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reNEWS Newsletter of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association

The Energy Fair Program Guide

June 19-21, 2015 Custer, Wisconsin

FEATURING • • • • •

Scan to download The Energy Fair app!

250+ Workshops 200+ Exhibitors Live Demonstrations Entertainment MREA Café sponsored by Rishi Tea


contents

Exhibitor Listing 74

Fair Schedule 26

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. Cover artwork by Annette Mumford.

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 training catalog: 15,000 copies Advertising deadline: October 20, 2015 Distribution date: December 1, 2015

facebook.com/themrea @TheEnergyFair | @MREA | @GrowSolarMidwst

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 2 From the Staff 3 Energy Fair Sponsors ......... .. 6 Join the MREA 8 Fair Times and Admission 10 Travel Light 11-12 Daily Highlights 14 Keynote Speakers 16-18 Entertainment 20-23 Education 25-62 Daily Workshop Schedule 26-31 Workshop Guide Descriptions 36-60 Energy Fair Map 58 Workshops by Instructor 61-62 Areas of Interest 63-65 Don’t Miss Events! 66-67 Social Time 68 Fair Food 70-72 Exhibitor Listing 74-86 Exhibitors by Category 89-90 Exhibitors by Location 91-93 MREA Courses 94 What to Bring to The Fair 96 Support the MREA 97 Advertiser Index 107 The Energy Fair Survey 115-116

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about the mrea

Board of Directors

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.

Gary Drier, Financial Officer First Law Group, S.C. (2017) Jason Edens Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (2016) We will share our success with other like-minded organizations, recognizing that we are stronger when we all work together for our common goals.

Clean Power

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

Grace Fuhr Children’s Hospital-Milwaukee (2017) Bob Hattier Alternative Currents, LLC (2016) Nick Hylla Midwest Renewable Energy Association

MREA Staff Karen Blaha Training Network Coordinator

Allison Lindquist Events Coordinator

Julie Brazeau Solar Technical Assistance Coordinator

Gina Miresse Communications Director

Alissa Karl Alverno College (2016)

Peter Murphy Market Development Coordinator

John Kivlin Convergence Energy (2016)

Sandy Crawford Bookkeeper

Ciana Rose AmeriCorps Member - Events Assistant

Jennifer Martin, Secretary Kankakee Community College (2016)

Jenny Heinzen Training Coordinator

Clay Sterling Regional Training Officer

Nick Hylla Executive Director Paul Johanek AmeriCorps Member - Programs Assistant

Doug Stingle Development Director

Benjamin Nusz, Vice President Mid-State Technical College (2017)

Steve Knudsen Certificate Program Coordinator

Jenna Villanova Communications Coordinator

Kaitlyn Kohl Administrative Assistant

Amiee Wetmore Operations Director

Amanda Langer Market Development Assistant

Mike White Site Manager

Devon Cupery Outreach Coordinator

MREA

Isaac Trzebiatowski I.T. Administrator

Lissa Pawlisch Clean Energy Resource Teams (2016) Ed Stoll, President WiscoSolar (2016)

MREA Milwaukee

Tel: 715-592-6595 Fax: 715-592-6596 7558 Deer Rd 1845 N Farwell Ave Custer, WI 54423 Email: info@midwestrenew.org Suite 100 Web: www.midwestrenew.org Milwaukee, WI 53202 2

Nathan Franklin Dairyland Power Cooperative (2017)

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


from the staff Welcome to The 26th Annual Energy Fair! With all of the challenges and opportunities we currently have in renewable energy and sustainability, many of us at the MREA could barely handle the wait for the Fair this year. I’m tempted to start right into a long list of all of the issues we are concerned about and all of the topics, speakers, activities, and demos that we are excited to share. However, I understand that if you just start turning pages you can see it all for yourself. Instead, and in keeping with the motivation that has kept many of us returning to this gathering year after year, I would like to share a few of our hopes. Specifically, I asked around the office to find out what our good staff hopes you will get out of The Energy Fair this year.

