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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

Live Presentation » 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

Presented by Steven Feit, attorney with the Center for International Environmental Law, live from Washington DC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MMk21K8btM The severity of the plastic pollution crisis that overwhelms our oceans is now clear and obvious. It has been at the heart of investigative journalism, international agreements, and legislation to address the way society produces and consumes single use plastics and manages the resulting waste. While graphic images of millions of tons of plastic waste in our oceans show the environmental degradation that…

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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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Live Presentation » 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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May 2020

Book Discussion » MAREA Book Discussion – Supply Shock

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Event PA

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.

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Live Presentation » Steady-State Economics for Environmental Protection, Jobs, and National Security

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On-line

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 to his presentation, click here Summary 2020 has been a roller coaster from the highs early in the year to the lows of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Neoclassical economists would argue those early highs were a spectacular success and that we need to get right back on that horse as soon…

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June 2020

Live Presentation » Recovering our Ecosystems one Municipal Park at a Time

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On-line
Free
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 the street from his house with a water drainage problem to create an attractive wetland. Presented by Matt MacConnell The wetland has already attracted native insects, snails, frogs and birds to a park better known for its herbicides than its biodiversity.  At our June MAREA Zoom Meeting, learn how Matt…

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July 2020

Live Presentation » Integrating Solar and Storage, the key to bringing Solar into the Mainstream

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On-line

Presented by Bill Dougherty To view complete presentation, please visit our YouTube channel, for a direct link, click here Solar electric generation has been growing by leaps and bounds, powered by reducing costs and technology advances that increase its versatility and efficiency in capturing the energy of the sun.  However, it has also been handicapped by its dependency on access to the sun at night and in adverse weather conditions.  Integrated, energy storage makes solar a more consistent producer, allowing…

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August 2020

Book Discussion » MAREA Book Discussion – Nature’s Best Hope by Douglas W. Tallamy

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
On-line

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 planet’s future. Filled with relatable examples, important history and the psychology that got us here, it’s a book you will enjoy and discover the nature…

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Live Presentation » Douglas Tallamy Talks live about Nature’s Best Hope and the Opportunity to Save Our Own Backyards

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On-line
Natures Best Hope book cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSHpdOB4XKM&list=PLcWSGU17w9JkqtdcWckowiAIaxpoIN8f_ 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 about the wonderful hidden-in-plain-sight- world going on in your backyard!

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