovering our Ecosystems one Municipa...

    June 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Live Presentation » Steady-State Economics for Environmental Protection, Jobs, and National Security

    Speaker: Dr. Brian Czech, Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) For the complete presentation, visit the MAREA YouTube channel, or for a direct link … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Steady-State Economics for Environmental Protection, ...

    May 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Book Discussion » MAREA Book Discussion – Supply Shock

    Share in a discussion of Brian Czech's foundational book where he argues that our assumption of limitless economic growth is as absurd as it is in the natural world, making the case for a steady state economy governed by natural laws as the real key to our future.

    May 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Live Presentation » Low-Impact, Small-Hydro Coming to Lock 47, Hugh Moore Park, Easton, PA

    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, … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Low-Impact, Small-Hydro Coming to Loc...

    February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Book Discussion » Book Discussion: Tipping Point for Planet Earth

    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 … Continue reading "Book Discussion » Book Discussion: Tipping Point for Plane...

    February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Live Presentation » Plastic and Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

    Presented by Steven Feit, attorney with the Center for International Environmental Law, live from Washington DC The severity of the plastic pollution crisis that overwhelms our oceans is now clear … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Plastic and Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic...

    January 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • MAREA Book Discussion – The Tipping Point

    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 ...

    November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • MAREA Brings Solar Tour to TEK Park!

    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 … Continue reading "MAREA Brings Solar Tour to TEK Park!"

    October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Other Organizations' Events » Chester County Clean Energy Open House Tour

    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, … Continue reading "Other Organizations' Events » Chester County Clean Energy Open House Tour"

    October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • MAREA Tree Planting

    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.  … Continue reading "MAREA Tree Planting"

    October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Other MAREA Event » Climate on Tap with Senator Judy Schwank

    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 … Continue reading "Other MAREA Event » Climate on Tap with Senator Judy Schwank"

    October 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Live Presentation » DR. MICHAEL MANN – A Return To The Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump

    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 … Continue reading "Live Presentation » DR. MICHAEL MANN – A Return To The Madhouse: Climate Change Denial i...

    September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Live Presentation » The Rapidly Shifting Future of US Wind Energy

    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 … Continue reading "Live Presentation » The Rapidly Shifting Future of US...

    August 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Other Organizations' Events » Greater Lehigh Valley Renewable Energy Expo

    Let’s All Flip the Switch to Cleaner, Safer Energy! Join local energy advocates, consultants, and installers on Thurs, Aug 22nd at DeSales University to learn about the clean energy options … Continue reading "Other Organizations' Events » Greater Lehigh Valley Renewable Energy Expo"

    August 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Book Discussion » Book Discussion: The Wizard and the Prophet

    The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World by Charles C. Mann (Knopf; 1st edition (January 23, 2018) Charles Mann explores two … Continue reading "Book Discussion » Book Discussion: The Wizard and the Prophet"

    August 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Live Presentation » Electric Vehicles – Ask the Owner/Operators

    (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? … Continue reading "Live Presentation » Electric Vehicles – Ask the Owner/Operators"

    July 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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