2018 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair

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Date(s) - 10/20/2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Doane Stuart School

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Community Advocates for Sustainable Energy is sponsoring our Third
Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair
Saturday, October 20th
10 am – 4 pm
Doane Stuart School
199 Washington Ave, Rensselaer, NY 12144

This is a one- stop shopping event for information and products about renewable energy and living a more sustainable life. There will be food and children’s activities in addition to displays and information on renewable energy and sustainable living. Workshops on a variety of topics will also be offered. This event is free and open to the public with free parking. We had over 300 people attend our first ever Renewable Energy Fair in 2016 and we had close to 500 attend last year, with over 45 vendors selling everything from solar energy to alpaca socks. We also had a very popular electric vehicle show.  

See below for more specific information.

This year the fee for businesses is $200 table/space and $35 for non-profits.

Registration can be done through this Google Form and payment can be made here. If you have any questions, contact Becky Meier or Bob Connors at 518-781-4686 or email: beckyjmeier@gmail.com .

Please help us spread the word through our Facebook event page.

Information about the 2017 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair

Last year, Judith Enck, former Environmental Protection Agency Regional Director under President Obama gave a keynote address at noon- stay tuned for this years special guest!

Some other highlights from last year include:

  • The Capital District Electric Vehicles Drivers Club offered test rides in their electric vehicles and there was even a solar boat present
  • Doane Stuart has a “Green Roof” and their students took visitors on a tour and explained what a Green Roof is
  • Information about solar installations on your home, community solar and buying your electricity through a renewable energy supplier
  • News from a Google offshoot making geothermal heating and cooling installations more affordable
  • Green and zero energy building techniques
  • Heat pumps
  • Teslas’ wall-mounted storage battery
  • Replacement windows
  • Energy efficient products
  • How to invest your money in sustainable businesses

There were over 25 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
  • local climate advocacy organizations

These are the companies/organizations who have signed up so far for the 2018 Fair:

  • SunCommon
  • JouleCommunity Power
  • New Yorkers for Clean Power
  • Aztech Geothermal
  • New York Interfaith Power & Light
  • Apex Solar Power
  • Clean Choice Energy
  • Solarize Albany
  • NY Renews
  • Affordable Housing Partnership
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education
  • Albany Bicycle Coalition
  • Seed Solar and Engineering
  • Hometown Foods LLC
  • Green Mountain Energy
  • To Love a Child, Inc
  • Monolith Solar Assoc LLC
  • Capital District EV Drivers
  • Women Against War
  • Stonehenge Associates
  • Sustainable Wealth Advisors
  • Dandelion Energy Co.
  • Capital CarShare
  • PAUSE- People of Albany United for Safe Energy
  • Healthy on Lark
  • One Energy/Zeroenergy Buildings Inc.
  • Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed
  • Common Energy
  • Dirt to Soil
  • GreenFaith
  • True Building Performance
  • Red Hook Solar Corp
  • Capital District Regional Planning Commission
  • New York Solar Energy Society
  • Huff N Puff, Andersen Windows and Gutter helmets
  • Kasselman Solar

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