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reNEWS Newsletter of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association

THE ENERGY FAIR PROGRAM GUIDE JUNE 20 – 22, 2014 CUSTER, WI

FEATURING • 200 Workshops • 250 Exhibits • Live Demonstrations • Entertainment • Organic Café


contents

Exhibitor Listing 74

Fair Schedule 30

About the cover:

The cover paper is from New Leaf Paper and is the first 100% post-consumer recycled coated paper available in the United States. It is 100% postconsumer waste recycled, processed chlorine-free, and ancient forest friendly.

About ReNews:

ReNews is a semiannual publication of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Submissions can be emailed to renews@midwestrenew.org. This publication is a benefit of MREA membership. To receive a copy, join today. Call 715-592-6595.

Advertising in ReNews:

Circulation of next issue: 10,000 copies Advertising deadline: October 20, 2014 Distribution date: December 1, 2014

facebook.com/themrea @TheEnergyFair

the energy fair disclaimer The MREA does not endorse any specific products or services. Opinions expressed by presenters and exhibitors are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association or its Board of Directors. The Energy Fair schedule is subject to change.

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contents About the MREA From the Staff Energy Fair Sponsors Join the MREA The Energy Fair Times and Admission Travel Light Accommodations Daily Highlights Keynote Speakers Entertainment Education Daily Workshop Schedule Workshop Guide Descriptions Energy Fair Map Workshop by Instructor Areas of Interest Don’t Miss Events! Social Time Fair Food Exhibitor Listing Exhibitors by Category Exhibitors by Location Advertiser Index

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about the mrea The Midwest Renewable Energy Association promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1990.

Our Vision

The MREA will provide the highest quality renewable energy education and training experiences available. Our programs and services will respond to evolving energy issues, empower people to make wise lifestyle choices, and be accessible to the broadest possible audience. We will share our success with other like-minded organizations, recognizing that we are stronger when we all work together for our common goals.

MREA Leadership Team Nick Hylla Executive Director nickh@midwestrenew.org Doug Stingle Development Director dougs@midwestrenew.org

Travel Green

MREA’s headquarters, the ReNew the Earth Institute, is certified as a green travel destination by Travel Green Wisconsin. Guided Tours are available Monday – Friday at 11:00 a.m. or by appointment, for $3.00 per person. The Energy Fair is also certified as a green travel event. To learn more about Travel Green, visit: www.travelgreenwisconsin.com

Green Power

MREA offsets 100% of its electricity through on-site solar and wind generation.

Elizabeth Hittman Program Director elizabethh@midwestrenew.org

MREA Staff Karen Blaha Market Development Coordinator Julie Brazeau Instructor Development Coordinator Megan Briskie Communications Assistant Sandy Crawford Bookkeeper Jenny Heinzen Curriculum and Training Coordinator 2

Ellie Jackson Events Coordinator Matt Keller Outreach Coordinator Steve Knudsen Certificate Program Coordinator Amanda Langer Solar Policy Assistant Chris Leslie Information Technology Manager Allison Lindquist Events Assistant

Board of Directors 2014:

David Behnke-Seper (2015) First Affirmative Financial Network Chris Collins (2015) H&H Solar Jason Edens (2016) Rural Renewable Energy Alliance Nathan Franklin, Vice President (2015) Dairyland Power Cooperative Grace Fuhr (2015) Office of Senator Chris Larson Bob Hattier (2016) Alternative Currents Nick Hylla, Executive Director MREA John Kivlin (2016) Convergence Energy Jennifer Martin (2016) Kankakee Community College Mark Morgan (2015) Bearpaw Design and Construction Benjamin Nusz, Financial Officer (2015) Mid-State Technical College Ed Stoll, President (2016) Consultant at Wisco Solar Sarah White, Secretary (2016) Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) Joe Wilson (2015) Quarles & Brady, LLP

Steve McConnell Facilities Assistant Gina Miresse Membership Coordinator Clay Sterling Regional Training Officer Amiee Wetmore Operations Manager Mike White Site Manager


from the staff Welcome to The 25th Annual Energy Fair! If you just picked up The 25th Annual Energy Fair Program Guide, I wouldn’t blame you for skimming this article. You are probably in a hurry to attend one of the hundreds of great workshops, meet with friends from around the Midwest, visit the exhibits, and enjoy the great variety of food and entertainment. Reflecting on opening days past, I remember the feeling of opportunity l had looking over the workshop schedule and planning my weekend. As we approach Energy Fair 25, the opportunity has never been greater. If the last 25 years of progress have been defined by big ideas and hard-fought victories, the next 25 will surely be known for Nick Hylla big victories and even bigger challenges. Our energy economy is Executive Director moving across a tipping point and the trends supporting renewable energy are hard to ignore. Falling prices for clean power, increasing investment from the public and private sectors, widespread support ranging across political parties, and countless success stories are bringing us all under one big tent in support of clean energy. If you’ve been following the national energy debate, you are sure to have heard the phrases ‘rapid innovation,’ ‘disruptive technology,’ and ‘paradigm shift.’ The challenges facing our energy economy will affect everyone, providing opportunity to advance a shared vision for a clean, local energy future. Our mission for the next 25 years will be to make the most out of this transition. We need to bridge political divides and advance rational dialogue in our statehouses. We need to reinvigorate our vocational training programs and develop local capacity to build next generation energy. We need to grow more local, cooperative financing that supports next-door business and hometown economy. We need to grow leaders with the know-how and emotional intelligence to keep our efforts aligned. And to accomplish any of this, we need to empower individuals to take community action. With all of this in mind, we have worked hard to bring some of the best minds and biggest hearts to The Energy Fair to offer you their insights and experience. Let’s take full advantage of this moment. The time is now! Sincerely,

Nick Hylla

MREA

7558 Deer Rd. Custer, WI 54423

MREA Milwaukee

Tel: 715-592-6595 Fax: 715-592-6596 1845 N. Farwell Ave. Email: info@midwestrenew.org Suite 100 Web: www.midwestrenew.org Milwaukee, WI 53202

Tel: 414-431-0758 Email: mke@ midwestrenew.org

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The Solar endowmenT providing long-term support coming summer 2014!

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A Midwest Partnership to Move Markets In partnership with 33 training centers and 75 organizations, the MREA has trained 179 instructors, provided professional development to more than 700 solar industry stakeholders, and directly engaged thousands of potential customers looking to invest in solar for their home or business.

Grow Solar activities include: Midwest Solar Training Network

Train-the-trainer programs offered in partnership with more than 30 Midwest community colleges and training centers

Grow Solar Partnership

A collaborative, regional effort working to reduce solar market barriers in communities across the Midwest

Solar Powering the Midwest

A series of state-level conferences to help protect developers and policy makers, define opportunities, access resources, and advance projects

Power Pack Program

A solar purchase program that brings manufacturers, contractors, municipalities, and community partners together to help make solar simple for homes and businesses

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energy fair sponsors Sponsorship helps make The Energy Fair the premier energy event in the nation. Thanks to the generous donations from the following sponsors, we are able to offer the public an exceptional educational experience at an affordable price! Thank you!

Gigawatt Sponsors

$10,000

Megawatt Sponsors

$5,000

Watt Sponsors

$1,000

Grassroots Sponsors $500

Kilowatt Sponsors

$2,500

Media Sponsors

Transportation Sponsors

Partners

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join the mrea As a member of the MREA, you’ll receive numerous benefits to help you engage in a sustainable lifestyle and stay up-to-date on industry standards. We offer educational tours and free, online, on-demand courses explaining the basics of renewable energy and why it works, as well as in-depth handson trainings for those interested in taking the next step. Whether you live nearby and can join us for our fun networking socials, or prefer promoting your business by advertising in ReNews, we have something for you.

PERSONAL

• Admission to The Energy Fair

($35 value) • Monthly electronic newsletter, eReNews • Semiannual newsletter, ReNews • Free enrollment in MREA online, on-demand intro courses • Discount on additional MREA courses ($20 off each course) • 10% off MREA Marketplace • Window decal/bumper sticker • Voting privileges at Board elections

INDIVIDUAL FAMILY

BASIC $30 EMPOWERED LIFETIME

$50 $70 $80 $100 $500 $750

BUSINESS NON-PROFIT

PRIVATE

BASIC $75 PREMIER GREEN SUSTAINING $750 PATHFINDER

$125 $200 $500 $1000 $5000

Don’t miss the MREA Membership Meeting. 9:00 a.m. on Sunday in the Networking Tent.

Personal Membership Benefits BASIC

STUDENT/SENIOR

EMPOWERED

• Basic Benefits, plus • 1-year subscription to BackHome,

Home Power, Mother Earth News, or Natural Home (up to $25 value) • MREA organic cotton t-shirt made in USA, available at The Energy Fair ($15 value)

LIFETIME

• Basic Benefits, plus • Lifetime admission to The Energy

Fair and pre-Fair Networking Dinner ($45 value each year) • Special MREA glass tumbler ($15 value) • Lifetime Member Certificate for framing • MREA organic cotton t-shirt made in USA, free for first year, available at The Energy Fair ($15 value)

Business Membership Benefits BASIC

• Admission for two to The Energy

Fair ($70 value) • Company mention in monthly electronic newsletter, eReNews • Exclusive MREA Business Member logo • FREE ad, listing, and link on MREA online Business Directory ($125 value) • FREE enrollment in MREA online, on-demand intro courses for two employees • Discount on MREA courses for two employees ($20 off each course) • And more! 8

PREMIER

• Basic Benefits, plus • Discounted booth rates at The Energy Fair ($100 discount)

GREEN

• Premier Benefits, plus • Featured listing on MREA online Business Directory ($75 value)

SUSTAINING

• Green Business Benefits, plus • Discounted advertising in ReNews ($75 discount on Annual Rate)

• Company logo and link published on MREA website homepage, ReNews, and eReNews ($400 value)

PATHFINDER

• Sustaining Benefits, plus • Free booth at The Energy Fair ($800 value)

• Free one-page ad in both issues of ReNews ($800 value)

• Promotion on our social networks

Rise up and make a difference.

Join the MREA today! To sign up, call 715-592-6595 or visit www.midwestrenew.org.


mrea lifetime members Thank you to our Lifetime and Annual Members for your support of the MREA and our mission. Grant Abert Family Michael Adkins Jonathan Allan Pam Allan Amy Alpine and John Grump Family Dean Antilla Robert Aram Kraig Arenz Thomas Arms Michael Arney Family Carl Arns Pete Arntsen Richard Aylward John Baldus Zachary Baldus Nick Baumgard Don Beals Larry Beck Family Larry Behling John Berton Family John Blake Family Charles Boardman III Diane Boles Family Steve Books Ann Boyer Family Radhika Bradley Family Meredith Breiting Monique Brenke Family Megan Briskie Tom Brown and Jo Seiser Family Chris Burda Mark Burger Christopher Carter Dave Chesky Dan Chiras Constance Christiansen Family Kevin Culhane Family Juli Curtis Mark Dawson and Inne Choi Family John Day Phil Desautels Kathy Dickerson Michael Dombeck Family

Mike Donald Scott Dragovich Dean Dykstra Mercedes Dzindzeleta Family Lauren Ebbecke Chuck Egle Mike Engel Ed Engroff Gregory Erickson Diane Everson Don Ferber Joshua Field Jon Flood Cris Folk Family Laurie Ford Joy Froelich Ben Gardner Gregory Gehin David Giese Nevin Grossnickle John Grump Jane Haasch David Haig Tracy Hall Bob Hattier Chuck Heath Herbert Heath Family Jenny Heinzen Thomas Heraly Mary Hess Family Cynthia Hiltunen Janet Hinkfuss Jeff Hoeft Family David Hohmeier Howard Hunt Francis Hurst Jim Hutchison Nick Hylla Phil Janowski Alexander Jarvis and Danielle Urschel Family James Jazdzewski Larry Jilek Reid Jorgenson Family W.K. Gano

Laura Kiedaisch David Kinyon Family Kenneth Kirkpatrick Family Peter Koenig Family Stephen Koermer Dawn Kopecky Family Brian Kosiak Family John Kudick Family Paul and Jude Kuenn Family Kathy Kuntz Family James Laabs Family Greta Ladenthin Jennie Lane Jason Lang Family Samantha Laskowski Family Bill Lavelette Willard Lee Ed and Angie Lemar Family Chris Leslie Philip Livingston Rick Long Family Steve Macejkovic Colleen Macinnis Family John Maginnis Family Earl Mason Family Neil Matthes Family Terry Matthias Jeff May Steve McConnell Monica McElroyDenissen Kelly McFeeley Dennis McLaughlin James Millard Family Lee Miller Marcia Miracle Vinnie and Gina Miresse Family Mark Morgan Amos Mortier Patrick Nahm Family Brandon Naylor Bob Newbury

Deb Nichols Family Nancy Nichols and Lisa Cvengros Family Alan Nowicki Family Ben and Chamomile Nusz Family Carter O’Brien Jibril Odogba Family Mary Olson Lawrence Paplham Family David Parker Roak and Tehri Parker Family Tom and Louise Pease Family James Pfingsten Kathleen Piper Bob Pirkel Daniel Pirlot Ron Pitt Sharon Porter Family Rick Potter Tom Rauk Family Janet Razbadouski Krista Reck Family Gary Reif Family Douglas Reinemann John Rendall Family Rich Rezny Family Brian Roessler Gary Roessler Gilbert Rogers Family John Roppel Family Mark Ruff Jan Saecker Mick and Lynn Sagrillo Family Ted Schierer Kevin Schilling Richard and Sarah Seibt Family Susan Shapiro John Shea Karl Shewmake Carl Siegrist Laura Sinclair Family Sam Skemp Family

Tom Slagoski Family Perry O Sliwa Family Eric Stebbins Phil Steffen Family Clay Sterling Doug Stingle and Jenny Knade Family Ed and Jenna Stoll Family George Stone Melba Sullivan Family Susan Swanson Frieda Synnestvedt Chris and Kaila Thompson Family Mary Tkach Dan Uhlenkott Family Peter Vachuska Family August Van Art Vickie Vaughn Family Brad Vifquain Carl Vogelsang John Volrath Mike Wagner Family Steven Waldron Family Ray Walter Denny Wandtke Nancy Washburn Dora Wedde Charles Wetzel Family Max Wetzel Family Mike White Don Wichert Timothy Wilhelm Debby Wilson Family Karen Wise Family Bob Wiza Family Michael Wolf Thomas Wolos Niels Wolter Ron Wroblewski Family Rachael Zola Bill Zorr Family

Names listed above are lifetime memberships through May 16, 2014. We do our best to keep accurate records and apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact us with any corrections. If you’re interested in joining the MREA as a Lifetime Member, contact Gina at ginam@midwestrenew.org.

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The Energy Fair June 20-22, 2014 Midwest Renewable Energy Association ReNew the Earth Institute 7558 Deer Road Custer, Wisconsin 54423

Energy Fair Hours Friday, June 20 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. entertainment Saturday, June 21

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. entertainment

Sunday, June 22 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Reminder: Pets are NOT allowed at The Energy Fair. That means no pets in parking lots, fairgrounds, or at the campground. You can keep your pets safe and comfortable at one of the area kennels found on page 12.

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Tickets

1-Day Weekend

Adult $15 $10 Senior (65+) Youth 13-18 $10 Kids 12 and under FREE MREA members FREE Entertainment $10

$35 $20 $20 FREE FREE

Membership Rates

PERSONAL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS Student/Senior Individual Family Basic $30 $50 $70 Empowered $80 $100 $500 $750 Lifetime BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP LEVELS Non-Profit Private Basic $75 $125 $200 Premier $500 Green $1000 Sustaining $750 Pathfinder $5000


travel light The MREA is working with partners to offer mass transit to The Energy Fair. There will be round-trip transportation from Madison and Milwaukee. As always, details may change, so check our website www.midwestrenew.org for updated bus information.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Sign up today! Save your seat on the bus at www.midwestrenew.org or call 715-592-6595.

MILWAUKEE Bus Details Saturday, June 21 Sponsored by Milwaukee Shines 7:00 a.m. Depart from Intermodal Station, 433 W St. Paul Ave. Parking at the Intermodal Station is $5 per day. 6:00 p.m. Depart from The Energy Fair Cost is $5 each way. Register at www.midwestrenew.org/efbus

LOCAL SHUTTLES MADISON Bus Details Saturday, June 21 Sponsored by Sierra Club 7:00 a.m. Depart from Willy St Coop West, 6825 University Ave. 7:15 a.m. Depart from small parking lot at the SW corner of Frey St and Sawyer Terrace behind Sentry Hilldale, 726 N Midvale Blvd. 7:30 a.m. Depart from UW Campus University Ave in front of the Chazen Museum 7:45 a.m. Depart from behind Hawthorne Library, 2707 E Washington, on Hermina St. 8:30 a.m. Depart Portage from behind KFC, 2990 New Pinery Rd off County Highway CX (if there are riders) 9:45 a.m. Arrive at The Energy Fair 6:00 p.m. Depart The Energy Fair (alternatively at 7:00 p.m. if all passengers are in accord) Bus sign-ups for Madison are being recorded on VolunteerSpot. Sign up today: www.volunteerspot.com/login/ entry/91806258401

The Energy Fair offers FREE local shuttles from Stevens Point, thanks to Alliant Energy, Madison College, and Holiday Inn. Ride the free shuttles and get a $5 discount off your Energy Fair ticket price! Shuttles from Stevens Point to The Energy Fair are offered HOURLY at the approximate following times:

STEVENS POINT :00 Country Inn & Suites :20 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites :30 Holiday Inn & Convention Center :45 The Energy Fair

SHUTTLE HOURS

Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

BACK 40 SHUTTLE

Camping at the Back 40? Leave your car and take our free shuttle to The Fair! Runs every 15 minutes until 8:00 p.m., then hourly. Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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getting here About Custer, WI

Ground Transportation

Nestled in the heart of central Wisconsin, Custer is surrounded by rolling hills, lakes, trout streams, and beautiful woodlands. Custer has been the home of The Energy Fair since 2002. It is located about seven miles east of Stevens Point. More travel and accommodation options can be found online at www.midwestrenew.org/visit

The Energy Fair is conveniently located just off Highway 10 on Deer Road. (Seven miles east of I-39 and Stevens Point). Taxi service from Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) provided by: Courtesy Cab, Stevens Point 715-342-8863 Plover Taxi, Stevens Point 715-342-1313

Kennel Information

Area Visitor Information

Pets are NOT allowed at The Energy Fair. That means NO pets in parking lots, fairgrounds, or campground. You can keep your pet safe and comfortable at one of the following kennels:

For a listing of available camping or hotel accommodations in the Stevens Point area, contact Stevens Point Convention & Visitors Bureau at 715-344-2556 or visit www.spacvb.com. For a listing of available camping or hotel accommodations in the Waupaca area, contact Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce at 888-417-4040 or visit www.waupacaareachamber.com.

Camp Bandy Pet Resort – Amherst Junction 715-824-3900 Muckamoor Boarding Kennel – Plover 715-344-8533 Pawsitively Unleashed – Custer 715-347-3294 The Barking Lot – Stevens Point 715-341-9322 Wag Inn Kennels – Custer (just down the road from The Energy Fair!) 715-592-4972

Directions

From Highway 10, turn north onto County Road QQ. Go north on County Road QQ for .5 miles. Turn left (west) on Deer Road. Then .5 miles to The Energy Fair. To Wausau (40 miles)

J

KK

County Road QQ

Custer

QQ

North Lane

County Road J

County Road KK

I-39

Stevens Point

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To Madison (120 miles)

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To Amherst (8 miles) To Appleton (55 Miles)


accommodations Hotels and Motels

Camping and Cabins

Stevens Point

Stay close to The Energy Fair by camping at MREA’s Back 40 Campground. Cost is only $20.00 per tent or RV per night and a shuttle (leaving every 15 minutes) will take you to and from The Energy Fair! Reservations will be accepted online and over the phone beginning April 1st. Sites sell out quickly, so reserve your site as soon as possible! For more information, call 715-592-6595 or visit www. midwestrenew.org.

Comfort Suites**

715-341-6000 %

Country Inn & Suites*

715-345-7000 %

Days Inn and Suites, Stevens Point**

715-341-9090

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites*

715-341-5110

Fairfield Inn & Suites Stevens Point**

715-342-9300 %

Holiday Inn Express**

715-344-0000 %

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center*

Amherst Riverdance Cabin, Amherst 715-824-7151

715-344-0200

La Quinta Inn**

715-344-1900

Hartman Creek State Park, Waupaca 888-947-2757 Reserve sites with reserveamerica.com Iola Pines Campground 715-445-3489

Plover AmericInn Plover

715-342-1244

Best Western Plover Hotel & Conference Center

715-544-6200 %

Comfort Inn

715-342-0400 %

Elizabeth Inn

715-341-4414

Hampton Inn Plover-Stevens Point

715-295-9900

* FREE shuttle to The Energy Fair (see page 11) ** Within walking distance of The Energy Fair shuttle % Hotels with a % at the end of their listing will donate part of your purchase to MREA through www.goodshop.com. Register with www.goodsearch.com and list MREA as your desired non-profit before you complete your booking!

Pine Ridge Campsites, Custer (Adjacent to The Energy Fair) 715-321-1708 Call after 3:00 p.m. CST Monday - Friday Portage County Parks 715-346-1433 Rivers Edge Campground, Stevens Point 715-344-8058 Rustic Woods Campground 715-258-2442 Waupaca Camping Park 715-258-8010 Wild Wild West Camp, Amherst

715-824-5112

More lodging options available at www.midwestrenew.org/visit.

Hotels marked in orange offer discounted hotel rates (while rooms last).

CENTRAL WISCONSIN AIRPORT

MINNEAPOLIS

STEVENS POINT

CUSTER

APPLETON

MINNESOTA IOWA MADISON

MILWAUKEE

DUBUQUE CHICAGO

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daily highlights Friday, June 20 Highlights

Saturday, June 21 Highlights

Sunday, June 22 Highlights

9:00 a.m.

Pancakes for Peace Breakfast: Fundraiser for Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice Main Stage

8:00 a.m. Organic Valley Breakfast Fundraiser for MREA Main Stage

9:00 a.m.

MREA Site Tour, Marketplace (9:15)

Straw Bale Workshop, Green Home Pavilion

Exhibits open

10:00 a.m. Workshops begin

Permaculture Design Certification: Part 1 (Extended Workshop), Grey Tent

Charcuterie Demo, Forest Stage

12:00 p.m. Chef Demo (Underground Food Collective)

Conversion Demo, Clean Transportation Show

1:00 p.m. Keynote: Marcin Jakubowski, Open Source Ecology

MREA Site Tour, Start outside Marketplace (9:15)

Cordwood Extended Workshop, Green Home Pavilion

Exhibits open

10:00 a.m. Homebrew Wind (Extended Workshop), Grey Tent

Solar Farm Tour, Bus Stop

12:00 p.m. Chef Demo (La Merenda)

Eat locally-sourced pizza, Farmshed Cafe

1:00 p.m. Keynote: Michael Noble, Fresh Energy

2:00 p.m. Victory Garden Blitz (Extended Workshop) Grey Tent

2:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. Music: Galynne Goodwill, Forest Stage

Central Waters Beer Tent opens

3:00 p.m. Music: Patchouli, Forest Stage

Permaculture Design Certification: Part 2 (Extended Workshop) Grey Tent

Light Straw-Clay Demo, Green Home Demo Tent

5:00 p.m. Silent Auction last call

5:00 p.m. Silent Auction last call

6:00 p.m.

Green Mini Demo Derby and DJ Bleeding Heart, Forest Stage

6:00 p.m. Documentary Series, Workshop Tents

Documentary Series, Workshop Tents

7:00 p.m. Exhibits close

Music: Josh Calhoun, Main Stage

8:00 p.m. Music: Baba Ghanooj, Main Stage

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9:00 a.m. Keynote: George Siemon, Organic Valley

7:00 p.m. Exhibits close

Green Mini Demo Derby and DJ Bleeding Heart, Forest Stage

Music: Prodo, Main Stage

8:30 p.m. Music: Natty Nation, Main Stage

Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes at the Organic Valley Breakfast Main Stage

MREA Membership Meeting, Networking Tent

Exhibits open

10:00 a.m. Permaculture Design Certification: Part 3 (Extended Workshop), Grey Tent

Coffee Demo, Forest Stage

Log Furniture Demo, Green Home Demo Tent

Yoga, Networking Tent

12:00 p.m. Chef Demo (Christian’s Bistro)

Timber Frame Demo, Green Home Demo Tent

Conversion Demo, Clean Transportation Show

1:00 p.m.

Keynote: Leilani Münter, Environmental Activist and Race Car Driver

2:00 p.m. Tom Pease, Rainbow’s End

Silent Auction last call

Seed Swap, Networking Tent

3:00 p.m. Music: Eddie Danger, Forest Stage 4:00 p.m. The Energy Fair closes...

See you June 19-21, 2015


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keynote speakers The world of renewable energy and sustainable living has many inspirational leaders. From climate change and food ethics, to clean transportation and renewable energy, The Energy Fair features keynote presentations to showcase innovations in those fields.

Friday, June 20 1:00 p.m. Main Stage Marcin Jakubowski

Ph.D. Founder of Open Source Ecology and the Global Village Construction Set Marcin Jakubowski is the founder of Open Source Ecology, an open collaborative of engineers, producers, and builders developing the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS). The GVCS is a set of 50 most important machines that it takes for modern life to exist – everything from a tractor, to an oven, to a circuit maker. Marcin is producing open-source blueprints for these machines so that anyone, anywhere, can build and maintain them at a fraction of their costs today. He believes that lowering the barriers to farming and industry can unleash human potential. Marcin founded Open Source Ecology in 2003 in order to make closed-loop manufacturing a reality. The mission of Open Source Ecology is to create a collaborative economic platform that optimizes both production and distribution in order to bring about environmental regeneration, autonomy, and social justice. These ideas are being successfully tested at the Factor e Farm (e as in the mathematical constant) in rural Missouri.

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Saturday, June 21 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Keynote Main Stage George Siemon

CEIEIO and Co-Founder of CROPP Cooperative / Organic

Valley

One of the nation’s foremost organic agriculture advocates for nearly two decades, George Siemon is best known for his leadership in organizing farmers and building market support for organic agriculture. His work champions an agriculture that supports family farms with a fair and stable pay price, humane treatment of farm animals, healthy soil and environment, and high-quality organic food. In 1988, George joined a group of family farmers in Wisconsin to found the Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools (CROPP). More commonly known by its brands Organic Valley and Organic Prairie, CROPP has grown to become the largest organic farming cooperative in North America while still remaining true to its local roots. The cooperative focuses on regional production and distribution, contracting with local production plants rather than building their own, which invests in local communities and farmers instead of “brick and mortar.”

Marcin has been recognized as a 2012 TED Senior Fellow, as a 2013 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and a 2013 White House Champion of Change. The Global Village Construction Set was recognized in Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2012.

George has greatly influenced the organic industry for the past two decades. Most notably, he was instrumental in developing the national standards for organic certification. He also initiated Farmers Advocating for Organics, the largest (and only) organic-focused granting fund in the U.S.

He came to the U.S. from Poland as a child. He graduated with honors from Princeton and earned his Ph.D. in fusion physics from the University of Wisconsin.

Come early to enjoy an Organic Valley Breakfast starting at 8:00 a.m. in the Main Stage.


In 2012, he was awarded the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Growing Green Award in the “Business Leader” category and the Social Venture Network’s Hall of Fame Impact Award in the “Environmental Evangelist” category. In 2013, George was inducted into the Hall of Legends by New Hope Natural Media, organizers of the Natural Product Expos.

Saturday, June 21 1:00 p.m. Main Stage Michael Noble Michael Noble has been the executive director of Fresh Energy since 1995. He has nearly 30 years of professional expertise in energy and has been a key strategist for many major public policy innovations in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy development, global warming solutions, and strategies to reduce reliance on oil in Minnesota and the Midwestern region. Michael has served as the CEO of three different not-for-profit energy organizations since 1979 and one for-profit energy services company. Passion for progress is what drew Michael into Fresh Energy; he wanted to work full time on changing the rules of the game, so that cleaner and smarter energy choices could flourish. Michael loves to show off his carpentry skills and “green building” ideas in the restoration of his 1910 Craftsman home in St. Paul’s Mac-Groveland neighborhood. Michael graduated from Carleton College cum laude with a BA in History. Currently, he is the Chair of the Clean Energy Working Group and serves on the Steering Committee of RE-AMP. In addition, Michael serves on the board of directors of Conservation Minnesota Voter Center, Wind on the Wires, and the Will Steger Foundation.

Sunday, June 22 1:00 p.m. Main Stage Leilani Münter

From biology graduate, to race car driver, to environmental leader. Leilani Münter is a biology graduate who eventually became the unusual combination of a race car driver and environmental activist. Since 2006, Leilani has been using her unique voice in the racing world to fight for environmental issues. In 2007, she became the first carbon neutral race car driver when she made the commitment to adopt an acre of rainforest for every race she runs to offset the carbon footprint of her race car. Leilani became the first Ambassador of the National Wildlife Federation in 2008, and made several trips to Capitol Hill to speak with members of Congress on behalf of clean energy legislation alongside climate change scientists. She has spoken on the steps of Capitol Hill alongside Senators Barbara Boxer and John Kerry. After meeting with her, Senator Elizabeth Dole called Leilani “a woman on a mission.” In 2010, Leilani was one of the first activists to visit the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, eventually making two trips to areas of Louisiana devastated by the oil spill and appearing on a live interview with MSNBC. With years of dedication to environmental issues, she has become a recognized leader in the environmental community. Discovery’s Planet Green named her the #1 eco athlete in the world, Glamour Magazine called her “An Eco Hero,” ELLE Magazine awarded her their Genius Award, and Sports Illustrated named her one of the top ten female race car drivers in the world.

