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September 2018

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

September 25, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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February 2019

TEKPark Meeting » Electric Vehicles are our future, today!

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us
FREE

We are in the early growth-period of electric vehicles and our future looks even brighter. At out February meeting, John McVicker, electric vehicle (EV) enthusiast, and active organizer for National Electric Drive Week events in the Philadelphia area, will carry us through a fascinating discussion of EV technologies and sales growth since the introduction of the Tesla Roadster, through the Leaf/Volt era of 2011 and on to today. Then we'll talk about the future--reviewing emerging trends, 2025 expectations and considerations…

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March 2019

Other Organizations' Events » WEBINAR: Everything You Didn’t Know About Nuke Bailouts

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
webinar

This webinar will be presented by Tim Judson of Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) and Eric Epstein of the Three Mile Island Alert (TMIA).  Tim will give an overview of the state nuke bailouts, and a quick summary of the recent NIRS whitepaper, "Nuclear Reactor Closures - Practical, Cost-Effective Solutions for Communities and the Climate".  Eric will give a brief history of Three Mile Island and the watchdog role of TMIA – including the plant’s upcoming 40th anniversary, promises…

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Book Discussion » Half-Earth, by Edward O. Wilson

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kutztown Community Library, 70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA
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Free

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life by E.O. Wilson (Liveright, April 4, 2017) Our diverse natural world cannot just be specimens in a museum without much more significant impact to our life on earth. World-renowned biologist and Pultizer Prize-winning author, Edward O. Wilson shares the intricacies of the natural world and what it will take to save it.  Join us for a diverse and connective discussion of this provocative book.

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