Near-term Meetings, Plus Local and Regional Events
Updated: October 3, 2015.
(See our "Calendar" page for long-term schedule of activities as well as a history of past meetings.)
NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas. (Map)
Our meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall, which is accessible through the church main entry, or from doors in the rear.
Topic: FIELD TRIP!! (Pre-registration required! See below.)
NTREG has been invited to take a tour of the new ONCOR "micro-grid" facility. This system is the first of its kind in the Metroplex!
What IS a "micro-grid" system???
A "micro-grid" consists of solar panels to change sunlight into direct-current electricity, an inverter (or multiple inverters) to change the direct current electricity into alternating current suitable for connecting to the utility grid .. and one more component: batteries. If the commercial grid fails, such as during a storm, the "micro-grid" system is designed to disconnect from the main grid, and use the energy stored in the batteries to continue to provide power to a select group of homes. It is, in effect, not only a solar energy system, but a "whole neighborhood" uninterruptible power supply! It's believed that many of our homes will have a smaller version of this system in the not-to-distant future.
Come see the future of solar energy today!
This event is free. However, for security purposes, ONCOR has asked that we provide a list of names of everyone who will be visiting their micro-grid site with NTREG on October 10. Please contact us at the link below and provide your name, and the name(s) of anyone who will accompany you. Thanks!
TO TAKE PART IN THE OCTOBER 10 NTREG FIELD TRIP TO THE ONCOR MICRO-GRID SOLAR POWER STATION, REGISTER BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW:
City of Irving "Solar Cooking" Class
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015.
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Senter East Building, 228 Chamberlain Street, Irving, Texas. (West of Loop 12, south of Irving Blvd.)
Solar cooking is the simplest and easiest way to cook food without the need for using fuel or heating up your kitchen. Learn how to make a "solar oven" from everyday materials. Discover how easy solar cooking can be!
Registration is free to residents of all communities (not just Irving!), but class size is limited.
Oak Cliff Fall Harvest Festival
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Mountain View College Athletic Field, 4849 West Illinois Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75211. (Enter the campus from Illinois Avenue.)
(Between Interstate 20 and Interstate 30, east of Highway 408). Click here for a map.
This free, family-friendly event will feature: Dallas Police & Fire Departments, with an on-site exhibit of a Dallas Police Department helicopter. Live music & performances. DJ. Arts & Crafts. Food. Face Painting & Balloon Artists. Ballet Folkorico. Pumpkin decorating. Hay rides. Nature hikes. Community garden tours. Basketball hoops challenge. Putting challenge. Electronics recycling. Games & prizes for children. Sparky the Fire Dog. McGruff the Crime Watch Dog .. and more!
The entire event - vendors .. the sound stage .. even the radio station - will be 100% solar powered by the "Solar Shuttle"!
4th Annual Sustainability & Natural Health Fair
Second Annual Greensource DFW Run for the Environment
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: CHANGE OF LOCATION! Now: Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 East Bob Jones Road, Southlake, Texas
Green Source DFW is holding its second annual "Run for the Environment", a 5K run/walk for the entire family. The Bob Jones Nature Center is north of Highway 114, near Grapevine Lake.
Shoe recycling will be available! Have old shoes you don't want, but are still good? Bring them to the DFW Run for the Environment! In addition, numerous vendors will be on hand, as well as musical entertainment by local groups. The entire event, including the start/finish line, timing equipment, and other items will be 100% solar powered by the "Solar Shuttle".
Renewable Energy Events from Around Texas, the USA, and the World.
Events Courtesy of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association
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