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October 2019

MAREA Tree Planting

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Berks Nature, 575 St. Bernadine Street
Reading, 19607 United States
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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.  In this case, we are also helping to build a riparian buffer along Angelica Creek.  For this tree planting project,  we are assisting Berks Nature on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10AM to noon. If you would like to participate, please contact Ray Kadingo at raykadingo@aol.com to be sure the…

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Other Organizations' Events » Chester County Clean Energy Open House Tour

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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, geothermal, passive solar design, and energy efficiency to be energy independent. Chester County ranks #2 in solar installations in PA and employs over 8500 men and women in clean energy related jobs. Includes more than two dozen Clean Energy Open Houses divided into 4 circuits which cover the eastern, northern, southern,…

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MAREA Brings Solar Tour to TEK Park!

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TEK Park, 9999 Hamilton Blvd.
Breinigsville, PA 18031 us

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 owners...while you remain comfortably seated viewing pictures and information on the big screen at TEK Park! Each system owner will give a short presentation on aspects of their system that they believe will be of most interest and use to others, and then be happy to answer your questions. The…

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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

TEKPark Meeting » 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

We are delighted to have Steven Feit, attorney with the Center for International Environmental Law, join us live from Washington DC on the Tek Park big screen. His talk with us will be up close and personal, and he'll take plenty of your questions. Hope you can join us! New! To watch online, go to zoom.us/j/205658334 The severity of the plastic pollution crisis that overwhelms our oceans is now clear and obvious. It has been at the heart of investigative…

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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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TEKPark Meeting » 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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TEKPark Meeting » Steady-State Economics for Environmental Protection, Jobs, and National Security

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

***** In keeping with the CDC guidance to avoid events of 50 people or more, MAREA's May meeting will be held on-line only. Click on Register to attend Speaker: Dr. Brian Czech, Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) 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…

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June 2020

Recovering our Ecosystems one Municipal Park at a Time

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On-line
Free

Presented online using Zoom.  Registration Required.  To register, click here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 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.  The wetland has already attracted native insects, snails, frogs and birds…

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