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entertainment Friday, June 20

Patchouli 3:00 p.m. Forest Stage

Master guitarist, Bruce Hecksel is considered one of the most exciting acoustic lead guitar players of our time. Teamed up with Julie Patchouli, whose crystal pure voice and dynamic percussive guitar sparkle, Patchouli’s sound has been described as “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings”. Performing their original blend of folk meets flamenco with their blazing guitars and heartstring tugging lyrics, Patchouli’s energy and chemistry guarantees to make the night an uplifting one of music that will leave you uniquely inspired and excited to pick that old guitar back up. www.patchouli.net

Green Mini Demo Derby with DJ Bleeding Heart Friday at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Forest Stage

Patchouli

Green Mini Demo Derby brings the worlds of county fairs and alternative energy into collision. It includes heats of cars on Friday and the championship round on Saturday evening. These cars are powered by a mobile solar power station. Don’t miss the first bouts! Josh Calhoun

Josh Calhoun 7:00 p.m. Main Stage

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Josh Calhoun is a performing songwriter from Wisconsin who writes music that speaks to people by pulling them in with meaningful lyrics and soulful melodies. Some reoccurring themes underlying his music include, hope, the family, childhood storytelling, and the spiritual. “Climb On,” his newest cd, explores the themes of endurance and perseverance as people experience difficult challenges in life. Josh pulls from many musical genres of American music. Folk, blues, jazz, R&B, gospel, fingerstyle guitar playing and swing, are some of the styles from which his songs are born. A phrase that comes to mind when explaining Josh’s music would be “variety is the spice of life.”


Saturday, June 21

Galynne Goodwill 3:00 p.m. Forest Stage

Baba Ghanooj

Baba Ghanooj 8:00 p.m. Main Stage

Energy Fair fixture Baba Ghanooj joins us again on Friday night. Baba has been playing at The Energy Fair for many years and each time is more fun than the last. Baba also opens up the stage to you with an open mic portion of the night. Wear your dancing shoes; you’ll need them!

Galynne Goodwill was named by Discover Wisconsin as one of the top five musical acts to check out. Her powerful and pure voice paired with beautiful melodies, insightful songwriting, and playful Galynne Goodwill lyrics turn every performance into a feel-good-fest. Galynne and her percussionist husband Mark consistently deliver music that uplifts, inspires, and empowers as well as just plain entertains. www.galynne.com

Prodo 7:00 p.m. Main Stage

These funky prog-rock jammers vacillate between reserved articulate grooves to wild swirling jams, quiet lullaby sweetness to screaming chaos, and then return home to a cooool steady funk strut. Tight arrangements and concise improvisations draw from Funk, Reggae, Punk, African, Blues, Jazz, and Rock & Roll. They have brought this sound all around Wisconsin including appearances at Feel Good Fest and the underground Twin Binge Fest held deep in the Nicolet National forest.

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entertainment Saturday, June 21 continued Natty Nation 8:30 p.m. Main Stage

Since 1995, Natty Nation has kept the positive messages of their unique indigenous Wisconsin reggae beats throbbing through the heartland. Their messages of peace, love, community, and spreading positive vibrations have been ringing out since Natty’s inception. Natty has backed up reggae legends Lee “Scratch” Perry, and Chaka Demus & Pliers, and shared the stage with Ziggy, Damian, and Stephen Marley, Sister Carol, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Wailing Souls, Culture with Joseph Hill, Beenie Man, and countless others.

Overpass Light Brigade Performance During Natty Nation Intermission

The Overpass Light Brigade was forged in the activist climate of the Wisconsin Uprising. Our messages shine over highways at night. We believe in the power of communities coming together in physical space, as well as the importance of visibility for grassroots and progressive causes. We are a loose and inclusive affiliation of people dedicated to the power of peaceful and playful protest. Shine on, OLB! Visit www.overpasslightbrigade.org for more information.

JAH Boogie and his backing band’s tight but fluid, rootsy but funky, beautiful but gritty, righteous but real vibration is clear to anyone listening to their music, either at a show or on their stereo. It’s almost impossible not to dance at a Natty live performance. Every Natty Nation concert is a different experience. Their energy is infectious and their dubtastic jams are complex, yet their message is simple: spread the positive vibration!

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Overpass Light Brigade


Tom Pease 2:00 p.m. Rainbow’s End

“Tom has an infectious sense of fun and community building. With movement, sign language, humor, and joy, he creates concerts that leave audiences laughing and singing. He’s performed full time since 1982, often giving more than 200 performances per year. He’s also a frequent presenter at early childhood and environmental conferences, keynoting and leading breakout sessions that explore the role of music in shaping our lives and the world we live in. Tom connects and inspires with every show he does.” Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes

Sunday, June 22

MREA Polka Breakfast Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes 9:00 a.m. Main Stage

Enjoy the most important meal of the day with a side of polka. Join Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes for an Organic Valley breakfast and MREA fundraiser.

Tom Pease

Eddie Danger 3:00 p.m. Main Stage

Eddie Danger

Edward Stanton Lemar is an award-winning singer/songwriter, playwright, multiinstrumentalist, wedding officiant, storyteller, and festival organizer. Ed live-loop-samples 4-part vocal harmonies plus plays the guitar, didgeridoo, piano, pump organ, flutes, sax, various percussion, ukulele, and more. Ed has been traveling the world collecting instruments and sharing his music for almost two decades. His music, stories, and theatrics are a favorite among music festivals, art fairs, barn dances, college radio, and concert series.

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education The Energy Fair offers many forms of education to help you learn about all things sustainable. From the hundreds of free, 50-minute general workshops, to our 4-hour MREA Courses designed to assist licensed professionals gain credits for continuing education, you’re bound to stay busy all weekend. In the following pages, you’ll find information on all the forms of education offered at The Energy Fair: 1. MREA Courses in the Education Room of Marketplace - CECs available 2. MREA Extended Workshops in the Grey Tent or Green Home Pavilion 3. Solar Installer Workshops in the North Building - CECs available 4. Educator Workshops in the Educator Tent (free with admission) 5. Energy Fair Workshops in the many colored tents (free with admission)

MREA Courses Offered at The Energy Fair New this year, we’re offering five 4-hour long courses to help you delve deeper into topics that pique your interest and have high popular demand. They will be located in the Education Room of the Marketplace and pre-registration is highly recommended.

PV 212.01 PV Fire Safety Renewable energy systems should be installed in a manner that allows proper access for firefighters. This class covers safe installations, new electrical and building codes, and the reasons behind them. This course contains critical information for both PV professionals and DIY homeowners. • Friday, June 20 • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. • Instructor: Dan Fink • Approved for 4 NABCEP CECs PV 614.01 2014 NEC PV Update In this course, we will cover NEC 2014 changes to articles 690 and 705, beginning with code reorganization and new definitions. We will discuss the new “Rapid Shutdown” requirement, changes in labeling, the new 1000 Volt limit for PV systems, as well as evolving grid interconnection requirements in Article 705. Check out the Sunny Boy TL 3000TL transformerless inverter installation at the MREA as we discuss the requirements for ungrounded PV systems. • Saturday, June 21 • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Instructor: Julie Brazeau • Approved for 4 WI Electrical and 4 NABCEP CECs

PV 208.01 Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Charging This course will feature an overview of electric vehicles, including manufacturers and types of electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging unit The cost for each course is $75.00. Register in manufacturers, and more. advance online: www.midwestrenew.org/courses. • Saturday, June 21 You may also register in the Marketplace during • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. the Fair. Walk-ins welcome, but limited space • Instructors: Bob Hattier and Harry Ohde is available! • Approved for 2 WI Electrical CECs G 104.01 Building Wiring Best Practices This course includes discussions and demonstrations of working on and perfecting building wiring for ease of maintenance and minimizing exposure to electromagnetic fields. This course is ideal for electricians, builders, architects, and homeowners. • Friday, June 20 • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Instructors: Spark Burmaster and Neil Matthes • Approved for 3 WI Electrical CECs

GB 104.01 Advanced Natural Building: A Systems Approach This course is a fast-paced tutorial for the professional builder or experienced homeowner ready to incorporate natural building materials into the next project. Compare foundation, floor, wall, and roof systems side-by-side with conventional practices to evaluate cost, code compliance, and energy efficiency. • Sunday, June 22 • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. • Instructors: Mark Morgan and Amber Westerman

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education Extended Workshops The Midwest Renewable Energy Association hosts extended workshops during The Energy Fair to take an in-depth look at new and existing technologies. Extended workshop attendees need to pay for admission to the Fair in addition to the Extended Workshop fee of $30 per workshop. Some courses recommend additional resources. Textbooks are for sale in The MREA Marketplace for further learning. Pre-registration is required. Sign up before the Fair online at www.midwestrenew.org, or purchase your ticket during the Fair at the MREA Marketplace. Victory Garden Blitz Workshop Date: Friday, June 20 Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Grey Tent) Presented by: Gretchen Mead Description: This 3-hour training will cover every aspect of organizing your very own Victory Garden Blitz! The blitz started five years ago in Milwaukee with a small group of community volunteers dedicated to helping their neighbors grow more food. That first year, they built 40 new raised gardens in a day, most of them in residential backyards. Since then we’ve scaled up—for our 5th annual Blitz we built 500 gardens in two weeks! The Blitz has already expanded to Green Bay, and now it’s Stevens Point’s turn to help their community grow more food. Cordwood Workshop Date: Saturday, June 21 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Course starts with a one-hour lecture in Green Home Pavilion and will transfer to the Green Building Demo area at 10:00 a.m. for a two-hour demo.) Presented by: Rob Roy Description: Build walls of short logs—called ‘log-ends”—stacked transversely in the wall like a cordwood. The special insulated mortar matrix gives the walls exceptional thermal characteristics. They’re beautiful and fun. 24

Homebrew Wind Workshop Date: Saturday, June 21 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Grey Tent) Presented by: Dan Fink and Dan Bartmann Description: Wind is the most difficult renewable resource to harvest, and commercial small wind turbines are expensive. But with the right knowledge, preparation, and tools, you can build your own for far less cash...from scratch. Permaculture Design Certification Prerequisite Progress This is the official pre-training for all Midwest Permaculture Design Certificate Courses. (Note: Students who complete all three days receive a certificate of completion and have full credit ($150) to apply to most 72-hour Midwest Permaculture PDC courses over the next three years. This year there is a PDC course being hosted directly following The Energy Fair up in Prescott, WI, June 23-30. www. midwestpermaculture.com Permaculture Design Certification: Part 1 The Case for Permaculture Date: Friday, June 20 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Grey Tent) Presented by: Bill and Rebecca Wilson, Midwest Permaculture Description: Learn why and how permaculture has grown into one of the most positive and hopeful international movements dedicated to finding ways of living on the planet that care for people, for nature, and for future generations.*


Permaculture Design Certification: Part 2 - The Principles and Methods of Permaculture Design Date: Saturday, June 21 Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Grey Tent) Presented by: Bill and Rebecca Wilson, Midwest Permaculture Description: Permaculture is not a new science in itself, but rather a fresh look at how to network different disciplines and approaches together to create productive systems that require very little work, heal the environment, and create a future of abundance.*

Permaculture Design Certification: Part 3 - How Weather, Climate, and the Hydrological Cycle Influence Design Date: Sunday, June 22 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Grey Tent) Presented by: Bill and Rebecca Wilson, Midwest Permaculture Description: No matter where we are on the planet, an assessment of what is already there in abundance gives us clues regarding how to design a place for productivity and security. This will be as fascinating as the other days. Promise.* *Common to each day: Bring your walking shoes, a sun hat, and possibly some gloves for there will be walks each day to look at what the MREA has already placed in their permaculture gardens as well as what mother nature is doing in the surrounding area.

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education Solar Installer Workshops

Friday Workshops:

The North Classroom is the place for innovation! Earn Professional CECs while learning about the latest products from leading solar manufacturers.

PV Rapid Shutdown: Ryan Stankevitz Learn how Midnite Solar’s “Birdhouse” meets the 2014 NEC Rapid Shutdown requirement for PV systems. Learn how our full line of disconnects, combiner boxes, and remote trip breakers can help you comply with the requirements of NEC 690.12

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

10:00 a.m. PV Rapid Shutdown Midnite Solar PV System Labeling 11:00 a.m. Hellerman-Tyton 12:00 p.m. Adjustable Ground Mount PV US Solar Mounts Schletter Road Show 2:00 p.m. Schletter 3:00 p.m. Inverter Selection Ingeteam Solar Roofing 4:00 p.m. Quickmount PV Wind-Solar Hybrid 5:00 p.m. Pika Energy

SATURDAY, JUNE 21 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Solar Roofing Quickmount PV Commercial Solar Thermal with Fast ROI Solar America Solutions Solar Air Heating Rural Renewable Energy Alliance Hydronic Heating Systems: Solar Logic (2 hours) Wood Gasification Boiler North Wind Renewable Energy

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9:00 a.m. Renusol Roof Racking Renusol America 10:00 a.m. Battery-Based Backup Systems Simple Ray 11:00 a.m. Charge Controllers Morningstar 12:00 p.m. Battery Based PV Systems Schneider Electric 2:00 p.m. DC Coupling Morningstar 3:00 p.m. AC Coupling Magnum Energy 26

Adjustable Ground Mount PV: Eric Pipkin Learn about Wisconsin based US Solar Mounts AGM systems including system sizing and layout, foundation requirements, array grounding, BOS mounting options and auto-tracking options. PV System Labeling: Todd Fries and Cari Williamette. This Hellerman Tyton seminar will offer useful information that will save time, money, and make the whole process of labeling simple to understand. Learn about NEC 2014 changes, including labeling requirements and be prepared to meet the challenges of local inspection. Schletter Road Show: at Schletter Booth This course provides hands-on demonstrations of the Schletter GAYK pile driving ram, the FS System, and Park@Sol Carport. Learn how to save time during the installation process and get first-hand PV product knowledge from Schletter representatives. Inverter Selection: Residential to Utility Scale: Jered Diebold Global manufacturer Ingeteam builds inverter products in Milwaukee, ranging in size from Residential to Commercial to Utility scale. Learn more about utility scale installations and Ingeteam’s string sizing tools, to see how their latest and upcoming products can meet the needs of your customers. Solar Roofing: Johan Alfsen This class addresses proper mounting and flashing methods for composition shingle roofs. Learn how Quick Mount PV’s Classic Comp Mount and QBase Comp Mount systems meet code requirements, comply with roof warranties, and reduce installer liability.


Wind-Solar Hybrid: Ben Polito Wind or Solar? With a Pika Energy system, the answer is both! Learn how Pika’s wind-solar hybrid system lets you balance your clean energy production year-round. Pika’s PV Link device gives you the option to add solar to your wind turbine system using Pika’s REbus™ DC Microgrid technology.

Saturday workshops:

Solar Roofing: Johan Alfsen This class addresses proper mounting and flashing methods for composition shingle roofs. Learn how Quick Mount PV’s Classic Comp Mount and QBase Comp Mount systems meet code requirements, comply with roof warranties, and reduce installer liability. Solar Thermal Systems with Fast ROI: Dave Crawmer Learn about commercial solar thermal systems utilizing Solar America Solutions Sunquest 250 evacuated tube collector. Solar Air Heating: Roger Garton Learn the basics of designing, installing and maintaining solar air heating systems for commercial and residential customers from the experts at Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL). This cost effective technology is appropriate for space heating, crop drying, and pre-heating ventilation make-up air and represents a significant business opportunity for the solar thermal installation community. Learn how to design this technology into your existing solar business! Hydronic Heating Systems: Online Monitoring, Control, Data Logging and Troubleshooting: Fred Milder and Bristol Stickney Learn about the standard design principles behind SolarLogic’s integrated controller (SLIC). Monitor installed renewable energy combi-systems, including the MREA system, live over the Internet. Learn about the state-of-the art technology for installation, monitoring, control, troubleshooting, data logging, and commissioning. (2 hours)

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Wood Gasification Boiler: Karl Schwingel Join North Wind Renewable Energy for a demonstration burn and overview of the MREA’s Effecta heating system. We’ll talk through the basics of wood gasification technology, light it up, and see if we can’t hit 2000 degrees within the hour. Don’t miss complementary workshop: Clean Burning Solid Fuels (EC1) Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent. (This workshop is not eligible for NABCEP CECs.)

Sunday workshops:

Renusol Roof Racking: Jeff Burns Learn about Renusol America’s ballasted flat-roof system as well as racking solutions for residential roofs, standing seam metal roofs, and metal trapezoidal roofs. Battery-Based Backup Systems: Douglas Pratt Simple Ray offers fully automated, easy to install solutions for new or existing grid-tied solar electric systems. Learn about generator backup options, battery capacity sizing and pricing, as well as common pitfalls you want to avoid.

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education Solar Installer Workshops Sunday workshops continued PWM and MPPT Charge Controllers in Off-Grid Systems: Douglas Grubbs Learn about PWM and MPPT technology in solar PV systems. Look at Morningstar’s TriStar PWM diversion charge control for hydro and wind. Check out the new wind/hydro feature of the TriStar MPPT (150V and 600V) controllers with new programming features for wind or hydro turbines. DC Coupling: Douglas Grubbs Get a preview of Morningstar’s 600 VDC Direct Charge Controller Transfer Switch that will provide new options for battery backup systems (new and retrofit). Review the technical specifications and safety features of the Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT 600V Solar Controller and Ground Fault Protection Devices (150V and 600V). Battery-Based PV Systems: Mike Swenson Discover how to set-up and install an off-grid system and how Schneider Electric’s integrated design and monitoring saves you time and money. Questions encouraged. AC Coupling applications: Alan Santos-Buch The session will address how to use Magnum Energy inverters to add battery back-up power and continue using the renewable energy source in a grid-tied system during a utility interruption.

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Educator Tents at The Energy Fair Educator Tents at The Energy Fair, hosted by the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, are designed especially for teachers – formal, non-formal, and homeschool. Education workshops parallel other sessions held during the Fair and are enriched with curricular and instructional strategies for the pK-12 audience. In addition to energy, topics include Education for Sustainability, local food, Green & Healthy Schools, waste reduction, school/community collaboration, and more. As always, visit the Educator Tents to experience hands-on sustainability education resources, take home free materials, network with other educators, and sign up to win fun teaching resources!


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WORKSHOP GUIDE

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11:00 Resilient Design Start Here to Reducing A.M. for Smaller Your Energy Buildings

Consumption

(PV16) (L3) (W6) Intro to Cheeseheaded Minnesota Photovoltaic - Introduction to Distributed Systems Cheesemaking Wind Market

(C26) (L19) Using Local Restoring Your Control for Landscape Environmental Protection

(PV3) Aesthetics in Solar

(C16) Made in Minnesota

(W3) (L18) Basic Fall Passive Solar (C12) Protection for in the $5 Per Energy Ethics Roof and Tower Gallon Propane and Activism Work Era!

(PV24)

(L2) Basic Kombucha

(W4) Introduction to Buying a Wind Turbine

(PV5)

(A16) Growing Organic Sunflowers

(SH3) (G12) 12:00 Utility-Scale Intro to Solar Energy Efficient Solar: A Virtual P.M. Hot Water Construction Tour

(A2) Backyard Compost Basics

(C14) Gardening with Kids

(T2) Build Your Own Electric Car

(D1) (A24) Lifestyle Soil Awareness Entrepreneurship: for Feeding Restoring the Plants Planet Nutritionally

(C5) (A7) (T3) Clean Energy Designing a Build Your Choice: Bringing Food-Producing Own Electric Renewables to Yard Using Motorcycle Everyone Permaculture (T10) (L16) Joanna (F7) Local Bicycle Macy, The Work Socially News: Awards, That Reconnects, Plans, Advocacy Responsible and the Double Investing and More Circle

1:00 P.M.

2014 ENERGY FAIR MAP

(L4) Compostable

Batteries

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(SH1) Geothermal 101

4:00 P.M.

(SH8) Installing Solar Thermal Systems to SRCC Standard 5:00 300

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Building 2:00 Plastics: The The Reality of Battery Banks P.M. Next Best Thing Energy Efficient with Lithium or Greenwashing? Lighting

6:00 P.M.

Food Court Closes

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(EC3) Energy Efficiency First (EC2) Energy Efficient Appliances On and Off Grid

(C9) Community (L23) Sized Bio-Fuels: (T1) (L15) (A27) Sustainable A Grass Roots Bicycling for Introduction to Vegetable Seed Living Simplified Solution, How Transportation Beekeeping Saving Part I D and Why

(C19) (T14) (PV4) Being (W11) Wind (A26) (L24) Nuclear Power The Reality of (PV9) (A28) a Smart Solar Sprouting Energy and the for The 4 Fires of is Not the An- Vehicle Main- Financing a PV Vegetable Seed Electric System 2014 National Life Group Work swer to Climate tenance and System Saving Part II O Consumer Electrical Code Change Efficiency (PV8) Engineers? Who Needs 'Em?

(EC10) So, You Want to (D3) be a Home MSTN Success Energy Retrofit and Updates Contractor, Eh? Grow Solar Social

(F8) Why (A4) (C20) (T7) Ethanol (PV6) Cooperatives Work: Central Rivers Permaculture Fuel from Decoding the Solutions to Model T to Models, Structures, Farmshed: A Hieroglyphics Climate Change Mythbusters and Principals Community of Cooperation Story

(A23) Raising Animals in a Permaculture System (A25) Soil Secrets for Health and Profit

(W9) Water Pumping Windmills

(PV18) Lithium-Ion Batteries for Off-Grid RE

(C1) Advancing Green Energy Policy in a Purple State

(T6) Cow Manure Has Won My Heart!

Documentary Documentary Documentary Film: Film: Film: The Price No Impact Man The Organic Life of Sand

(F3) Creating a Sustainable System for Local Food Acquisition

(L22) Suburban/ Urban Permaculture


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NORTH ROOM EDUCATOR EDUCATION Green Home GREEN HOME RAINBOW’S CLASSROOM IN MARKETPLACE TENT Pavilion DEMOS END (MREA Trainings) (Installer Training)

Forest STage

(F5) Getting Max Value on Your Appraisal (A10) Energy Wise Food Storage Root Cellaring

Permaculture Design Certificate

G 104.01 Building Wiring Best Practices

(E2) Classroom Lessons to Teach About Sustainability (Two hours)

Midnite Solar: PV Rapid Shutdown

(G19) Masonry Heating

Straw Bale Demo

Hellerman(G9) Tyton: PV Earth Block Wall System Labeling Systems U.S. Solar Mounts: Adjustable Ground Mount PV

(G20) Mortgage Free!

(R10) Make Your Own Playdough

(R7) Folk Dances and Games

Earth Block Demo

11:00 A.M.

(R17) Chef Demo: Souped Up Underground Sand Castles Food Collective and Mud Pies

(E8) Growing Healthy Children Victory with Youth Garden Blitz Gardens

(G14) Granny Flats and Back Yard Cottages

(E7) Exploring Energy Literacy: Wood Based Biofuels

(G18) Living in Our Small House

(E15) Three Essential Components to Building a Green & Healthy School

PV 212.01 PV Fire Safety

(G21) Napkin Sketch Green I - Demo to Blueprints

(G16) Building Quickmount PV: Green Part II - Light Solar Roofing Straw-Clay Insulation Pika Energy: Wind-Solar Hybrid

(R12) Marionette Show

2:00 P.M.

3:00 P.M.

Music: Patchouli

4:00 P.M.

(R20) Wear Me

(G24) Permaculture Green II - Demo Make(R11) Your Own and the Built Non-Toxic Paint Environment (G10) Earth Sheltered Housing and Living Roofs

5:00 P.M. Green Mini Demo Derby - DJ Bleeding Heart

6:00 P.M.

EXHIBITORS

Green & Healthy Schools Social

Ingeteam: Inverter Selection

(R1) Active Learning through Music, Movement and Books

1:00 P.M.

2014 ENERGY FAIR MAP

(PV19) Off-Grid Reality

(G15) Green Schletter: Building Part I Schletter Road High-Performance Show Natural Midwestern Homes

(E4) Edible Forests on School Sites

12:00 P.M.

Keynote: Marcin Jakubowski

(R21) Yoga for Kids and Family

(A9) Energy Wise Food Preservation Dehydrating and Canning

10:00 A.M.

Charcuterie Demo

WORKSHOP GUIDE

(E17) Wisconsin Association for Environmental Educators (WAEE) Networking Hour

MAIN STAGE Pancakes for 9:00 Peace: Main A.M. Stage

(G26) Straw Bale in the Midwest

(A21) Permaculture and Edge

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WORKSHOP GUIDE

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(SH4) 11:00 Introduction to A.M. Solar Cooling

(W1) (L20)Rejuvenating (EC6) (PV1) (A20) (C7) (PV24) (L21) a 3kW Taste, Health Home AC Coupling Launch Your Building Community Build (T2) Utility-Scale Repurposing Wind Turbine & Community Your Own Performance Your Existing PV Organic Farm from Scratch - with Naturally Clean Energy A Virtual and Recycling Electric Car Solar:Tour Assessments System Dream Solutions for Preppers Overview Fermented Foods (L29) (W7) (E9) Plastic (T15) (PV7) Effective (A5) (EC5) Electromagnetic (L14) U.S. Wind Power Bag Upcycling: (C8) Wood and Payback Herbal Free Cooling Exposure, Intro to Update - An Turning Community of Charcoal from Solar, Choosing Remedies for for Life Sources, and Mead Brewing Overview of Waste into Relationships Gasifiers to Run Conservation and Sustainability Avoidance Wind Energy Functionality Generators Sustainability (EC13)

(EC14) Top 5 Energy (PV17) 12:00 Think Globally, Efficiency and Introduction to P.M. Heat Locally Safety Tips for PV Systems your Home

(A11) Farm of the Future

(W8) Small Wind Turbine Owner Q&A

(C15) Get Ready for Non-Violence

(C17) Make Art Do Work

(T9) Living With Electric Vehicles

(PV25) (A15) WI Campaign to Growing Food Establish Clean in Small Energy Choice Spaces

1:00 P.M.

2014 ENERGY FAIR MAP

(PV11) Home

(A14) Getting (C18) 2:00 (SH6) Solar (EC7) Journey Solar Electric Started Growing (W12) Wind Site (L6) Life on (T11) Peak Thermal and the to Energy Systems - What Mushrooms Earth and Minnesota Solar Energy Assessment Part I P.M. Code Independence You Should Among Stars Miracle Know!

3:00 P.M.

(SH9) The Solar Greenhouse

(EC1) Clean Burning Solid Fuels

4:00 P.M.

(PV22) Renewable Energy for Homes and Businesses

(EC11) Start Here to Reducing Your Energy Consumption

(SH7) Solar

(PV23) Testing Your Solar PV System

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(C13) Frac (L12) (W9) (L17) Research Home Scale Will Wind Work Make Your Own Sand Update: Butchering and in Wisconsin Natural Paints Particulate Charcuterie (At My House)? and Finishes Health Risks

(PV13) I'm Still (W4) Thinking About (L8) to Putting a Solar Fermentation Introduction Buying a Wind Electric System in Dairyland Turbine on My Home

(G18) Living in Our Small House

(C24) The Climate (L30) Reality Project Walking the Ice - People vs. Age Trail Carbon (C6)

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(L7) (A22) (G13) (PV15) (W5) 5:00 Thermal Heating Chef: Introduction Rain Harvesting Collaborative System Design: Energy Efficient Intermediate Farmstead Spaces as Grow, Prepare, -Beyond the P.M. A Plug and Play Myth Busters PV to Wind Catalysts for Savor, Share Rain Barrel Approach Sustainability

6:00 P.M.

Food Court Closes

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(T12) Peak Energy Part II

Follow Up Documentary Lecture: Price of Film: Mine Sand Part II Games

(L26) The (PV21) Work That Reducing the Reconnects Cost of Solar Gratitude andwith Group Buy the Elm Dance (F2) Creating a Local Investment Network

(C22) Religious Perspective on Climate Change

(F6) How Sustainable Business Practices Save Money

(A8) Eating YearRound from the Garden

(PV20) Realistic (G8) Calculation (T8) Demystifying of Financial Flat Fix 101 Green Home Payback on Certifications Solar Documentary Film: Chasing Ice


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NORTH ROOM EDUCATOR EDUCATION Green Home GREEN HOME RAINBOW’S CLASSROOM IN MARKETPLACE TENT Pavilion DEMOS END (MREA Trainings) (Installer Training)

Forest STage

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MAIN STAGE Organic Valley Breakfast 9:00 and Keynote: A.M. George Siemon

(L25) The Origins of Power

(L28) Tips for Building Solar Cookers

(A13) Food Sovereignty 101 (D2) MREA Certificate Training Programs (A3) Brewing Soil Solutions

(E10) Play for Sustainability

(E14) The Sun Shines Brightest on Those Who Conserve

Rural (G29) The Almost Renewable Passive House: Energy Alliance: Cost-Effective Solar Air Techniques & Heating Case Studies

(G6) Building With Solar Logic: Light Straw-Clay Hydronic Heating (G33) Systems Visualizing with SketchUp in Networking Tent

(E3) Closing the Permaculture Food Loop with Design Compost: Food PV 208.01 for Food Electric Vehicle (EV) Car (E1) North Wind (G7) Charging Aquaponics Renewable Cordwood at Hawley Energy: Wood Evolution 2014 Environmental Gasification in Networking Elementary Boiler Tent (E16) Using Project Learning Tree to Teach About Waste

Pizza Oven Demo

Light Straw-Clay

Cordwood Demo

Donor Dinner and Solar Endowment Kick-Off

(G28) Sustainable Shelter Idea Laboratory in Networking Tent

12:00 P.M.

