NTREG Calendar - January to December - 2014
 
Updated: April 13, 2014
 
Activities and events will be added and updated frequently throughout the year. Check here regularly.
 
Listings below are related to renewable energy, the environment, or similar areas of interest, but do not imply NTREG presence or participation.
 
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Date Event
  Start: Dec 17, 2013
End: Jan 11, 2014
NTREG Executive Committee Voting (Concluded)
Elections for our 2014 Executive Committee ended at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 11, 2014. Election results were announced at our January 11 meeting.


  January January 11 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Topic: "Solarize Your Neighborhood" Networking Event!
 
Come join us (and bring your neighbor!) to learn how you can start a Solarize program in your neighborhood! The goal of the meeting will be to begin creating a network of people across the DFW area that are interested in launching projects in their own communities.
 
Presenters: Larry Howe and Bob Litwins of Plano Solar Advocates
 
Public welcome.
 
SPECIAL LOCATION!!Irving West Library, Irving, Texas. See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our JANUARY 2014 meeting location.
 
Note: Executive Committee election results will be announced at this meeting.

  January 12
2:00 pm
Great Plains Restoration Council "Second Sunday Hike".
Location: Fort Worth Prairie Park
10700 Old Granbury Road, Fort Worth, Texas.
 
Enjoy the Fort Worth Prairie and its ever changing wonder. Meet at the gate before 2:00 pm. Fresh, organic snacks provided, but you may also bring your own. Please bring water, and wear long pants, even if it's warm. If you're unable to "hike", feel free to come out and stay close to the gate with a book, binoculars and a folding chair (from home). NOTE! Access from FM 1187 and Granbury Road from the south is blocked by the new tollway! Visit the Save the Prairie website for more information. Public welcome.

  January 18 North Texas Electric Auto Association Meeting
Dallas, Texas.

  January 19 - 24 Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels - Renewable Fuels for the Future
Four Points Sheraton / Holiday Inn Express, Ventura, California
The 2014 Gordon Conference on "Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels" will explore new ideas and progress in the problem of generating chemical fuels from water and other renewable feedstocks using sunlight as the energy source.

  Jan 24 "Shout Out for Solar!" Day
Join solar energy supporters from across the nation and around the world for National "Shout Out For Solar" Day on January 24, 2014.
 
How To Participate:
 
1. Take a picture with your "I support solar energy!" sign.
2. Upload your picture to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag "#GoSolar".
3. Then, join the Thunderclap so your tweet or post goes out on January 24!
 
See the "I LOVE SOLAR ENERGY!" photos here!
 
Sponsored by the American Solar Energy Industries Association.

  Jan 25
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Texas Solar Energy Society Annual Meeting
Texas A&M University, Killeen, Texas.
Open to the public.

  Jan 28-29 2014 Renewable Energy Law Conference
AT&T Conference Center, Austin, Texas
Registration: $520 Individual | $570 after Jan 17.
 
Presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
 
Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The program blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisors, and key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff.

  Jan 30
7:00 pm
Solarize Garland Kickoff Meeting
Garland Nicholson Central Library, 625 Austin Street, Garland, Texas.
See our "Events" page for details.

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  February February 5-6 SunSpec Alliance 2014 Members Meeting
Location: San Diego, California
 
The event will focus on "Getting Ready for Distributed Generation Plug & Play", and will feature speakers at the cutting edge of grid integration and solar finance.

  February 8 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Topic: "Green Homes are Better for People, Pocketbook, and Planet".
Presenter: Beth Johnson, Green-credentialied "Quadruple Crown" Realtor. First full-time North Texas Realtor specializing in green building, consultant on green building, and former professional with local and national environmental advocacy organizations for 29 years.
 
Public welcome.
 
See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our meeting location.

  February 15
North Texas Electric Auto Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

  February 20
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Live Green in Plano: Energy 2.0 - Plano
Harrington Library, 1501 18th Street, Plano, Texas

  Feb 24 - 26 "Solar Power Colorado"
Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association Conference.
Mountain Region's largest business-to-business solar conference and expo. Venu: The Omni Resort and Conference Center, Broomfield, Colorado.

