April and May Solar and Sustainability Events
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April 16 – Solar House Party! Join us April 16th from 6-7:30pm for our first solar house party! The event will be located at 8 Abby Lane in Richmond, Maine. This home is super insulated, has radiant concrete floors, and is designed to utilize both active and passive solar techniques. The solar house party is a chance for people to view the solar designs used in this home and mingle with the homeowner as well as a ReVision Energy representative to talk about the feasibility of solar and green design. The event is free and all are welcome. Call (207) 221-6342 for more information.
April 17-18th – Midcoast Sustainable Living Expo – Make sure not to miss the third annual energy Expo in Damariscotta. This year’s Sustainable Living Expo will be held April 17 and 18 at the Central Lincoln County YMCA. This is an opportunity for consumers to learn about energy saving and affordable options for a more environmentally responsible lifestyle. ReVision Energy will be there both days. We will have a booth set up inside displaying our solar hot water and solar electric technologies. Outside we will have a wood boiler displayed with experts on hand to answer all of your questions. To learn more about this visit Midcoast Green Collaborative
May 7th – MEBSR Annual Conference Maine Business for Social Responsibility will be presenting People, Profit, and Planet in the New Economy in conjunction with the Muskie School of Public Service and the USM school of Business. The conference is Thursday May 7th from 7:30-3pm at the USM’s Abromson Center. Visit MEBSR to learn more.
May 9th – Smart Energy Expo Maine Partners for Cool Communities is hosting the Smart Energy Expo at the Kennebunk High School from 12-5pm. The Expo aims to bring together people who are marketing or designing renewable, sustainable, efficient energy products and services. The event is free to the public, food and beverage will be sold. Any funds raised from this event will go into a ‘green’ fund that has been created to support sustainability projects at the Kennebunk High School. Contact Jennifer Niese with questions (207) 294-2961.
May 9th – Chewonki Sustainable Energy Conference Located on the Chewonki campus this conference will run from 8:30-4pm and feature experts and academic leaders in the field of sustainability and renewable energy. Phil Coupe, co-owner of ReVision Energy, will be leading the workshop on solar hot water. Visit the Chewonki website to register for this event.
May 9th – Portsmouth Sustainability Fair located at the Portsmouth Middle School. Portsmouth City Council voted to make its city an ‘Eco-municipality,’ a community that is committed to being guided by a set of sustainability objectives for its entire decision making. This fair will be promoting ways to reduce fossil fuel dependence, reduce use of chemicals and synthetic substances, reduce our encroachment upon nature, and how to meet human needs fairly and efficiently. The fair hours are from 10-2pm, there is no charge for the public. Contact Jeffrey Cooper with questions (603) 436-7945.