Chef Demo: La Merenda

(R4) CWCM Puppet Show & Crafts

1:00 Keynote: Michael Noble P.M.

(R6) Fabulous Frogs

2:00 P.M.

(R13) Plastic Bag Upcycling

Music: Galynne Goodwill

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(R19) Terrific Turtles

4:00 P.M.

(R5) CWES Songs & Skits

5:00 P.M.

6:00 P.M.

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(G32) Why Trees are Stronger than Wood in Networking Tent

(R8) Handmade Paper Beads

11:00 A.M.

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(G31) Tying Sustainability into a Remodel Project

Homebrew Wind

10:00 A.M.

Mozzarella Demo

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(PV6) Decoding the Hieroglyphics

(G22) Cordwood (R17) Passive Extended Quickmount PV: Souped Up Closed Session House: Not Workshop Solar Roofing Just an Energy Sand Castles (starts in Green and Mud-pies Standard Home Pavilion) PV 614.01 2014 NEC PV Update Solar America (E5) (R16) Empowering Solutions: (G3) Solar and Wind Today's Youth Commercial Build Your Own Power with Sustainable Solar Thermal Pizza Oven Learning Fun Media with Fast ROI

Green Mini 7:00 p.m. Prodo 7:00 Demo Derby 8:30 p.m. - DJ Bleeding Natty Nation P.M. Heart

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sunday, june 22 schedule RED

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10:00 (SH1) A.M. Geothermal 101

(G17) How Does Your Home Perform?

(PV17) Introduction to PV Systems

(A17) Integrated Forest Gardening

(W9) Will Wind Work in Wisconsin (At My House)?

(A12) Food Miles

(SH3) 11:00 Intro to Solar A.M. Hot Water

(EC12) Stop Energy Loss (Air Trumps Everything)

(PV12) How to Design and Build a PV Lab

(A13) Food Sovereignty 101

(W12) Wind Site Assessment

(EC8) (PV14) LED Lighting Installing Code- Commercial Compliant PV Applications Systems

(A1) Aquaponics

WHITE

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MAROON

BLACK

(F1) Cooperative Economics

(L5) Critical Resource Depletion, Over Consumption, and Waste

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9:00 A.M.

12:00 P.M.

(SH2) High Mass Sand Beds

(T5) (C11) Convert Your Creating to Run Sustainable Vehicle Used or New Neighborhoods onCooking Oil

(C21) Powering (C25) Unfolding (F4) (F7) a Bright (T13) Waldo Intentional Federal Clean Future: Socially Raising Tesla's Clean Responsible Sustainable Energy Policy Community Energy Solution Community & Updates Investing Awareness "WISC"

(W2) Building a 3kW (L13) Wind Turbine Homebrewing from Scratch Beer 101 The Details

(C3) As You Walk the Earth Dearly

(PV7) Effective (L9) Payback (C10) Gasoline Free from Solar, Community Yard Care Conservation and Solar Gardens Sustainability

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Project

Raised Bed

Tying Intensive Home 2:00 (SH5) (PV2) Sustainability Food Production P.M. Solar Heating into a Remodel Advanced PV with Open

3:00 P.M.

4:00 P.M.

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(SH9) The Solar Greenhouse

(EC9) Rocket Stoves (PV19) and Biomass Off-Grid Reality Gasification

(A29) What's for Dinner? Backyard Agriculture

(W8) Water Pumping Windmills

(C2) (C23) An Interfaith Sparking Conversation on Change at the Climate Justice Capitol and Peace

(T9) Living With Electric Vehicles

(G11) Earth (A6) Sheltered Housing Community on a Budget - Gardens with Owner’s/Builder’s Permaculture Perspective Design

(W3) (C4) Citizen (C9) (T4) Basic Fall Empowerment Community Connecting (L10) Protection for through Sized Bio-Fuels: Green County Grassroots is Gold Roof and Tower Portage A Grass Roots by Bicycle Work Organizing Solution

Energy Fair Closes. See you June 19-21, 2015!

(L1) Advanced Kombucha


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(A19) Introduction to Seed Saving

Forest STage

Renusol (G4) America: Your Own Renusol Roof Build Log Furniture Racking

MREA Membership Meeting in Networking Tent

Organic Valley Breakfast 9:00 and Norm Dombrowski’s A.M. Happy Notes

Coffee Demo

10:00 A.M.

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Permaculture Design Certificate

(E12) Solar Gadgets for the Classroom (E11) School Cafeteria Waste Reduction

GB 104.01 Advanced Natural Building: A Systems Approach

Simple Ray: (G5) Battery-Based Building Stone Backup Circles Systems

Log Furniture Demo

(G2) Basic Morningstar: Timber Framing Charge & Working With Controllers Natural Shaped Timbers Schneider Electric: Battery-Based PV Systems

(G23) Passive Solar Design

(R3) Creative Concoction: Play Dough To Go (R15) Sensational Snakes

Timberframe Demo

(R2) Circle 'Round: Celebrating Summer (R14) Rainbow's End Scavenger Hunt

(E13) Teaching Children to Live Sustainably: A Waldolf Inspired Approach

(L11) Green or Not?

(E9) Plastic Bag Upcycling: Turning Waste into Functionality

(G1) Morningstar: AntoIntroduction the Living DC Coupling Building Challenge Magnum Energy: AC Coupling

(G27) Sustainable Residential Building Planning and Goals

11:00 A.M.

Chef Demo: Christian’s Bistro

12:00 P.M.

1:00 Keynote: Leilani Münter P.M.

(R18) Sustainable Singing - Tom Pease (R9) Hula Hoop Workshop

2:00 P.M.

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(D2) MREA Certificate Training Programs

MAIN STAGE

WORKSHOP GUIDE

(A25) Soil Secrets for Health and Profit

NORTH ROOM EDUCATOR EDUCATION Green Home GREEN HOME RAINBOW’S IN MARKETPLACE CLASSROOM TENT Pavilion DEMOS END (MREA Trainings) (Installer

(E6) Experiential Education on the Ice Age Trail

(PV10) Green Super Hero

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workshop guide We strive to offer workshops from a variety of knowledge levels. The following key will help you pick workshops that are right for you.

 Beginner: Little or no prior knowledge on the subject.  Intermediate: Understand the basic concepts and vocabulary. Workshop provides more specific information on a topic.  Advanced: Knowledgeable and skilled in an area. Workshops are more like continuing education courses, where specialized knowledge is shared.

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 Teachers: The workshop is applicable for teachers and educators.

Children: The workshop is intended for children at or above the indicated age.

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A1. Aquaponics: We’ll be using the images and information collected from large and small scale aquaponic systems we’ve consulted on across the U.S. and the more recent 2000 square foot academic system we’re installing at Hawley Environmental School’s rooftop greenhouse in Milwaukee to demonstrate beginner to intermediate level lessons on aquaponics and sustainable urban food production. Jesse Hull and Molly Stanek, Owners/Operators of Imagine Aquaponics. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Green Tent. u A2. Backyard Compost Basics: We will review the basics of backyard composting. We will discuss bin selection, materials to use, how-to and troubleshooting. Angie Lemar, Program Director for Recycling Connections Corporation. Friday 12:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. u

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A3. Brewing Soil Solutions: Learn how to make compost extracts and compost teas to improve the life in your soil and boost overall plant health, examine the essential components for making high quality tea, how to apply tea and liquid amendments. The workshop will cover key components of nutrient cycling and biological/mineral interactions that growers can incorporate in a variety of growing systems. Darrell Smith, Owner of Earthcare Natural Lawn and Landscapes. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Pink Tent. u

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A4. Central Rivers Farmshed: A Community Story: Learn how a group of engaged community citizens came together to create a local food economy in central Wisconsin. Layne Cozzolino, Executive Director of Central Rivers Farmshed. Friday 4:00 p.m. in Black Tent. u A5. Choosing Herbal Remedies for Sustainability: 85% of herbs are imported. Choose herbal remedies closer to home and have a long lasting effect on the sustainability of the planet and your health. John Holzwart, Harvester and Owner of Moonwise Herbs. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Black Tent. u A6. Community Gardens with Permaculture Design: Imagine creating community gardens that are highly productive, less work, beautiful and will naturally increase in fertility and abundance for generations to come. Midwest Permaculture staff will share some possibilities using permaculture design. Bill and Rebecca Wilson. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Black Tent.  A7. Designing a Food-Producing Yard Using Permaculture: Your yard can produce food, and, at the same time, require less work, water, and other inputs. Learn how permaculture’s principles, tools, and practices help accomplish these things. Mary Eberle, Founder/Owner of First Step Renew, LLC. Friday 11:00 a.m. in Black Tent. u A8. Eating Year-Round from the Garden: Learn strategies for extending the harvest and planning for local food throughout the seasons. Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Plum Creek Seeds; Larisa Walk, Co-Author “Feeding Ourselves—The Four-Season Pantry from Plant to Plate.” Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Black Tent. u


A11. Farm of the Future: Mimicking Natural Systems Provide Environmental and Economic Sustainability: Farms that utilize managed grazing and incorporate renewable energy technologies offer an agricultural model that is environmentally sustainable, economically viable and capable of feeding an increasing world population. Teal Fyksen, NRCS Grazing Specialist. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in Green Tent. u

A13. Food Sovereignty 101: The Key to Feeding the World and Cooling the Planet: How best to address world hunger and climate change? We’ll discuss various false solutions to these crises and then explore a real answer, namely food sovereignty, which seeks to restore local democratic control over our entire food/farm system. John E. Peck, Executive Director of Family Farm Defenders, Instructor at Madison College. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Pink Tent and Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Green Tent. u

A17. Integrated Forest Gardening: Plant Guilds and Polycultures in Permaculture Systems: One of the essential practices of permaculture is to develop perennial agricultural systems that thrive over several decades without expensive and harmful inputs: perennial plant guilds, food forests, agroforestry, and mixed animal and woody species polycultures. The guild concept often used is one of a “functional relationship” between plants—beneficial groupings of plants that share functions in order to bring health and stability to a plant regime and create an abundant yield for our utilization. Wayne Weiseman, Director of The Permaculture Project. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Green Tent. uu A18. Intensive Home Food Production with Open Raised Bed Gardens: Open raised beds (not containerized) offer the home gardener maximum food production using the least amount of space and outside inputs. This is probably the most sustainable approach to home gardening. Noel Valdes, Owner of CobraHead, LLC. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Green Tent. uu A19. Introduction to Seed Saving: Immerse yourself in the world of seed. In this workshop you will learn about the seed industry and the tradition of sharing seed. We will teach technical skills like handpollination and seed processing, as well as the biological and ecological concepts of seed saving. Grant Olson, Seed Savers. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Pink Tent. u

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A14. Getting Started Growing Mushrooms to Eat: I will discuss simple methods of growing oyster and winecap mushrooms, with very basic encouragement to try growing mushrooms based on personal experience with a few easy to grow types. Jim Erdman, Avid Lifelong Gardener. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Green Tent. u

A16. Growing Organic Sunflowers: The agronomic practices of growing sunflowers organically will be discussed. Learn how to plant, cultivate, and harvest sunflowers as well as cold-press the seed for oil. Different varieties of sunflowers and their net energy return for sunflower oil will be discussed. Additional value added uses of sunflower oil will also be discussed. Zach Biermann and Nicole Spinelli, Organic Valley. Friday 2:00 p.m. in Green Tent. u

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A12. Food Miles: An exploration of the impacts our food distribution systems have on our environment, and an alternative systems like CSAs, farmers’ markets and farmer direct distribution. Paul Newton, Information Manager at Tomato Mountain Farm. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Purple Tent. u

A15. Growing Food in Small Spaces: Learn how to grow food in containers and square-foot gardens, and how to grow sprouts in jars and mushrooms on your countertop. Learn ways to expand your growing space. Mary Eberle, Founder/Owner of First Step Renew, LLC. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in Black Tent. uu

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A10. Energy Wise Food Storage—Root Cellaring: Two seasoned organic gardeners will share their tips for “root cellaring” (live foods) and other winter storage tricks and methods. Larisa Walk, Co-Author of “Feeding Ourselves—The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate;” Jan Erdman, Organic Gardener. Friday 12:00 p.m. in Pink Tent. uuu

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A9. Energy Wise Food Preservation—Dehydrating and Canning: Preserve food utilizing time-proven methods in updated ways that save energy. Learn about building and using the Walk solar food dryer as well as steam canning/juicing. Larisa Walk, CoAuthor of “Feeding Ourselves—The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate.” Friday 2:00 p.m. in Pink Tent. uu

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workshop guide A20. Launch Your Organic Farm Dream: Join the organic farming movement and create a livelihood based on sustainability values and good food. Come harvest resources and inspiration from the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service. (MOSES) Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in Green Tent. uu

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A21. Permaculture and Edge: This presentation will focus on the concept of Edge in permaculture, beautifully articulated in David Holmgren’s design principle “Use edges and value the marginal.” Randall Jamrok, Permaculturist. Friday 10:00 a.m. in Pink Tent. uu A22. Rain Harvesting Beyond the Rain Barrel: For a gardener, water is the most essential resource. And it has become both expensive and scarce. This workshop will describe the building of a gravity fed irrigation system and a low cost underground irrigation system that collects 1000 gallons of water from one inch of rain. Paul and Candy Krepel, Urban Farmers. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. u

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A23. Raising Animals in a Permaculture System: This talk will focus on raising animals in a permaculture system. We will provide many examples from our farm on raising ducks, geese, chickens, turkeys and pigs in the permaculture system of cold springs creek. We will look at animal traits, needs, fencing requirements, feed and water automation and lessons learned over the years of raising animals on our farm. Seth McCallister, Owner of Cold Springs Creek Permaculture Research Farm. Friday 4:00 p.m. in Green Tent. uuu A24. Soil Awareness for Feeding Plants Nutritionally: Visual and technical information demonstrating what happened in 2014 for growers of all kinds. How knowing soil biology and what to improve grows better crops, more nutrients and ‘smarter’ plants. Rob Turner, Vermicompost/Soil Biology Specialist. Friday 10:00 a.m. in Black Tent. u

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A25. Soil Secrets for Health and Profit: Learn about the biological bridge between soils, plants, and health. No matter what you are growing, the basics are the same for making healthy soil that produces nutritious food in a sustainable and profitable way. Douglas Piltingsrud, Ph.D. Chemist, Sole Proprietor of BioLive Soils, LLC. Friday 5:00 p.m. in Green Tent and Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Pink Tent. uu

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A26. Sprouting for Life: Learn importance and techniques to grow and eat sprouts of many types. It’s an easy in home, low budget, superior food to add to your grocery routine. Loyrelli Lemke, Owner of Dynamo Brands, LLC. Friday 3:00 p.m. in Green Tent. u A27. Vegetable Seed Saving Part I: Why and how to save seed from your own garden vegetables. Focus will be on the easiest, self-pollinating crops for beginners. Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Seed Saver, Plum Creek Seeds. Friday 2:00 p.m. in Black Tent. uu A28. Vegetable Seed Saving Part II: For folks who have a basic understanding of seed-saving. We will look at cross-pollinating crops, bi-annuals, and other challenges. Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Seed Saver, Plum Creek Seeds. Friday 3:00 p.m. in Black Tent. uu A29. What’s for Dinner? Backyard Agriculture: Attendees will hear of our learning experience with respect to soil care, record keeping, importance of local weather conditions, planting a variety of crops, and seed saving. Presenters will share tricks and tips gleaned over the years. Paul and Candy Krepel, Urban Farmers. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Green Tent. u

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT C & ACTIVISM C1. Advancing Green Energy Policy in a Purple State: A look back at Wisconsin’s energy policy shift of the last three years and a look forward at legislative and community efforts to advance renewable energy policy together. Katrina Shankland, State Representative, Member of State Assembly Energy and Utilities Committee. Friday 5:00 p.m. in White Tent. u C2. An Interfaith Conversation on Climate Justice and Peace: Climate disruption is fueling the fires of injustice and human conflict. Come join us in an interfaith conversation about climate change and its effects on global peace and justice. Huda Alkaff, Director of Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin, Program Chair of Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in White Tent. u


C5. Clean Energy Choice: Bringing Renewables to Everyone: Despite record national growth, renewable energy systems’ up-front costs remain a barrier for many. Financing arrangements can bring renewable energy to everyone, and are exploding in popularity in other states. Tyler Huebner, Executive Director of RENEW Wisconsin. Friday 11:00 a.m. in Maroon Tent. uu

C7. Community Clean Energy Solutions: With state and federal response to climate change lacking, we’ll discuss actions and policies that communities can take and those that are already undertaking clean energy initiatives. Don Ferber, Beyond Coal Clean Energy Team. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in White Tent. uu

C12. Energy Ethics and Activism: A group participatory discussion with people brainstorming to take action in their local venues toward energy sustainability and local self-reliance. Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer. Friday 11:00 a.m. in White Tent. uu C13. Frac Sand Research Update: Particulate Health Risks: With 130 “frac” sand operations in Wisconsin, public exposure is increasing rapidly. The latest university and industry research on particulates (PM10 and PM2.5) including crystalline silica will be compared to EPA standards. Crispin Pierce, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Program Director for Environmental Public Health Program. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in White Tent. u C14. Gardening with Kids—Sharing the Love of Gardening with Your Children: Learn gardening activities that engage kids, build self-confidence, and are fun—identify compost critters, view sprouts with magnifying glasses, and water the garden. Learn how to engage your kids in garden activities. Mary Eberle, Founder/ Owner of First Step Renew, LLC. Friday 12:00 p.m. in White Tent. uu

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C8. Community of Relationships: Bumpity Road is one couple’s open door home and ongoing sharing of complimentary meals and lodging. Bob will discuss his use of passive solar, seed saving, mulching, raised beds, groundcover, effective fencing, new garden varieties, and the dining, donation and storage of homegrown foods! Bumpity Road intends to joyfully offer solitude, service, self-awareness, and serenity. Bob Thompson, Bumpity Road. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in White Tent. u

C11. Creating Sustainable Neighborhoods: To build a sustainable society we need efforts to reinvent urban and suburban neighborhoods so they become much more self-sufficient. Come see how you can help transform your neighborhood into a model of sustainability that practices conservation and recycling, utilizes renewable energy, composts its waste, grows its own fruits and vegetables, and feels more like a tightly knit community. Dan Chiras, Ph.D., Author of Superbia! Sunday 10:00 a.m. in White Tent. u

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C6. Collaborative Spaces as Catalysts for Sustainability: This workshop presents various manifestations of collaborative spaces around the country and addresses how we can use existing and new spaces to build community assets, infrastructure, and enthusiasm for sustainability. Tim Syth, Executive Director and Founder of Bucketworks. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in White Tent. uu

C10. Community Solar Gardens: Making community solar work in your community. Understanding the components of subscribers, host site leases, operations, and maintenance and long-term customer care of subscribers. Understand and discuss the legal structures and Tax Equity Financing to launch a successful community solar garden. Dustin Denison and Peter Teigland, MN Community Solar. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Black Tent. u

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C4. Citizen Empowerment through Grassroots Organizing: This workshop would focus on how ordinary citizens can be empowered to engage in making meaningful cultural and political change at the local, regional, state, and national levels through engaging in the grassroots movement where they live. Nathan Timm, Founder/Co-Chair of WI Grassroots Network. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in White Tent. uu

C9. Community Sized Bio-Fuels: A Grass Roots Solution: Answers about ethanol and how it is essential to sustainability now. Explore examples of past and present case studies, barriers, hurdles, and where to find help. Q & A session to follow. Jeff Lindow, Bio-Fuels Advocate. Friday 2:00 p.m. in White Tent and Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. uu

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C3. As You Walk the Earth Dearly: Growing food and protecting our water are essential to every community and each of us can play a part in honoring the Earth in this way. Celebrate our intrinsic need. Dena Eakles, Founder of Echo Valley Farm. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in White Tent. u


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workshop guide C15. Get Ready for Nonviolence: A discussion of organized, conscientious nonviolent direct action in the pursuit of social change for environmental protection (with Power-point photo essay). Bonnie Ufer, Nonviolent Activist/Trainer; John LaForge and Arianne Peterson, Nukewatch. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. u

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C16. Made in Minnesota: An overview of the Made in Minnesota program; the legislation, how it works, and how to apply. Q & A session to follow. Jack Kluempke, Minnesota Department of Commerce. Friday 11:00 a.m. in Green Tent. u C17. Make Art Do Work: What Sp/ace Meant: A dialogue on the threshold between space and place including a series of non-scientific observations on creativity and craftiness within the context of site-specific experimentation. Keith Hayes, Lead Artist at beintween, LEED AP. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in White Tent. uuu C18. MN Solar Miracle: A workshop/case study to understand and replicate the logistics, history, policy, and organizations that played a key role in the 2014 legislative solar victories in MN. Dustin Denison, President of Applied Energy Innovations. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in White Tent. u

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C19. Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer to Climate Change: Nuclear power cannot help halt climate change because it takes too long to site, approve, construct, and license. Investing in new reactors robs resources from clean, renewable, safe energy required to confront climate chaos. John LaForge, Co-Director of Nukewatch; Kevin Kamps, Nuclear Waste Specialist. Friday 3:00 p.m. in White Tent. u

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C20. Permaculture Solutions to Climate Change: Pieces of the Puzzle Learned at the International Permaculture Congress 11 in Cuba: Randall will share his experience in Cuba at the International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) in December 2013. He will detail permaculture solutions to climate change learned from the event. Randall Jamrok, Permaculturist. Friday 4:00 p.m. in White Tent. uu

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C21. Powering a Bright Future: Raising Community Awareness: Promote community awareness of renewable energy benefits using successful discussion format from Northwest Earth Institute. Presented by the Coordinator and President of Great Lakes Earth Institute. Wes Weinhold, President of Great Lakes Earth Institute; Peg Cadigan, Mentor/ Advisor. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in White Tent. u C22. Religious Perspective on Climate Change: Representatives of four major world religions will each reflect on climate change issues from within their religious tradition. Members of Baha’i, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim faith communities will discuss how they view human-caused global climate change and how their religions encourage their members to respond to it. Huda Alkaff, Mary Bratz, Leo Jacoby, and Larry Weiser, Interfaith Community for the Earth; Dick Stephens, Facilitator. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Black Tent. u C23. Sparking Change at the Capitol: State Policies to Support Renewable Energy: Wisconsin used to be a renewable energy leader, but is falling behind neighboring states. In this workshop we will discuss state policy options to encourage the transition to renewable energy, and strategies for effective grassroots advocacy and lobbying. Karen O’ Connor, Government Relations Director of Wisconsin Farmers Union. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. u C24. The Climate Reality Project—People vs. Carbon: The Project was founded by former VP Al Gore to educate others about climate change and tackle the crisis head on. John O’Donohue, JD, LEED AP, GRI, G3.1/G4 Certified, Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps Member. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in White Tent. u C25. Unfolding Waldo Intentional Sustainable Community “WISC”: After introducing our mission statement, the five experienced participants will describe the co-housing permaculture project on 110 acres in Waldo, WI, 50 miles north of Milwaukee. The interactive session will include decision checklists; timetables; and working with experts and alternative energy. Nola Cross Hitchcock, River Edge Cooperative; Margaret Moore, Maxelton Creek Co-Housing; Claire Moore, Energy Independence Day Milwaukee; Sarah Moore, Power Down Milwaukee; John Gorecki, Sustainable Design Engineer. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Black Tent. u


D1. Lifestyle Entrepreneurship: Restoring the Planet: Learn how to harness the power of business to make the world a better place while providing a more meaningful and purpose-driven life as a lifestyle entrepreneur. Make self-employment work for you. Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, Inn Serendipity. Friday 10:00 a.m. in Maroon Tent. u

D3. MSTN Success and Updates: This workshop will provide an overview of the Midwest Solar Training Network’s (MSTN) history, activities, successes, and lessons learned. An MSTN Networking Social will directly follow—a great opportunity to meet other MSTN instructors and students involved in solar training in the Midwest! Elizabeth Hittman, MREA Milwaukee. Friday 5:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent. uuu

E1. Aquaponics at Hawley Environmental Elementary: We will cover the start to finish process of designing an aquaponics system for an existing greenhouse, pictures of the construction process, and pictures of the final result. We will touch on the educational potential of aquaponics in elementary schools. Jesse Hull and Molly Stanek, CoFounders, Imagine Aquaponics. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Educator Tent.  E2. Classroom Lessons to Teach About Sustainability: Through simulation activities and hands-on learning, connect complex global issues and start re-visioning a more sustainable future. Come experience Facing the Future curriculum resources and gain new lesson plan ideas. Dan Martinson, Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education and Facing the Future. Friday 11:00 a.m. (Two hours) in Educator Tent.  E3. Closing the Food Loop with Compost: Food for Food: An introduction to composting, soil science principles and nutrient absorption dynamics in root systems. We’ll learn about methods and designs to build at home or the institutional level. Fun and interactive! Scott Koepke, Education Outreach Coordinator, Founder of Soilmates organic garden education for children, New Pioneer Food Co-op. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Educator Tent. 

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D2. MREA Certificate Training Programs: The MREA offers two Certificate Programs, the Site Assessment Certificate Program and the PV Design and Sales Certificate Program. These Certificates allow learners to gain the skills, abilities, and knowledge to compete in the ever-growing renewable energy industry. These Certificates are designed to be stackable and are aligned to industry recognized job task analysis. Learn what training opportunities are available to you through the MREA! Steve Knudsen, Certificate Program Coordinator, MREA. Saturday 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Pink Tent. u

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C26. Using Local Control for Environmental Protection: Panel Discussion: Panelists will discuss how local control has been used to promote environmental protection, public health, and sustainable energy, and why we need to defend the environmental rights of local communities. Andi Cloud, Rob Danielson, and Charles Ortman, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. Facilitated by Frank Koehn. Friday 10:00 a.m. in White Tent. u

E4. Edible Forests on School Sites: Create and use an edible forest on your school site. Trees, shrubs, and vines make excellent teaching tools and offer yearround learning possibilities, which actually require less time for maintenance the longer they are in the ground. We’ll share information on student learning opportunities involving species selection, site management, and uses for produce. Sarah Gilbert, Program Coordinator, LEAF. Friday 2:00 p.m. in Educator Tent. 

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E5. Empowering Today’s Youth with Sustainable Media: An intriguing look at crafting today’s educational media, this workshop reveals how to engage students and educators using key elements that empower them to take interest and ownership of subjects. Dan Bertalan, Director of Production, Discover Mediaworks and Lead Science Producer, Into the Outdoors. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Educator Tent.  41


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workshop guide E6. Experiential Education on the Ice Age Trail: This workshop will provide schools and community groups with the resources and skills to provide service-learning and experiential education opportunities for students across Wisconsin. Luke Kloberdanz, Education and Outreach Programs, Ice Age Trail Alliance. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Educator Tent. 

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E7. Exploring Energy Literacy: Wood Based Biofuels and Co-products: The NARA Energy Literacy Principles Matrix is a collection of educational resources related to biofuel solutions that are economically viable, socially acceptable, and meet the high environmental standards. You can use the Matrix to find teaching materials such as lesson plans, datasets, videos, images, activities, software, and modules. All of the resources align to the energy principles and concepts as outlined in the Department of Energy’s peer reviewed Energy Literacy: Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts for Energy Education framework. R. Justin Hougham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Environmental Education Specialist, UW–Extension. Friday 4:00 p.m. in Educator Tent. 

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E8. Growing Healthy Children with Youth Gardens: Children that grow vegetables, eat vegetables. They are also more knowledgeable about their food and their environment. Learn how to support youth gardening activities to grow healthy children and communities. Beth Hanna, Training and Outreach Specialist, Community GroundWorks. Friday 3:00 p.m. in Educator Tent.  E9. Plastic Bag Upcycling: Turning Waste into Functionality: Lou Leelyn of Lou’s Upcycles will be teaching participants how to turn post-consumer un-recyclable plastic bags and wrappers into a new type of textile that can be used for many purposes. Lou Leelyn, Craftsperson, President of Artisans of WMASS. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Purple Tent and Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Educator Tent. 

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E10. Play for Sustainability: With the positive focus on education for sustainability in Wisconsin and around the world; this is an opportunity to explore the tremendous learning that happens in play and the interesting correlation between characteristics required for sustainability leadership and characteristics developed through play, especially selfdirected play in nature-rich settings. Gerry Slater, Co-planner/Co-designer (with clients) of children’s play environments. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in Educator Tent.  42

E11. School Cafeteria Waste Reduction: This workshop will discuss ways to reduce waste in the school cafeteria. We will review the different waste streams generated and options you have to manage and reduce them. Angie Lemar and Karin Sieg, Recycling Connections Corporation. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Educator Tent.  E12. Solar Gadgets in the Classroom: Learn some affordable, simple projects to teach kids about solar and wind energy. Joshua Zimmerman, Brown Dog Gadgets. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Educator Tent.  E13. Teaching Children to Live Sustainably: A WaldorfInspired Approach: From infancy through high school, how can we approach education to prepare children for self-sufficiency in community? Through presentation and activities, gain an appreciation for a Waldorf-inspired approach. Lori Barian, Director of Administration, Great Lakes Waldorf Institute. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Educator Tent.  E14. The Sun Shines Brightest on Those Who Conserve: Save energy, or produce it renewably, and you save money, resources, and environmental wastes—there’s lots to love about that! Learn how to bring these topics alive in your classroom. Scott Liddicoat, H.S. Science Teacher and Renewable Education Coordinator, WPS SolarWise for Schools. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Educator Tent.  E15. Three Essential Components to Building a Green & Healthy School: This interactive workshop will walk participants through the three essential components to making your local school more green and healthy. Gain new ideas through inspiring success stories. Susan Schuller, Senior Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education. Friday 5:00 p.m. in Educator Tent.  E16. Using Project Learning Tree to Teach About Waste: Bring the issues of landfills, recycling, composting, and Waste-to-Energy into your secondary curriculum with interdisciplinary hands-on activities. Ten teachers will receive the PLT “Municipal Solid Waste” module free of charge. To reserve your module in advance, sign up in the Educator Resource Tent prior to the workshop. Nicole Filizetti, LEAF/Project Learning Tree. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Educator Tent. 