Nick Hylla | Executive Director

Here are a few of the aspirations they came up with: “I hope The Fair can help people turn their big ideas into tangible practices.” “I hope for myself, and anyone else experiencing the occasional bout of hopelessness, that The Energy Fair will provide a venue for learning and connecting, inspiration and coalition building, commiseration and galvanization.” “I hope the Fair provides people with insight on attainable sustainable living practices—I hope they leave feeling like they have some solid information and tools to take action.” “I hope the Fair provides people with a fun day spent outside with their family discovering new ideas and new passions.” “I hope we can connect a growing number of people to renewable energy technologies that save them money and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.“ “I hope that the many great organizations that come to The Fair can connect with people and grow their efforts.” “I hope that people leave feeling inspired and fully embrace the tenacity, compassion, grit, and graciousness that we need to make our place a better place.” As you can see, we have high hopes for you. And yes, I know we may seem a bit like dreamers, but The Energy Fair has helped us to put greater faith in people. This is mostly because you’ll be hard pressed to find a better group of people than the group that gathers here every third weekend in June. It is also because we need your positive actions and advocacy now more than ever. Rise up!

Nick Hylla Executive Director

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Save the Date...

Solar Powering Midwest Conference

in conjunction with

The 27th Annual Energy Fair, June 17-19, 2016

The Grow Solar Partnership

With renewed support from the US Dept. of Energy SunShot Initiative under the Rooftop Solar Challenge II, Grow Solar works with regional partners to leverage private, local, and state support to advance activities in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin to accomplish the following: 1) Facilitate the adoption of solar permitting, planning, and zoning best practices by municipalities

Learn. Connect. Grow.

GrowSolar.org provides tools and educational resources for those interested and involved in solar installation. From the Power Pack Program to literature on the four action items above, the information is readily available.

Partner Agencies Illinois

Minnesota

Wisconsin

2) Develop model finance arrangements for solar installations 3) Build workforce capacity to properly design, sell, and interconnect code-compliant PV systems 4) Improve rules, standards, and policies to provide a framework for sustainable solar market growth

WANTED

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) seeks long-term solar energy partner. Caring Midwestern non-profit organization needs site host for large solar photovoltaic (PV) array. Long distance relationship is preferred. Host site should have large electricity demand and ideally be located in a clean-energy-friendly Midwestern state (e.g., IL, MN, IA, IN). In this mutually beneficial relationship the host will receive local, clean power for operations and MREA (and partnering developer) will receive payments through Power Purchase Agreement. This partnership will provide long-term support for MREA. Contact Doug Stingle: 715-592-6595 or dougs@midwestrenew.org

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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

Kilowatt Sponsors

Watt Sponsors $1,000 Arch Electric Ceres Greenhouse Solutions Charnecke Tents Clif Bar Focus on Energy Gimme Shelter Construction Ingeteam Milwaukee Shines Quick Mount PV Scene Newspaper Sierra Club Wisconsin Telefonix PowerPost

Media Partners

$2,500

Grassroots Sponsors $500

Partners

Central Rivers Farmshed 350.org Milwaukee Central Waters Brewing Co. Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. Great Lakes Renewable Energy Colectivo Coffee Roasters Association (GLREA) The International Bank of Amherst Midwest Solar Expo Kickapoo Coffee Roasters ASES Solar Today Offbeat Press Tomorrow River Community Outpost Natural Foods Charter School Peace Coffee Wisconsin Farmers Union University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point: Wisconsin Green Building - K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) Alliance - The Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education (WCEE) Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC)

Amherst Telephone Co. - Midwest Energy News - Mother Earth News - Natural Awakenings

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©Organic Valley 2015-12000A

Organic Valley dairy farmers like the Polich family believe in the importance of providing healthy, local, organic dairy products for the communities they live in. For more than 25 years, our farmer-owned cooperative has been committed to producing nutritious, organic products in harmony with the earth and with respect for animals. Learn more about our mission at OrganicValley.coop.

