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



 

Near-term Meetings, Plus Local and Regional Events
 
Updated: August 2, 2015.
 
(See our "Calendar" page for long-term schedule of activities as well as a history of past meetings.)
 

 
NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, August 8, 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: "Introduction to the Texas Solar Power Association - History and Trends of Solar Energy in Texas, and Updates from the 2015 Legislative Session."
Presenter: Charlie Hemmeline, Executive Director of the Texas Solar Power Association.
 
About Our Presenter: A native Texan, Charlie returned to Austin after more than 8 years with the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC, where he lead innovative programs for solar and energy efficiency. Serving originally under President George W. Bush and later President Obama, Charlie led wide-ranging efforts to break down the barriers to mainstream solar and reduce the soft costs of implementation. Highlights included co-founding the Solar America Initiative's market transformation portfolio and flagship Solar America Cities program in partnership with Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Charlie holds a Master's Degree in Public Service & Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from Texas A&M University.
 


 
NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, September 12, 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: To Be Announced.
Presenter: To Be Announced.
 


 
City of Arlington "Ecofest"
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Levitt Pavilion/Founders Plaza, 100 West Abram Street, Downtown Arlington.
This free, very family-friendly event is Arlington's largest, eco-event of the year. Ecofest features a wide variety of family-friendly activities such as education and "how-to" classes, a variety of vendors, free trees, music, food, and activities for people of all ages. (Parking is also free!)
 
Bring your old electronics! Computers, laptops, monitors, printers, cell phones, video games, household applicances and electronics. All will be recycled for you - for free!
 
For the sixth year, Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will provide 100% solar electricity for the vendors and other aspects of Ecofest.
 
The North Texas Renewable Energy Group will have an educational booth set up at the Solar Shuttle. Come by and say "Hello!". Better yet, spend an hour or two with us and help answer questions from booth visitors about solar energy! Don't know what to answer? This is a free learning opportunity!
 


 
2015 DFW Solar Home Tour
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015.
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Time may vary by site).
Location: Entire DFW Metroplex and beyond (this is a nationwide event). Last year, we had 48 homes and businesses take part. This is an event where home and business owners who have solar energy equipment installed invite the public to stop by, where the owners themselves answer questions. Self-paced, and self-guided. Visit the DFW Solar Home Tour Website for full details and participating locations throughout the Metroplex.
 


 
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: To Be Announced.
Presenter: To Be Announced.
 


 
Second Annual Greensource DFW Run for the Environment
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015.
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Cedar Hill State Park
Green Source DFW is holding its second annual "Run for the Environment", a 5K run/walk for the entire family. Cedar Hill State Park is a scenic 1,800-acre hilly wooded preserve overlooking Joe Pool Lake, approximately 10 miles southwest of Dallas and 25 miles southeast of Fort Worth.
 


 
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, but class size is limited.
 


 
4th Annual Sustainability & Natural Health Fair
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015.
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: 1600 Lee Street, Greenville, Texas (30 minutes northeast of Dallas)
 
Farm-Fresh Foods/Products, Natural & Energy Efficient Building, Sustainable Food Growing, Rainwater Harvesting, Renewable Energy, Alternative Transportation, Homesteading, Livestock & Animals, Herbs, Natural Health, Conservation, Local Crafters & Artisans .. and more!
 


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

Events Courtesy of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association



 

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