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  March March 1 Great American Cleanup
Plano, Texas
Organize a group of friends, family members, neighbors or work with an organization to participate. All ages are welcome to volunteer!

  March 6 Solar Ready II Kick-Off Meeting
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
NCTCOG Offices, 616 Six Flags Drive, Centerpoint 2, Arlington, Texas, 76011.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) invites the public to participate in a new regional initiative - the Solar Ready II Program.

  March 8 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Topic: "Living Off-the-Grid - The 'How' & 'Why' We Disconnected."
Presenter: Mike Renner
 
Public welcome.
 
See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our meeting location.

  March 13
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Plano Solar Advocates meeting.
Plano Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas. Informational meeting for all residents of Plano who are interested in installing solar energy equipment on their homes and businesses. Free and open to all citizens of Plano. See our Events Page for details about this event, or if you live in a community other than Plano.

  March 13
7:00 pm
Solarize Garland Informational Meeting.
This meeting is for anyone interested adding solar electricity to their home, or is considering becoming a participant in the Solarize Garland group purchase program. See our Events Page for details about this event, or if you live in a community other than Garland.

  March 15 North Texas Electric Auto Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

  March 22
8:00 am - 11:00 am
29th annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup & Earth Party
Prizes offered in many categories!

  March 22
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
3rdAnnual Fort Worth Earth Party
Sundance Square Plaza, downtown Fort Worth.
 
Celebrate the Earth in Fort Worth! Join the fun and celebrate all things sustainable at the third-annual Earth Party. Dance to live music from the nationally-renowned band "Vocal Trash". Win prizes! Visit educational booths and exhibits, and discover city and regional sustainability initiatives that make Fort Worth a great place to live and work. Learn about water conservation, air and water quality, waste reduction and recycling, nature, environmental issues, alternative transportation, healthy living initiatives, and much more. Activities and games for all ages. Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will provide 100% solar electricity for the Earth Party sound stage. Admission is free, and open to the public.

  March 27 - 29 5th Annual Texas Alternative Energy and Transportation Conference & Expo
Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas.
 

  March 29
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Southlake Green Fest.
Held at the Southlake Town Square. Learn about the many ways to be better stewards of the earth's resources. Green Fest will feature various ways residents can invest in a sustainable future, improve daily living and save money by going green! Other highlights include: Entertainment, vendor booths, raffle and prizes.

 

  March 31
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Panel discussion: "How Climate Change Affects Texas and How Texas Can Adapt and Prosper."
Location: UT Southwestern Medical Center, 1801 Inwood Rd, Dallas, Texas  75235

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  April April 5
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
City of Grapevine "EPIC" Earth Day Experience
Held in conjunction with "Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off", Texas' signature event for the "Great American clean-up" (8am-10am), the nation's largest community improvement program. Keynote by Chad Pregracke, CNN Hero of the Year! Chad is the Founder and President of "Living Lands & Water", the world's only "industrial strength" not-for-profit river cleanup organization. Over the last 16 years, he, his crew, and nearly 70,000 volunteers have removed more than 7 million pounds of garbage from our nation's rivers. Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will be on display and available to provide 100% solar electricity for any aspects of the event needing power.

  April 11 - 12
Irving Earth Day Eco-Film Fest
Second year of award-winning eco-films during an expanded Earth Day Eco-Film Fest. Four venues, with more films that focus on issues such as food, water, natural resources and everyday people with a vision of making a difference. Various times and locations.

  April 12 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Topic: Field Trip to 1Soltech!
Presenter: 1Soltech Executives.
 
Public welcome.
 
See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our meeting location.

  April 12
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
EcoCoppell Earthfest
Town Center Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd., Coppell, Texas.
This year's event will feature hands on environmental demonstrations, environmental education booths, kids crafts/entertainment, live music in the amphitheater, plant sales, hybrid car show, wind turbine prototype, large scale complete rainwater system ... too much fun to miss! Featured entertainment: Def!nitely, Maybe. Coppell's Earth Day sound stage will be 100% powered by solar electricity by the "Solar Shuttle", Dan Lepinski's solar trailer.

