Event Alert! Accelerating the Implementation of Renewable Energy!

Accelerating the Implementation of Renewable Energy
 
7:30 p.m., Monday, November 26
Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst, Room 336, Duns Scotus Hall
Free and Open to the Public
 
Keynote Speaker:
Bill Nowak, Sierra Club Energy Committee member, Author of Clean Energy –FIT Report
 
Panelists
·         Dave Hahn Baker, Environmental and Political Consultant
·         Ellen Banks, Professor, Psychology, Daemen College
·         Sarah Carpenter, Sustainability Major, Daemen College
Moderator
·         Walter Simpson, energy educator, Daemen College Instructor (www.energyreallymatters.com)
 
Scientists have been telling us that global warming is likely to result in increasingly devastating extreme weather events as we continue to burn fossil fuels and add more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.  Superstorm Sandy is a horrific example of the type of extreme weather that is in store for us. But how can we respond effectively and achieve a clean energy economy with all due speed?  While renewable energy resources like wind and solar are said to be our future, the deployment of these technologies has been painfully slow despite existing government programs and incentives.  This public discussion will examine how a Feed-in Tariff (FIT) could speed up the transition from fossil fuels to renewables within a timeframe consistent with addressing climate change and providing needed green jobs.  In the last three years a Clean Energy FIT program has created more than 22,000 green jobs in Ontario!  Why not in New York?!
 
This panel discussion is presented as part of the Alternative & Renewable Energy Issues course in Daemen’s Global & Sustainability program.  For information on this exciting new major and minor, visit http://www.daemen.edu/sustainability.  For more information about the panel discussion, wsimpson@daemen.edu or 839-0062.

 

Event Alert: Panel Discussion on Clean Natural Gas – 7:30pm on Monday, October 29th.

A panel discussion entitled “Clean Natural Gas? Exploring the Challenge of Hydrofracking” will be held at 7:30 p.m., Monday, October 29, in room 336 Duns Scotus Hall at Daemen College, 4380 Main Street, Amherst.  The event is free and open to the Public.

The discussion will be preceded by the film, “The Sky is Pink,” produced by Josh Fox and the Gasland Team.  Panelists are David Kowalski, Professor Emeritus; UB CLEAR; Blogs: j.mp/ReEnergizeBuffalo & j.mp/CleanEnergyNowScott Sackett, President, Skipping Stone Pictures; Joseph Currier, Mathematics Major, Daemen College; Lynda Schneekloth, Chairperson, Sierra Club Niagara Group (niagarasierraclub.wordpress.com/).  The event will be moderated by Walter Simpson (www.energyreallymatters.com).

 For years natural gas has been also universally regarded as a clean fuel but no longer.  Drilling for gas in deep shale formations using hydraulic fracturing technology has changing everything.  Can fracking be done in an environmentally responsible way, as suggested by an abundance of TV ads?  Or is it too risky?  And do cleaner alternatives exist?  This panel discussion will address these questions and explain the role of citizen action and media in shaping natural gas public policy.
 
This panel discussion is presented as part of the Alternative & Renewable Energy Issues course in Daemen’s Global & Sustainability program.  For information on this exciting new major and minor, visit http://www.daemen.edu/sustainability.  For more information about the panel discussion, wsimpson@daemen.edu or 839-0062.

Event Information – Official Press Release & Poster

Here is the Press Release Link: Press Release WNYSEA Green Building Tour Oct 13_Oct 7

For Immediate Release – October 7, 2012                                                                              

Solar & Green Building Tour of WNY

Buffalo, NY, On Saturday, October 13, 2012, over 1500 people from across WNY will experience the Solar & Green Building Tour, an annual event held by the Western New York Sustainable Energy Association (WNYSEA). With over 25 sites open across the region, for one day only, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about solar, geothermal, energy efficiency, net zero, green roofs, LEED buildings and reuse of historic structures. This event is not a traditional tour, it is an open house. All sites are open on October 13, 2012 from 10am – 4pm unless noted otherwise. The event is free, open to the public and no registration is required.  A full list of sites is available at www.wnysea.com.

WNYSEA believes that this event helps to establish a need and demand for green jobs across the region. “Last year we had the largest tour in all of New York State, and this year we plan to go even bigger says Bernice Radle, Co-chair of the 2012 tour. We have confirmed the NFTA Living Roof Bus Shelter, CIR Electric’s moving solar array that moves with the sun to optimize sunlight, Singer Farm Naturals in Wilson and so many others.  This is a great opportunity to learn from the folks who live with these technologies every day, not from a sales person trying to convince you to buy in. The Solar and Green Building Tour is an event that educates, inspires and encourages people to take the next step with their home or building.”

WNYSEA will be kicking off the annual event with an awards ceremony at 9:30a.m., on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Hispanics United of Buffalo – 254 Virginia Street on Buffalo’s West Side. WNYSEA will give its annual leader ship award to two organizations; Hispanics United of Buffalo for their efforts in promoting renewable technologies in our region and the Clean Air Coalition for their sustainability and air quality efforts across WNY.  The public is welcome to attend.  The NFTA will be providing 50 day passes for the metro/bus to encourage public transit which can be picked up at the awards ceremony. Additional prizes will be awarded to the people who attend the kickoff.

For the complete list of sites, go to www.wnysea.com or www.energysage.com .

For details or questions, contact Bernice Radle at berniceradle@gmail.com .