EC1. Clean Burning Solid Fuels—High Efficiency Solid Fuel Selection and Clean Combustion Technology: Beating the LP and natural gas market. Properly designed cordwood and wood pellet burners offer high efficiency heat distribution solutions. Karl Schwingel, Chief Technical Officer at North Wind Renewable Energy. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. u

EC3. Energy Efficiency First: Find out what types of projects should be preformed before implementing renewables, and find out how to receive financial incentives for reducing utility consumption in the state of Wisconsin. Caleb Brauneller, Energy Engineer for the Focus on Energy Multifamily Energy Savings Program. Friday 3:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. uu

EC7. Journey to Energy Independence—Zero-Energy Buildings Produce Own Energy: Doing everything right on new or existing buildings so you can: produce all the energy you use every year, reduce your carbon footprint, save your peak and get huge savings, get checks from your power company every month, and get a 12% tax free return on your investment per year. This is a real building, not a computer model. Jeff Knutson, President of A-A Exteriors. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. uuu EC8. LED Lighting—Commercial Applications: A general overview of commercial LED applications for both interior and exterior. This workshop will cover LED benefits, best practices, ROI analysis, etc. Open dialogue with lots of time for questions. Tony Beman, Regional Manager of LED Supply Co. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. uu EC9. Rocket Stoves and Biomass Gasification: Our workshop will focus on rocket stoves and how to build them, as well as biomass gasification. We’ll talk about top lit up draft and downdraft stratified gasifiers. Greg David, Dale Niggeman, and Adam Klawitter, Builders of Biomass Stoves. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. uu

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EC4. Energy Independence in Commercial Buildings: Commercial building owners will learn how to reduce energy consumption and receive a 20% to 100% return on your investment per year every year (one to five year payback). Jeff Knutson, President of A-A Exteriors, Commercial Building Efficiency Expert. Friday 10:00 a.m. in Orange Tent. uuu

EC6. Home Performance Assessments—The First Step Towards Energy Independence: How a Home Performance Audit Report can be used as a “road map” to prioritize improvement work on a building/home/residence. Joel Kubish, Building Performance Specialist, BPI Certified Building Analyst. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in Orange Tent. u

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EC2. Energy Efficient Appliances On and Off Grid: A review of household appliances from air-conditioning to water heaters. How to find the most efficient and what will work best on and off grid. Dan Alway, PV Designer. Friday 4:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. uu

EC5. Free Cooling for Life: Unknown to many people, we can cool our homes naturally in many climate zones. Smart design combined with energy-efficient landscaping and intelligent decisions about energy use can easily cut your cooling bill by half. Come learn how to stay cool in the summer without costly air conditioners and sky-high utility bills. Dan Chiras, Ph.D., Director of The Evergreen Institute’s Center for Renewable Energy and Clean Building. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Orange Tent. u

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E17. Wisconsin Association for Environmental Educators (WAEE) Networking Hour: This workshop hour will be used to create a networking opportunity for educators at The MREA Energy Fair to mix, mingle, and get to know each other. Join us for snacks and time to connect with other educators who are interested in sustainable ideas for their classrooms, nature centers, zoos, outdoor education facilities, and more. Staff, Wisconsin Association for Environmental Educators. Friday 10:00 a.m. in Educator Tent. 

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workshop guide EC10. So, You Want to Be a Home Energy Retrofit Contractor, Eh? Although it may not seem like it, the residential energy retrofit industry is still in its infancy—millions of houses could still use minor or serious energy efficiency upgrades. Let WECC help you discover the business opportunities across the Midwest and learn the inside scoop from a seasoned expert who has eaten, slept, and breathed this work for the last few decades. Bob Pfeiffer, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC). Friday 5:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. u

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EC11. Start Here to Reducing Your Energy Consumption: There are a number of different ways to reduce your energy consumption, and they don’t have to cost a lot of money or require huge changes in your behavior. Jeff Knutson, President of A-A Exteriors. Friday 11:00 a.m. and Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. uuu EC12. Stop Energy Loss (Air Trumps Everything): What makes a building different than the great outdoors? Actual air moving in or out; you need some air but not the amounts normally found in buildings. Jeff Knutson, President of A-A Exteriors. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Orange Tent. uu

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EC13. Top 5 Energy Efficiency and Safety Tips for Your Home: Ever wonder if your home is at peak performance? Do you know what energy-related upgrades can make your home a safer environment? Looking to make your home more comfortable? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join WECC for a workshop on how to inspect your home and find solutions to improve the efficiency, safety, and comfort—and five warning signs your house isn’t working well. Bob Pfeiffer, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC). Saturday 12:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. u

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EC14. Think Globally, Heat Locally: Wisconsin has no fossil fuels. Where does your heating fuel money go? Isn’t it time to heat with locally supplied biomass products and keep the money in our local economy? Karl Schwingel, Chief Technical Officer at North Wind Renewable Energy. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in Red Tent. u

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F FINANCES AND ECONOMICS F1. Cooperative Economics: Harvesting and Distributing Renewable Human Energy: An in depth look into the emergence of the civil economy, how cooperation builds community, and who is making it happen. Ernest Rando, Environmental Educator. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Maroon Tent. u F2. Creating a Local Investment Network: Learn how to establish a local triple bottom line investment network in your community. Fund Milwaukee will discuss our network and present a toolbox for starting your own. Jackie Boynton, Juli Kaufmann, and d’Andre Willis, Founding Members of Fund Milwaukee. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. u F3. Creating a Sustainable System for Local Food Acquisition: No interest micro-loans for local producers and price and quantity agreements for delivery of future production are both being employed in an attempt to create a sustainable system for accessing local products. Harold Vanselow, General Manager of Chequamegon Food Co-op. Friday 5:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. u F4. Federal Clean Energy Policy and Updates: Federal policy plays a vital role in expanding and supporting clean energy. From incentives to investment policy this workshop will give you updates, ideas, and ways to get involved. Andrew Werthmann, Wisconsin Representative, Pew Charitable Trusts - Clean Energy Program. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Purple Tent. u F5. Getting Max Value on Your Appraisal: If you have ever experienced frustration around valuation of energy efficiency or renewables, learn the tools you can use to get maximum value from real estate appraisers. Jason Lafleur, Building Scientist, LEED AP. Friday 11:00 a.m. in Pink Tent. uu F6. How Sustainable Business Practices Save Money: A Case Study: Expanding its renewable energy efforts helped Van Holten’s generate cost-savings related to doing business and helped hold product prices steady. Learn examples of sustainable changes and their impact. Arland Wingate, Project Engineer for Van Holten’s. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. u


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G5. Building Stone Circles: Stone circle construction is enjoying a megalithic revival around the world. This workshop tells why, who, and how—in an entertaining way—and relates modern with ancient monuments. Rob and Jaki Roy, Director of Earthwood Building School. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Green Home Pavilion. uuu G6. Building With Light Straw-Clay: We will cover the hands-on process of working with light straw-clay as a building material on a job site and how to integrate it into the building process. Scott Cherry, Owner of Lightfoot, Inc. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Green Home Pavilion. uu

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F8. Why Cooperatives Work: Models, Structures, and Principals of Cooperation: An in depth Permaculture Research Project Report in Cooperative Economics. Academic Models, Governance Structures, and the 7 Principals of Cooperation. Ernest Rando, Environmental Educator. Friday 4:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. u

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F7. Socially Responsible Investing: This educational course defines Socially Responsible Investing and its impact on society and the environment. David Behnke-Seper, Investment Fiduciary. Friday 12:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Maroon Tent. u

G7. Cordwood Evolution 2014: Cordwood Construction is a home building technique that uses natural materials and offers planet friendly choices. Outstanding visual examples of best practice homes/cottages/cabins will show the positive evolution of cordwood. Richard and Becky Flatau, Cordwood Homeowners. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Networking Tent. uu

on working with naturally shaped materials (logs and branches). Dudley Parkinson, Owner of Wood Weaver Building. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Green Home Pavilion. u

G4. Build Your Own Rustic Log Furniture: Have you ever looked at that tree top in your backyard and dreamt about building your own rustic log furniture or home? Come to this workshop to make your dream a reality. Scott Bargender, Owner of Living in Harmony Art Studio. Sunday 9:00 a.m. in Green Home Pavilion. u

G9. Earth Block Wall Systems: An introduction to Compressed Earth Block construction and a presentation on how these locally produced bricks can be incorporated as thermal mass into energy efficient buildings. Dan Johnson, Driftless Home Wrights. Friday 11:00 a.m. in Green Home Pavilion. uu

G10. Earth Sheltered Housing and Living Roofs: Do it yourself underground housing is discussed, with the accent on low cost techniques such as plank and beam roofing and surface bonded block wall construction. Rob and Jaki Roy, Director of Earthwood Building School. Friday 6:00 p.m. in Green Home Pavilion. u

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G3. Build Your Own Pizza Oven: Come play with MREA and their soon to be new pizza oven. Learn about cob, earth blocks, earth mortar, and earth plaster. Be ready and willing to get your feet, hands, and most everything in-between full of dirt, mud, and straw. We will start with a brief slide show of what is possible and then dive in. Mark Morgan, MREA Instructor, Bear Paw Design and Construction. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Green Home Pavilion. uu

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G1. An Introduction to the Living Building Challenge: Are you interested in learning more about the most advanced green building rating system in the world? The Living Building Challenge is a philosophy, advocacy tool, and certification program. Leah G8. Demystifying Green Home Certifications: Are you confused by the multiple certifications out there Samson-Samuel, President of Madison Environmensuch as HERS ratings, Energy Star, LEED, Passive tal Group, LLC. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Green Home House, Challenge Home, Living Buildings, Net Zero Pavilion. uu and more? This session will provide clarity and G2. Basic Timber Framing and Working with Natural help you find a good fit for your project. Jason Shaped Timbers: An introduction to basic timber Lafleur, Building Scientist, LEED AP. Saturday 5:00 framing principles and an opportunity for handsp.m. in Black Tent. u on work with the tools required. We’ll also touch

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G11. Earth Sheltered Housing on a Shoe String Budget from an Owner’s/Builder’s Perspective: Simple, sustainable, earth-friendly, and affordable are a few of the user-friendly watchwords that describe Earth-Sheltered Homes. Doug McWain will present an introduction to earth-sheltered housing, and discuss its history, performance, building ideas, methods to reduce costs, and some advantages/ disadvantages of living in harmony with the natural abundance provided by this very ancient form of lodging. Douglas McWain, Former Associate Professor and Sustainable Living Enthusiast. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. u G12. Energy Efficient Construction: Learn about superinsulated construction techniques, use of sustainable materials, mechanical systems, and renewable options for your new renovated home. John Brown and Mark Klein, Gimme Shelter Construction. Friday 12:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. uuu

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G13. Energy Efficient Myth Busters: This workshop will overview common new home energy efficiencyrelated myths and the truths behind the products or methods. Smart energy efficiency saves both money and the environment from day one. Steve Romme and Seth Romme, Owners of eFree Advisors, LLC. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. uu G14. Granny Flats and Back Yard Cottages Make a Comeback as “Green ADUs”: Participants will learn about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)/Green City initiatives in Madison and Portland. Sue Thering, Ph.D., Executive Director of Design Coalition Institute. Friday 4:00 p.m. in Pink Tent. uu G15. Green Building Part I: High-Performance Natural Midwestern Homes: High performance natural home design and construction for the Midwest. Homes are energy efficient, low-toxin, use strawclay, earthen plaster and floors, low-impact materials and methods. Lou Host-Jablonski, Principal Architect at Design Coalition. Friday 2:00 p.m. in Green Home Pavilion. u

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G16. Green Building Part II: Light Straw-Clay Insulation: Presentation of quality requirements for straw and clay, research and process description for making light straw-clay and controlling its R value, equipment options and required conditions for drying the light straw-clay walls. Douglas Piltingsrud, Ph.D. Chemist, Sole Proprietor of BioLive Soils, LLC. Friday 4:00 p.m. in Green Home Pavilion. uu 46

G17. How Does Your Home Perform?: By moaning tearful laments of moisture, whistling air leaks, giving icy ice-dam stares? Crooning mellow warmth and refreshing coolness? Learn about making dramatic improvements, without setting the stage for problems. Barb Basaj, BPI Certified Building Analyst. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Orange Tent. u G18. Living in Our Small House: Learn how we planned and built our small house including passive solar, good envelope, efficient layout/storage, heating/ cooling data, and lessons learned. Margaret Foss and Mark Stensvold, Sustainable Practices Supporters. Friday 5:00 p.m. in Pink Tent and Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. u G19. Masonry Heating: A brief history and theory of heater design, modern applications, and design strategies. Mark Klein and Mark Dostal, Gimme Shelter Construction. Friday 10:00 a.m. in Green Home Pavilion. u G20. Mortgage Free!: Mortgage means, literally, death pledge. Learn what it really costs, and strategies for bypassing the death pledge altogether. Finding inexpensive land, the grubstake, and the temporary shelter are some of the topics covered. Rob and Jaki Roy, Director of Earthwood Building School. Friday 12:00 p.m. in Green Home Pavilion. uu G21. Napkin Sketch to Blueprints: Are you considering an energy efficient home or an update? Overwhelmed and not sure what to do first? Learn how to organize information, sketch out solutions, and what blueprints look like. Follow step-by-step actual case studies. Amber Westerman, Owner of Amber Westerman Building Design. Friday 3:00 p.m. in Green Home Pavilion. uu G22. Passive House: Not Just an Energy Standard: Passive House is a set of building and construction strategies that, when used together, result in 80-90% energy-use reductions as well as superior indoor air quality and comfort. Christi Weber, Design Coalition Architects. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in Green Home Pavilion. uu G23. Passive Solar Design: Passive solar design strategies for new home construction, with an overview of site analysis and real world budget impacts. Mark Dostal and Mark Klein, Gimme Shelter Construction. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Green Home Pavilion. u


G26. Straw Bale Construction in the Midwest: This will cover the history of straw bale construction as well as an overview of the last 14 years of experience in building with straw and other sustainable practices in the Midwest. Mark Morgan, MREA Instructor, Bear Paw Design and Construction. Friday 9:00 a.m. in Green Home Pavilion. u

G28. Sustainable Shelter Idea Laboratory—The Building of Underhill House: Building and first year performance review of Underhill House’s unmilled-branching timber frame, natural-plastered straw bale walls, slip-form stone foundation, passive solar design, solar hot water in-floor heat and sod roof. Denise Thornton, Doug Hansmann, Underhill House Owners; Bryan Dalstrom, Designer/Builder, Eco Spirit Studio. Saturday 6:00 p.m. in Networking Tent. u

G30. The Reality of Energy Efficient Lighting: We will discuss all the different lighting options, how to tell which are efficient, and also cover some lighting design. Ramy Selim, Former ECO Store Owner, Licensed MN Building Contractor. Friday 2:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. uu G31. Tying Sustainability into a Remodel Project: We will go through individual things you can do in a remodel to make it “Sustainable” as well as tying it in to the whole project!! Ramy Selim, Former ECO Store Owner, Licensed MN Building Contractor. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Pink Tent and Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Orange Tent. uuu G32. Why Trees are Stronger than Wood: Building with trees that are too small to mill (small diameter timber) can be more economical than building with steel or concrete. Incorporating small diameter timber (a material that is currently considered a sustainably managed forest waste) into commercial and residential construction will have a restorative impact on communities and the building shed. Roald Gundersen, Principle Architect of Whole Trees. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Networking Tent. 

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G27. Sustainable Residential Building, Planning, and Goals: This course will discuss aspects desired to generate a cost effective green residential project that meets the clients’ green goals utilizing a whole house systems thinking approach. Sandy Gordon, Adjunct Lecturer at University of WI, Madison, FASID, LEEP AP. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Green Home Pavilion. u

G29. The Almost Passive House: Cost-Effective Techniques and Case Studies from Passive House Construction: Learn about three projects designed and built using Passive House methods— the “Newenhouse” (Wisconsin’s second certified Passive House), the Booker Project (an “almost passive house”), and the Root River House (a net-zero project). Dan Johnson, Driftless Home Wrights; David Romary, Driftless Home Wrights; Christi Weber, Design Coalition Architects. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in Green Home Pavilion. uu

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G25. Resilient Design for Smaller Buildings: This workshop will explore tried and true design and construction techniques for smaller high-performance buildings. Resilient design includes passive solar concepts, forgiving and redundant building envelopes, the use of natural light, passive cooling, and other basic principles that will result in a long-lasting and durable structure that performs well over time and in all seasons. Tom Brown, Architect. Friday 11:00 a.m. in Red Tent. u

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G24. Permaculture and the Built Environment: In this workshop we will look at the basic principles and methodologies of Permaculture and how planning, design, and site planning for the built environment integrate with the Permaculture system. Wayne Weiseman, Director of The Permaculture Project/Weiseman. Friday 5:00 p.m. Green Home Pavilion. uu

G33. Visualizing with Sketchup: SketchUp is a free software program that draws in three dimensions. Learn how to download, use the tools, and build a passive solar house from ground up. Model sun and shade, detail a straw bale wall, and get stylin’ with color and texture. Amber Westerman, Owner of Amber Westerman Building Design. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Networking Tent. uu

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workshop guide L SUSTAINABLE LIVING L1. Advanced Kombucha: Learn how to second ferment, grow your own scobies, what to do with extra scobies, and how to make vinegar with your kombucha. Lisa Shirek, HHP and Co-Owner of Gypsy Booch. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Black Tent. u

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L2. Basic Kombucha: What is it, what are the health benefits, who can benefit from it, and how to brew your own. Lisa Shirek, HHP and Brianna Cabral, Gypsy Booch. Friday 12:00 p.m. in Green Tent. u L3. ‘Cheeseheaded’—Introduction to Cheesemaking: Gain a better understanding of the cheesemaking process and what makes one cheese different from another.  Rose Boero, Dairy Goat Farmer and Licensed Wisconsin Cheesemaker. Friday 10:00 a.m. in Green Tent. uu

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L4. Compostable Plastics: The Next Best Thing or Green-Washing?: You’ve probably seen compostable plastics at a coffee shop, but did the shop collect them to be composted? Come discuss pros and cons of this new material. Waneta Kratz, WI DNR Recycling Program. Friday 2:00 p.m. in Red Tent. uu L5. Critical Resource Depletion, Over Consumption, and Waste: The depletion of critical resources, e.g. fuels, water, food stocks, climate, minerals, etc. will affect everyone since they are essential for modern life. Let’s explore possible solutions to this complex and multifaceted impending crisis. Douglas McWain, Former Associate Professor and Sustainable Living Enthusiast. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Black Tent. u

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L6. Life on Earth, Life Among the Stars: This workshop will use stories and examples from the long history of life on earth and its intimate connection to the stars to illustrate principles of sustainable systems. We will combine descriptions given by Dr. Maggie Turnbull with active group discussions to explore how our home planet, the solar system, stars, and Galaxy are there to enhance your human experience of knowing mother Earth. Dr. Maggie Turnbull, Ph.D. in Astronomy and Cell Biology, Backyard Permaculturist. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. uuu

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L7. Farmstead Chef: Grow, Prepare, Savor, Share: Whether you’re an urban farmer, farmers’ market regular or savor the flavors of fresh, local, seasonal cuisine, join the authors as they share simple tips for homegrown and homemade cooking, from preserving the harvest to stocking the pantry to building community around your kitchen table. Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, Inn Serendipity. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Green Tent. uu L8. Fermentation in Dairyland: We’ll teach about several dairy ferments from common to unusual; all which can be made right at home. Carly Smith and Rebekah Wilce, Local Food and Sustainability Enthusiasts. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Green Tent. uuu L9. Gasoline Free Yard Care: Learn about the different options you have for keeping nature at bay without the noise, smell, and struggle that often comes with using gasoline in yard care. Ryland Erdman, Electric and Mechanical Builder/Tinkerer. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. u L10. Green is Gold—The Big Green Opportunity for Small Business: An overview of current trends in the Green Industry and how they influence business strategy for small green businesses. Marketing challenges we all face as small green businesses and recommendations that you can take away and apply to your own green business. Autumn Hill, Co-Owner of Autumn Hill, LLC. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. u L11. Green or Not?: With all the hype on “Green” Ramy will show you how to cut through the “Green washing” and help you figure out what is actually green! From cleaning products to vehicles. Ramy Selim, Former ECO Store Owner, Licensed MN Building Contractor. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Pink Tent. uu L12. Home Scale Butchering and Charcuterie: This talk will work to demystify the process of butchering and processing animals into wonderfully delicious items through the art of charcuterie. We will teach people the basics of breaking down a whole animal, and teach people how they can cure their own things such as prosciutto, salami, sausages and bacon. We will explain the steps, items needed, safety, and best practices for butchering, curing, brining, and smoking meat. Seth McCallister, Owner of Cold Springs Creek Permaculture. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Green Tent. uu


L19. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint—Restoring Your Landscape with Native Plants: Simple and sustainable! You are clearly working with a win-win landscape when you use native plants. Learn about the purpose, planning, and planting on options ranging from rain gardens to a no-mow lawn. Kate Hau, Restoration Ecologist at NES Ecological Services. Friday 10:00 a.m. in Purple Tent. uu

L15. Introduction to Beekeeping: An introduction to beekeeping as a hobby, including information on equipment and everything else a beginning beekeeper needs to know. Charlie Koenen, Beepods. com. Friday 2:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. u

L21. Repurposing and Recycling for Preppers: Learn how to repurpose and reuse common household items for your emergency and disaster kits. Jim Cobb, Author and Prepper. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in Black Tent. uu

L16. Joanna Macy, the Work that Reconnects, and the Double Circle: Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects is great self-care. This exercise will help you express gratitude and honor your pain for the world. It will help you get unstuck. Judy Skog. Friday 12:00 p.m. in Black Tent. uu

L22. Suburban/Urban Permaculture: People in the cities and suburbs are learning how to produce their own fruit, vegetables, herbs, honey, mushrooms, chicken, wines, beer and more. Incorporating permaculture design reduces work, increases yields, and deepens our inner sense of security and competency. Milton Dixon, Midwest Permaculture. Friday 5:00 p.m. in Black Tent. uu L23. Sustainable Living Simplified: Go carbon negative and (largely) fossil fuel free with renewable energy, organic and local foods, and green home design. Garner ideas and inspiration to simplify, achieve greater self-reliance and a sane livelihood while enriching your quality of life. John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity. Friday 2:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. uu L24. The 4 Fires of Group Work: Often, people get together with dreams of starting a group, a community or a business only to be surprised and disappointed when it unhappily falls apart. They did not navigate the 4-fires. Bill Wilson, Midwest Permaculture and the Stelle Community. Friday 3:00 p.m. in Purple Tent.

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L18. Passive Solar in the $5 per Gallon Propane Era!: Workshop will demonstrate how passive solar becomes much more affordable as fossil fuel prices rise to new heights! We hope participants depart with a renewed enthusiasm for the practicality and affordability of passive solar heat for their home, business, or ag building. Joe Bacon, M.Ed., Passive Solar Workshop Teacher. Friday 11:00 a.m. in Purple Tent. u

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L20. Rejuvenating Taste, Health, and Community with Naturally Fermented Foods: This is not only the long overdue “why and how-to” tribute to our favorite, healthy and delicious cultured foods and the micro-organisms responsible for them, but how they can help us seed and sustain more robust, connected lives and local communities. Nancy Lee Bentley, Wholistic Health Expert. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in Purple Tent. uu

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L14. Intro to Mead Brewing: Harvesting the Nectar of the Gods: Introduction to mead including history, beginner brewing techniques, use of local ingredients, examples of equipment used, and raising awareness of colony collapse and honey shortage. Brett Wehmeyer and Brady Megal, Mead and Wine Homebrewers. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Green Tent. u

L17. Make Your Own Natural Paints and Finishes: Interested in painting your house with truly “Nontoxic” paints and finishes? We will show you how cheap and easy it actually is, and can be quite fun! Ramy Selim, Former ECO Store Owner, Licensed MN Building Contractor. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. uu

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L13. Homebrewing Beer 101: This talk will be an introduction to brewing beer and the necessary items, tricks, and techniques to get someone up to speed fast with the hobby. We will review equipment needed, brewing history, style differences and the four primary tips to shortcut the time to making brewery quality beer. Seth McCallister and Brian Kane, Homebrewers. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. uu

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workshop guide L25. The Origins of Power: Where does electricity come from? An entertaining yet serious exploration of the technologies, drawbacks, and benefits of the different mainstream electrical generation sources—renewable and non-renewable. Nick Matthes, Master Electrician. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in Pink Tent. u

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L26. The Work that Reconnects—Gratitude and the Elm Dance: Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects is great self-care. It starts with Gratitude. The Elm Dance helps us ground and heal the earth and ourselves. No dance experience required—it’s easy. Judy Skog. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Black Tent. uu L27. Tiny House Experiment—Living Elegantly in a (Really) Small Space: How do you design a tiny house to actually live in? This workshop details ways to work with the inherent opportunities and challenges, with applicable lessons regarding careful use of small space. Lea Karlssen, lived off-grid for 7 years in her “tiny house.” Friday 3:00 p.m. in Pink Tent. u

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L28. Tips for Building Solar Cookers: Introductions to solar cooking both how and why. Explanation of the three major types of solar cookers. List of online websites with solar plans. Reflector design. Box design with materials. New technology for the basement designer available in the last two years. Tom Hallquist, Solar Cooker Builder. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in Pink Tent. uu L29. Updates—Electromagnetic Exposure, Sources, and Avoidance: This workshop overviews basics and updates the latest issues concerning sources and avoidance of electromagnetic exposure, such as building wiring, smart phone/pad with 4G, WiFi, smart meters, and power lines. Spark Burmaster, Electrical Engineer. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Yellow Tent. uu

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L30. Walking the Ice Age Trail—An Incredible Journey: Learn about the Wisconsin Ice Age Trail, its history, glacial features, and pick up some hiking tips along the way. Encourage others to hike the trail. Ruth Sommers, Hiked entire 1,000-mile Ice Age Trail, Member of State Ice Age Trail Alliance. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. uuu L31. Yoga: Move through a series of warm-up stretches, postures, and breaking techniques. Marguerite Ramlow, Artha Sustainable Living Center. Friday 10:00 a.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Networking Tent. u 50

PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS PV (SOLAR ELECTRIC) PV1. AC Coupling Your Existing PV System: Upgrading your existing PV system with high efficiency battery backup power while continuing to reap the benefits of a grid-tied system. Craig Buttke, Chief Operations Officer at North Wind Renewable Energy. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in Yellow Tent. u PV2. Advanced PV: A review of the latest issues in PV design and installation with plenty of time for questions by participants regarding their concerns. Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent. uu PV3. Aesthetics in Solar: Who says Solar can’t be beautiful. Examples of uniquely designed functioning solar. John Hippensteel, Owner of Lake Michigan Wind and Sun. Friday 11:00 a.m. in Yellow Tent. u PV4. Being a Smart Solar Electric System Consumer: Know what you’re getting for your money, and the difference between a sales pitch and a quality system. Learn key characteristics of modules and inverters that drive system performance and cost. Jim Funk, Founder/Owner of Energize, LLC. Friday 3:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent. u PV5. Building Battery Banks with Lithium Batteries On and Off Grid: How to make a battery system with the newest technology—problems and some solutions. Stewart Roberts, Owner of The Foreign Service and EV Conversion Specialist. Friday 2:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent.  PV6. Decoding the Hieroglyphics: Understanding Your Electric Utility Bill: Utility bills are designed to be impenetrable to customers. If you don’t understand your bill, you can’t control your usage and costs. Workshop will show people how to deconstruct their bills and use that information to control usage + costs. Michael Vickerman, Program and Policy Director for RENEW Wisconsin. Friday 4:00 p.m. in Purple Tent and Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Pink Tent. u


PV8. Engineers? Who Needs ‘Em?: Installers: Find out what you can do without having an engineer on your team, and the ways that you and your customers can benefit by working with an engineer. Mike Nemeth, President of Nemeth Energy Solutions, Inc. Friday 4:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent. u

PV14. Installing Code-Compliant PV Systems: What does it take to install a Code-compliant PV system? Design options for grid-tied solar electric systems. What are the most important considerations? Grounding PV systems properly. Labeling requirements. What are the most common mistakes? Dan Chiras, Ph.D., Director of The Evergreen Institute’s Center for Renewable Energy and Clean Building. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent. u

PV9. Financing a PV System: Learn how PV systems have recently come down in costs, and how rebates, loans, tax credits, and other incentives have made them more affordable than ever. Steve Knudsen, Certificate Program Coordinator, MREA. Friday 3:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. uu

PV11. Home Solar Electric Systems—What You Should Know!: An overview of how a home solar electric system is matched to the home for both electrical usage as well as installation location options. This workshop will cover some recent innovations in electronics (micro inverters, DC optimizers, inverters, etc.) as well as some aesthetic choices with regards to panels and rails. Rik Rosenlund, Partner of Midwest Solar Power. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent. u

PV16. Intro to Photovoltaic Systems: Introduction to photovoltaic/solar electric technology and how to use it, based on system types, mounting options, shading, costs and benefits, and next steps to implement a system. Jim Funk, Founder/Owner of Energize, LLC. Friday 10:00 a.m. in Yellow Tent. u PV17. Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems: Introduction to photovoltaic/solar electric technology and how to use it, based on system types, mounting options, shading, costs and benefits, and next steps to implement a system. Nick Matthes, MREA Instructor. Saturday 12:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Yellow Tent. u PV18. Lithium-Ion Batteries for Off-Grid RE—An Update: Two years ago there was no support for Lithium Ion Batteries for off-grid renewable energy applications. That has changed. Come hear what options now exist, and how Lithium Ion compares to Lead Acid. Randy Richmond, RightHand Engineering, LLC. Friday 5:00 p.m. in Purple Tent.