JOIN ORGANIC VALLEY FOR BREAKFAST • JUNE 20 & JUNE 21 7:30 to 11:00a.m. a.m. Main 7:30–11:00 FoodStage Tent $5.00 per Person (Proceeds to benefit MREA)

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Polich Family Farm One of our more than 750 Midwest farmer-members.


join the mrea PERSONAL

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.

STUDENT/SENIOR

INDIVIDUAL FAMILY

BASIC $30 EMPOWERED LIFETIME

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

BUSINESS NON-PROFIT

PRIVATE

BASIC $75 PREMIER GREEN/GROW SOLAR SUSTAINING $750 PATHFINDER

$125 $200 $500 $1000 $5000

Don’t miss the Member Social on Saturday, 4:00 p.m., in the Forest Tent. Then attend the MREA Membership Meeting on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the Yellow Tent.

Personal Membership Benefits BASIC • Admission to The Energy Fair

Monthly electronic newsletter, eReNews ($35 to $70 value) • 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

EMPOWERED • Basic Benefits, plus • 1-year subscription to Home

Power, Mother Earth News, or Mother Earth Living (up to $25 value) • MREA organic cotton t-shirt made in USA, available at The Energy Fair ($20 value)

LIFETIME • Basic Benefits, plus • Lifetime admission to The Energy

Fair and pre-Fair Networking Dinner ($50 to $100 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 ($20 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 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)

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PREMIER

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

GREEN/GROW SOLAR

• 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 & John Grump Family Peter Amend 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 Peter Behrens John Berton Family John Blake Family Charles Boardman III Diane Boles Family Michael Bonertz Steve Books Ann Boyer Family Radhika Bradley Family Julie & David Brazeau Family Meredith Breiting Monique Brenke Family Megan Briskie Tom Brown & Jo Seiser Family Chris Burda Mark Burger Christopher Carter Dave Chesky Dan Chiras Constance Christiansen Family Kevin Culhane Family Juli Curtis Mark Dawson & Inne Choi Family John Day Phil Desautels Kathy Dickerson Michael Dombeck Family Mike Donald Trang Donovan 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 Teri Foust John Frantz Joy Froelich W.K Gano Ben Gardner Michael Gebben Gregory Gehin David Giese Nevin Grossnickle John Grump Jane Haasch David Haig Tracy Hall Bob Hattier Herbert Heath Family Chuck Heath Jenny Heinzen Thomas Heraly Mary Hess Family Cynthia Hiltunen Janet Hinkfuss David Hippensteel Family Jeff Hoeft Family David Hohmeier Howard Hunt Frances Hurst Jim Hutchison Nick Hylla Ellie Jackson Phil Janowski Alexander Jarvis & Danielle Urschel Family James Jazdzewski Christian Jensen Larry Jilek Reid Jorgenson Family Bill Kehl Laura Kiedaisch David Kinyon Family Kenneth Kirkpatrick Family Christine Klessig Kirsten Koegel-O’Keane Family Peter Koenig Family Stephen Koermer Dawn Kopecky Family Brian Kosiak Family John Kudick Family Paul & Jude Kuenn Family Kathy Kuntz Family James Laabs Family Greta Ladenthin Jennie Lane Jason Lang Family

Samantha Laskowski Family Bill Lavelette Willard Lee Ed & Angie Lemar Family Chris Leslie Philip Livingston Brian Loeffler Family Rick Long Family Steve Macejkovic Colleen Macinnis Family John Maginnis Family Earl Mason Family Neil Matthes Family Terry Matthias Jeff May Steve McConnell Monica McElroy-Denissen Kelly McFeeley Dennis McLaughlin James Millard Family Lee Miller Marcia Miracle Vinnie & Gina Miresse Family Mark Morgan Amos Mortier Jason Myatt Patrick & Ingrid Nahm Family Brandon Naylor Bob Newbury Deb Nichols Family Nancy Nichols & Lisa Cvengros Family Alan Nowicki Family Chamomile & Ben Nusz Family Carter O’Brien Thomas O’Brien Jibril Odogba Family Mary Olson Lawrence Paplham Family David Parker Roak & Tehri Parker Family Tom & Louise Pease Family James Pfingsten Kathleen Piper Bob Pirkel Daniel Pirlot Xantrex Technology Sharon Porter Family Rick Potter Tom Rauk Family Janet Razbadouski Krista Reck Family Gary Reif Family Douglas Reinemann John Rendall Family Rich Rezny Family John Roberts Family Brian Roessler