  April 12
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm
Oak Cliff Earth Day
Lake Cliff Park, 1200 North Zang Boulevard, Dallas, Texas.
This all-ages festival includes Earth Day workshops and booths providing information on green living, recycling, water conservation and pollution prevention. More fun activities include the Mutt Strut pet parade, Gentle Zoo petting zoo, music, food trucks, and an artists’ pavilion with artworks for sale.

  April 12
10:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Learn to Live Green in Plano
A free, fun, family event encouraging people to adopt a greener lifestyle. Drop in and find out what this year's theme "Greening Your Well-being" means for you, your family, your home and your community! An engaging variety of speakers, demonstrations, hands-on activities and entertainment are lined up focused around food, water, land, energy & air, play and waste diversion.

  April 14-16 6th Annual Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Summit USA
Hyatt Regency North, Dallas, Texas
 
Since 2009, the Wind O&M Summit has attracted over 1,500 delegates from over 400 companies, and 80 exhibitors and sponsors from 28 different countries.

  April 16-18 "Rainwater University 2014".
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, Building C Classroom 3, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, Texas   75252.

  April 19 North Texas Electric Auto Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

  April 21
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City of Cedar Hill Earth Day
Held at the Cedar Hill Government Center, 285 Uptown Boulevard, Cedar Hill, Texas. This year's festivities will feature activities and entertainment for the whole family including a self-guided tour of sustainable exhibits, tree plantings, face painting, recyclable crafts from Keep Cedar Hill Beautiful, and musical performances by Shades of Gray, the Bray Elementary choir, and the Cedar Hill High School band. Free, and open to residents of all communities. Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will provide 100% solar electricity for the Cedar Hill Earth Day sound stage.

  April 22 Tarrant County Earth Day Celebration
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Tarrant County Health Department Building
1101 South Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas. Free, and open to the public.

  April 22
2:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University of North Texas Earth Day
The University will offer events to educate students, faculty, staff and community members about sustainability. Earth Day is nationally recognized each year on April 22. Event activities include music, student displays, information booths, and more. Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will provide 100% solar electricity for the 2014 UNT Earth Day sound stage. Sponsored by the UNT Office of Sustainability.

  April 25
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tarrant County College, Southeast Campus Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration.
2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, Texas. The Southeast Campus in Arlington will once again be hosting its annual Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration. This is an annual event that draws many of the 15,000+ students, as well as more than 500 faculty and staff. Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will be on display for the duration of the event. Open to the public.

  April 26
11 am - 8 pm
Fort Worth Prairie Fest
Mark your calendar for April 26, 2014 from 11:00 am to 8:00 PM. Tell your friends. Bring the family. Bring your pets. There is something for everyone to enjoy! Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will provide 100% solar electricity for the Prairie Fest sound stage. The Solar Shuttle is the ONLY source of power in the entire Nature Reserve!

  April 26 Texoma Earth Day Festival
Sherman Municipal Grounds, 405 North Rusk, Sherman, Texas 75090.
 
A community-wide, free, fun, family event where ordinary people will learn practical things to improve the health of the planet, their children and themselves. Dan Lepinski, North Texas Renewable Energy Group Advisor, will Keynote.

  April 26 - 27 Earth Day Texas (formerly Earth Day Dallas)
Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.

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  May May 10 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Topic: Improving Vehicle Efficiency
Presenter: Phil Knox, Vehicle Mileage Economy Expert.
 
Public welcome.
 
See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our meeting location.

  May 10
10 am - 2 pm
City of Irving, Texas "Bike Fest"
This free, public, family-friendly event encourages bicycle riding as a healthy alternative transportation. Open to all ages, especially youngsters! Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will provide 100% solar electricity for various aspects of Bike Fest.

  May 10 Fort Worth Nature Center Buffalo Boogie
Time: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, Texas.

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  June June 8 2014 Austin Cool House Tour.
Austin, Texas.
More than half of the homes on this tour typically boast solar electricity or solar hot water. Homeowners gain the most value from their solar energy systems when they design, build and remodel for energy efficiency first. This tour teaches you how and more.