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PV12. How to Design and Build a PV Lab: Design, specification, and development of PV labs for educational purposes. Equipment, lab style, integration, and the in’s and out’s of making a lab effective for the learner. Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Yellow Tent. uu

PV15. Intermediate PV: You will learn how PV systems work, identify the four system types, identify and describe components, discuss applications and limitations of each system type, define the solar window, make energy efficiency recommendations, and estimate system loads. Kris Schmid, Owner/Founder of Legacy Solar. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent. u

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PV10. Green Power (Super) Hero: Green Power is traded in renewable energy credits on an open market, separate from utilities. Through green power programs, renewable generators sell their green power directly to users. Whether you want to buy green power, or sell your credits, this workshop will help you understand the green power market, and how you can plug into it. Alicia Leinberger, Program Director of Green Power Generation. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Pink Tent. u

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PV13. I’m Still Thinking About Putting a Solar Electric System on My Home: Been thinking about solar for a while? Chinese Proverb: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.” Still thinking? Rob Peck, Design Consultant for North Wind Renewable Energy. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent. u

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PV7. Effective Payback from Solar, Conservation, and Sustainability: How to utilize solar, conservation, and sustainability for maximum payback with minimal environmental impact. Jim Lamb, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Consultant. Saturday 11:00 a.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. uu

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workshop guide PV19. Off-Grid Reality: Living off the grid is no picnic, but can be very rewarding! Learn about the trials, tribulations, equipment, and attitude you’ll need if you ever want to take the plunge into energy self-sufficiency. Dan Fink, Executive Director of Buckville Energy Consulting. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent. u

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PV20. Realistic Calculation of Financial Payback on Solar: Solar business training guru and NABCEP Secretary Jeff Spies will step through the process of calculating solar payback, with an accurate ethical focus on electric rate history and rate structures. Jeff Spies, President of Solar Spies. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. uuu PV21. Reducing the Cost of Solar with Group Buy: Learn about Milwaukee’s first solar group buy program: Solar Riverwest. Learn how to bring neighbors together to purchase solar as a community, to reduce the cost for everyone. Peter Murphy, Riverwest Cooperative Alliance; Elizabeth Hittman, MREA Milwaukee. Amy Heart, Milwaukee Shines Solar Program Manager. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. uu

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PV22. Renewable Energy for Homes and Businesses: In this workshop, you will learn about the many clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy technologies available to heat and cool your home and business and provide electricity and hot water, including passive solar, solar thermal, solar hot air, solar electric, and small wind. Dan Chiras, Ph.D., Director of The Evergreen Institute’s Center for Renewable Energy and Clean Building. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Red Tent. u PV23. Testing Your Solar PV System: This class will cover IV curve tracers, IR thermocameras, and other equipment used in verifying proper installation and operation of a solar PV system. Kelly Benyo, Owner of EcoVision Electric. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent. u

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PV24. Utility-Scale Solar: A Virtual Tour: See what is out there in large-scale solar PV. We will present projects from 200 kW to 30 MW, with pictures, and information on how these projects are developed and constructed. Cari Williamette and Kelly Benyo, Master Electricians, EcoVision Electric. Friday 12:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent and Saturday 10:00 a.m. in Maroon Tent. u

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PV25. WI Campaign to Establish Clean Energy Choice: Twenty-two states already allow customers to contract for clean energy produced on their premises, without having to own the system. Find out what we’re doing to get Wisconsin on board with Clean Energy Choice. Michael Vickerman, Program and Policy Director of RENEW Wisconsin. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in Maroon Tent. u

R RAINBOW’S END R1. Active Learning through Music, Movement, and Books: We will be exploring parts of our Wisconsin life through songs, books, and movement activities about pond life, woodland animals, planting gardens, dairy farming, and our wonderful sun! We will also do some simple movement and circle songs. Join us for musical learning and fun! Fran McKinney and Josh Calhoun. Friday 2:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. Children 1 – 7 R2. Circle ‘Round: Celebrating Summer: Traditional and new circle songs and games will engage the whole child. We will practice and practice and then show what we’ve learned to parents. Lori Barian, Director of Tiny Green Trees; Faith Danneil and Monica Zamzow, Tamarack Waldorf Early Childhood Teachers. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. Children 3 – 7 R3. Creative Concoction: Play Dough To Go: A little bit of this and a lotta bit of that. Mix it and kneed it, roll it and cut it. With all-natural materials for dough and decorations, children will enjoy the opportunity to use their hands with inspiration from story and song. Faith Danneil and Monica Zamzow, Tamarack Waldorf School Early Childhood Teachers; Lori Barian, Director of Tiny Green Trees. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Rainbow’s End. Children 3 – 7 R4. CWCM Puppet Show and Crafts: What do you think a Northern Leopard Frog would say to a Beaver if they crossed paths? Use your imagination along with staff from the Central WI Children’s Museum as we explore the animals and plants that make up our local ecosystem through puppetry and crafts! Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum Staff. Saturday 1:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. All ages


R6. Fabulous Frogs: Amphibians that Make Noise: See and touch live frogs! Sing songs, see puppets, and learn all about the frogs that live in Wisconsin. David Stokes, The Frog Chorus. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. All ages

R13. Plastic Bag Upcycling: Turning Waste into Functionality: Children and their adults will work together to learn how to turn plastic wrappers and bags into a fun wallet. Lou Leelyn, Lou’s Upcycles. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. Children 5+

R7. Folk Dances and Games: Brighten up your day with some dances and songs for children. These folk traditions come from around the world and will bring you great enjoyment and lift your spirit. Chet Celenza, Waldorf teacher. Friday 11:00 a.m. in Rainbow’s End. Children 6+

R14. Rainbow’s End Scavenger Hunt: Go on an Energy Fair adventure with your family, and see what renewable energy and sustainable living treasures are around The Fair grounds! Riddles will lead you from place to place until you have found your way back to Rainbow’s End. For children of all ages accompanied by an adult. All ages

R8. Handmade Paper Beads: Turn your unread magazines into beautiful pieces of wearable art. We will be demonstrating how to make beads out of magazines and newspapers. Jessi Claringbole. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. Children 4+

R10. Make Your Own Play Dough: Kids of all ages can come learn how to make play dough with things found in most kitchens! It is completely non-toxic and can be made in any color. Then use the play dough to make something fun and creative! Bring your imagination!!! Ramy Selim, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Friday 10:00 a.m. in Rainbow’s End. Children 3+

R16. Solar and Wind Power Learning Fun: See how solar electricity works by making a fan powered by the sun! Hands-on mini-PV modules connected to small motors will be used. Then turn your fan into a wind-powered generator and measure the electricity you make from the wind! Bob McCallister, UW-Rock County. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Rainbow’s End. Children 4 – 12 R17. Souped-Up Sand Castles and Mud-Pies: Play with mud, grass, sticks to build homes, castles and any structure you can think up. Expect to get dirty! Mark Morgan, Bearpaw Design and Construction. Friday 12:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. in Rainbow’s End. All ages R18. Sustainable Singing: Be prepared to laugh, sing, and dance! Tom Pease and guest David Stokes, Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. All ages R19. Terrific Turtles on Saturday: High and low energy: Live turtles! Come see, touch (some, not all) and sing all about live turtles at this presentation for families. David Stokes, The Frog Chorus. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. All ages

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R11. Make Your Own Non-Toxic Paint: Kids of all ages can learn how to make their own paint using everyday items found in most kitchens. These paints are all non-toxic and safe. This year we will continue the fun by painting Sunny Day’s tables! Ramy Selim, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Friday 5:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. Children 3+

R15. Sensational Snakes: See and touch live snakes and a few dead ones! Through songs, play, puppets, and live animals you will learn all about the world of snakes. David Stokes, The Frog Chorus. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Rainbow’s End. All ages

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R9. Hula Hoop Workshop: Twirling, rolling, tricks, and hooping fun! Begin by making and decorating your own hula-hoop and then learn some hula-hoop skills. Brianna Cabral, Born to Be Worn. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. Children 4+, $5 supply fee

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R12. Marionette Show: Be taken away to a magical land in the story told by marionettes that depict the story along with musical accompanist. After the show you will have a chance to meet the marionettes and experience the skill of puppetry. Marguerite Ramlow, Nina Cass, and Laurie Low. Friday 3:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. Children 3+

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R5. CWES Songs and Skits: Come join us for a fun session on Songs and Skits from the CWES Summer Camp! We will use audience participation for our campfire program, which is great for all ages! Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES) summer camp staff. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. All ages

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workshop guide R20. Wear Me: Parents will learn all about baby wearing, the many options for carriers and benefits to children. Children will learn how to wear their dolls. Instructions will be provided to make your own carrier (mini and grown-up size). Bring a baby or doll to practice with! Brianna Cabral, Born to Be Worn. Friday 4:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. All ages

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R21. Yoga for Kids and Family: Have fun; cultivate balance and harmony with the whole family. Enjoy yoga poses that almost anyone can do. Yoga encourages self-awareness, self-esteem, compassion and healthy living. Studies show that children who practice yoga feel better about themselves and do better in school. Marguerite Ramlow, Artha Yoga Studios. Friday 1:00 p.m. in Rainbow’s End. All ages

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SH1. Geothermal 101: This course will cover using the largest solar collector to provide heating and cooling; using forced air; hydronic systems in residential and commercial markets; clarification of loops for vertical, horizontal, slinky, and pond designs, as well as energy savings and return on investments. Wally Heumann, Terra-Therm, Inc. Friday 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Red Tent. uu SH2. High Mass Sand Beds and Other Seasonal Solar Thermal Storage Techniques: High mass sand beds are commonly used for inter-seasonal long-term storage of solar thermal heat. This session will address this and other methods of banking the summer’s heat for winter’s use. Ben Nusz, MREA Instructor. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Red Tent. u SH3. Intro to Solar Hot Water: For those who know little to nothing about solar water heating. Nontechnical description of system types, applications, theory, design, installations, and economics of solar water heating. Ben Nusz, MREA Instructor. Friday 12:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Red Tent. u

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SH4. Introduction to Solar Cooling: A review of solar cooling technologies and an update on projects in the U.S. Mark Thornbloom, Kelelo Engineering. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Red Tent. uu

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SH5. Solar Air Heating: Solar Air Heat is a cost effective and appropriate technology for residential and commercial space heating, crop drying and preheating ventilation make-up air. Learn the fundamentals of designing, installing and maintaining a solar air heating system for your home or business. Jason Edens, Director at Rural Renewable Energy Alliance. Friday 10:00 a.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Red Tent. uu SH6. Solar Thermal and the Code: A closer look at the national and local codes pertaining to the installation and service of solar thermal systems. Shawn Young, Solar Thermal Specialist. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Red Tent. uuu SH7. Solar Thermal Heating System Design: A Plug and Play Approach: Learn about primary loop plumbing for multi-source, multi-load hydronic heating systems. Design solar systems using the free SLASH-D program complete with plumbing diagrams, parts list, equipment sizing and estimated production. Bristol Stickney, Chief Technology Officer at SolarLogic, LLC. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Red Tent. uu SH8. Solar Thermal Systems to SRCC Standard 300: Install your solar heating and cooling systems to meet code and SRCC Standard 300. Mark Thornbloom, Kelelo Engineering. Friday 4:00 p.m. (Two hours) in Red Tent. uu SH9. The Solar Greenhouse: Ben will address ways to maximize solar heat gain from a greenhouse through both diurnal and seasonal storage techniques. He will also describe ways for active solar thermal to increase solar gain. Ben Nusz, MREA Instructor. Saturday 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Red Tent. uuu

T CLEAN TRANSPORTATION T1. Bicycling for Transportation: Bicycles are one of the most efficient, practical, environmentally sound, economical, and fun ways to get around. Learn how to get out from behind the steering wheel and behind the handlebars! Ian Woofenden, Senior Editor of Home Power Magazine. Friday 2:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. uu


T4. Connecting Portage County by Bicycle: Portage County Planning and Zoning Department will discuss the newly adopted county-wide bicycle plan, and what has been taking place to put the Plan to work connecting rural areas of Portage County by bicycle. Sarah Wallace, Portage County Planning and Zoning Department. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. uu

T6. Cow Manure (BioCNG) Has Won My Heart!: Cow manure has become transportation fuel in the Midwest. BioCNG is produced in Dane County’s landfill as well as Janesville’s wastewater treatment facility. Ask questions about sustainable fuel. Chris Schneider, Hybrid Car Ambassador. Friday 5:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. u T7. Ethanol Fuel from Model T to Mythbusters: Mythbusters beat Police car with 2014 unmodified Camero. Model T Ford was FFV until prohibition. Learn how to get more mpg with E85 than gasoline. Jeff Lindow, Bio-Fuels Advocate, Ethanol Producer. Friday 4:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. uu

T11. Peak Energy Part I: Scenario Thinking: This workshop explores the “Peak Energy/Oil Meme” using “Scenario Thinking” to create an innovative contextual framework for better communications and deeper personal understanding of this important global energy conversation. Tim Hudson, CoFounder of Institute for Sustainable Energy Education (SEE). Saturday 2:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. u T12. Peak Energy Part II: A Zero Oil Vision: The past 25 years have seen amazing developments in both renewable energy and electric vehicles. This talk explores the feasibility and cost of weaning the U.S. off oil over the next 30 years. It’s surprisingly affordable. John Richter, Solar Energy Instructor at Macomb. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. u T13. Tesla’s Clean Energy Solutions: Most are not aware that we are using only half of Nikola Tesla’s patented hardware, the remainder of which is proven capable of ending “greenhouse gas” emissions! Jeff Hayes, Former Rockwell Engineer and Founder of the Tesla Engine Builders Association. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in Brown Tent. u T14. The Reality of Vehicle Maintenance and Efficiency: We will discuss things you can do to your existing vehicles to make them more efficient as well as some conversion options to your vehicles. Ramy Selim, Former ECO Store Owner, Licensed MN Building Contractor. Friday 3:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. uu T15. Wood and Charcoal Gasifiers to Run Generators: Using wood chunks and chips to run internal combustion engines, a history, how it works with examples of working gasifiers. George Adams, Owner of Hay River Software, LLC. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Brown Tent. u

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T8. Flat Fix 101: Learn how to fix a flat bicycle tire as well as basic bike maintenance. Johnny Pawlak, Owner of Point Area Bicycle Service (PABS). Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. u

T10. Local Bicycle News: Awards, Plans, Advocacy, and More: Learn about our Bicycle Friendly Community award, the Portage County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, future bike lanes on Division St., and other recent news from Stevens Point about bicycles. Bob Fisch, Chief Bike Fun Officer at Poky Pedaling Stevens Point. Friday 12:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. u

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T5. Convert Your Vehicle to Run on Used or New Cooking Oil: Vehicle demo where we go through the steps on how to convert your vehicle to run on waste or new veggie oil. Ramy Selim, Former ECO Store Owner, Licensed MN Building Contractor. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Brown Tent. uuu

T9. Living with Electric Vehicles: Hear about what it is like to live with an electric vehicle and how electric vehicles can meet your real-world personal transportation needs with a panel of two electric vehicle owners/users. Ryland Erdman and Ben Nelson, Electric and Mechanical Builders/Tinkerers. Saturday 12:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Brown Tent. u

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T3. Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle: Learn step-by-step what is needed to build your own battery-powered motorcycle. Covers electric motors, gearing, speed control, lead-acid vs. lithium batteries, safety, legalities, and more! Ben Nelson, DIY Electric Vehicle Builder. Friday 11:00 a.m. in Brown Tent. u

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T2. Build Your Own Electric Car: Learn all the steps of how anyone can build their own electric car. Focus is on real-world actual conversion of an existing car from gas to electric. Ben Nelson, DIY Electric Vehicle Builder. Friday 10:00 a.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. in Brown Tent. u

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workshop guide W WIND SYSTEMS W1. Building a 3kW Wind Turbine from Scratch: General Overview: Constructing a 3 kW wind turbine from scratch. Topics will include all aspects of the project from: Permitting in Waushara county, WI to construction of the 110’ tower. Doug Kujawa, Innovator. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in Blue Tent. uu

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W2. Building a 3kW Wind Turbine from Scratch: Describing the Details: Constructing a 3 kW wind turbine from scratch. Topics will include all aspects of the project from: Permitting in Waushara county, WI to construction of the 110’ tower. Doug Kujawa, Innovator. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in Blue Tent. uu W3. Basic Fall Protection for Roof and Tower Work: Chances are if you’re working on a renewable energy system, it’s above ground level. Learn about OSHA fall protection requirements and best practices for roof and tower work in this workshop. Jenny Heinzen, MREA Curriculum and Training Coordinator. Friday 11:00 a.m. and Sunday 3:00 p.m. in Blue Tent. uu

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W4. Introduction to Buying a Wind Turbine: What’s important when shopping for a small wind turbine? And once you make the decision to “go wind” what matters when installing a small wind turbine? Mick Sagrillo, Founder of DWEA; Roy Butler, Four Winds Renewable Energy. Friday 12:00 p.m. and Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Blue Tent. uuu W5. Introduction to Wind: Learn about small and large wind turbines and their associated parts. Learn about types and applications, with a tour of the MREA systems. Cris Folk, Wind Energy Instructor. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in Blue Tent. 

W6. Minnesota Distributed Wind Market: Learn about the process for developing distributed wind projects in Minnesota, including siting, permitting, interconnection, and helpful resources, plus an overview of current wind market assessment efforts. Lise Trudeau, Engineer at the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. Friday 10:00 a.m. in Blue Tent. uuu W7. U.S. Wind Power Update—An Overview of Wind Energy: Learn about the current status of the U.S. wind energy industry in this annual update presented at The Energy Fair. Jeff Anthony. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in Blue Tent. u W8. Small Wind Turbine Owner Q & A: A moderator will lead a Q & A session of four to six small wind turbine system owners, starting with some basic questions and allowing questions from the audience. Cris Folk and David Blecker, Wind and Solar Energy Instructors and Practitioners. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in Blue Tent. uu W9. Water-Pumping Windmills: Granddaddy of renewable energy technology, water-pumping windmills shaped rural America, and still work today! Brief history plus discussion of windmill restoration and wind-powered water systems. Bryce Black, LoTec Windmill Service. Friday 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 p.m. in Blue Tent. uu W10. Will Wind Work in Wisconsin (At My House)?: Learn the basics of wind site assessment. Instructor will use internet mapping, ArcReader, and Wisconsin Wind Resource maps to evaluate select and attendee properties for wind energy potential. Cris Folk, Wind Energy Instructor. Saturday 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Blue Tent. uuu W11. Wind Energy and the 2014 National Electrical Code: This workshop will provide a detailed look at how wind power is covered in the 2014 NEC. Calculations and installation requirements will be covered, with emphasis on changes from 2011. Cari Williamette, Master Electrician, EcoVision Electric. Friday 2:00 p.m. (Three hours) in Blue Tent. u

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Kamps, Kevin ............................ C19 Kane, Brian ................................L13 Karlssen, Lea...............................L27 Kaufmann, Juli .............................F2 Kivirist, Lisa . .......... A20, D1, L7, L23 Klawitter, Adam .........................EC9 Klein, Mark ...............G12, G19, G23 Kloberdanz, Luke .........................E6 Kluempke, Jack ..........................C16 Knudsen, Steve ................... D2, PV9 Knutson, Jeff . ...EC4, EC7, EC11, EC12 Koehn, Frank ............................ C26 Koenen, Charlie .........................L15 Koepke, Scott . .............................E3 Kratz, Waneta . ............................L4 Krepel, Candy ................... A22, A29 Krepel, Paul ...................... A22, A29 Kubish, Joel . ..............................EC6 Kujawa, Douglas .................W1, W2 Lafleur, Jason ........................ F5, G8 LaForge, Christopher ................................ C12, PV2, PV12 LaForge, John ................... C15, C19 Lamb, Jim . ................................ PV7 Leelyn, Lou ..........................E9, R13 Leinberger, Alicia .................... PV10 Lemar, Angie . ......................A2, E11 Lemke, Loyrelli ......................... A26 Liddicoat, Scott . ........................E14 Lindow, Jeff . ..........................C9, T7 Low, Laurie ............................... R12 Martinson, Dan ...........................E2 Matthes, Nick ..................L25, PV17 Midwest Permaculture Staff ...... A6 McCallister, Bob ........................R16 McCallister, Seth ........... A23, L12, L13 McKinney, Fran . ......................... R1 McWain, Douglas ................G11, L5 Megal, Brady ............................. L14 Moore, Claire . .......................... C25 Moore, Margaret . .................... C25 Moore, Sarah . .......................... C25 Morgan, Mark ............ G3, G26, R17 Murphy, Peter ........................ PV21 Nelson, Ben .....................T2, T3, T9

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Denison, Dustin .................C10, C18 Dixon, Milton . ...........................L22 Dostal, Mark .....................G19, G23 Eakles, Dena ............................... C3 Eberle, Mary ................A7, A15, C14 Edens, Jason ............................. SH5 Erdman, Jan .............................. A10 Erdman, Jim .............................. A14 Erdman, Ryland ..................... L9, T9 Ferber, Don . ............................... C7 Filizetti, Nicole ...........................E16 Fink, Dan . ............................... PV19 Fisch, Bob ..................................T10 Flatau, Becky .............................. G7 Flatau, Richard . .......................... G7 Folk, Cris ................... W5, W8, W10 Foss, Margaret ......................... G18 Funk, Jim . ....................... PV4, PV16 Fyksen, Teal .............................. A11 Gilbert, Sarah ..............................E4 Gordon, Sandy . ........................ G27 Gorecki, John . .......................... C25 Gundersen, Roald . ................... G32 Hallquist, Tom . ..........................L28 Hanna, Beth . ...............................E8 Hansmann, Doug ...................... G28 Hau, Kate ...................................L19 Hayes, Jeff ................................ C13 Hayes, Keith . .............................C17 Heart, Amy ............................. PV21 Heinzen, Jenny . ................W3, W12 Heumann, Wally ....................... SH1 Hill, Autumn . .............................L10 Hippensteel, John . ................... PV3 Hittman, Elizabeth ............ D3, PV21 Holzwart, John . .......................... A5 Host-Jablonski, Lou . ................. G15 Hougham, R. Justin . ....................E7 Hudson, Tim.............................. T11 Huebner, Tyler ............................ C5 Hull, Jesse ..............................A1, E1 Ivanko, John . ................. D1, L7, L23 Jacoby, Leo ............................... C22 Jamrok, Randall ................ A21, C20 Johnson, Dan ......................G9, G29

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Adams, George ..........................T15 Alkaff, Huda ........................ C2, C22 Always, Dan ...............................EC2 Anthony, Jeff . ............................ W7 Bacon, Joe .................................L18 Barian, Lori ....................E13, R2, R3 Bargender, Scott ......................... G4 Basaj, Barb . .............................. G17 Behnke-Seper, David ...................F7 Beman, Tony . ........................... EC8 Bentley, Nancy Lee ....................L20 Benyo, Kelly .................. PV23, PV24 Bertalan, Dan ..............................E5 Biermann, Zach ........................ A16 Black, Bryce ............................... W9 Blecker, David ............................ W8 Boero, Rose .................................L3 Boynton, Jackie ...........................F2 Bratz, Mary . ............................. C22 Brauneller, Caleb .......................EC3 Brown, John . ............................ G12 Brown, Tom .............................. G25 Burmaster, Spark .......................L29 Butler, Roy ........................W4, W12 Buttke, Craig ............................. PV1 Cabral, Brianna ..............L2, R9, R20 Cadigan, Peg ............................. C21 Calhoun, Josh ............................. R1 Cass, Nina ................................. R12 Celenza, Chet . ............................ R7 Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum Staff ............................. R4 Central Wisconsin Environmental Station Staff ................................ R5 Cherry, Scott . ............................. G6 Chiras, Dan ....... C11, EC5, PV14, PV22 Claringbole, Jessi ........................ R8 Cloud, Andi ............................... C26 Cobb, Jim ...................................L21 Cozzolino, Layne ......................... A4 Cross Hitchcock, Nola . ............. C25 Dalstrom, Bryan ....................... G28 Danielson, Rob ......................... C26 Danneil, Faith ....................... R2, R3 David, Greg ................................EC9

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Nemeth, Mike . ...........................PV8 Newton, Paul ..............................A12 Niggeman, Dale .......................... EC9 Nusz, Ben . ..................SH2, SH3, SH9 O’Connor, Karen ......................... C23 O’Donohue, John . ...................... C24 Olson, Grant ...............................A19 Ortman, Charles ......................... C26 Parkinson, Dudley ........................G2 Pawlak, Johnny ............................. T8 Pease, Tom ................................. R18 Peck, Rob ..................................PV13 Peck, John E. ...............................A13 Peterson, Arianne . ..................... C15 Pfeiffer, Bob . .................. EC10, EC13 Pierce, Crispin . ........................... C13 Piltingsrud, Douglas . ..........A25, G16 Plunkett-Black, Kathleen ......................................A8, A27, A28 Ramlow, Marguerite ......L31, R12, R21 Rando, Ernest ..........................F1, F8 Richmond, Randy .....................PV18 Richter, John ............................... T12 Roberts, Stewart ........................PV5 Romary, David ............................G29 Romme, Seth ..............................G13 Romme, Steve ............................G13 Rosenlund, Rik .......................... PV11 Roy, Jaki ....................... G5, G10, G20 Roy, Rob . ..................... G5, G10, G20 Sagrillo, Mick ..................... W4, W12 Samson-Samuel, Leah ..................G1 Schmid, Kris ..............................PV15 Schneider, Chris . .......................... T6 Schuller, Susan . .......................... E15 Schwingel, Karl ................. EC1, EC14 Selim, Ramy ......G30, G31, R10, R11, L11, L17, T5, T14 Shankland, Katrina ....................... C1 Shirek, Lisa . .............................L1, L2 Sieg, Karin . ................................. E11 Skog, Judy.............................L16, L26 Slater, Gerry ............................... E10 Smith, Carly .................................. L8 Smith, Darrell ...............................A3 Sommers, Ruth . ......................... L30 60

Spies, Jeff . ................................PV20 Spinelli, Nicole ............................ A16 Stanek, Molly . ........................ A1, E1 Stensvold, Mark . ........................G18 Stephens, Dick ............................ C22 Stickney, Bristol ..........................SH7 Stokes, David ........ R6, R15, R18, R19 Syth, Tim . ..................................... C6 Teigland, Peter . .......................... C10 Thering, Sue ...............................G14 Thompson, Bob ............................ C8 Thornbloom, Mark..............SH4, SH8 Thornton, Denise . ......................G28 Timm, Nathan . ............................. C4 Trudeau, Lise ...............................W6 Turnbull, Dr. Maggie ..................... L6 Turner, Rob .................................A24 Ufer, Bonnie ............................... C15 Valdes, Noel . ..............................A18 Vanselow, Harold ......................... F3 Vickerman, Michael . ........PV6, PV25 WAEE Staff................................... E17 Walk, Larisa ................... A8, A9, A10 Wallace, Sarah .............................. T4 Weber, Christi . .................. G22, G29 Wehmeyer, Brett .........................L14 Weinhold, Wes ........................... C21 Weiseman, Wayne . ............ A17, G24 Weiser, Larry .............................. C22 Werthmann, Andrew ................... F4 Westerman, Amber ........... G21, G33 Wilce, Rebekah . ........................... L8 Williamette, Cari . ............PV24, W11 Willis, d’Andre .............................. F2 Wilson, Bill . .......................... A6, L24 Wilson, Rebecca ...........................A6 Wingate, Arland ........................... F6 Woofenden, Ian . .......................... T1 Young, Shawn .............................SH6 Zamzow, Monica .................... R2, R3 Zimmerman, Joshua ................... E12

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Farmer’s Market

The Energy Fair features the Clean Transportation Show as a special place for fair attendees to learn about sustainable transportation options. The Clean Transportation Show showcases exhibitors, display vehicles, and conversion demonstrations all addressing one of the most pressing issues facing our culture: transportation.

Visit our Farmers’ Market to shop for farm fresh produce and artisan products! From locally raised meats, salsas, and other edible goodies, to recycled and repurposed crafts. The Farmer’s Market is a great place to walk through and meet the folks that grow the foods you eat. Bring your baskets and coolers to stock up. View page 91 for a complete list of vendors.

The Clean Transportation Show will show off ways to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Learn about alternative transportation options that are available today, discuss the impacts of bio-fuels on our transportation and agricultural needs, and discover ways to leave your car behind. Come in and check out the latest hybrids, talk shop under the hood of converted biodiesel cars, visit with experts at the exhibit booths, or take in a workshop on the latest technologies. New this year, the MREA will have many car charging stations available—including a Level Two Clipper Creek EV charger used to charge cars such as a Volt or Prius and a Tesla Wall Connector used only for Tesla cars. In order to coordinate charging times, please contact Allison Lindquist at allisonl@midwestrenew.org or 715-592-6595 ext. 115 (before the Fair) or speak with Allison at the Volunteer Tent (during the Fair) to reserve a charging time slot during The Energy Fair. See a full listing of transportation workshops on page 54-55, conversion demonstrations on page 66, and check out the listing of car show exhibitors on page 91.