Gary Roessler Gilbert Rogers Family John Roppel Family Mark Ruff Jan Saecker Mick & Lynn Sagrillo Family Ted Schierer Kevin Schilling Richard & Sarah Seibt Family Susan Shapiro John Shea Family 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 & Jen Knade Family Ed & Jenna Stoll Family George Stone Melba Sullivan Family Dr. Swanson Frieda Synnestvedt Chris & 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 26, 2015. 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 19-21, 2015 Midwest Renewable Energy Association ReNew the Earth Institute 7558 Deer Road Custer, Wisconsin 54423

7 miles east of Stevens Point

Energy Fair Hours Friday, June 19

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 20

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 21

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Family Friendly Fair

The Energy Fair features demonstrations and entertainment to engage the whole family! Enjoy Rainbow’s End activities and sing with Tom Pease and David Stokes Sunday for Father’s Day.

Where can I stay?

Tent and RV camping are available at our Back 40 Campground during The Energy Fair until sold out. Sites cost $20.00 per tent or RV per night and are located just one mile from the Front Gate. All accommodation information can be found at www.midwestrenew.org/accommodations.

Where can I get more information and sign-up?

Visit www.midwestrenew.org/energyfair or call 715-592-6595. Download our Energy Fair App in Google Play or in the Apple App store.

Save money for next year’s Energy Fair, June 17-19, 2016, and purchase advance tickets!

Father’s Day is Sun., June 21. Bring dad for free!

Tickets

Adult Student/Senior Youth 13-18 Kids 12 and under MREA members

1-Day Weekend $15 $10 $10 FREE

$35 $20 $20 FREE

FREE

FREE

2 hr. volunteers FREE Hardcore volunteers

FREE

Membership Rates

PERSONAL MEMBERSHIP LEVELS Student/Senior Individual Family Basic $30 $50 $70 Empowered $80 $100 Lifetime $500 $750 BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP LEVELS Non-Profit Private Basic $75 $125 Premier $200 Grow Solar $500 Sustaining $750 $1000 Pathfinder $5000 Don’t miss the member meeting on Sunday! 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’s kennels. Visit midwestrenew.org/accommodations for a list of area kennels.

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travel light MILWAUKEE Bus Details Saturday, June 20

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

Sponsored by Milwaukee Shines, Outpost Natural Foods & 350.org Milwaukee

MADISON Bus Details Saturday, June 20

6:40 a.m. 7:00 a.m.

Bus pickup at Bayshore Park N Ride in Glendale (corner of Port Washington Road and Silver Spring Drive). Free parking for the day. 6:00 p.m. Depart from The Energy Fair 9:00 p.m. Arrive at Amtrak Intermodal Station Bus tickets are free of charge. Register at www.midwestrenew.org/gettinghere.

Sponsored by Sierra Club

7:00 a.m. 7:15 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 6:15 p.m.

Depart from Willy St Coop West, 6825 University Ave in Middleton. Pick up at Hilldale parking ramp (top floor) opposite Great Dane (pick up by entrance). Pick up at UW Chazen Museum, University Ave Pick up behind Hawthorne Library, 2707 E Washington, on Hermina St Optional pick up in Portage, 2990 New Pinery Rd off County Highway CX (if there are riders). Arrive at The Energy Fair Depart The Energy Fair

Depart from Intermodal Station, 433 W St. Paul Ave. Parking at the Intermodal Station is $6 per day.