  June 14 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Topic: TBA.
Presenter: TBA.
 
Public welcome.
 
See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our meeting location.

  June 17-18 10th Annual Small Wind Conference
A Gathering of Installers, Manufacturers, Dealers, and Distributors. Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

  June 20-22 25th Annual Midwest Renewable Energy Fair
Renew The Earth Institute
7558 Deer Road, Custer, Wisconsin.
 
Join over 20,000 people from nearly every state in the U.S. and several countries around the world to learn, connect with others and ready them for action at home. The Midwest Renewable Energy Fair is the nation's longest running energy education event of its kind.

  June 21 North Texas Electric Auto Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

  June 23 - 25 47th Annual Keep Texas Beautiful Conference
Austin, Texas

  June 23 - 25 PV America East 2014
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, Massachusetts

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  July July 6 - 10 Intersolar Conference & Expo
InterContinental Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

  July 6 - 10 American Solar Energy Society National Conference
San Francisco, California
 
Held in conjunction with Intersolar North America in San Francisco, July 6 to 10.

  July 8-11 Intersolar North America 2013
Conference July 8-11. Exhibition July 9-11.
Moscone Center, San Francisco, California
 
Intersolar North America focuses on photovoltaics and solar thermal technologies. Exhibitors include PV cell, module and inverter manufacturers, components and mounting systems suppliers, manufacturing system suppliers, service companies as well as manufacturers of solar thermal applications including heating and cooling, among others.

  Jul 12 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Topic: TBA.
Presenter: TBA.
 
Public welcome.
 
See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our meeting location.

  July 18 - 24 2014 Solar Car Challenge
High school students design, build, and race 100% solar-powered cars. The 2014 race is unique. It will start with two days racing at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, then go cross-country for two days from Fort Worth, Texas to Austin, Texas.

  July 19 North Texas Electric Auto Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

  July 21-28 American Solar Challenge Cross-Country Solar Car Race.
A solar car race for universities and university students. (Not to be confused with the Solar Car Challenge for high-schools above.)

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  August August 9 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Topic: TBA.
Presenter: TBA.
 
Public welcome.
 
See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our meeting location.

  August 16 North Texas Electric Auto Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

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  September September 13 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Topic: TBA.
Presenter: TBA.
 
Public welcome.
 
See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our meeting location.

  September 20 North Texas Electric Auto Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

  September 21 City of Arlington Ecofest, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
A free, family-oriented event, helps build a sense of community, stimulates environmental awareness, and promotes stewardship across North Texas. Open to the public, regardless of location of residence.

  September 27-28 Renewable Energy Roundup (Tentative. Link not yet available.)
Market Square, 101 West Main Street, Fredericksburg, Texas.
Gates are open Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm.
 
Over the past 12 years, this community and family-oriented Green Living Fair has grown to be the largest "green show" in the South. It occurs at the the last weekend of September, every year.
 

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  October October 4 American Solar Energy Society National Solar Home Tour
See our Events Page or the DFW Solar Home Tour website for details. This information subject to update.

  October 11 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Topic: TBA.
Presenter: TBA.
 
Public welcome.
 
See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our meeting location.

  October 18 North Texas Electric Auto Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

  October 18
8am - 4pm
Going Green in Greenville (Tentative)
3rd Annual Sustainability FairGreenville, Texas.

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  November November 3 - 6 Texas Renewables 2014.
Sheraton Dallas, Dallas, Texas.
 
Texas Renewables 2014 is the only conference exclusively focused on the advancement of renewable energy in the state of Texas. Opportunities include business networking, legislative updates, national perspective on renewable energy, and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association annual meeting.

  November 8 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Topic: TBA.
Presenter: TBA.
 
Public welcome.
 
See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our meeting location.

  November 15 North Texas Electric Auto Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

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  December December 13 NTREG Monthly Meeting.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Topic: TBA.
Presenter: TBA.
 
Public welcome.
 
See our Events Page for maps and driving directions to our meeting location.

  Dec 7 - 11 Power-Gen International
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida

  Dec 8 - 9 Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo
Being held in conjunction with Power-Gen International (above).

  December 20 North Texas Electric Auto Association Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

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