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Marketplace MREA Marketplace is open for business, and all sales benefit MREA! Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Things you’ll find at the MREA Marketplace, located in the ReNew the Earth Institute: • This Year’s Energy Fair T-Shirt • A NEW MREA Tank Top • A NEW MREA Full Zip, Hooded Sweatshirt • MREA Branded Items, including water bottles, coffee mugs, and more! • Discounted books with topics that support MREA’s mission • Extended Workshop Tickets (see page 24 for details) • MREA Course Tickets (see page 23 for details) • Farm Tour Tickets (see page 66 for details) • MREA Membership Don’t forget MREA members, you get 10% off! Be sure to point out your member wristband at check-out. Renew Your Body at the MREA Massage Tent Open 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Massage choices include chair or table massage and reflexology. The massage tent is open during Fair hours and appointments can be made — 20% of profits go to the MREA! Enjoy Yoga at The Energy Fair Networking Tent Move through a series of warm-up stretches, postures, and Vinyasa flow. Marguerite Ramlow, Artha Sustainable Living Center. Friday 10:00 a.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m.

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areas of interest Rainbow’s End Fun for All Ages

Family Friendly Fair

Join us at the Rainbow’s End! Rainbow’s End consists of a workshop tent and a self-directed play tent. The Rainbow’s End workshop tent is filled throughout the day with a wide variety of topics for children of all ages. The Rainbow’s End play tent is full of interactive games, crafts, art, and activities.

The Energy Fair is truly family friendly, and features a quiet comfortable area for nursing mothers. Look for the above symbol on the Fair map (page 56). The tented area is complete with a changing table, rocking chair, and drinking water to give nursing mothers a place to go with all the amenities of home.

Please keep in mind that Rainbow’s End is not a day-care service, but it is a place where families are free to learn, play, and just be together in a positive, fun environment. Please do not leave children unattended!

Co-sponsored by Central Wisconsin Holistic Families and the Portage County Breast Feeding Coalition.

Rainbow’s End Workshops are being organized by the Tomorrow River Community Charter School, a Waldorf-inspired charter school located at the Central Wisconsin Environmental Station. Visit The Energy Fair schedule on pages 30-35 and descriptions on pages 52-54 to find out what’s happening throughout the weekend.

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Don’t miss Tom Pease! Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Rainbow’s End


Volunteers Needed!

Waste: Reuse and Reduce

Volunteer and get into The Energy Fair for free! Help The Fair and have fun.

The Energy Fair prides itself on being a low to no waste event. We’re teaming up with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Waste and Materials Management to help all Energy Fair attendees at the waste stations, to ensure that we dispose of garbage, food waste, and recyclables properly.

We need your help to make The 25th Annual Energy Fair a smashing success. From working the front gates to educating the fairgoers about our composting and recycling waste bins, the success of The Energy Fair depends on our deeply appreciated volunteers. Sign up to volunteer two hours during The Energy Fair, and you’ll get free admission that same day of the Fair. Become a Hardcore Volunteer by serving 12 hours or more during the week of The Energy Fair and receive a FREE T-SHIRT plus free weekend admission and one meal and one beverage ticket to the Networking Dinner (Thursday, June 19). We hope you will join us in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of The Energy Fair this year! Signup online in advance at www.midwestrenew. org/efvolunteer, or stop by the Volunteer and Will Call Tent to sign up during The Fair. Group volunteering is encouraged!

Look for our Resource Recovery Stations located throughout the fairgrounds:

WOODEN bins = COMPOST BLUE bins = RECYCLEABLES GREEN bins = GARBAGE Recycling Rules

Recycle aluminum cans, glass, or any plastics stamped with the recycling logo. These items can be mixed together in the recycle bins. Cardboard and paper will be placed in the receptacle labeled “cardboard” located to the east of the bus stop.

For questions or comments, please contact Allison Lindquist at allisonl@midwestrenew.org or 715-592-6595 ext. 115.

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don’t miss events! MREA Not-So-Silent Auction Bid Early and Bid Often Stop by the MREA Not-So-Silent Auction every day to see the items provided by our many generous donors from The Energy Fair and our community. At the MREA Not-So-Silent Auction you can place the winning bid on anything from a 12-watt PV panel, to a selection of organic goat milk soaps, or a 100% recycled tote to carry it all home. Bidders who bid up to the retail value of the item are eligible for a drawing for a three-year individual MREA membership! Many thanks to our generous donors and bidders! All auction proceeds support MREA’s renewable energy education programs and year-round courses. Must be present to win. Pay for your winnings at the Marketplace. Winning bids announced at: 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 20 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 22

Building Demonstrations Green Home Demonstrations All building demonstrations will take place in the Green Home Demo Tent located at the northeast corner of the Fair.

Friday, June 20 Straw Bale Demonstration Friday, 10:00 a.m. by Mark Morgan, Bear Paw Design and Construction Learn about the construction of a straw bale wall and visit over the course of the weekend to watch it grow. Don’t miss workshop G26, Straw Bale Construction in the Midwest, Friday 9:00 a.m. in the Green Home Pavilion. Earth Block Demonstration Friday, 12:00 p.m. by Dan Johnson and Dave Romary, Driftless Home Wrights Explore earth block construction techniques, different applications, and design options for compressed earth block wall systems. Don’t miss workshop G9, Earth Block Wall Systems, Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Green Home Pavilion. 64

Green Building Part I Demonstration Friday, 3:00 p.m. by Lou Host-Jablonski, Design Coalition. Learn how the straw-clay wall structures are mixed, built, and dried in this hands-on demonstration. Don’t miss workshop G15, Green Building Part I: High-Performance Natural Midwestern Homes, Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Green Home Pavilion. Green Building Part II Demonstration Friday, 5:00 p.m. by Douglas Piltingsrud, BioLive Soils, LLC. Advance beyond straw-clay theory and learn applications of clay as a building material for your home. Don’t miss workshop G16, Green Building Part II: Light Straw-Clay Insulation, Friday 4:00 p.m. in the Green Home Pavilion.

Saturday, June 21 Cordwood Demonstration **Must purchase Cordwood Extended Workshop ticket at MREA Marketplace to participate. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. by Rob Roy, Earthwood Building School Build walls of short logs—called ‘logends’—stacked transversely in the wall like a cordwood. Learn how the special insulated mortar matrix gives the walls exceptional thermal characteristics. This demonstration begins with one hour of lecture in the Green Home Pavilion. After the lecture, participants will move to the Green Home Demo Tent for two hours of hands-on cordwood demonstration. Pizza Oven Demonstration Saturday, 12:00 p.m. by Mark Morgan, Bear Paw Design and Construction Learn about cob, earth blocks, earth mortar and earth plaster. Be ready and willing to get feet, hands, and most everything inbetween full of dirt, mud ,and straw in the building of MREA’s soon to be new pizza oven. Don’t miss workshop G3, Build Your Own Pizza Oven, Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Green Home Pavilion.


Light Straw-Clay Demonstration Saturday, 3:00 p.m. by Scott Cherry, Lightfoot, Inc. See the process of working with light strawclay as a building material and learn how to integrate it into the building process. Don’t miss workshop G6, Building with Light Straw-Clay, Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Green Home Pavilion. Cordwood Demonstration Saturday, 5:00 p.m. by Richard and Becky Flatau, Cordwood Construction, LLC. See what goes into preparing for, and constructing a cordwood wall in this handson demonstration. Don’t miss workshop G7, Cordwood Evolution 2014, Saturday 4:00 p.m. in the Networking Tent.

Sunday, June 22 Log Furniture Demonstration Sunday 10:00 a.m. by Scott Bargender, Owner of Living in Harmony Art Studio Learn how rustic log furniture is crafted and built in the hands-on demonstration. Don’t miss workshop G4, Build Your Own Rustic Log Furniture, Sunday 9:00 a.m. in the Green Home Pavilion. Timber Frame Demonstration Sunday 12:00 p.m. by Dudley Parkinson, Owner of Wood Weaver Building We will use tools to demonstrate basic timber framing principles and working with naturally shaped materials (logs and branches). Don’t miss workshop G2, Basic Timber Framing and Working with Natural Shaped Timbers, Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Green Home Pavilion.

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don’t miss events! Guided Solar Farm Tour

Daily Chef Demonstrations

Saturday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leaves from Bus Stop

Forest Stage 12:00 p.m.

We’re teaming up with North Wind Renewable Energy and the Wisconsin Farmers Union to offer a diverse tour of farms that utilize renewable energy. From CSAs to potato farms, learn from the experts about how solar technology is integrating into agriculture. Sign up online to secure your seat, or register at the Marketplace before Saturday, June 21. Seating is limited. Tickets are $5.00. www.midwestrenew.org/tickets

Conversion Demonstrations Daily at 12:00 p.m. in the Clean Transportation Show Come check out the latest hybrids, electric vehicles, and even motorless vehicles! Meet with folks who can walk you through the process of converting a vehicle, or learn what life is like as a proud owner of an electric car. Learn about bicycles, electric vehicles, and even lawn mowers.

Friday, June 20

Ramy Selim Convert Your Vehicle to Used Cooking Oil: Live demo going through the components to convert a vehicle to used cooking oil.

Want to learn how the pros prepare delicious plates of locally-sourced food? Visit The Forest Stage each day at noon to watch as some of the best chefs in the state create meals that sustain you and the earth.

Friday, June 20

Pete Baisden, Underground Food Collective Madison, WI The Underground Food Collective cooks together, drawing from their experiences and training to produce food that is better than any one person could make.

Saturday, June 21

Peter Sandroni, La Merenda Milwaukee, WI La Merenda is committed to the preservation of the family farm way of life by incorporating local, seasonal items into its menus, creating meals that are not only heather, but also more socially and environmental responsible.

Sunday, June 22

Christian Czerwonka, Christian’s Bistro Plover, WI “We are fortunate to live and work in a state that is abundant with agriculture and talented artisans, so we are committed to ‘buy local, buy Wisconsin,’” says Head Chef Christian Czerwonka. Chef will prepare a delicious dish featuring farm fresh, local ingredients.

Saturday, June 21

Jeff Lindow Bio-Fuel Small Engine Conversion: Cut CO pollution from your lawnmower by at least 90% with E-85 ethanol and Duct Tape. One gasolinefueled lawnmower pollutes many times more than cars. We have been running ours on ethanol since 2010 with no damage. Quickly convert back if you run out of E-85 and don’t want to deplete your supply of rum.

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Food Demos Daily at 10:00 a.m. The Forest Stage You can rule your kitchen with a little help from the pros. Visit The Forest Stage each morning to learn the ins and outs of making local cheese, brewing the best joe, and preparing meats in the most sustainable way.

Friday, June 20: Charcuterie

Get a glimpse of the basics of curing meats such as prosciutto, salami, sausages, and bacon through this hands-on demonstration of the art of charcuterie. We will show the best practices for butchering, curing, brining, and smoking meat with Seth McCallister, Owner of Cold Springs Creek Permaculture.

Saturday, June 21: Mozzarella

From milk to squeaky goodness, Rose Boreo will walk you through the process of making your own Mozzarella Cheese.

Sunday, June 22: Coffee

Ruby sources and roasts colorful coffees with an emphasis on quality and sustainability. Ruby Coffee owner Jared Linzmeier will be demoing and dissecting coffee brewing, serving samples, and answering all coffee-related questions.

MREA Tours See What Powers The Energy Fair Tours at 9:15 a.m. on Friday and Saturday Sundial, Marketplace, by Clay Sterling Wonder how The Energy Fair is powered? Get a tour of the MREA grounds to see clean energy systems that power The Energy Fair and MREA headquarters year round. We produce 100% of our electricity needs on-site. See wind and solar electric systems, solar thermal, solar hot air, and green building designs. You’ll also learn about our Solar Car Port and Electric Vehicle Charging Station! Tours are free and depart from the Sundial, located outside, in front of the MREA Marketplace.

MREA MEMBER MEETING Attend for a chance to win a solar oven! Please join us for our annual General Membership Meeting at The Energy Fair. Sunday, June 22 9:00 a.m. Networking Tent Continental breakfast provided. Learn about our programs and projects from MREA staff and Board of Directors, as well as join discussions on accomplishments and goals for the past year and the year to come. The MREA owes so much to our members – our growth and success would not occur without your support. Thank you! In order to continue being successful at setting and attaining our organization’s goals, we need feedback from the membership, so please attend this meeting and give your input to staff and board members alike. Not an MREA member? We can rectify that in no time! Log onto www.midwestrenew.org or call Gina at 715-592-6595 to join today. Remember: MREA members get FREE admission to The Energy Fair. You can also apply your Energy Fair Admission towards MREA Membership – just visit the Front Gate to register.

Green Mini Demo Derby With DJ Bleeding Heart at the Forest Stage The Green Mini Demo Derby brings the worlds of county fairs and alternative energy into collision. It includes two heats of eight cars on Friday, two heats of eight cars on Saturday, and the championship round on Sunday afternoon. These cars are powered by a mobile solar power station. Don’t miss the first bouts! Friday at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

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don’t miss events! Documentary Series

Saturday, June 21

Friday, June 20

The Organic Life 6:00 p.m. in Brown Tent The Organic Life describes both the challenges and the rewards of the organic farming life and investigates what drives young farmers to take on such challenging work. The Price of Sand – Part I 6:00 p.m. in Purple Tent Named one of 2013’s best documentaries by Eco-Watch, The Price of Sand explores the cost to human health, to the health of our eco systems, and to the health of close-knit communities within the vicinity of frac-sand mining operations. No Impact Man 6:00 p.m. in White Tent A guilty New York Liberal decides to practice what he preaches for one year. No Impact Man, a Sundance-selected-film, is breezy and funny as it chronicles the Beavan family’s adventures when they go “off the grid” for one year to reduce their negative impact on the environment.

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Chasing Ice 6:00 p.m. in Brown Tent Academy Award nominated documentary film, Chasing Ice, is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of climate change. How to Assess Frac Sand Prospects in East Central Wisconsin: The Price of Sand – Part II Lecture 6:00 p.m. in Purple Tent Terrance Gerlach, PhD and retired United States Geological Survey (USGS) geologist, will give a workshop on how he assessed the frac sand prospects of 22 townships in Waupaca County. In many townships of East Central Wisconsin, the frac sand resource is mostly underground, making its assessment problematic and thus inhibiting the timely passage of strong ordinances to protect communities in the event that the frac sand boom targets their land. This workshop will provide an example of how to use an online public DNR database to assess the prospects of the mostly underground frac sand in townships of East Central Wisconsin. A township frac sand assessment is a key tool for mobilizing community involvement in the legislation of a township ordinance for industrial sand mines. Mine Games 6:00 p.m. in White Tent Mine Games is a 25-minute documentary made for Al Jazeera’s America’s Faultlines program about the controversial proposed open-pit mine in northern Wisconsin. The documentary focuses on local residents as they describe what’s at stake if one of the largest iron ore mines in the world opens in their community.

Seed Swap Sunday, June 22 2:00 p.m. in Networking Tent Brings seeds, share seeds, and help move us toward seed sovereignty. This will be a good opportunity to meet seed savers and learn about varieties dear to their hearts.


social time Energy Insights For Developing Communities Friday, June 20, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Networking Tent This networking session will focus on connecting with development strategies for communities ranging from neighborhoods and rural communities to cities and regions. We’ll discuss valuable lessons from any real-life community development examples such as: a city placing sustainability principles at the core of its local economic development strategy, a master-planned residential neighborhood using solar thermal energy to meet 90% of its space heating needs, or a network of employee-owned green businesses expanding economic opportunity in dis-invested neighborhoods of a major rust belt city.

Green and Healthy Schools Networking Social Friday, June 20, 6:00 p.m. Educator Tent Please join Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin for an hour of networking, socializing, information, resources and discovering ways you can help pK-12 schools in Wisconsin become green and healthy. Businesses, community members, school staff and others interested in green and healthy initiatives for Wisconsin schools are welcome to attend. Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Grow Solar Social Friday, June 20 at 6:00 p.m. Yellow Tent Following the MSTN presentation on Friday at 5:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent. Join The MREA in welcoming solar industry stakeholders from throughout the Midwest at the Grow Solar Social. Over the past three years, the MREA has leveraged 25 years of program management experience, a regional network of private supporters, and federal support from the National Science Foundation and U.S. Dept. of Energy SunShot Initiative to support the growing Midwest solar market. As part of these efforts, we have formed partnerships with 33 community colleges and

training centers, providing training to 179 solar instructors and more than 400 electrical inspectors, established agreements with 10 training centers to offer the MREA’s ANSI-IREC accredited Solar Site Assessment Certificate at their institution, signed 11 outreach partnerships with solar design and installation businesses and worked in coordination to engage more than 650 people in 28, 1-hour ‘Power Hour’ presentations, and attracted support from 17 partners and 60 sponsors in 3 state-level solar market development conferences that served more than 700 attendees. Come join us in celebrating this regional partnership.

Green Party Social Who is the Wisconsin Green Party? Saturday, June 21, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Grey Tent The Wisconsin Green Party welcomes you to join us for our statewide Summer Gathering festivities! Our state co-chairs will host a meet-and-greet with core members and elected officials from around the state and introduce our candidates running for office in the November election. Whether you’re already an activist or never heard of us before, please join us on Saturday, or visit our table located at booth X8, to learn more about how the Green Party is participating in the movement for social and environmental justice sweeping the U.S. and Wisconsin.

Life Co-housing Social Friday, June 20 & Saturday, June 21, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Networking Tent A Co-housing conversation: Co-housing maintains privacy while maximizing efficient use of resources for people who enjoy problem solving the challenges of the future within the context of a cooperative, consensus-decision-making community. This networking time is created for those who are already living in a co-housing community, for newbies, for those who are in the formative stage of creating a co-housing community, those who are dreaming a co-housing community getting started near where they’re living, and with those who are curious about what the concept is all about.

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fair food Food & Beverage Choices You will find lots of delicious food choices at The Energy Fair. We encourage food vendors to provide as much local or organic food as possible. The following food vendors are located in the Food Court, on the west side of the fairgrounds, just south of the Main Stage. Enjoy a wide range of local and worldly cuisine. Don’t miss the hospitality of Heartland Stables, with burgers and brats located west of the Food Court. ADIRE – Vegetable biryani (rice with mixed vegetables), chicken tikka masala, mixed vegetable curry, chole (garbanzo beans), chicken curry, and samosas (vegetable stuffed patties), naan. Mango drink and mango lassi (yogurt drink). Blue Heron Brew Pub – Locally-smoked and sourced pulled pork or chicken sandwiches served on spent Blue Heron beer-grain buns baked by JJ’s bakery of Marshfield. Sandwiches served with house-made sauces, coleslaw, and mashed potato salad made with local vegetables. Blue Heron root beer made with Marshfield’s Hauke honey. Glacetier Ice Cream – Five flavors of handdipped, homemade ice cream with RBGH-free, locally-sourced cream from Owen, Wisconsin; all natural ingredients in the cones and certified biodegradable dishes. Jamaican Kitchens, LLC – Curried chicken, jerk chicken, jerk pork, sandwiches, rice and beans, and Jamaican vegetable plate. Vegetables from farmer’s market. Freshly squeezed veggie/fruit juices, Jamaican beverages, and soda water.

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Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Select vendors will also serve until 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Parched? Drink Up! In our efforts to reduce waste, reduce our carbon footprint, and use local resources, there is no bottled water sold at The Energy Fair. Should you find yourself thirsty, we offer our healthy, clean well water free throughout The Energy Fair. (See page 56 for a map of locations.) Enjoy our local resource by bringing your own water bottle and filling it up throughout the Fair. You can also buy MREA water bottles and coffee mugs at the MREA Marketplace.

Beer Tent Stop by the Central Waters Brewing Company tent for cool refreshing solar brewed beer! Central Waters utilizes both solar electric and solar thermal at their facility and was named Wisconsin’s first Green Tier brewery. Take a refreshing break and try Rise Up, which is Hop Rise on Nitro. Rise Up is only available at the Central Waters Brewery Company in Amherst, and The Energy Fair! Opens at 2:00 p.m.

Smith’s Kettle Corn – Kettle Corn made from Baby Rice Popcorn and other larger seed Wisconsin White Birch varieties grown in Wisconsin, south of Beaver Dam. Urb Garden Catering – Barbeque tempeh, red beans, roasted red pepper hummus, vegetable wraps, sweet coconut curry, crepes, kettle corn, funnel cakes, smoothies, lemonade, and iced tea. Photo: Matt Kirsch

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more than “fair” food Energy Fair Breakfasts Every Morning at Main Stage Friday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday Host – Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, which works toward the creation of a world free from violence and injustice. They will be donating 10% of their profits to the MREA. Saturday & Sunday Host – Organic Valley and coffee roasters: Alterra Coffee Roasters, Kickapoo Coffee, Emy J’s, and New Roots. These breakfasts help raise funds for the MREA. Includes eggs, sausage, coffee, orange juice, and more. Saturday – 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Keynote George Siemon, CEIEIO and CoFounder of CROPP Cooperative / Organic Valley Sunday – Join us for a Polka Breakfast, featuring local polka favorite: Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes

Farmshed Café Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Daily Outside Markeplace Building Local, seasonal, and organic fare at The Farmshed Café, managed by Central Rivers Farmshed. Located outside the Main Building next to the MREA Marketplace, The Farmshed Café has sustainably sourced food and beverages to sustain you through the day.

Breakfast 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday and Sunday

Photo: Matt Kirsch

Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Made from scratch pizzas featuring locally grown whole wheat crusts, fruit and vegetable toppings, seasonally canned sauces, pasture raised meats, and delicious Wisconsin cheese. They’ll also be serving Artha Organics Tea and WiscoPop, a fine, craft brewed soda, “sweetened by bees and trees” right here in Wisconsin. Please join us in celebrating the regional abundance brought to you by local farmers and food producers. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available, sadly no Gluten Free options for fear of contamination. Pizza ingredients from producer partners including, but are not limited to: Auburndale Food Cooperative, Bice’s Quality Critter Ranch, Century Sun Oil, Maplewood Gardens, Organic Valley, Stoney Acres Farm, and Whitefeather Organics Funds raised from the pizzas will help the nonprofit organizations Farmshed and MREA to continue to provide central Wisconsin with various educational opportunities supporting renewable energy and local food systems.

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday Coffee, tea, juice, strawberries, yogurt, and a variety of hearty baked goods to get you going early.

Early breakfast available for Exhibitors and Volunteers starting at 6:30 a.m.! Stop by the Farmshed Cafe and fuel up.

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CELEBRATING 25 Y

January 4, 1991 Name change to Midwest Renewable Energy Association.

1994 Christine Hulet, 2nd Executive Director.

January 1990 First potluck meetings to organize an Energy Fair

1990 Carol Welling, 1st Energy Fair Coordinator.

1995 Tehri Parker, 4th Executive Director.

1994 Sue Stein, 3rd Executive Director.

August 1990 First Energy Fair at the Amherst Fairgrounds.

January 29, 1999 Purchase of Central Wisconsin Wildlife Center for MREA campus.

June 1998 Ralph Nader presents the keynote address at Portage County Fairgrounds.

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June 2002 The 13th Energy moves to Renew Earth Institute in Custer.

June 1999 The 10th Annual Energy Fair!

1991 Julie Ames-Curtis, 1st Executive Director.

December 26, 1990 First Articles of Incorporation filed for the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair Ltd.

May 2000 Jacobs Long Case 3600 W is installed.

June 2000 ASES National Conference hosted by MREA with The Energy Fair in Madison.

April 2000 First Solar Water Space Heating system installed.

June 2002 12 inches of rain in 24 hours.

June 2000 400 W single axis-tracker is installed and remains the MREA’s only stand-alone system for Sun Frost.


YEARS WITH MREA March 2003 MREA becomes an ISPQ Accredited Training Facility.

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June 2003 First Educator Tent hosted by Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education.

December 2009 First Solar Water Heating Conference Milwaukee. June 2005 First Small Wind Conference.

November 2004 Back 40 Campground purchased from Portage County.

June 2011 Nick Hylla, April 2013 February 2010 5th Executive Net-zero Milwaukee PV Director. energy Training Roof achieved installed at at MREA Habitat for campus. Humanity MKE.

Spring 2009 North Training Building added to campus.

May 2008 Permaculture plan developed for REI property.

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June 2004 The 15th Annual Energy Fair hosts the first Children's Parade.

April 2006 May 2008 MREA with Focus on Energy, develops and offers PV Site Assessor, Solar Hot Water Site Assessor and Wind Site Assessor Certification.

June 2009 The 20th Annual Energy Fair!

April 2010 Solar Domestic Hot Water Training Lab added to North Training Building.

June 20-22, 2014 Celebrating The 25th Annual Energy Fair!

2012 MREA is awarded nationally recognized ANSI accreditation.

July 2009 Milwaukee MREA Office opens in the Milwaukee Environmental Consortium.

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2015 Sustainability Summit & Exposition........................ B3 Wauwatosa, WI • 414-774-1879 bquirmbach@wi.rr.com www.sustainabilitysummit.us The Sustainability Summit (formerly Green Energy Summit) has grown and evolved in the last decade into a premier academic and professional conference focusing on energy, water, lifestyle, business, workforce systems, and practices that will sustain Earth’s resources for future generations. We invite you to present, exhibit, sponsor, and attend.

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350.org.............................. A31 Madison, WI • 608-233-8656 dspitzer.wi@gmail.com www.350madison.org Through campaigns against fossil fuel usage and C02 emissions, we strongly support renewables and lifestyle adaptations. Our education to the public regarding issues such as the XL Keystone pipeline, divestment of oil funds from public foundations, and the political lobbying necessary at all levels encompasses alternative ways of assessing energy needs. A-A Exteriors.com, Inc...... A14 Waupaca, WI • 715-256-0406 jeff@a-aexteriors.com www.a-aexteriors.com We make buildings more energy efficient and guarantee a 20% return on your investment every year. Start your journey towards energy independence today.

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Accurate-Airtight Exteriors Division of A-A Exteriors.com, Inc...... A23 Waupaca, WI • 715-256-0406 tim@a-aexteriors.com www.theairbarrier.com Energy saving contractor for commercial buildings.

AHT Wisconsin Windows.....C13 Clintonville, WI • 715-823-8223 events@ahtwindows.com www.ahtwindows.com AHT Windows sells THV Compozit window and door systems. The best built, most energy efficient triple pane krypton gas charged windows and doors sold in the Midwest. Our Compozit frame windows out perform all others on the market. Period! Alternative Trends, LLC..... X21 Emerald, WI • 715-265-4707 info@alternativetrendsllc.com www.alternativetrendsllc.com We are a family-owned full service solar provider operating throughout western Wisconsin, including Hudson, New Richmond, and Eau Claire. We provide both residential and commercial solar design and installation services. Anderson Architecture..... A17 Saint Paul, MN • 651-472-4847 marka@andersonarchitectureinc.com www.andersonarchitectureinc.com Develop architectural building solutions for clients with a focus on energy sustainability and financial return. Passive House standards, energy modeling, high performance walls and windows, natural lighting and ventilation will crush energy loads while providing more comfortable and healthy buildings. Designing zero and net-energy buildings for a secure future. Armor Shield Metal Roofing........... B18, B19 Oneida, WI • 920-393-4227 armorshieldmr@gmail.com www.armorshieldhi.com Armor Shield Metal Roofing is your “One & Done” home improvement professional. Specializing in metal roofing, siding, soffit and fascia, radiant barrier, and replacement windows and doors by Home Guard.

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At the Bridge – Practical Solar.................. X32 Wautoma, WI • 920-787-7966 pmanke@centurytel.net www.atthebridge-practicalsolar.com Solar energy collection hardware sales. Battery Doctors................... A4 Belgium, WI • 262-689-7778 hotrodlarry07@yahoo.com www.batterydoctorswi.com Battery Doctors is about maintenance, service, and correct replacement. We work with battery chargers for correct applications, diagnoses, and repair. Our reconditioners have been used for 25 years and save customers money. Allow us to offer you our services— forklifts, golf carts, industrial boating, computer backup, and more! Beepods.com..................... C16 Milwaukee, WI • 414-617-7773 charlie@beepods.com www.beepods.com Beekeeping for the bees. Beepods makes a beehive that’s safer and easier to tend than stacked-box designs. We provide training, advocacy, and supplies. Beepods are a unique vented top bar hive design. Beehive Design Collective......X9 Machias, ME • 608-279-1029 pollinators@beehivecollective.org www.beehivecollective.org The Beehive Design Collective hums with activity, tackling issues as diverse as biotechnology, corporate globalization, resource extraction, food and agriculture, and colonialism. Our mission is to “cross-pollinate the grassroots” by creating images that educate the public and deconstruct complex geopolitical issues.


Central Waters Brewing Company ........ Central Waters Beer Tent Amherst, WI • 715-824-2739 info@centralwaters.com www.centralwaters.com Central Waters Brewing Company (CWBC) services over 200 retail locations in Central Wisconsin; its product line includes 18 beer styles. We are committing to being one of the most environmentally sustainable breweries in the nation. We consider the implications of every aspect of our business in managing our environmental footprint.

Citizens Climate Education Corporation........................ C17 Stevens Point, WI • 715-344-1063 wor1consult@gmail.com www.citizensclimatelobby.org A non-partisan, international nonprofit dedicated to building the political will for a livable climate. We train volunteers to speak powerfully to their elected officials, the media, and their local communities in order to inspire members of Congress to be leaders and spokespersons for a sustainable climate. Clean Energy Distribution....X28 Denver, CO • 720-339-8201 wyatt@cleanenergydist.com www.cleanenergydist.com Denver based master wholesale distribution company with a highly focused team representing over 30 years of combined experience, providing PV and solar thermal packages for commercial and residential applications including in-house project finance from residential to utility scale. We offer best-in-class products from leading Tier I manufacturers throughout North America.

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CAP Services – Fresh Start Program.......... X45 Waupaca, WI • 715-258-9575 ext. 203 cmorton@capmail.org www.capservices.org The CAP Services Fresh Start program is building an eco-park in Waupaca. The park will keep the natural integrity of one of the most beautiful places in Waupaca while it features environmental education for a sustainable future.