LOCAL SHUTTLES The Energy Fair offers a FREE local shuttle en route to The Energy Fair from Stevens Point and between The Energy Fair and the MREA’s campground, The Back 40. Shuttles from Stevens Point to The Energy Fair are offered HOURLY between these times:

SHUTTLE HOURS

Friday & Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 11:40 p.m. Last drop off leaves at 10:40 p.m. Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 4:40 p.m. Last drop off leaves at 3:40 p.m.

10:00 p.m. Arrive to Willy St Coop West Bus tickets are free of charge. Register at www.midwestrenew.org/gettinghere.

:00 Comfort Suites :15 Econo Lodge Inn & Suites :20 Dunham’s Sports :25 Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Ctr. :40 The Energy Fair

BACK 40 SHUTTLE

Camping at the Back 40? Leave your car and take our free shuttle to The Fair! Runs every 15 minutes at the approximate times: Friday & Saturday Sunday

7:15 a.m. – 11:40 p.m. 7:15 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.

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getting here About Custer, WI

Area Visitor Information

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.

For a listing of available camping or hotel accommodations in the Stevens Point area, contact Stevens Point Convention & Visitors Bureau at 715344-2556 or visit www.spacvb.com.

Travel Green

Directions

For those interested in a RideShare, try Wisconsin’s RIDESHARE program that brings commuters together. RIDESHARE serves all of Wisconsin and the bordering counties in other states (IA, IL, MI, MN). Registration through the site is free, and it also offers Facebook integration and applications.

The ReNew the Earth Institute is conveniently located just off Hwy 10, 7 miles east of Hwy 39, providing easy access to Appleton (1.5 hours), Chicago (4 hours), Milwaukee (2.5 hours), and Minneapolis-St. Paul (4 hours).

For a listing of available camping or hotel accommodations in the Waupaca area, contact Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce at 888-4174040 or visit www.waupacaareachamber.com.

The MREA offers a free Local Shuttle going en route to The Energy Fair from Stevens Point. Shuttle pick-up locations and operational times on page 11. For more information on transportation including ground, bike, air, and rail, visit www.midwestrenew.org/transportation.

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

• Wag Inn Kennels, Custer (just down the road from The Energy Fair): 715-592-4972

• The Barking Lot, Stevens Point: 715-341-9322 • Camp Bandy Pet Resort, Amherst Junction: 715-824-3900

• Muckamoor Kennel, Plover: 715-344-8533 • Pawsitively Unleashed, Custer: 715-347-3294

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Save the Date for... Saturday, October 3, 2015 Visit Sites Across Wisconsin

Learn about renewable energy, green building techniques and sustainable living ideas from the people who own, live in, or work in businesses and homes around Wisconsin. Check midwestrenew. org/solartour early fall for a listing of Solar Tour sites in Wisconsin or plan to visit the MREA headquarters, just East of Stevens Point. Homeowners and businesses, the success of the tour depends on your help! To sign-up to open your doors, visit midwestrenew.org/solartour.

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daily highlights Saturday, June 20

Friday, June 19

Sunday, June 21

9:00 a.m. Exhibitors Open Pancakes for Peace Breakfast (Fundraiser for WI Network for Peace and Justice and MREA)

Keynote: Sarah Lloyd, Wisconsin Farmers Union - Organic Valley Breakfast (Fundraiser for MREA)

Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes at the Organic Valley Breakfast (Fundraiser for MREA)

Workshop: Troubleshooting Energy Storage (NABCEP)

Yoga for all levels

MREA Member Meeting

10:00 a.m. Extended Workshop: DIY Heater Masonry Construction

Workshop: Small Scale Permaculture Farming

Workshop: Q&A with Atina Diffley

11:00 a.m. Chef Demo: Crayfish (WI Invasive) Boil

Workshop: The Solar Greenhouse

Extended Workshop: Living Off-Grid, Really?

