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


Near-term Meetings, Plus Local and Regional Events
Updated: April 23, 2014.
(See our "Calendar" page for long-term schedule of activities as well as a history of past meetings.)


Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Tarrant Community College Earth Day / Arbor Day.
TCC Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington, Texas.
Various student clubs and organizations will have booths. This event attracts many of the college's 15,000 students, as well as more than 500 faculty and staff. Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will be on display. Open to the public.



Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Fort Worth Prairie Fest
3400 View Street, Fort Worth, Texas (South of I-35 between Oakland Ave & Beach Street)
50 booths featuring everything from green products and services, vintage clothing, native plants and so much more. A local Boy Scout troop will have a rope bridge set up for the kiddos. You might also encounter impromptu kite-flyers, stilt walkers, and more! Guided Wildflower Tours. Science Hikes & "Time Travel Passport Game" for children. Local Food & Beverages. Storytellers. 100% Solar-powered Music!
Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will provide 100% solar-power for the event sound stage and other needs.



Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Texhoma Earth Day Festival 2014
Sherman Municipal Grounds, 405 North Rusk, Sherman Texas (Northeast of Dallas).
Vendors. Workshops. Key Note Speaker. Children’s Fun. Entertainment. Plant Sales. Recycling & much more! The Texoma Earth Day Festival is 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 Rewewable Energy Group Advisor, will keynote.



NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: REI, 4515 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, Farmers Branch, Texas
Note: There's considerable highway construction in this area. Access to REI is from the west-bound I-635 frontage road. Previously posted driving directions may not be accurate due to the construction work.
Topic: "Improving Vehicle Efficiency"
Presenter: Phil Knox, Vehicle Mileage Economy Expert.
From our many meetings, environmental events, and even the annual Solar Home Tour, we're becoming acquainted with energy efficiency steps we can take to improve our homes and reduce utility bills. However, by focusing our attention on our living environment, we often overlook another important aspect of our energy consumption - transportation. Our May 10 program will present the basics pertaining to vehicles, and show how we may apply these principles to achieve practical mileage improvements. Of note, improvements we'll learn about are applicable to cars, trucks, and even electric vehicles of all types!
About our Presenter: For more than 30 years, Phil Knox has been modifying vehicles and his driving habits to increase fuel mileage. He is a nationally recognized presenter and educator on the topic of improved vehicle efficiency.


Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
City of Irving "Bike Fest"
Lively Pointe Youth Center. 909 North O'Connor Road, Irving, Texas. Encourages bicycling as an alternative mode of transportation for all ages. Join in the activities with a group ride, Kid's Bicycle Safety Rodeo, visit with vendors that specialize in bicycling information and equipment, receive "on-the-spot" bike checks, see unique cycling groups and more. Dan Lepinski's "Solar Shuttle" solar trailer will provide 100% solar electricity for various aspects of the Irving Bike Fest. Open to the public.



Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Fort Worth Nature Center "Buffalo Boogie"
9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth, Texas.
"Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge" is a non-profit organization with the goal of preserving and protecting the natural and cultural resources that are the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. Activities include a 1 mile/5K walk and fun run, and a 5K chip-timed run (USATF Certified Course). The Buffalo Boogie 5K walk and Fun Run, and the 5K chip-timed run are fund-raisers for the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center. Entertainment, food, and various vendors will be on hand after the races. Mike Renner, NTREG Treasurer, will provide 100% solar electricity for the Buffalo Boogie sound stage and entertainment after the race. The event is free, and open to the public.

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

Events Courtesy of the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association


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