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Earth Day Festival
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Earth Day Houston, developed by our partner Air Alliance Houston, is the Houston area’s premier celebration of our planet at Discovery Green.   The one-day celebration will focus on the merits of mindful, sustainable living while educating and encouraging Houstonians to do their part to preserve, conserve and enhance our city and the Earth. Earth Day Houston showcases more than 40 green non-profits, each educating visitors on how they can

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Lecture: Cities & Environmental Stewardship
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Understand the implications of harming and doing good to nature with respect to how humans order the built environment.

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NABCEP Prep Training

The SolPowerPeople NABCEP PV Installer Exam Prep Course provides an in depth analysis of advanced PV design and installation concepts and uses case studies and complex problem sets to immerse participants in applying what they learn. This format provides a “real world” context requiring participants to navigate and follow codes and standards dictated by the National Electric Code, as well as other industry-recognized best practices.   DATE:

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Lecture: Energy, Culture & Landscapes

Learn about the intersection between energy production and culture and their effect on landscapes.

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Seminar: LEED-Homes for Homebuilders
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Our partner, the USGBC-Texas Gulf Coast chapter is hosting an educational seminar for residential homebuilders. A simple process will be outlined for  implementing LEED-Homes in  projects.   Homebuilders will learn... - The basics of LEED principles - How the system works - About what cost increases to expect - How to talk to homeowners about it For your convenience, this event will be offered two times on the dates shown below. The information

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Social Mixer: Clean Tech Happy Hour

Monday - March 2 - 2015     Save the date! We're working on the details.     STAY TUNED!!!      

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HREG Leadership Meeting
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The HREG leadership team meets on the first Tuesday of every month. We review recent accomplishments and upcoming tasks. Meeting on a regular basis helps us stay connected and flexible to accommodate the greater Houston community's needs.   TIME:                7:00 PM CDT  DURATION:    1 hour LOCATION:     via conference call   By invitation only. However, if you're interested (and serious) about serving on the leadership

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Solar Energy System Workshop

This workshop addresses all issues related to installation and operation. Ideal for those with a technical background or DIYer in need of guidance or troubleshooting with their solar installation project. This monthly workshop takes place at the TX/RX Labs facility. Hands-on experience will be provided with the installation of a ground-mount system.   Instructor:      Bill Swann, PE Duration:        2 hours Time:              

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Green Mountain’s New Power Plan

The company that pioneered all-wind electricity plans is launching an all- solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. Green Mountain Energy, which played a substantial role in purchasing electricity from wind resources and encouraging more wind generation, announced its new plan Thursday.-solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. It could lead to more solar power in Texas,

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Partnership on Aviation Bio-Fuels

This month U.S. consumers landed some exciting news as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled plans to create a national center for excellence on jet biofuel research.  The recently announced effort will help to revolutionize the air transportation industry by tackling one of its largest challenges – rising fuel costs. The center will be based at Washington State University and will bring together researchers from 16 academic institutions

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