Central Rivers Farmshed... D27 Stevens Point, WI • 715-544-6154 info@farmshed.org www.farmshed.org A farmshed is the network of people, businesses, organizations, and productive lands that create a local food economy. The Central Rivers Farmshed works to strengthen food system education, local eating, farmer capacity building, local food networks, public markets, nutrition for learning, and health.

Chequamegon Construction Company, LLC.................... B36 Saint Germain, WI • 715-891-3906 patrick@chequamegonconstruction.com www.chequamegonconstruction.com Striving to ensure our homes are created using environmentally responsible practices with the best quality materials and energy conscious building techniques.

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Burke for Wisconsin........... B37 Madison, WI • 608-807-0602 info@burkeforwisconsin.com www.burkeforwisconsin.com As Governor, Mary Burke will bring all of the stakeholders to the table to find the right balance between economic development, and our public health and natural resources. As Governor, Mary Burke would work to preserve farmland, protect our water, and restore local control to communities.

Central Boiler............ X15–X17 Greenbush, MN • 218-782-2575 markm@centralboiler.com www.centralboiler.com Central Boiler manufactures and distributes the E-Classic outdoor wood furnace, Maxim Pellet, and corn furnaces.

Century Sun Oil, LLC.......... D25 Pulaski, WI • 920-822-1261 pam@centurysunoil.com www.centurysunoil.com We produce certified organic high oleic sunflower oil in Wisconsin. All seeds are grown by organic farmers in Wisconsin, and we process and bottle all the oil in our facility in Pulaski, Wisconsin.

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Brown Dog Gadgets.......... C35 Brookfield, WI • 262-290-6630 help@browndoggadgets.com www.browndoggadgets.com Adult and student alternative energy projects. Learn about how solar energy can change your life through hands-on projects and activities.

Center for Sustainable Community........................... B4 Stelle, IL • 815-256-2204 stelle.csc@gmail.com www.cscstelle.org Our work is to develop and share models of living that improve the quality of life for the human family, while increasing the long-term sustainability and health of the planet we all live and depend upon.

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Bice’s Quality Critter Ranch...................... D18 Vesper, WI • 715-424-5159 bqcr44@hotmail.com www.bicesranch.com We specialize in raising pastureraised meats. This is healthier for the environment, people, and animals. We raise Galloway beef, haired lambs, Berkshire Pork, dairy goats, meat goats, chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, and turkeys. Organically grown and certified naturally grown, they are rotationally grazed and treated with kindness and respect.

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CobraHead, LLC.................. C23 Cambridge, WI • 608-423-9119 info@cobrahead.com www.cobrahead.com Selling the concept of gardening and growing your food with two products: our short- and long-handed garden tools. The CobraHead is a universal garden tool, its blade a “steel fingernail” at the end of your hand. It weeds, cultivates, scalps, edges, digs, furrows, plants, transplants, de-thatches, and harvests with ease.

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Conserve School.................. B2 Land O’ Lakes, WI • 715-547-1300 information@conserveschool.org www.conserveschool.org A semester school for high school juniors focused on environmental stewardship. Students who attend get a one-semester opportunity to step out of regular school and into an exceptional educational setting, while still continuing their required academic studies. Students are immersed in environmental history, nature literature, and the science of conservation. Countryside Publications......C11 Medford, WI • 970-392-5628 customerservice@countrysidemag.com www.countrysidemag.com Publishing: Countryside Small Stock Journal; The Magazine of Modern Homesteading; Sheep! Magazine; Dairy Goat Journal; and Backyard Poultry. Books on homesteading, gardening, and livestock.

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Culpitt Roofing, Inc.................. B8 West Salem, WI • 608-786-0660 dawn@culpittroofing.com www.culpittroofing.com We install Double Lock Metal Roofing over existing shingles. Metal roofing reflects the heat away from buildings reducing cooling and heating costs.

Current Motor Company........X20 Ann Arbor, MI • 419-699-3618 brenda@currentmotor.com www.currentmotor.com Current Motor is a privately held electric vehicle (EV) development and manufacturing company. Current Motor designs and assembles its all-electric Super Scooters in Michigan. Current Motor’s bestin-class Super Scooters have top speeds in excess of 65 mph and can travel 50 miles per charge. Cutco Cutlery..........................X35 Olean, NY • 716-790-7181 fairsandshows@cutco.com www.cutco.com The world’s finest cutlery, all backed by our forever guarantee. We have been making high-quality CUTCO products in Olean, N.Y. since 1949. We are extremely proud of our American manufacturing heritage and are privileged to employ more than 700 people, many whose families have worked here for generations. Dairyland Power Cooperative/ Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.................C20–C22 LaCrosse, WI • 608-788-4000 cth@dairynet.com www.dairynet.com Dairyland provides wholesale electricity to 25 member distribution cooperatives in four states (WI, MN, IA, IL). In turn, these Touchstone Energy Cooperatives meet the electricity needs of more than half a million people. Dairyland’s renewable generation resources include hydro, wind, landfill gas, biomass, animal waste, and solar. Davis Caves Construction....... D6 Atlanta, IL • 309-261-1353 builder@daviscaves.com www.daviscaves.com Since 1977, Nationwide builders of Earth Sheltered Homes and commercial buildings.

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DLS Global, LLC........................ C4 Fleming Island, FL • 877-280-8989 alan@dlsglobal.com www.dlsglobal.com DLS Global is an innovative lighting company dedicated to delivering the best energy efficient lighting solutions to its customers. Our primary focus is centered around LED products. Driftless Folk School................ C1 Viroqua, WI • 888-587-6540 mark@driftlessfolkschool.org www.driftlessfolkschool.org Offers short-term classes and events for adults, families, and children in the areas of homesteading skills, folk arts, music, crafts, energy, and food sustainability, natural building, and the world of nature, as well as coordinating longer-term internships on local farms. Classes offered in and around Vernon County, Wisconsin. Earthwood Building School.... C5 West Chazy, NY • 518-493-7744 robandjaki@yahoo.com www.cordwoodmasonry.com Earthwood Building School has been teaching cordwood masonry, earth-sheltered housing, timber framing and megalithic stone building since 1981. We sell books and media in these and related fields. Echo Valley Farm.................... D17 Ontario, WI • 608-337-4578 denaeakles@earthlink.net www.echovalleyfarmwisconsin.com Echo Valley Farm is a community sustained farm and learning center focusing on energy independence and food sovereignty, adjacent to Wildcat Mountain State Park. Respect for the Earth and for all people are core values. We host year-round events and classes that benefit individuals, families, and communities.


Focus on Energy.....................B17 Madison, WI • 800-762-7077 paul.senner@cbi.com www.focusonenergy.com Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities’ statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program. Since 2001, the program has worked with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

George Williams College of Aurora University................. C8 Williams Bay, WI • 262-245-8564 gwcadmission@gwc.aurora.edu www.gwc.aurora.edu GWC offers a bachelors degree program in Sustainability and Environmental Management. Our courses address a variety of topics, including air pollution, climate change, water and land resource change, energy production change, consumerism and societal needs for adaptation. This program takes both an interdisciplinary and a multidisciplinary approach to environmental issues. Gimme Shelter Construction, Inc...........X40–X42 Amherst, WI • 715-824-7203 gimme@gimmeshelteronline.com gimmeshelteronline.com Design and construction of high performance homes. Specializing in passive solar design, sustainable materials, and superior craftsmanship. Design and installation of Masonry Heaters.

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Ervin’s Cabinet Shop..............B24 Arcola, IL • 800-898-0552 Gas refrigerators and freezers (largest dealer in the U.S.), propane lights (gas), and 12-volt fans.

First Affirmative Financial Network.................... B7 Chili, WI • 715-502-4704 davidbehnkeseper@firstaffirmative.com www.firstaffirmative.com We create and manage investment portfolios that align personal values and/or institutional mission with an investment strategy tailored to the specific needs and goals of each investor. We work with money as a tool for transformation toward a socially just, truly sustainable future for all.

Full Spectrum Solar...............X48

Madison, WI • 608-284-9495 info@fullspectrumsolar.com www.fullspectrumsolar.com Installer of solar electric, solar water heating, and solar pool heating systems, both residential and commercial.

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Energize, LLC..........................A20 Winneconne, WI • 920-203-9555 jim.funk@goenergize.com www.goenergize.com Jim Funk, NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional, working with solar (PV) technology since 1982. Starting with your needs and objectives, we utilize our specialized knowledge, experience, and disciplined engineering focus to carefully match the best components, and design and install systems with exceptional peak performance that you can count on.

Federation of United Tribes..D13 Madison, WI • 608-256-7808 callforpeace@callforpeace.org www.federationofunitedtribes.org The Federation will provide an opportunity to unite around the treaties protecting Mother Earth and our Tribal Rights for the next generations. We work to bring all people together to unite around our mission.

Fresh Energy...........................C10 St. Paul, MN • 651-225-0878 info@fresh-energy.org www.fresh-energy.org For more than 20 years, Fresh Energy has transformed widely held economic and environmental ideas into smart energy policy.

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EJOT Fastening Systems L.P...X19 Kenosha, WI • 262-612-3550 ext. 101 j.nathan@ejot-usa.com www.ejot-usa.com We are a manufacturer of solar fastening solutions for commercial, industrial, agricultural, and domestic rooftop PV installations on to wood and steel substructures.

Family Farm Defenders.........D19 Madison, WI • 608-260-0900 familyfarmdefenders@yahoo.com www.familyfarmdefenders.org The mission of Family Farm Defenders is to create a farmer-controlled and consumer-oriented food and fiber system, based upon democratically controlled institutions that empower farmers to speak for and respect themselves in their quest for social and economic justice.

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Eco Solar Solutions....Power Cube Chicago, IL • 773-733-4110 paul@eco-solar-solutions.com www.eco-solar-solutions.com We are a turnkey Chicago-area solar PV designer and installer. Founded in 2009, Eco Solar strives to provide our customers with cost-effective, clean-energy solutions. Solar PV has never been more affordable. Our clients include homeowners, business owners, non-profits, schools and municipalities; please let us know about the project you are looking to develop.

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exhibitor listing GoGreenSolar.com.................D33 Placentia, CA • 866-798-4435 ext. 722 simon@gogreensolar.com www.gogreensolar.com GoGreenSolar.com is a web-based reseller of renewable energy products, primarily PV. We sell mainly to DIY’s nationally providing system design, product, permit package services, etc.

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Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council.....................................A29 Stevens Point, WI • 715-343-6215 info@goldensandsrcd.org www.goldensandsrcd.org Celebrating over 40 years of solutions for a healthy economy and a healthy environment in Central Wisconsin. Visit us at www.goldensandsrcd.org or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ goldensandsrcd.

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Green Energy for Education Now........................A32 Muscatine, IA • 563-554-7337 webadmin@grefen.org www.grefen.org We strive to promote and increase the use of green technologies and renewable energy by the general public, private enterprises, and public entities with an emphasis on public educational facilities.

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Gypsy Booch............................D37 Amherst, WI • 715-340-2495 info@gypsybooch.com www.gypsybooch.com Gypsy Booch consists of two Central Wisconsin mamas with a passion for holistic health, whole foods, sustainability, and of course kombucha. We are very community-minded and focus on using local ingredients, and benefiting our community farms and industry whenever possible.

H&H Solar Energy Services..X18 Madison, WI • 608-273-4464 info@hhsolarenergy.com www.hhsolarenergy.com H&H Solar Energy Services provides complete design/build installation services for solar electric, solar thermal, and wind installations. Our goal is to provide the finest renewable energy systems installed by the most qualified personnel in the industry.

Infinity Wellness and Chiropractic.....................B35 Plover, WI • 715-544-6508 contact@infinitywellness@gmail.com www.infinitywellnessandchiropractic.com Health affects every area of life. Infinity Wellness and Chiropractic educates patients on how to cooperate with the way their body was designed without the use of drugs or surgery.

Hemp Out Hunger, Inc............X43 Madison, WI • 608-234-4445 ext. 2 william.hempouthunger@gmail.com www.hempouthunger.org A non-profit committed to educating the public about the social, environmental, and economic benefits of industrial hemp. We want to help people realize the benefits of living a more sustainable lifestyle on all levels and help cut into the underlining issues of poverty while reducing our dependency on fossil fuels.

Ingeteam.................................A26 Milwaukee, WI • 855-821-7190 usa@ingeteam.com www.ingeteam.com Ingeteam, founded in 1972, has grown to a global market leader, specializing in design and manufacture of electrical equipment and rotating machines. Ingeteam is involved in customer markets including: Energy, Marine, Traction, and Industry. To date, Ingeteam’s Milwaukee facility is manufacturing wind converters, wind generators, and solar PV inverters.

Ice Age Trail Alliance.............B33 Cross Plains, WI • 608-798-4453 info@iceagetrail.org www.iceagetrail.org The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a volunteer and member-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to create, support, and protect a thousand-mile footpath tracing Ice Age formations across Wisconsin— the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. INESA, LLC................................. D4 Milwaukee, WI • 414-837-8961 inesa.elektragrp.com www.inesa.elektragrp.com INESA, LLC is a US subsidiary company from Group Elektra (Spain). We are manufacturers of electrical switchboards and wiring harnesses. We’re distributors and wholesalers of all kinds of Photovoltaic materials located in Milwaukee. We’re engineering for energy efficiency and voice and data systems.

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Institutional Stove Solution.... C9 Cottage Grove, OR • 541-942-9519 adam@instove.org www.instove.org One of the most efficient bio-mass stoves that can be used to cook food, sterilize for medical applications and pasteurize water all with using very little fuel and producing very low carbon emissions. IntelliGrowth Industries, LLC.....C31 Appleton, WI • 920-257-4150 sfinley@intelligrowthind.com www.intelligrowthind.com IntelliGrowth produces OMRI-Listed worm castings based products for gardeners, growers, and approved for use by organic farmers. An excellent blend of biologics to feed soil to feed plants. Grow Well!


K. A. R. Enterprises................C34 Eden, WI • 920-948-9255 karobson08@gmail.com www.lubedealer.com/robson We sell AMSOIL synthetic lubricating products and organic natural fertilizer.

Kitchen Craft..................A24, A25 Mt Dora, FL • 352-483-7600 lesley@cookforlife.com www.cookforlife.com We do a cooking demonstration (waterless and greaseless) to promote our cookware. We are manufactured in a certified green facility.

Kyocera Solar, Inc. ............................. Kyocera Solar/ Photovoltaic Systems Tent Scottsdale, AZ • 800-544-6466 info@kyocera.com www.kyocerasolar.com A world-leading supplier of solar energy products. Our American solar division is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ with regional affiliates across the Americas and Australia.

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Justseeds................................. X47 Milwaukee, WI • 414-828-6321 colin@justseeds.org www.justseeds.org A decentralized artists’ cooperative with a network of 24 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance. We believe in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action.

Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture..........................C14 Fountain City, WI • 608-687-3332 info@kinstonecircle.com www.kinstoneacademy.com Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture is a Permaculture education center offering Permaculture Design Certificate courses, handson workshops, and Advanced Design, Teaching, and Farming. Our mission: to provide education for regeneration of the human spirit while teaching how to regenerate living systems through hands-on application of Permaculture ethics and principles.

Kowalzek Salves and Smude Cold-pressed Sunflower Oil...........................C26 Brainerd, MN • 651-795-9387 Jmattes60@gmail.com www.kowalzeksalves.com; www. smudeoil.com Our products include soothing skin salves and lip balm made from beeswax, cold-pressed sunflower oil and essential oils. The salves are for muscle and joint pain, dry skin, and overall skin enhancement. We also sell the cold-pressed sunflower oil and pure, unpasteurized central Wisconsin honey.

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Into the Outdoors...................D14 Madison, WI • 608-442-5973 danb@discovermediaworks.com www.intotheoutdoors.org Into the Outdoors is an Emmywinning television series and online education portal that empowers our next generation to take an active role as sustainable stewards of planet Earth and our energy resources.

Kinkoona Farm.............. C24, C25 Brodhead, WI • 608-897-3983 thomson-link@litewire.net www.baabaashop.com Offering permaculture; sustainable farm-producing organic-cotton covered chemical-free wool mattress toppers, comforters, and pillows; heating pads, calendula salve, bath salts, felted soaps, and Day Camps on the farm.

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Interlock Industries................D15 Delta, British Columbia • 604-953-1000 www.interlockroofing.com We provide the finest lifetime roofing systems. Our aluminum roofs are Energy Star® rated and available in slate, shingle, shake, tile, and standing seam profiles. Solar and flat membrane roof solutions are also available.

Lake Michigan Wind & Sun .........................................X26, X27 Sturgeon Bay, WI • 920-743-0456 info@windandsun.com www.windandsun.com Solar electric, solar thermal, wind energy system design, installation, and sales. Solar flair energy producing sculptures. Tilt up towers for small wind turbines.

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Libertarian Party of Wisconsin ..................................................B38 Rhinelander, WI • 715-365-4667 chair@lpwi.org www.lpwi.org The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin is committed to America’s heritage of freedom: Individual liberty and personal responsibility; A freemarket economy of abundance and prosperity; A foreign policy of nonintervention, peace, and free trade. 79


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exhibitor listing Lifetime Stainless Steel Cookware................................B10 Victor, NY • 817-659-0134 lifetimeshealthyconcepts@hotmail.com www.lifetimecookware.com Waterless, greaseless cookware that saves money on energy by its construction of layers of metals.

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LoTec Windmill Service..........C30 Arkansaw, WI • 715-647-3033 lotecwindmill@gmail.com www.bryceblack.com/lotec Restoration of water pumping windmills, water system design, and consultation.

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Lou’s Upcycles........................X44 Wendell, MA • 413-512-3007 lousupcycles@gmail.com www.lousupcycles.com We create a full accessory line out of processed un-recyclable plastic bags and wrappers. We have mastered the technique of transforming plastic trash into a textile by using heat and pressure creating a sewable new type of textile.

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Madison College.....................A33 Madison, WI • 920-723-2685 folk@madisoncollege.edu www.madisoncollege.edu/renewable-energy-department The Consortium for Education in Renewable Energy Technology (CERET) offers nationwide Train the Trainer Academies in Photovoltaics and Biofuels that provide renewable energy expertise to two-year college and high school instructors around the country. Madison College also offers certificates in Bioenergy, Photovoltaics, and Wind that give students model career pathways.

Madison Environmental Group, LLC/ EnAct: Steps To Greener Living.......................................... A3 Madison, WI • 608-280-0800 enact@madisonenvironmental.com www.enactwi.org EnAct is a program to help you live a greener, more sustainable life and to build community. Using the EnAct: Steps to Greener Living book as a guide, you will discover more than 1,000 actions to conserve energy, waste less, save water, drive less, eat well, and save money. Magnum Energy.....................A11 Everett, WA • 425-353-883 alan@magnumenergy.com www.magnumenergy.com Designs, manufactures, and supports premium, battery-based electronic renewable energy devices for off-grid, mobile, and UPS applications. Proudly made in the USA, Magnum Energy has a complete offering of inverter/chargers rated from 600 Watts to 4400 Watts and available with accessories such as battery monitor kits, remotes, and automatic generator start modules. Mari Botanicals......................A22 Viroqua, WI • 608-637-2009 r_d_mari@yahoo.com www.maribotanicals.com Mari Botanicals is a cottage industry producing herbal and therapeutic body care using many ingredients that are locally sourced or harvested. MidNite Solar................ B29, B30 Arlington, WA • 360-403-7207 ryan@midnitesolar.com www.midnitesolar.com Midnite Solar designs, manufactures, and sells, advanced electronic devices, combiner boxes, disconnects, and installation aids specific to the renewable energy industry.

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Mid-State Technical College... C2 Wisconsin Rapids, WI • 715-422-5382 ben.nusz@mstc.edu www.mstc.edu We train installers, designers, and assessors, and service technicians of renewable energy systems. Midwest Permaculture............ B6 Stelle, IL • 815-256-2215 info@midwestpermaculture.com www.midwestpermaculture.com “Leaving the planet in better condition than how we found it.” Midwest Permaculture offers educational courses, classes, webinars, talks, books, and consulting in all aspects of permaculture. We provide ideas to deliver the essential, useful, and practical nuggets to our students. Midwestern Solutions ...........C15

Cedarburg, WI • 414-975-7142 midwesternsolutions@gmail.com www.utopiagear.com Creator of Mini Massager (TENS unit). Used by physical therapists and chiropractors. It runs off a rechargeable battery and is very energy efficient compared to models used in professional hospitals and offices nationwide using far less power and resources.

Milbach Construction Services, Co.............................. B5 Kaukauna, WI • 920-993-0735 milbconst@aol.com www.milbachconstruction.com Construction Management/General Contractor; Enercept SIPS Panels dealer and builder; TF Systems ICF dealer, custom homebuilder and remodeler; commercial, industrial, retail, and residential construction; Green Hinge of America Dealer


NECA Chicago and IBEW Local Union #134................. X37 Chicago, IL • 708-389-1340 hohde@ejatt.com www.ecachicago.com In 1900 NECA Chicago & IBEW Local 134 formed a cooperative effort between Labor and Management to meet all electrical construction needs for customers. We are a community of qualified contractors employing highly trained union electricians in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. We are your complete energy solutions provider.

North Wind Renewable Energy, LLC....................X38, X39 Stevens Point, WI • 715-630-6451 info@northwindre.com www.northwindre.com North Wind Renewable Energy is central Wisconsin’s most trusted and experienced renewable energy solution provider, specializing in the design and installation of all things solar, high efficiency wood gasification and building performance for homes. We serve agriculture, business, government, and your home. Northern Battery...................B34 La Crosse, WI • 800-944-2115 scollins@northernbattery.com www.northernbattery.com Northern Battery is proud to represent all level of battery technology to the renewable energy market nationally. We are a local, familyowned business that continues to strive to provide top quality products with exceptional distribution, service, and renewable energy knowledge.

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Mitchell’s Heating & Cooling ........................................X13, X14 Waupaca, WI • 715-256-1372 mitchells_hvac@yahoo.com www.mitchellsheating.com We provide commercial and residential sales and service to all of Central Wisconsin and beyond. Fully insured and licensed, and providing free estimates. Installation of solar water and space heating, geothermal heat pumps, hydronic and radiant floor heating and cooling systems.

NARA/WSU............................ A36 Pullman, WA • 509-335-3018 ccburke@wsu.edu www.nararenewables.org The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) unites researchers and industry to develop an environmentally and economically sustainable biojet fuel and lignin based co-products industry in the Pacific Northwest using forest residuals as feedstock. Led by Washington State University, NARA is funded by a $40 million USDANIFA competitive grant.

New Society Publishers........A15 Gabriola, BC • 250-247-9737 ingrid@newsociety.com www.newsociety.com New Society Publishers’ mission is to publish books that contribute in fundamental ways to building an ecologically sustainable and just society.

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Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES)........................ A8 Minneapolis, MN • 612-963-4757 info@mnrenewables.org www.mnrenewables.org Member-run, non-profit founded in 1979 to promote use of, and to engage in advocacy for, renewable energies in Minnesota through education and through demonstration of practical applications. MRES is involved in education, awareness, and advocacy efforts for all forms of renewable energy, with a particular emphasis on solar technologies.

Morningstar Corporation.....C12 Newtown, PA • 215-321-4457 dpizzullo@morningstarcorp.com www.morningstarcorp.com Morningstar Corporation is a worldleading supplier of solar charge controllers and inverters—with over 2 million units installed, in over 67 countries around the world.

NES Ecological Services........ B9 Hobart, WI • 920-499-5789 khau@releeinc.com www.neswi.com We are a small natural resource consulting firm with expertise on issues associated with wetlands, native habitat restoration, and wildlife. We provide a broad spectrum of complete restoration services for private residences to federal agencies.

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Minnesota Department of Commerce.............................A7 St. Paul, MN • 651-539-1676 jack.kluempke@state.mn.us www.mn.gov/commerce The Minnesota Legislature has established a solar Photovoltaic and solar thermal incentive program for consumers who install PV and solar thermal systems using solar modules and collectors certified as Made in Minnesota. This program is administered through the Department of Commerce.

Moonwise Herbs and Brooms....C3 Sheboygan, WI • 920-452-4372 rosemarygoddess@moonwiseherbs.com www.moonwiseherbs.com We offer handcrafted herbal wares and handmade brooms. Many of the plants in our products are grown and/or wild harvested by us, locally.

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Miller & Sons RV....................D21 Shawano, WI • 715-758-6509 info@crownplacebrands.com www.gasrefrigerators.com Selling and servicing gas refrigerators.

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exhibitor listing Northern Sun Merchandising .....................B12–B14, B21–B23 Minneapolis, MN • 612-729-2001 info@northernsun.com www.northernsun.com We sell progressive social and environmental messages using t-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers, and more. Often humorous, rarely dull.

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Nukewatch................................ A1 Luck, WI • 715-472-4185 nukewatch1@lakeland.ws www.nukewatchinfo.org Nukewatch is a nuclear watchdog, anti-war, and nonviolence training organization that provides news and information on nuclear weapons and reactors, radioactive waste and its shipments, the health effects of ionizing radiation, and nonviolent resistance to militarism. We publish The Nukewatch Quarterly.

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Organic Valley ......... Clean Transportation Show La Farge, WI • 888-809-9297 organic@organicvalley.coop www.organicvalley.coop The mission of the Cooperative Regions of Organic Producer Pools (CROPP) is to create and operate a marketing cooperative that promotes regional farm diversity and economic stability by the means of organic agricultural methods and the sale of certified organic products. Check out our biodiesel press at The Clean Transportation Show!

OutBack Power Technologies, Inc..................... D5 Arlington, WA • 360-618-4309 info@outbackpower.com www.outbackpower.com OutBack Power, a member of The Alpha Group, is the leading designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, back-up power, and mobile applications. With an emphasis on product performance, OutBack has established itself as the product of choice in harsh environmental conditions and applications where product reliability is paramount. Otherpower.com.....................X29 Fort Collins, CO • 970-484-7257 dbartman@otherpower.com www.otherpower.com A group of alternative energy enthusiasts spreading the message that it’s easy to make your power from scratch. Our house and shops run on alternative energy…not because we’re trying to make some political/ environmental statement, but because these are the only options available, and we refuse to move to town. Pew Charitable Trusts – Clean Energy Program............. A6 Eau Claire, WI • 715-495-2451 andwerth@gmail.com www.pewenvironment.org The Pew Environment Group helps educate, promote, and lobby for Clean Energy policy.

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Photovoltaic Systems, LLC ...... Kyocera Solar/ Photovoltaic Systems Tent Amherst, WI • 715-824-2069 pvsolar@wi-net.com www.pv-systems.org Design, installation, and full service on any type of solar electric system. Xantrex factory authorized service center. * Highlighted exhibitors are also Energy Fair sponsors.

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Pika Energy, Inc............ X11, X12 Westbrook, ME • 207-807-8045 sales@pika-energy.com www.pika-energy.com Pika Energy manufactures high-performance, cost-effective small wind turbines and wind-solar hybrid systems. Pika Energy’s wind turbine runs on RebusTM, an intelligent energy networking technology that makes it easy to build flexible, plugand-play clean energy systems. Pika is based outside Portland, Maine. Progress Label Clothing........X46 Oshkosh, WI • 920-292-0386 drew@progressmedia.org www.progresslabel.com Socially and politically progressive graphic clothing and apparel. American-made and eco-conscious apparel hand-printed with environmentally-friendly water-based inks. Quick Mount PV........................ X1 Walnut Creek, CA • 925-478-8269 sales@quickmountpv.com www.quickmountpv.com In 2006 Stuart and Claudia Wentworth founded Quick Mount PV to bring a quick, cost-effective, completely code-compliant waterproof mounting system to the industry. The company provides ongoing training opportunities and personalized assistance to installers and distributors using and selling Quick Mount PV products.


Ruby Coffee Roasters............D26 Amherst Junction, WI • 715-677-4241 jared@rubycoffeeroasters.com www.rubycoffeeroasters.com We believe that high quality coffees not only taste better, but can also be better for communities and the world. We source our coffees responsibly from sustainably driven growers and tell their stories.

Schneider Electric.................... B1 Carrollton, TX • 972-323-5419 ray.barbee@schneider-electric.com www.schneider-electric.com/solar People have relied on Schneider Electric for over 100 years to deliver quality residential products and solutions. Today, everyone can rely on us for solar solutions. We have participated in The Energy Fair for years and always delight in showcasing the latest solar technologies that promote energy independence and sustainable living.

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Renusol America, Inc............. X36 Avon Lake, OH • 216-630-7395 www.renusolamerica.com A leading innovator in flat-roof and pitched-roof mounting systems for solar PV modules in the US solar industry. Renusol America provides sales, service, and customer support from its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and operates fullscale warehouse and distribution facilities across the country.

Rolling Meadows Sorghum Mill ..........................D28 Elkhart Lake, WI • 920-876-2182 Selling sorghum and maple syrup, honey, and sorghum caramel corn.

Schletter, Inc. ..................... Schletter Roadshow Tucson, AZ • 520-289-8707 george.varney@schletter.us www.schletter.us Schletter offers innovative solar mounting systems for project developers, module manufacturers, and system integrators for commercial and/or residential solar projects. Each solar mounting system can be individually designed for a costeffective photovoltaic mounting. Also offers carport systems, solar lighting, vehicle charging stations and more.

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RENEW Wisconsin.................B16 Madison, WI • 608-255-4044 mvickerman@renewwisconsin.org www.renewwisconsin.org
RENEW Wisconsin is an independent, nonprofit organization that acts as a catalyst to advance a sustainable energy future through public policy and private sector initiatives.