12:00 p.m. Clean Transportation Demo: Try an E-Bike

Clean Transportation Demo: Micro-Scale Biogas

Demo: Timber Framing

1:00 p.m. Keynotes Keynote: Jon Wellinghoff, Stoel Rives LLP, with opening remarks from Eric Callisto

Keynote: Amy Goodman, Host of Democracy Now!

Keynote: Atina Diffley, Organic farmer and author

2:00 p.m. Central Waters Beer Tent Opens Workshop: PV and New Utility Rate Structure

Amy Goodman book signing

Sustainable Singing with Tom Pease and David Stokes

3:00 p.m. Workshop: Solar Ready Construction (AIA/GBCI)

Seed Swap: Hosted by Seed Savers Exchange

Music: Eddie Danger

4:00 p.m. Workshop: Tesla’s Clean Energy Solutions

MREA Member Social

The Energy Fair closes….

5:00 p.m. Silent Auction last call Green Mini Demo Derby and DJ Heart Burnz

Workshop: Building a Community Food System Green Mini Demo Derby and DJ Heart Burnz

6:00 p.m. Workshop: Balanced Beekeeping

6:30 p.m. Documentary Series starting in Workshop Tents

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Music: The Mustache

Music: Baba Ghanooj

See you next year, June 17-19, 2016!


Bay View Cafe Walker’s Point

MKE Public Market

2920 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. 224 W. Bruce St. 400 N. Water St.

Milwaukee, WI ~ anodynecoffee.com

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keynote speakers

The world of renewable energy and sustainable living has many inspirational leaders. From energy policy transformation, to environmental investigative journalism, and sustainable growing advocacy, The Energy Fair features keynote presentations to showcase the people changing the landscape as we know it. Download The Energy Fair App on your Android or Apple device at www.midwestrenew.org/energyfair.

Friday, June 19, 1:00 p.m. Jon Wellinghoff

Immediate Past Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Jon Wellinghoff is an internationally recognized energy expert and, according to the Washington Post, as a “new breed” of chairman he represents a monumental shift in energy policy. The longest serving chair of the FERC, he brings to the table 40 years of leadership and expertise in the energy sector. His presentations are an exciting look at the state of energy in our nation, including what the future holds and the politics of energy policy and regulation. After joining the FERC in 2006, Wellinghoff became chairman in 2009, and during his tenure, he advocated for building a stronger national power grid through the use of renewable energies like wind and solar power, working to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign energy. He worked to make the U.S. power grid cleaner and more efficient, integrating emerging resources such as renewable energy and demand response, including energy efficiency and local storage systems such as those in plug-in hybrid and all electric vehicles. He championed the agency’s landmark Order 1000, which required grid planners and public utilities to coordinate regional power line projects and encouraged the integration of solar and wind installations. Wellinghoff has particular expertise in renewable integration, plug-in electric vehicles, energy storage and efficiency, demand response, and energy infrastructure security, including cyber. He brings to the table experience in federal and state energy policy, regulation, and project development. A renowned energy law attorney, Wellinghoff is currently a partner at Stoel Rives LLP and co-chair 16

of the firm’s energy team. Wellinghoff served as general counsel at the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (1998–2000) and served two terms as the State of Nevada’s first Advocate for Customers of Public Utilities. As consumer advocate, he authored the first comprehensive state utility integrated planning statute. That statute became a model for utility integrated planning processes across the country. He was also the primary author of the groundbreaking Nevada Renewable Portfolio Standard Act and was one of the lead participants in developing the regulations to implement the law. He went on to assist six other states with the development of renewable portfolio standards.

