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Renewable Energy Roundup Coming Soon

 The annual Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair is coming up. Put on by the Texas Solar Energy Society, the Fair is now in it’s 11th year and coming to historic Fredericksburg, Texas September 24th through September 26th, 2010. I go every year and am never there enough time. There is always so much to see, do and learn for people of all ages. Children 12 and under are FREE. Tickets are $10.00 to $12.00 and available at the gate. There are so many booths set up to learn about so much. Continue reading →

Greenbuilding Tour at Southwestern University Georgetown, Texas

 Friday, March 12th, 2010 from 4:30 to 6:30pm there will be a tour of GREEN buildings at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. The Double LEED® Building Tour Higher Education Institution Facilities is being held by the Central Texas Balcones Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC-CTB). The Admissions Center building is LEED-NC Gold Certified and the Center for Lifelong Learning is LEED-NC Silver Registered. Continue reading →

Electric Car Reality Check Talk

 What’s all the buzz on electric cars? An informative conversation regarding the reality of the electric car: hybrid cars, science, technology, the economy, government, politics, etc.  will be held Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Cafe Caffeine at 909 W. Mary St. #A, Austin, TX 78704. This event is presented in conversation […] Continue reading →

Net Zero: What Does That Term Mean?

 Sometimes new green jargon is a lot for the newly green to feel comfortable with. Net zero is a term with many definitions but all run in a similar vein. In a nutshell, net zero means no overall energy consumption or “net zero” and zero annual carbon emissions. In other words, even though some energy is used, the energy is from renewable energy sources and no energy is purchased from the grid or external energy producers because the home produces as much energy as it consumes. Continue reading →