Riverside Fuels, LLC ..............X23 Wittenberg, WI • 715-220-3050 erik@riversidefuels.com www.riversidefuels.com We are a local (Rosholt, WI) producer of Bio-Diesel from virgin oil pressed from Camelina. We aim to utilize our capabilities in the field of sustainable agriculture with the produced Bio-Diesel and other by-products. Our scope of service includes consulting, production, market creation, and sustainability education.

Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL)............X33, X34 Pine River, MN • 218-587-4753 jason@rreal.org www.rreal.org The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance delivers solar heating systems to low-income families on public heating assistance. We also offer solar electric and solar water heat.

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Remis Power Systems, Inc....A30 Onalaska, WI • 608-781-7144 pkremis@remispowersystems.com www.remispowersystems.com This is our 34th year representing DEKA Quality Batteries. A family owned company with locations in Onalaska, DePere, and Jefferson, WI. New this year we are also representing Leviton Electric Car Chargers. We invite installers to come meet with us to discuss our reseller program.

Represent.Us..........................C36 Northampton, MA • 413-585-8100 ext. 43 info@represent.us www.represent.us Represent.Us is a national campaign to combat money in politics corruption, and has previously appeared at Green Fest and Power Shift. With $73,356,256 in political contributions in the last election alone, the Oil & Gas lobby routinely blocks progress on alternative energy, sustainability, and fighting climate change.

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Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative – The Energy Fair Book Shop .................................A9, A10; A18, A19; A27, A28; A37, A38 Madison, WI • 608-257-6050 rainbowbookstorecooperative@gmail.com www.rainbowbookstore.coop Madison’s cooperatively-owned and collectively-managed bookstore that provides books and resources which challenge the status quo. Founded by a dedicated group of volunteers in 1989, we are a community resource center for activists, scholars, and engaged citizens as well as book lovers of all sorts.

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Seesmart LED Lighting..........C33 Middleton, WI • 608-826-7400 llanham@bluegrassledlighting.com www.bluegrassledlighting.com A clean tech company with decades of experience in electrical engineering that manufactures LED lighting products for commercial and residential applications. Our LEDs are engineered to install into existing infrastructure and make the transition from fluorescents or incandescents simple and cost-effective. Seven Moon Hill......................D16 Stevens Point, WI • 715-341-4162 sevenmoonhill@gmail.com www.bravehost/sevenmoonhill.org. We produce our own maple syrup and honey products for sale.

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Sierra Club...............................A13 Madison, WI • 608-256-0565 d_ferber@sbcglobal.net www.wisconsin.sierraclub.org The Sierra Club is an advocacy organization that supports large-scale and small-scale renewable energy and energy efficiency. Our display will contain educational materials about distributed renewable energy in Wisconsin.

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SimpleRay................................X22 St. Paul, MN • 800-952-3235 geoff@simpleray.com www.simpleray.com SimpleRay is a wholesale and retail PV Solar distribution company located in the heart of the upper Midwest. We specialize in solar expertise that is second to none. Grid-tied or battery-based. Groundmount, pole-mount, roof-mount. No matter your project - SimpleRay is Simplifying Solar.

Sisu Co....................................... D2 Watertown, WI • 920-262-9996 daleniggemann@gmail.com We design and create small biomass cook stoves that can be burned in a gasifier mode and produce bio-char and sequester carbon from the biomass. In the rocket stove mode the stoves will burn practically any biomass, but does especially good with fuel gathered for the home and farm. Soap Nut Lady.........................A16 Stoughton, WI • 888-596-3334 soapnutlady@gmail.com www.soapnutlady.com We sell 100% natural and sustainable laundry detergent, fabric softener, and all-purpose personal and household cleaner. It’s safe, organic, effective, and economical—no chemicals, toxins, or artificial perfumes. Save your money and your planet. SolarOvenReflectors.com..... X31 solaroventom@gmail.com www.solarovenreflectors.com We are working to help people harness the power of the sun in everyday life with education, kits, solar oven products, and information on local materials and manufacturing. After using your oven, submit your experience to the email above. 100% of the sale price goes to MREA! Softub, Inc..................... D11, D20 Pewaukee, WI • 920-541-3404 jack@boxlatch.com www.softub.com Softub hot tub’s 25 plus years of success is due to their truly unique, break-through product concepts. They created a cost effective, energy efficient, durable, portable, and comfortable hot tub, which runs on 110 electricity. Softubs were “green” before green was fashionable, and they are made in the USA.

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Solar America Solutions........A12 Carmel, IN • 404-918-5553 dave@solaramericasolutions.com www.solaramericasolutions.com Manufacturer of evacuated tube solar thermal collectors. Solatube Brighter Concepts LTD..........................C29 Milwaukee, WI • 414-332-9050 sales@brighterconcepts.com www.brighterconceptsltd.com Since 1994 Brighter Concepts Ltd has been a premier dealer (residential) and commercial distributor for Solatube International. We have installed over 35,000 Solatubes during this time!! We have showrooms in Milwaukee, Madison, and Appleton. Solid Rock Masonry & WarmStein............................. D3 Duluth, MN • 218-343-2978 eric@solidrockmasonry.com www.solidrockmasonry.com Solid Rock Masonry designs and crafts all types of masonry heaters and ovens. We teach classes on masonry heater and oven building, and we sell DIY masonry heater and oven kits and doors. SOUL of Wisconsin................... C7 LaFarge, WI • 608-625-4949 type@mwt.net www.soulwisconsin.org We promote benefits for Wisconsin’s homes, farms, businesses, and local economies by shifting ratepayer investment away from centralized power into less-costly, more reliable SOULutions based on accelerated energy efficiency and local power. Stop in and register your household’s or business’s energy priorities with the WI PSC.


Terra-Therm, Inc......................B15 New Richland, MN • 507-463-3213 wally@ttherm.com www.ttherm.com We are a distributor for energy efficient geothermal heat pumps. We handle TTHERM GEO and GeoSystems.

Tomorrow River Community Charter School (TRCCS) .......................Rainbow’s End Tent Amherst, WI • 715-824-5521 ext. 224 info@trccs.org www.trccs.org Students will be prepared to become stewards of the earth, graduating with the skills to create and change the world around them. TRCCS offers a collaborative and non-competitive learning environment that integrates the arts and offers hands-on experiences related to the natural environment for PreKindergarten through 6th grade.

University of Wisconsin - Platteville...........D31 Platteville, WI • 608-342-1678 zauchet@uwplatt.edu www.uwplatt.edu/sres University of Wisconsin - Platteville has developed a new major in Sustainable & Renewable Energy Systems. We have been working with Wisconsin industries in this area for over 7 years now. Up North Alternative Energy Solutions, LLC.....................X3, X4 East Jordan, MI • 231-343-3271 brian@upnorthenergy.com www.upnorthenergy.com Our exhibit specializes in hot water heating using a combination of Wood, pellets, and solar thermal using a laddomat loading valve and water battery storage system.

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U Can Click It............................ A5 Rice, MN • 320-250-6372 canuclickit@gmail.com www.ucanclickit.com Reusable hot and cold packs. Just click the disc and get instant heat when you need it the most.

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh..............D24 Oshkosh, WI • 920-424-0750 Stop by and see how we are powering our campus with renewable energy generated from biogas. Hear how high-impact degree programs like Sustainability Management and Environmental Engineering Technology are incorporating our campus living, learning laboratories, and on-line access. Learn about our professional development offerings, lab testing and customized research services.

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Telefonix, Inc........................... X30 Waukegan, IL • 847-244-4500 ext. 230 ccassavant@telefonixinc.com www.telefonixinc.com Telefonix is an aerospace leader in electronics and electric cord reel technologies for nearly 25 years. The proven cord reel technology flying on the majority of the world’s airlines in-flight entertainment systems is now designed and incorporated into the first true Commercial Level 1 Electric Vehicle Charging Station.

Thomas Brown, Architect......B25 Stevens Point, WI • 715-341-7741 tbrownarch@gmail.com www.tombrownarchitect.com Central-Wisconsin based architecture firm, specializing in environmentally responsible sustainable design of custom residential and commercial projects. Recipient of numerous green design awards.

Under the ashTree..................C32 Amherst, WI • 715-340-5324 ashleymegal@gmail.com www.ashleymegal.com I work mainly in colored pencil and ink. The drawings that you will find on my greeting cards and prints are not pre-thought or sketched. My work is printed on 100% cotton rag paper, packaged with 100% recycled envelopes, and sealed with a biodegradable sleeve and love.

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Sunny Day Earth Solutions............. B31, B32 Minneapolis, MN • 612-278-2098 info@sunnydaymn.com www.sunnydaymn.com Sunny Day Earth Solutions is a neighborhood non-profit education and demonstration facility based in Minneapolis focusing on sustainable living and renewable energy with a small marketplace selling quality LED’s and other products to support green living.

TF Forming Systems, Inc.................. D29, D30 Green Bay, WI • 920-983-9960 richm@tfsystem.com www.tfsystem.com TF Forming Systems is the Manufacturer and Distributor of the Vertical ICF (insulated concrete form). These forms consist of rigid insulation that remains in place after the concrete is poured to serve as a functional part of the wall. ICF construction produces solid, energy efficient, disaster resistant high performance structures.

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Storage Battery Systems, LLC...........................C27 Menomonee Falls, WI • 262-703-5800 mikej@sbsbattery.com www.sbsbattery.com Battery supplier to PV and wind industry.

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exhibitor listing U.S. Solar Mounts Corporation. ..............U.S. Solar Mounts Demo Sparta, WI • 608-272-3999 info@ussolarmounts.us www.ussolarmounts.us Heavy duty solar mounts.

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Vollara......................................D22 Waupaca, WI • 715-572-4032 steelrfg@yahoo.com www.vollara.com Vollara, global leader in eco-friendly technologies, with a 85-year history, known for excellence in technologies. Vollara products have been honored in the Smithsonian, its satisfied customer base number over 50 million. Environmental purity with uncompromising health: that is Vollara.

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WaterFurnace International... X2 Madison, WI • 260-442-5374 scott.niesen@waterfurnace.com www.waterfurnace.com The world’s most recognized and respected brand of ground source heat pumps, capable of providing 100% of your heating, cooling, and hot water needs at 300-500% efficiency. Geothermal units use the free, renewable energy in your own backyard to save up to 70% on heating, cooling, and hot water.

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Wellspring Renewable Energy ........................................B26–B28 Shipshewana, IN • 260-768-7336 wellspringrepower@gmail.com www.wellspringsolar.com.... 12-24 volt distributor, retailer, and installer of solar electric and Sunstar 12-24 volt DC freezers and refrigerators. In business since 1995, we specialize in off-grid remote power systems for homes, farms, and businesses. Design, consulting, installation, pre-wiring, and after sales support.

Werner Electric Supply..........A21 Neenah, WI • 920-720-4010 rhenes@wernerelectric.com www.wernerelectric.com..... A Wisconsin distributor since 1948, we have a clean energy division and currently have three product managers on staff who focus on the full turnkey operation of selling, installing, and supporting wind and solar energy products. We also sell energy efficient motors and lighting, pneumatics, safety, automation, and electrical equipment. Wild Ones – Central Wisconsin Chapter....................................C18 Stevens Point, WI • 715-824-5169 apete@fibernetcc.com www.wildones.org Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-forprofit environmental education and advocacy organization. Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education .................................Educator Tent wcee@uwsp.edu www.uwsp.edu/cnr/wcee The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) fosters universal environmental and social responsibility through the development, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation of sustainability and environmental education programs in pK-12 schools and communities. The WCEE is a center of the University of Wisconsin– Stevens Point College of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin Extension – Cooperative Extension.

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Wisconsin Farmers Union....... X5 Chippewa Falls, WI • 715-723-5561 cstatz@wisconsinfarmersunion.com www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com WFU is a member-driven organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, rural communities, and consumers through education, cooperation, and civic engagement. Wisconsin Friends of Utah Wilderness...............................D12 Madison, WI • 608-233-1973 clayton@suwa.org www.suwa.org Seeking to protect the redrock canyons, archeological ruins, mountains, mesas, and winding rivers of southern Utah. These incomparable wilderness lands are national treasures owned by all US citizens and are gravely threatened by oil shale development, unfettered off-road vehicle use, oil/gas exploration, and other destructive tendencies of our current culture. Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA).....................D34 Milwaukee, WI • 414-224-9422 info@wgba.org www.wgba.org WGBA, local USGBC chapter, is a nonprofit organization that serves the state of Wisconsin. WGBA envisions Wisconsin as a place where all people live, work, and build sustainably because where we live, learn, and labor matters. WGBA works toward its mission through education, advocacy, and collaboration.


WISPIRG................................... D1 Madison, WI • 608-268-0510 bspeight@wispirg.org www.wispirg.org WISPIRG is a statewide membership-based public interest advocacy organization. We work to promote clean energy solutions, modernize Wisconsin’s transportation system, and stand up for public health and consumers in the marketplace.

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Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice............................... C6 Madison, WI • 608-250-9240 diane@wnpj.org www.wnpj.org The Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice is a growing coalition that facilitates activities, cooperation, and communication among Wisconsin organizations and individuals working toward the creation of a sustainable world, free from violence and injustice.

Wisconsin Roofing Systems ....................................... B11, B20 Stevens Point, WI • 715-498-7585 wisconsinroofingsystems@gmail.com www.wisconsinroofingsystems.com Our steel roofs have an energy saving air space and also reflect the sun’s radiant energy because of the stone granules.

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Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products, LLC...D38 Black Creek, WI • 920-450-4641 blueirisenv@gmail.com www.bluegillheaven.com Founded in January 2014 by three fish farms located in the Fox Valley, our focus is to manufacture an organic fish fertilizer from the waste fish generated by the farms. We actively conduct research in aquaculture/products for aquaculture and are developing a program of farmer/school partnerships.

Wisconsin Public Service...........................A34, A35 Green Bay, WI • 800-450-7260 www.wisconsinpublicservice.com Fostering Wisconsin renewables through SolarWise for schools, a renewable energy education program, and NatureWise, an affordable clean energy program using wind and biogas.

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Wisconsin Habitat ReStores.. A2 Appleton, WI • 920-967-8904 general@foxcitieshabitat.org www.habitatwisconsin.org/ restores Habitat for Humanity ReStores of Wisconsin take donations of new and used materials and sell them to the public.

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Wisconsin Green Party........... X8 Milwaukee, WI • 414-315-4640 erika.p.wolf@gmail.com wigp.nationbuilder.com The Wisconsin Green Party stands for true social, economic, and environmental justice. In 2014, we are focused on mining, marijuana policy, and the minimum wage. We work for a democratic society in which human needs matter more than corporate profits. Join us on Saturday in the Networking Tent!

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exhibitors by category BIO-MASS HEATING................BOOTH # Sisu Co...................................................... D2 Solid Rock Masonry & WarmStein........... D3 Up North Alternative Energy Solutions, LLC............................... X3, X4

BOOKS AND MEDIA

WORKSHOP GUIDE

Countryside Publications......................... C11 Earthwood Building School...................... C5 New Society Publishers............................ A15 Northern Sun Merchandising................... B12–B14, B21–B23 Otherpower.com...................................... X29 Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative – The Energy Fair Book Shop...................... A9, A10; A18, A19; A27, A28; A37, A38

BUILDER / ARCHITECT

Anderson Architecture............................. A17 Armor Shield Metal Roofing..................... B18, B19 Chequamegon Construction Company, LLC........................................... B36 Davis Caves Construction......................... D6 Gimme Shelter Construction, Inc............. X40–X42 Thomas Brown, Architect........................ B25 Wisconsin Roofing Systems . ................... B11, B20

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EDUCATION

EXHIBITORS

Beehive Design Collective........................ X9 Brown Dog Gadgets................................. C35 Conserve School....................................... B2 Driftless Folk School................................. C1 Federation of United Tribes..................... D13 George Williams College of Aurora University..................................... C8 Into the Outdoors.................................... D14 Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture.............................. C14 Madison College....................................... A33 Madison Environmental Group, LLC/ EnAct: Steps To Greener Living................ A3 Mid-State Technical College..................... C2 Midwest Permaculture............................ B6 NARA/WSU.............................................. A36 Tomorrow River Community Charter School (TRCCS)............................ Rainbow’s End Tent University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh........... D24 University of Wisconsin - Platteville......... D31 Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education......................... Educator Tent

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY ..............BOOTH # PRODUCTS A-A Exteriors.com, Inc............................. A14 Accurate-Airtight Exteriors Division of A-A Exteriors.com, Inc............ A23 AHT Wisconsin Windows......................... C13 Culpitt Roofing, Inc................................... B8 DLS Global, LLC......................................... C4 Ervin’s Cabinet Shop................................ B24 Institutional Stove Solution...................... C9 K. A. R. Enterprises................................... C34 Kitchen Craft............................................ A24, A25 Lifetime Stainless Steel Cookware........... B10 Milbach Construction Services Co........... B5 Miller & Sons RV....................................... D21 Seesmart LED Lighting.............................. C33 Solatube_Brighter Concepts LTD............. C29 Terra-Therm, Inc....................................... B15 TF Forming Systems, Inc........................... D29, D30 U Can Click It............................................ A5 Werner Electric Supply............................. A21

Farmer’s Market

Bice’s Quality Critter Ranch...................... D18 Central Rivers Farmshed.......................... D27 Century Sun Oil, LLC................................. D25 Echo Valley Farm...................................... D17 Family Farm Defenders............................ D19 Gypsy Booch............................................. D37 Rolling Meadows Sorghum Mill .............. D28 Ruby Coffee Roasters............................... D26 Seven Moon Hill....................................... D16 Wisconsin Farmers Union........................ X5 Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products, LLC....................... D38

FOOD & AGRICULTURE

Beepods.com........................................... C16 Organic Valley.......................................... Clean Transportation Show

NON-PROFIT

2015 Sustainability Summit & Exposition............................................. B3 350.org..................................................... A31 CAP Services – Fresh Start Program........ X45 Center for Sustainable Community.......... B4 Citizens Climate Education Corporation.. C17 Fresh Energy............................................. C10 Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council..... A29 Green Energy for Education Now............ A32 Hemp Out Hunger, Inc.............................. X43 Ice Age Trail Alliance................................ B33 Minnesota Department of Commerce..... A7


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SOLAR ELECTRIC....................BOOTH #

MidNite Solar........................................... B29, B30 Morningstar Corporation......................... C12 NECA Chicago and IBEW Local Union #134... X37 Northern Battery...................................... B34 North Wind Renewable Energy, LLC........ X38, X39 OutBack Power Technologies, Inc............ D5 Photovoltaic Systems, LLC........................ Kyocera Solar/ Photovoltaic Systems Tent Quick Mount PV....................................... X1 Renusol America, Inc................................ X36 Schletter................................................... Schletter Roadshow Schneider Electric..................................... B1 SimpleRay................................................. X22 U.S. Solar Mounts Corporation................ U.S. Solar Mounts Demo Wellspring Renewable Energy................. B26, B27, B28

SOLAR THERMAL

At the Bridge – Practical Solar................. X32 Mitchell’s Heating & Cooling.................... X13, X14 Solar America Solutions........................... A12 WaterFurnace International..................... X2

Battery Doctors........................................ A4 Burke for Wisconsin................................. B37 Central Boiler........................................... X15–X17 Cutco Cutlery........................................... X35 First Affirmative Financial Network......... B7 Focus on Energy....................................... B17 Infinity Wellness and Chiropractic........... B35 Interlock Industries.................................. D15 Justseeds.................................................. X47 Libertarian Party of Wisconsin................ B38 Mari Botanicals........................................ A22 Midwestern Solutions ............................. C15 NES Ecological Services............................ B9 Remis Power Systems, Inc........................ A30 Storage Battery Systems, LLC................... C27 Under the ashTree.................................... C32

CobraHead, LLC........................................ C23 IntelliGrowth Industries, LLC.................... C31 Kinkoona Farm......................................... C24, C25 Kowalzek Salves and Smude Cold-pressed Sunflower Oil..................... C26 Lou’s Upcycles.......................................... X44 Magnum Energy....................................... A11 Moonwise Herbs and Brooms.................. C3 Progress Label Clothing............................ X46 Soap Nut Lady.......................................... A16 Softub, Inc................................................ D11, D20 SolarOvenReflectors.com........................ X31 Vollara...................................................... D22

SOLAR ELECTRIC

TRANSPORTATION

SUSTAINBLE LIVING

2014 ENERGY FAIR MAP

Current Motor Company.......................... X20 Riverside Fuels, LLC ................................. X23 Telefonix, Inc............................................ X30

UTILITY

Dairyland Power Cooperative/ Touchstone Energy Cooperatives............ C20–C22 Wisconsin Public Service.......................... A34, A35

EXHIBITORS

Alternative Trends, LLC............................ X21 Clean Energy Distribution........................ X28 Eco Solar Solutions................................... PowerCube EJOT Fastening Systems L.P...................... X19 Energize, LLC............................................. A20 Full Spectrum Solar.................................. X48 GoGreenSolar.com................................... D33 H&H Solar Energy Services...................... X18 INESA, LLC................................................ D4 Ingeteam.................................................. A26 Kyocera Solar, Inc....................................Kyocera Solar/ Photovoltaic Systems Tent Lake Michigan Wind & Sun.....................X26, X27

WORKSHOP GUIDE

Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES)............................. A8 NUKEWATCH............................................ A1 The Pew Charitable Trusts – Clean Energy Program.............................. A6 RENEW Wisconsin.................................... B16 Represent.Us............................................ C36 Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL)....... X33, X34 Sierra Club................................................ A13 SOUL of Wisconsin................................... C7 Sunny Day Earth Solutions....................... B31, B32 Wild Ones – Central Wisconsin Chapter....................... C18 Wisconsin Friends of Utah Wilderness.... D12 Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA)....................................... D34 Wisconsin Green Party............................. X8 Wisconsin Habitat ReStores..................... A2 Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice................................ C6 WISPIRG................................................... D1

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WIND

LoTec Windmill Service............................ C30 Pika Energy, Inc........................................ X11, X12

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exhibitors by location EXHIBIT TENT A

EXHIBITORS

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WORKSHOP GUIDE

A1......................Nukewatch A2......................Wisconsin Habitat ReStores A3 .....................Madison Environmental Group, LLC/ EnAct: Steps To Greener Living A4......................Battery Doctors A5......................U Can Click It A6......................The Pew Charitable Trusts – Clean Energy Program A7......................Minnesota Department of Commerce A8......................Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) A9, A10..............Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative A11....................Magnum Energy A12....................Solar America Solutions A13....................Sierra Club A14....................A-A Exteriors.com, Inc. A15....................New Society Publishers A16....................Soap Nut Lady A17....................Anderson Architecture A18, A19............Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative A20....................Energize, LLC A21....................Werner Electric Supply A22....................Mari Botanicals A23....................Accurate-Airtight Exteriors Division of A-A Exteriors.com, Inc. A24, A25............Kitchen Craft A26....................Ingeteam A27, A28............Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative A29....................Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council A30....................Remis Power Systems, Inc. A31....................350.org A32....................Green Energy for Education Now A33....................Madison College A34, A35............Wisconsin Public Service A36....................NARA/WSU A37, A38............Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative

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B1......................Schneider Electric B2......................Conserve School B3......................2015 Sustainability Summit & Exposition B4......................Center for Sustainable Community B5......................Milbach Construction Services Co. B6......................Midwest Permaculture B7......................First Affirmative Financial Network B8......................Culpitt Roofing, Inc. B9......................NES Ecological Services B10....................Lifetime Stainless Steel Cookware B11, B20.............Wisconsin Roofing Systems B12–B14, B21–B23............Northern Sun Merchandising B15....................Terra-Therm, Inc. B16....................RENEW Wisconsin B17.....................Focus on Energy B18, B19............Armor Shield Metal Roofing B20, B11............Wisconsin Roofing Systems B21–B23, B12–B14............Northern Sun Merchandising B24....................Ervin’s Cabinet Shop B25....................Thomas Brown, Architect B26–B28............Wellspring Renewable Energy B29, B30............MidNite Solar B31, B32............Sunny Day Earth Solutions B33....................Ice Age Trail Alliance B34....................Northern Battery B35....................Infinity Wellness and Chiropractic B36....................Chequamegon Construction Company, LLC B37....................Burke for Wisconsin B38....................Libertarian Party of Wisconsin

EXHIBIT TENT C

C1......................Driftless Folk School C2......................Mid-State Technical College C3......................Moonwise Herbs and Brooms C4......................DLS Global, LLC C5......................Earthwood Building School C6......................Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice C7......................SOUL of Wisconsin C8......................George Williams College of Aurora University C9......................Institutional Stove Solution C10....................Fresh Energy C11....................Countryside Publications C12....................Morningstar Corporation C13....................AHT Wisconsin Windows C14....................Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture C15....................Midwestern Solutions


Central Waters Brewing Company

CLEAN TRANSPORTATION SHOW X23....................Riverside Fuels, LLC

EDUCATOR TENT

Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education

FARMER’S MARKET

Located in Exhibitor Tent D D16....................Seven Moon Hill D17....................Echo Valley Farm D18....................Bice’s Quality Critter Ranch D19....................Family Farm Defenders D24....................Century Sun Oil, LLC D26....................Ruby Coffee Roasters D27....................Central Rivers Farmshed D28....................Rolling Meadows Sorghum Mill

KYOCERA SOLAR/ PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS TENT Kyocera Solar, Inc.. Photovoltaic Systems, LLC

PowerCube Eco Solar Solutions

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RAINBOW’S END

Tomorrow River Community Charter School

SCHLETTER ROADSHOW Schletter, Inc.

U.S. SOLAR MOUNTS DEMO U.S. Solar Mounts Corporation

EXHIBITORS

D1......................WISPIRG D2......................Sisu Co. D3......................Solid Rock Masonry & WarmStein D4......................INESA, LLC D5......................OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. D6......................Davis Caves Construction D11, D20............Softub, Inc. D12....................Wisconsin Friends of Utah Wilderness D13....................Federation of United Tribes D14....................Into the Outdoors D15....................Interlock Industries D16....................Seven Moon Hill D17....................Echo Valley Farm D18....................Bice’s Quality Critter Ranch D19 ...................Family Farm Defenders D20, D11............Softub, Inc. D21....................Miller & Sons RV D22....................Vollara D24....................University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh D25....................Century Sun Oil, LLC D26....................Ruby Coffee Roasters D27....................Central Rivers Farmshed D28....................Rolling Meadows Sorghum Mill D29, D30............TF Forming Systems, Inc. D31....................University of Wisconsin - Platteville D33....................GoGreenSolar.com D34....................Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA) D37....................Gypsy Booch D38....................Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products, LLC

CENTRAL WATERS BEER TENT

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C16....................Beepods.com C17.....................Citizens Climate Education Corporation C18....................Wild Ones – Central Wisconsin Chapter C20–C22............Dairyland Power Cooperative/ Touchstone Energy Cooperatives C23....................CobraHead, LLC C24, C25............Kinkoona Farm C26....................Kowalzek Salves and Smude Cold-pressed Sunflower Oil C27....................Storage Battery Systems, LLC C29....................Solatube_Brighter Concepts LTD C30....................LoTec Windmill Service C31....................IntelliGrowth Industries, LLC C32....................Under the ashTree C33....................Seesmart LED Lighting C34....................K. A. R. Enterprises C35....................Brown Dog Gadgets C36....................Represent.Us

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exhibitors by location OUTDOOR EXHIBITORS

EXHIBITORS

2014 ENERGY FAIR MAP

WORKSHOP GUIDE

X1......................Quick Mount PV X2......................WaterFurnace International X3, X4................Up North Alternative Energy Solutions, LLC X5......................Wisconsin Farmers Union X8......................Wisconsin Green Party X9......................Beehive Design Collective X11, X12.............Pika Energy, Inc. X13, X14.............Mitchell’s Heating & Cooling X15–X17............Central Boiler X18....................H&H Solar Energy Services X19....................EJOT Fastening Systems L.P. X20....................Current Motor Company X21....................Alternative Trends, LLC X22....................SimpleRay X26, X27............Lake Michigan Wind & Sun X28....................Clean Energy Distribution X29....................Otherpower.com X30....................Telefonix, Inc. X31....................SolarOvenReflectors.com X32....................At the Bridge – Practical Solar X33, X34............Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) X35....................Cutco Cutlery X36....................Renusol America, Inc.

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X37....................NECA Chicago and IBEW Local Union #134 X38, X39............North Wind Renewable Energy, LLC X40–X42............Gimme Shelter Construction, Inc. X43....................Hemp Out Hunger, Inc. X44....................Lou’s Upcycles X45....................CAP Services – Fresh Start Program X46....................Progress Label Clothing X47.....................Justseeds X48....................Full Spectrum Solar


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featured fall courses MREA Registration is Open for July-December Renewable Energy Courses! Solar Electric (PV) Courses: PV 101.05

Basic PV – Solar Electricity (Online) July 28 – August 24

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PV Site Assessor Training (Online) November 17 – December 21

Solar Thermal Courses: ST 101.02 Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems (Online) July 14 – August 10 ST 409.01 Solar Space Heating Systems (Online) September 15 – October 12 ST 101.03

Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems September 27 in Custer, WI

ST 201.01 Solar Thermal Site Assessment (Online) September 29 – October 26 ST 410.01 Solar Thermal System Conceptual Design (Online) October 13 – December 14

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Wind Energy Courses: W 101.02 Introduction to Wind Systems (Online) July 7 – August 3 W 307.01

Introduction to Tower Climbing and Safety August 2 in Custer, WI

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W 201.01 Wind Site Assessor Training (Online) August 18 – September 21

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Financial contributions are a much-appreciated form of support. All donations help us achieve our mission to promote renewable energy and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Not only will you feel good, but your donations are tax deductible, as the MREA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donate today by calling 715-592-6595 or visiting www.midwestrenew.org/supportus.

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