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
·         Dave Hahn Baker, Environmental and Political Consultant
·         Ellen Banks, Professor, Psychology, Daemen College
·         Sarah Carpenter, Sustainability Major, Daemen College
·         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.


Buffalorising Features City Tour Sites!

We are pleased to partner with Buffalorising this year for the October 13th, Solar & Green Building Tour! Buffalorising is featuring a daily post about our city sites. We are thrilled to have their support in pushing the sustainability bar in WNY. Thank you!

Here is the latest one on the NFTA Living Roof Bus Shelter. It is SO Cool. We hope you go and see it on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The living roof was commissioned by the NFTA and completed by our friends at Eco Logic Studios (AKA – Kevin Connors, architect) and David Lanfair, the mastermind of Bale on Bale construction in WNY. This is a very visible and forward thinking project. We are very happy to have it on the list this year.

See you on October 13th! 10am – 4pm. Free. No Registration Required. YOU pick the sites you want to see. www.energysage.com - for the complete list.

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

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.