In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ReVision Energy has canceled external public events until further notice.
As an alternative we’re developing a roster of virtual alternatives to popular event formats (Solar 101s, Lunch & Learns) as well as educational material for school-aged children who are at home.
Thanks for your understanding. Take care of yourself, and remember…just because you’re practicing social distancing, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get out and enjoy the sun!
Student Webinar Series
This series is aimed at grade-school students and will cover an array of topics from solar to birding! Hosted by ReVisionista Brittany Angelo and featuring a different guest each week, this series will always be an interactive Q+A format to engage students. Sunsquatch will also make some appearances, so be sure to tune in every Thursday at 1pm via Zoom!
Milkweed and Monarchs with The Trustees
Thursday, April 2nd, 1pm-2pm
Learn about monarch butterflies and their native habitat! You can create a place for monarchs to live in your own backyard by planting milkweed. Kate Bibeau from The Stevens-Coolidge Place is our guest host this week and will be talking all about milkweed and monarchs. Sunsquatch will make an appearance and there will be live Q+A with students!
Link to attend via Zoom: https://enjoy.solar/monarchs
Backyard Birding with Maine Audubon
Thursday, April 9th, 1pm-2pm
This live Q+A with Maine Audubon Naturalist Doug Hitchcox will show students how to identify birds in their backyard, and learn about unique birds of New England! Featuring a special appearance by Sunsquatch, friend of all birds.
Link to attend via Zoom: https://enjoy.solar/BackyardBirding
Solar on School: Youth Activism with Siri Pierce
Thursday, April 16th, 1pm-2pm
A senior at Casco Bay High School in Portland, Siri Pierce launched the SolaRISE Portland movement to get solar panels on Portland Public Schools and won a Rep My City micro-grant for her efforts. Tune in to this Q+A to learn all about Siri’s story and strategies, and how you can fight for solar on your school!
Link to attend via Zoom: https://enjoy.solar/SolarOnSchools
Marine Mammal Rescue with Seacoast Science Center
Thursday, April 30th, 1pm-2pm
What happens when seals get injured? Today we’ll be talking with Ashley Stokes, manager of Seacoast Science Center’s Marine Mammal Rescue. There will be live Q+A as she walks us through the process of helping injured ocean mammals.
Link to attend via Zoom: https://enjoy.solar/marinemammals
How to Compost with Offbeet Composting
Thursday, May 7th, 1pm-2pm
Learn how to compost in your own backyard with Kesiah Bascom from Offbeet Composting! We’ll discuss the ins and outs of compost and why it’s good for the environment. Join us for this Live Q+A.
Resilience Webinar Series
Our Resilience webinar series focuses on how we can become more self-reliant in our homes and thereby make our communities more resilient in the face of health and environmental threats. Today’s robust solar technology, combined with efficient electric appliances and simple lifestyle changes, help maximize community resilience. Tune in every Friday at 11 a.m. to learn about a range of proven strategies from solar to gardening to permaculture!
Solar + Battery Storage
Friday, April 3rd, 11am-12pm
Link to attend via Zoom: https://enjoy.solar/BatteryRebate
Previous Student Webinars
Solar Q+A for Students
A conversation about solar based on the questions that grade-schools sent into us. Featuring Brittany Angelo of our North Andover, MA location and Creative Director Fred Greenhalgh.
Solar Mythbusting for Students
This Q+A for students debunks common solar “myths” like: Solar doesn’t work in the winter…Solar panels only last a few years…Solar panels are toxic and can’t be recycled. We MYTHBUST all of those wrong ideas, and take questions and myths live from students. Sunsquatch also drops by for a song!
Previous Resilience Webinars
Solar for Self-Reliance
Learn how you can harness the sun to power your home, ‘fuel’ an electric car and store energy in a battery for night time and grid outages. Reliable, modern clean technology like solar panels, heat pumps and batteries provide the ultimate resiliency package while reducing carbon pollution and our societal need to import dirty fossil fuels from away. ReVision Energy’s Jeff Cantara, a farmer and one of the most knowledgeable solar professionals in our region, discusses how people are making the cost-effective switch to solar combined with air source heat pumps for heating and cooling their homes. He also covers battery storage for backup power, and charging an electric car with solar to eliminate gasoline (50% of carbon pollution comes from tailpipe emissions).