Opening for Jon Wellinghoff Eric Callisto Past Chairperson of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

Eric Callisto is a partner in the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, where his practice focuses on energy, utility, and environmental matters. Mr. Callisto has extensive experience with state, regional and national energy and environmental matters, including regional transmission organizations, state regulatory proceedings, renewable energy, and environmental enforcement. Prior to joining Michael Best, Mr. Callisto was a Commissioner on the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW), where he was also Chairperson and previously Chief of Staff. He has held various positions with Wisconsin state government, including Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice, head of the Division of Enforcement at the Department of Regulation and Licensing, and legal advisor to the Governor. Additionally, he has worked as an environmental consultant and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


keynote speakers Breakfast Keynote Saturday, June 20, 9:00 a.m. Sarah Lloyd Wisconsin Farmers Union

Sarah has a PhD in Rural Sociology from the UWMadison and a Masters in Rural Development from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Her research has examined framings of sustainability in rural community, including analysis of the political economic structures impacting opportunities for positive change. Sarah represents the dairy farmers of Wisconsin on the National Dairy Board and served six years in an elected position on the Wisconsin Milk Marketing board. Sarah Lloyd is also on the Board of the Reedsburg based Wormfarm Institute, an organization that works at the intersection of culture and agriculture, featured in the annual Fermentation Fest and Farm/Art Dtour. She has recently been named to the board of the Blue Jean Nation, an initiative spearheaded by Mike McCabe to reinvigorate democratic institutions and get ordinary citizens back in the driver’s seat of our government. Sarah farms with her husband Nels Nelson and his family on the 400-cow Nelson family dairy farm outside of Wisconsin Dells, WI and works offfarm as the Special Projects Coordinator for the Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU). In this position she helps organize the Midwest CSA Conference and also WFU’s solar initiatives. In addition, she is the Director of Development of the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative, a farmer-led co-op owned by the farmers and the Wisconsin Farmers Union.

Saturday, June 20, 1:00 p.m. Amy Goodman Host of Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman is an award-winning investigative journalist, author, and syndicated columnist, as well as the host of Democracy Now!, airing on more than 800 public television and radio stations worldwide. She is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” for “developing an innovative model of truly independent grassroots political journalism

that brings to millions of people the alternative voices that are often excluded by the mainstream media.” The Independent of London called Goodman and Democracy Now! “an inspiration,” and pulsemedia.com has placed her at the top of their 20 Top Global Media Figures list. Goodman is a 1998 recipient of the George Polk Award for the radio documentary she co-produced, “Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria’s Oil Dictatorship,” which exposed the oil company’s role in the killing of two Nigerian villagers on May 28, 1998. The piece also won the Golden Reel for Best National Documentary from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Goodman has also won numerous awards for another radio documentary she co-produced, “MASSACRE: The Story of East Timor,” including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Silver Baton, the Armstrong Award, the Radio/Television News Directors Award, as well as awards from AP, UPI, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The author of five New York Times bestsellers, Goodman’s latest book, co-authored by Denis Moynihan, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope gives voice to ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power across the country and around the world. She has co-authored, with brother and journalist David Goodman, three other bestsellers: Standing Up to the Madness, Static, and The Exception to the Rulers, as well as Breaking the Sound Barrier.

Join Us for a Book Signing Amy Goodman will be on hand after her keynote presentation for a book signing at the Main Stage. The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope written with Denis Moynihan will be available for purchase during The Energy Fair, so you can purchase your copy onsite and get it signed!

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keynote speakers Sunday, June 21, 1:00 p.m. Atina Diffley Author of Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works

Atina Diffley is an organic farmer, educator, activist, and author of the 2013 Minnesota Book Award winner, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works–a memoir based on Atina’s life running the Gardens of Eagan organic vegetable farm. Atina’s advocacy has addressed the pressures of suburban development, biodiversity, and habitat loss. She successfully led a legal and citizen campaign against the notorious polluters, Koch Industries, to create an Organic Mitigation Plan to protect the soils and certification of organic farms in Minnesota. Her legal argument—organic farms are a valuable natural resource providing crucial ecosystem services to society beyond the food produced—supported her advocacy that they be protected as such.

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She wants every one to know that organic farming systems have the potential to be solely based on renewable energy—the sun. Organic systems are the future, with fertility, pests, and disease managed with the energy of the sun through soil health and biological life. Atina is excited to return to Central Wisconsin for The Energy Fair as she long ago lived in a one-room cabin in Polonia. Subscribe to Atina’s online blog at www.atinadiffley.com.

