News, Meetings & Near-term Events of Interest to NTREG Members and the Public


Near-term Meetings, Plus Local and Regional Events
Updated: August 27, 2016.
(See our "Calendar" page for long-term schedule of activities as well as a history of past meetings.)

NOTE: There will be a "Meeting After the Meeting" for anyone who would like to volunteer in any capacity for the 2016 Solar Home Tour. This annual event is held throughout the Metroplex, and is part of a nationwide one-day public display of solar homes held the first Saturday in October. Want to spend a day (or even part of a day) hanging out at a solar home? This is your opporunity! It's very low-key, and all volunteers - even if you have no experience - are welcome!
NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016.
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: "EV Update - What to Watch.".
Presenter: Rachel Linnewiel, North Central Texas Council of Governments
At our September 10 meeting, discussion will focus on important EV-related developments and opportunities to be aware of from a "deployment" perspective, as opposed to a technological perspective.
About our Presenter:
Rachel Linnewiel joined the Transportation Department staff of the North Central Texas Council of Governments ("NCTCOG"), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in December of 2014. She currently serves as a Planner III for the Air Quality Management and Operations Team, and is responsible for a variety of initiatives to encourage alternative fuels and energy efficiency, including the Electric Vehicles North Texas (EVNT) EV sub-committee of the Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition.
Rachel holds a Bachelor's Degree in History and Religion, and a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning.

The 2016 Solar Home Tour Committee needs volunteers who would like to help with the 2016 Solar Home Tour in any capacity. Our local Tour has become a remarkably successful event! In 2015, NTREG sponsored the largest "Solar Home Tour" in Texas, and the SECOND LARGEST tour in America! Be part of a winning team! No experience necessary! (It's fun, educational .. and very rewarding!)
To volunteer, or for more information about the 2016 Solar Home Tour, please contact us at the link below:


City of Arlington Eco Fest
Date: September 17, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Different hours from past years!)
Location: Founders Plaza, 100 West Abram Street, Arlington, Texas
A free, very family-friendly event for residents of ALL cities. Enjoy educational booths and exhibits, and discover city and regional sustainability initiatives. Learn about water conservation, air and water quality, waste reduction and recycling, nature, environmental issues, alternative transportation, healthy living initiatives, and more. Activities and games for all ages. Free trees while supplies last!
100% solar electricity for vendors and other needs will be generated by Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer.

City of Dallas Greenfest
Date: September 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:700 South Good Latimer (near the Dallas Farmer's Market)
A free, family-friendly event with vendors, artists and artisans involved in building a greener city. Workshops for green initiatives such as gardening and raising chickens will be available teach attendees how to be more environmentally conscious and active.
100% solar electricity for the soundstage, vendors, and other needs will be generated by Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer.

National Solar Home Tour - North Texas Version
Date: October 1, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Times may vary by site.)
Location: Throughout North Texas. Click the link above for North Texas sites.
The American Solar Energy Society National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar event in the nation, involving about 150,000 participants and 5,000 solar-energy sites nationwide.
Homeowners and businesses in neighborhoods across the country open their doors like a public "open house", and show visitors who stop by what they've done to slash utility bills and help cut pollution from electric generating plants. Talk with homeowners themselves. See and learn how solar energy can be used efficiently directly from those who use it and live with it every day.
The Solar Home Tour is very informal. You set your own schedule .. and decide the sites you'd like to visit.

Renewable Energy Events from Around Texas, the USA, and the World.

Events Courtesy of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association


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