Solar Energy Expo Rally

August 9, 10, & 11, 1991 • Willits, California

You are invited to the Solar Capitol of the World for the Second Annual Solar Expo. Last year's show was a tremendous success and this years promises to be even better. NEW FOR 1991

Industry Day- August 9th. - For much needed networking & strategic planning for the future of renewable energy & conservation technologies.

National "Off The Grid Day" - August 10th, sponsored by Real Goods. Join in a nationwide effort to unplug from the grid for a day in support of alternative energy at SEER '91, National Media expected. Declaration Of Energy Independence -Be among the signers to put your "John Hancock" on the "Declaration" to contribute to the drafting of a REAL National Energy Plan to be presented to the US Congress.

Solar Electric Summer - Starting with the kick-off of the Stanford Solar Car Race in Sacramento, June 18 to the Bay Area and Los Angeles; then on to the Clean Air Revival in San Francisco, August 3 & 4 for the semi-finals of the Electrathon Cup Challenge & culminating in the Solar Capitol, at SEER '91 August 10 & 11, with the Grand Finals for Solar Cars and the Electrathon vehicles. New SEER Office: We now have a permanent office in the Solar Capitol at the Willits Chamber of Commerce - our main sponsor! Please make note of the new address: SEER '91

239 South Main Street, Willits, CA 95490 telephone: 707-459-1256 Calling All Cars - If you want to enter a vehicle in the "Tour de Mendo" Rally call Phil Jergensen at 707-459-1256 Exhibitors - New info packs soon. For now please send us any suggestions you have for making SEER '91 even more successful.

Testimonials From Seer '90

"It was an incredible experience - in fact it changed my life. Never before have I seen so many people in one place sharing positive ideas about solutions to the problems of the world." Jack West, Humbolt State University, Arcata, CA

"It was a fantastic Solar Energy Expo & Rally (SEER '90), a total success for a small community, Willits did it up first class. My compliments to those who did the nuts & bolts." Larilani Greenly, Sunshine Systems, Grass Valley, CA

"Congratulations and thank you! A great SEER '90 weekend! I had a great time & made some very promising business contacts." Doug Brown, Echo Solar Electric, Echo Lake, CA

"Thanks for all the planning & organizing effort that made the energy fair such a success, For me it was one of the highlights of the year. A real "kick in the pants" to solar projects. Please do it again next year." Dave Keniston, Arcata, CA

Great Lakes Renewable Energy Fair

Northwestern Michigan

Fairgrounds Traverse City, Michigan

Inspired by the wonderful example of the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Amherst, Wisconsin, and noting that many of the participants were from Michigan, several of the attendees of MREF began planning soon thereafter for the first Great Lakes Renewable Energy Fair (GLREF). After resolving organizational structural details (The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association, Inc., is applying for federal non-profit as well as state charitable corporation status), we have begun the logistical journey toward a July 19, 20, 21, 1991 fair date.

The site is the Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds located just eight miles south of Traverse City, Michigan. Traverse City is a favored resort destination for both the Detroit and Chicago areas. The fairgrounds site allows us to offer camping to both exhibitors and attendees; a prime consideration to us.

We hope to offer many of the same activities as MREF and a few of our own. We live in an area where it is alleged that "you can't do alternative energy here." You might imagine that this comes as quite a shock to Sarah Jane Johnson and (Kap'n) Kerry Krçek, Julia and John Brabenec, Maggie and Duncan Sprattmoran, Sue Kopka, Tim Johnson and others who live comfortably with wind, solar and both. We will conduct tours by bus to some of these homes to show people what is possible.

We will offer "proceedings" of the Fair, as well. Synopses of workshops, sharings of personal experiences of the Fair, photography, drawings and papers submitted for publication will all be considered. This article also serves as our first call for papers with scientific or engineering merit.

We are in the process of seeking exhibitors, workshop leaders, panel discussionists and speakers to fill out our roster. If you or someone you know is interested in attending this event and filling one or more of the above roles, please contact us.

We debated the breadth of offerings for the Fair at length: Should we get GM up here with their brand new "nukesaver" electric car to draw more mainstream folks? Should we invite the local community-owned coal- and woodchip-burning utility? Will Consumers Power give us some hints on conservation measures that people not quite ready to commit to renewables could use? Can state government be of any use? Join us in July to see how it worked out!

We are very excited by the prospect of the Fair! The recent Persian Gulf situation and the unveiling of the Bush Administration Energy (non)Policy heightened interest of both the GLREF coordinating committee and the general public. We would also like to thank the MREF and Home Power for their encouragement and for demonstrating that information, like manure, is useless until spread around.

Access: Phil Thiel, Secretary, GLREA, 11059 Bright Road, Maple City, MI 49664 • 616-228-7159.

Bellevue Community College Alternative Energy Symposium & Fair June 8, 1991 • Bellevue, Washington

This event will introduce the general public to exciting and practical energy generating and saving technologies and their current application. Learn how you can generate your own power through solar (photovoltaics), wind and microhydro for your home , business, transportation and recreation. Several electrical (including solar assisted) and human-powered vehicles will be on display.

Find out how, with the help of existing methods, designs, products and services, you can reduce your dependence on non-renewable and polluting fuels and instead conserve energy and preserve a sustainable environment for future generations. Come for a full day of how-to workshops, stimulating seminars, product demonstrations and sales, a play, music, networking, food (some prepared on solar-cookers) and fun! Bellevue is within easy bicycling, bussing, or driving distance just east of Seattle, WA. Plan to attend - contact us for a brochure! We also welcome enquires and support from individuals, businesses, organizations and municipalities interested in becoming FAIR sponsors or to participate as presenters or vendors. Contact: Olof Sundin, FAIR Coordinator, J-121, Bellevue Community College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA 98007-6484, • 206-641-2012.

Southwest Regional Energy Fair May 17-19, 1991 • Bernalillo, New Mexico

The Southwest Regional Energy Fair will be held in Bernalillo, NM, May 17-19, 1991, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day. The fair will encompass all forms of energy indigenous to the southwest region. Workshops, seminars, open forums and historical and commercial exhibits will focus on energy conservation, building materials and equipment common to the Southwest. General admission is $3 per day, $5 for couples, and free to any kind of student. Workshops:

1. Introduction to Solar Water & Space Heating- Dr. Roger Farrer, Public Service Co. of NM.

2. Passive Solar Water Heating- Bristol Stickney, Stickney Solar Consultants and Dave Fracassini, Zomeworks.

3. Active Liquid Solar Collector Systems-Hale Huber, Suntech Services.

4. Active Solar Collector Systems- Chuck Marken, AAA Solar Service & Supply.

5. Passive Solar Sunspaces- Bill Yanda, Brother Sun.

6. Swimming Pool Heating, Wayne Ullery, Sun Plus.

7. Solar Cooking- Tom Burns, Burns


8. Under Floor Radiant Heating- Randy Sommer, DHW Supply.

Also Photovoltaic and other RE Workshops.

A limited number of booth<\approx. 10X10 or 10X20) are available onafrst come first serve basis. Booth start a£$1p02, For information on attending, bsümwg an exhibitor or a sponsor:S.R. SEMCO, 901 21st St. NW, Albuqu NM 87104 or call 505-247-45??

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Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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