october, 2018

20oct10:00 am4:00 pm2018 Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair

Event Details


Saturday, October 20th
10 am – 4 pm
Doane Stuart School
199 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer, NY

This is a one- stop shopping event for information and products about renewable energy and living a more sustainable life. This is our third annual Fair. Last year, we had more than 45 different organizations and vendors tabling and presenting workshops on topics from solar energy to composting- and expect the same this year!

There will be food and children’s activities in addition to displays and information on renewable energy and sustainable living. This event is free and open to the public with free parking. It is on the CDTA bus route, bus #214.

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
raising and saving bees
HVCC’s Clean Energy Management Program
a comprehensive Green Energy newspaper
local climate advocacy organizations

If you have any questions about signing up as an exhibitor for this event or being an attendee, please call Becky Meier or Bob Connors at 518-781-4686 or email: beckyjmeier@gmail.com .

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair 2017 vendors:

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
Tesla Energy/ Solar City

Not-for-Profit Exhibitors:

Albany Bicycling Coalition
AHP Home Ownership
Bruce Harley, energy consultant
Capital District Regional Planning Commission/Robyn Reynolds
Carbon Sequestration/June Varner
Citizens’ Climate Education/Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County
DEC/Pollution Protection Unit
Doane Stuart School
Green Energy Times
Honest Weight
HVCC Clean Energy Management Degree
Joule Community Power
League of Women Voters Albany County
New York Interfaith Power & Light
New York Solar Energy Society
News From the Neighborhood
Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY
NY Department of Environmental Conservation/Pollution Protection
NYSERDA/Energy Futures Group
Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY,
Partridge Run Farm and Apiary
People of Albany United for Safe Energy – PAUSE
Radix Ecological Sustainability
Save the Pinebush
Sierra Club Mohawk Hudson Group
Solarize Albany County
Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline
Tom Swyers, local author
Transition Troy


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


Capital District EV Drivers
Solar Sal’s Solar boat- Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc
Hilltop Farmers Nursery
In Sky Aerial Services

Children’s Activities:

Storytelling: Claire Nolan
Halloween Costume contest and Parade
Dinosaurs, Fossil Fuels and Posters
Recycling sorting relay
Parachute activities
Scavanger Hunt
Tours of Doane Stuart’s Green Roof

Keynote Speaker

Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Director under President Obama

RESLF 2017 Workshops

10:00 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 Society Energy Efficiency, heat pumps and net zero construction
Tesla Energy/SolarCity-Power Wall & Self Powered Home

Partridge Run Farm and Apiary Pesticide, Herbicide, Fungicide use and the Honey Bees

11:00 Dandelion How different types of heating compare in terms of cost and fossil fuels. Harry Moran Integrating Environmental & Social Priorities into Financial Decision Making
Aztech Geothermal Renewable Heating and Cooling

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 Director

1:00 Robyn Reynolds Climate Smart Communities Radix Urban Ecosystem Justice

1:30 PlugPV Solar REV-Reforming the Energy Vision. A basic overview of new energy policies which are going to affect everyone involved with solar (owners and installers). Sustainable Energy Systems, Inc Practical sustainable transportation – Solar electric boats

2:00 High Peaks Solar Community Solar
Solarize Albany Solar Bruce Harley Energy Consulting Cold climate air source heat pumps – opportunities to reduce heating costs and carbon emissions, and special NYSERDA programs and incentives to help

2:30 AHP Homeownership Center NYSERDA Home Performance Program Radiant Store Inc. Biomass Heating

3:00 Saving Dirt Creating Your Own Good Soil Joule Community Power Community Choice Aggregation, how it works and the many benefits for local communities, including the Westchester Pilot program.

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


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Doane Stuart School

199 Washington Ave


Community Advocates for Sustainable Energy

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