2017 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair

Saturday, October 28th
10 am – 4 pm
Doane Stuart School
199 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, NY

Free and Open to the Public

One stop shopping for information and products to live a more sustainable life. We will have 50 different organizations and vendors (listed below) tabling and giving workshops (listed below) on topics from solar energy to composting. The event is free and open to the public. There will be food and children’s activities in addition to tables and information on renewable energy and sustainable living.

Judith Enck, former Environmental Protection Agency Regional Director under President Obama will give a keynote address at noon. The Capital District Electric Vehicles Drivers Club will take you on a test ride in one of their electric vehicles and you can look at a solar boat. Doane Stuart has a “Green Roof” and their students will take you on a tour and explain what a Green Roof is. Come learn more about solar installations on your home, community solar and buying your electricity through a renewable energy supplier. Learn how a Google offshoot is making geothermal heating and cooling installations more affordable. There will be information on green and zero energy building techniques, heat pumps, replacement windows, energy efficient products and how to invest your money in sustainable businesses. 

There will be over 20 not for profit organizations with information about bicycling options in the Capital District, how to sign up for a NYSERDA energy audit, how your town can become a “Climate Smart Community,” the best ways to compost, environmental justice, lobbying for a carbon tax, biomass heating, the power of Community Choice Aggregation, making healthy soil, recycling, raising and saving bees, HVCC’s Clean Energy Management Program, a comprehensive Green Energy newspaper, and local climate advocacy organizations.

If you have any questions, please call Becky Meier or Bob Connors at 518-781-4686.

Aztech Geothermal
Dandelion Energy
Green Mountain Energy
Greenspring Building Systems
High Peaks Solar, LLC
Hudson Solar
In Sky Aerial Services
Lotus Solar
Monolith Solar
Radiant Store Inc
Renewal by Andersen
Seed Engineering & Solar
Sustainable Wealth Advisors

Albany Bicycling Coalition
AHP Home Ownership
Bruce Harley, energy consultant
Buildings Don’t Lie
Capital District Regional Planning Commission/Robyn Reynolds
Citizens’ Climate Education/Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County
Doane Stuart School
Green Energy Times
Hilltop Farms Nursery
Honest Weight Food Coop
Joule Community Power
League of Women Voters
New York Solar Energy Society
NY Department of Environmental Conservation
NYSERDA/Energy Futures Group
New York Interfaith Power & Light
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York
Partridge Run Farm and Apiary
People of Albany United for Safe Energy – PAUSE
Radix Ecological Sustainability
Sierra Club Mohawk Hudson Group
Solarize Albany County
Tom Swyers, local author
Save the Pinebush
Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline
Transition Troy
Saving Dirt
Women Against War


Healthy on Lark Cafe
Lucky Clover Artisanal Bakery
Fried Dough At Its Best
SNYFGP coffee


Test Rides with Capital District Electric Vehicle Drivers
Solar Sal’s Solar boat- Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc
Sierra Club activities
Monolith cell charging station
Drone Demonstrations

Children’s Activities:

Scavenger Hunt- ongoing al day

10:15- Drone Demonstrations
10:30-Recycling Relay
11:00- Storytelling: Claire Nolan
11:30- Dinosaurs, Fossil Fuels and Posters
1:00- Recycling Relay
1:30- Dinosaurs, Fossil Fuels and Posters
2:00- Drone Demonstrations
2:15- Halloween Costume contest and Parade
2:45- Storytelling: Claire Nolan
3:15- Parachute Games

Tours of Doane Stuart’s Green Roof
10:30, 11:30, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00

Keynote Speaker at Noon
Judith Enck, former Environmental Protection Agency Regional Director under President Obama
The climate Change Crisis and the Promise of Renewable Energy



RESLF 2017 Workshops
Chapel Classroom
Time Presenter Topic Presenter Topic
10 Healthy On Lark Plant based food Dan Levy-Greenspring Building Systems Inc. Net Zero House Construction (using Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) and Insulating Your Home for Energy Efficiency.
10:30 New York Solar Energy Societyand


Energy Efficiency, heat pumps and net zero construction 

Powerwalls and Self-Powered Homes

Partridge Run Farm and Apiary Pesticide, Herbicide, Fungicide use and the Honey Bee
11 Dandelion Energy Companyand

Aztech Geothermal


Making Geothermal Affordable 

Renewable Heating and Cooling

Harry Moran Integrating Environmental & Social Priorities into Financial Decision Making
11:30 Hudson Solar Solar (PV) 101 Citizens’ Climate Education/Citizens’ Climate Lobby Why and How to Price Carbon to Achieve a Sustainable World
12:00 Keynote Speaker: Judith Enck, former EPA Regional DirectorThe Climate Change Crisis and the Promise of Renewable Eenrgy
1:00 Robyn Reynolds Clean Energy Communities Program Radix Urban Ecosystem Justice
1:30 PlugPV Solar REV-Reforming the Energy Vision. New policies for solar owners and installers Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc Practical sustainable transportation – Solar electric boats
2:00 High Peaks Solarand

Solarize Albany

Community Solar 

Solar education and lowering costs through bulk purchase

 Bruce Harley Energy Consulting  Cold climate air source heat pumps – opportunities to reduce heating costs and carbon emissions, and NYSERDA incentives
2:30 AHP Homeownership Center NYSERDA Home Performance Program Radiant Store Inc. Biomass Heating
3:00 Restoring Dirt Creating Your Own Good Soil Joule Community Power Community Choice Aggregation, funding local energy organizations and development of renewables
3:30 FoodScraps360 Climate action, composting, recycling and sustainable lifestyles One Energy / Zeroenergy Buildings Inc Net Zero and Zeroenergy Buildings and Zeroenergy walk-in and portable freezers / coolers


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