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August 2020

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

August 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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 about the wonderful hidden-in-plain-sight- world going on in your backyard!

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September 2020

Live Presentation » Plants Rule! Harnessing the Sun for a Negative-Carbon Bio-economy

September 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom Event PA
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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 negative-carbon technology at the gigaton scale. Among the Carbon-negative (and climate positive) solutions, those based on photosynthesis are by far the cheapest and most scalable…

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October 2020

Live Presentation, MAREA » Viral Carbon Footprint Reductions / Lessons in Sustainability

October 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

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November 2020

Book Discussion, MAREA » Junkyard Planet – Recycling Behind the Scenes

November 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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 driveway.  From what we learn, you will never look at your discards the same again.

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January 2021

MAREA » Live Presentation: Plastics and the Circularity Challenge

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 Sustainable Engineering Professor, will follow-up by demonstrating a little biochemistry magic:  a chocolate candy tray that completely disperses in water in 1 min at room…

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February 2021

MAREA » Live Presentation: How to Build a Better Fire

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 at home.  Come ask your burning questions! To get us started, Jay Clark of AFS Energy Systems, a leading supplier of industrial renewable biomass systems,…

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March 2021

MAREA » Book Discussion: A Life on Our Planet

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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 Living Planet, The Blue Planet and many others, shares some of his life’s experience and the perspective he has gained through his extraordinary opportunities that…

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MAREA » Live Presentation: Lightening in a Bottle – Greening Hydrogen

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 carbon“ transportation (auto/ bus/ truck/ rail/ air/ sea) that can help make Hydrogen a more truly clean fuel. Join us for an enlightening presentation! From…

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April 2021

MAREA » Adding Storage to Solar—another step closer to a sustainable culture

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 setup that can well-serve both its owners and the community. Energy storage is the keystone for the changeover to 100 percent renewables and we’ll look…

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May 2021

MAREA » Transformational Solar, Making Solar Work for Everybody

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Solar Green jobs

This presentation was recorded and will be available here in a few days. 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 to make it all work.  In 2008, when Micah Gold-Markel heard Van Jones toss the bait about Green Collar Jobs for disadvantaged city dwellers, he bit hard, creating a new path for solar and the people who…

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