May 7thMEBSR 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 9thSmart 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.

Chewonki logoMay 9thChewonki 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 9thPortsmouth 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.

June 11thSolar Open House, Portland. Come join us for another one of our Solar Open Houses at 433 Summit Street in Portland.The home has a 44-tube Apricus solar hot water collector array heating an 85 gallon Marathon hot water tank with automatic electric backup. The event will be held Thursday, June 11th from 6-7:30 pm.

June 19thSummer Solstice Grand Opening Event! ReVision Energy in Portland has relocated to 142 Presumpscot Street. Please tell all your friends to join us for free food and drink and the opportunity to see ReVision’s renewable energy systems in our new showroom. This event starts at 5pm and goes into the night. There will be raffle prizes and a fundraiser for Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility. People interested in a solar evaluation at their home or office can sign up at the event and the $150 deposit will be donated to MEBSR. Please contact our office with questions: 221-6342.