Since 2001, the North Texas Renewable Energy Group has been participating in Earth Day, Home Shows, ecology fairs, environmentally-themed activities, and many others. Most events are "solar" in some way. A few aren't - such as when we provide solar electricity for the Plano Methodist Hospital Cancer Center Fundraiser .. or assist Habitat for Humanity with electricity at a construction site where power is otherwise unavailable. Our members and non-member volunteers often set up a display table (and sometimes a fully tented booth) at these events, from which we distribute educational literature, answer questions, and display solar energy items, equipment, energy-efficient lights and appliances, and other items.
Frequently, our members provide solar electricity for sound stages, vendors, communications, public address systems, and other needs. In many cases, the solar electricity we provide is the only source of power at an event. For example, Prairie Fest, which is held annually at the Tandy Hills Natural Area, has no utility power anywhwere in the park!
This page contains links to photo journals for some of these events. The links are listed in calendar order, from the most recent year, back to 2001. We participated at many events prior to 2008, but we weren't very active with our cameras. As a result, we don't have many photos of those earlier years.
Our mission is public education about energy efficiency and solar energy, and we do a very good job toward achieving that goal. On the other hand, we're admittedly not very good at photography, but we try. Photos in these journals have been donated by many different people. Subsequently, the quality and subjects of the photos vary .. but we hope these pages will give you an idea of the events we attend, the work we do, and the fun we have throughout the year. Whether you're an NTREG member .. or simply curious about solar energy and related topics, you're welcome to join us at any of our activities. The best way to learn is to be around when others ask questions and get answers!
If you'd like to contribute photos from any of these events, come along with us .. and bring your camera! Whether you're a seasoned "solar" veteran, or an absolute beginner, your assistance in any form would be VERY welcome - even if it's your first time!
Want to help? Feel free to contact us.
Our schedule of events and other activities are posted on our website "Events" page (for near-term items), and our "Calendar" page for the calendar year. We participate in many, but not all of the functions listed on either page. Many are shown for informational purposes in case you and/or others would like to take part. Announcements and reminders of our activities are sent through our Yahoo Conversation Group and via e-mail using "Constant Contact". You are welcome join our Yahoo Conversation Group by entering your e-mail address in the box at the bottom of our main page. You may also "unsubscribe" at any time without any action on our part.
Some of the journal links are not yet active. They'll be added soon. We've included them so everyone has an opportunity to see what's coming.
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