The Western New York Sustainable Energy Association is a non profit 501c3 organization which promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy technologies through exhibits, speakers, programs and events across Western New York.    The WNYSEA Tour of Solar Homes and Green Buildings is organized in conjunction with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Buildings Open House, and the American Solar Energy Association’s National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grass roots solar event.  

The 2012 event celebrates the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, and National Energy Awareness Month. 

Contact: Bernice Radle
Co-Chair WNYSEA 2012 Tour
445 Breckenridge St, Buffalo, NY 14213
berniceradle@gmail.com|760.408.7898

Kickoff Awards Ceremony Information 10/13/12 || Hispanics United of Buffalo || 9:30am || Free!

WNYSEA will be holding the kickoff awards celebration for the annual Solar & Green Building Tour at 9:30am on October 13th at Hispanics United of Buffalo. The address is 254 Virginia St on Buffalo’s West Side.

Hispanics United of Buffalo continues to pour information, outreach, care and love into their community through a variety of initiatives. WNYSEA is proud of Hispanics United of Buffalo for their support and dedication towards energy efficiency and renewable technology. Currently there is a large solar array on the top of their headquarters, you can see if you cross the street. It always bring a smile to our faces to see the excitement from people walking by who notice the array.

Come to the kickoff and check out this community asset. Refreshments, awards and prizes will be given. If you are interested in attending the Solar & Green Building Tour, you can get the entire list of sites here: http://www.energysage.com. Go to “green building open house” and search the sites by zipcode. You will see over 25 sites across the region that show off solar, geothermal, energy efficiency, historic building reuse and more. The event is one day only on October 13th, 2012 and it is free and open to the public. No registration is required! For the official press release click here: 2012 Tour Official Press Release

See you on October 13th!

WNYSEA

Hispanics United of Buffalo’s Solar Array.

Official Press Release: Solar & Green Building Tour of WNY || Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10am – 4pm.

Event News from WNYSEA – WNY Sustainable Energy Association

Contact: Bernice Radle
Co-Chair WNYSEA 2012 Tour
445 Breckenridge St, Buffalo, NY 14213
berniceradle@gmail.com|760.408.7898
 

For Immediate Release                                                                            

September 24, 2012

Solar & Green Building Tour of WNY

Buffalo, NY, On Saturday, October 13, 2012, over 1500 people from across WNY will experience the Solar & Green Building Tour, an annual event held by the Western New York Sustainable Energy Association (WNYSEA). With over 25 sites open across the region, for one day only, attendees will have an opportunity to learn about solar, geothermal, energy efficiency, net zero, green roofs, LEED buildings and reuse of historic structures. This event is not a traditional tour, it is an open house. All sites are open on October 13, 2012 from 10am – 4pm unless noted otherwise. The event is free, open to the public and no registration is required.  A full list of sites is available at www.wnysea.com.

“Last year we had the largest tour in all of New York State, and this year we plan to go even bigger says Bernice Radle, Co-chair of the 2012 tour. We have confirmed the NFTA Bus Shelter Green Roof, the UB Solar Strand, CIR Electric’s moving solar array that moves to optimize sunlight, Singer Farm Naturals in Wilson and so many others.  This is a great opportunity to learn from the folks who live with these technologies every day, not from a sales person trying to convince you to buy in. The Solar and Green Building Tour is an event that educates, informs and inspires.”

WNYSEA will be kicking off the annual event with an awards ceremony at 9:30a.m, on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Hispanics United of Buffalo – 254 Virginia Street on Buffalo’s West Side. WNYSEA will give its annual leader ship award to both the University at Buffalo and Hispanics United for their efforts in promoting renewable technologies in our region. The public is welcome to attend.

For the complete list of sites, go to www.wnysea.com or contact Bernice Radle at berniceradle@gmail.com .

The Western New York Sustainable Energy Association is a non profit 501c3 organization which promotes energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy technologies through exhibits, speakers, programs and events across Western New York.    The WNYSEA Tour of Solar Homes and Green Buildings is organized in conjunction with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association’s Green Buildings Open House, and the American Solar Energy Association’s National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grass roots solar event.  

The 2012 event celebrates the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, and National Energy Awareness Month. 

WNYSEA is a Proud Supporter and Sponsor of Preservation Plus!

WNYSEA is excited to tell you that the Preservation Plus conference happening next week is going to be really really neat and very informative on so many levels.

The conference goes beyond preservation and incorporates sessions on sustainability, urban planning and community revitalization. There are several key speakers going that we are excited about including Tracie Hall, from USGBC and Thomas Freed, author of Green Building for Dummies. Our co-chair for the 2012 Solar & Green Buildings Tour, Bernice Radle, will be speaking on greening historic buildings on Friday afternoon too!

We strongly encourage you to go. WNYSEA will have a table there and we will be promoting the Solar & Green Building Tour. We are very happy to sponsor and support such a wonderful event.

You can register for the conference here: www.presplusbuffalo.com

For more information on sessions & details, check out this Buffalorising article posted today. http://www.buffalorising.com/2012/09/preservation-plus-conference-starts-next-week.html

2012 Tour Posters

We have created two tour posters for the 2012 Solar & Green Building Tour.

One has lots of info, the other with minimal info. If you would like to put posters up in your area, let us know – we can send you the file for printing! Email us @ wnysea@gmail.com. Lastly, the official facebook event is here. Sign up!