Join Us for a Book Signing Atina Diffley will be on hand after her keynote presentation for a book signing at the Main Stage. Turn Here Sweet Corn will be available for purchase during The Energy Fair, so you can purchase your copy onsite and get it signed!


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AMY GOODMAN LIVE ON THE MAINSTAGE 1 PM SAT, JUNE 20 Followed by a book signing of her latest NY Times bestseller The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope written with Denis Moynihan.

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entertainment Silent Disco

Educator Tent Friday, Saturday, & Sunday | 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate The Energy Fair with a solar powered Silent Disco. A unique way of experiencing a dance party where the music is pumped through distributed wireless headphones and a silent atmosphere is instantly transformed into a high-energy musical performance. It will be a crazy sight to behold and even crazier to partake in. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m. Sponsored by www.partyheadphones.com.

Renewsical!: A Musical about Renewable Energy Main Stage Friday | 3:00 p.m.

Renewsical is an interactive stage performance that teaches the technology of energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy in order to inspire action toward a healthy economy, cleaner environment, and a brighter future. The play has been adapted for the students at Tomorrow River Community Charter School by playwright: Ed Lemar.

Transcribing Dance Company Main Stage Friday & Saturday | 4:00 p.m.

Transcribing Dance Company (TDC), established by Charys Hess in June of 2012, was set in place to collaboratively melt the art of writing and storytelling with the art of dance. TDC is a professional postmodern dance company, which explores a journalistic approach on pedestrian movement. “Creating work which can be appreciated by the general public, yet set new standards in the art of dance,” Transcribing Dance Company will be performing “Suits.” “Suits” explores many variations; both literal and interpretive, on how and when a suit can be worn: www.transcribingdance.com

Green Mini Demo Derby with DJ Heart Burnz Clean Transportation Show Friday & Saturday | 5:00 p.m.

The Green Mini Demo Derby brings the worlds of county fairs and clean energy into collision. Cars powered by a mobile solar power station compete in heats. It concludes with a championship showdown.

Patchouli

Forest Stage Friday | 5:00 p.m.

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.” 20


entertainment Documentaries

After a long day of fairgoing and attending many workshops, relax with one of the following films and stay for an inspiring discussion afterwards.

To Make a Farm

Green Tent Friday | 6:30 p.m. | 74 minutes

In a world of environmental and agricultural destruction tied to large corporate farms, what does the future of local food and sustainable agriculture look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers. Named one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Farmers from two local farms, Nami Moon Farm and Whitefeather Organics will anchor a discussion after the film. Both farms exemplify the highest standards established for sustainable agricultural practices.

Protect Our Future

Black Tent Friday | 6:30 p.m. | 30 minutes followed by 20 minutes of short films

Documentary film created by three Bad River Ojibwe teenagers, examines the spiritual, cultural, and environmental impact of a proposed massive open-pit taconite mine at the headwaters of the tribe’s ancient wild rice beds. Sharing stories from tribal educators, land managers, attorneys, and elders, this film is an impassioned plea from the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers demanding that this generation protect their heritage of our Wisconsin landscape. Jordan Principato is the videographer, Shania Jackson wrote the script and is the narrator, and the musical composer, Ahpahnae Thomas, created the original score for the documentary. Patty Loew, Ph.D., Bad River tribal member, is the group’s technical advisor. The film has won many awards including the Loren Savitsky Young Filmmaker Award at the Big Water Film Festival and Best Student Achievement Award at the Green Bay Film Festival. Short films about environmental issues made by other student filmmakers from Wisconsin will also be included. We hope some of the young filmmakers can be present to answer questions at the screening.

The Mustache

Main Stage Friday | 7:00 p.m.

In a time where live music has been dominated by mainstream labels, new technology, and worst of all, hairless upper lips, Wisconsin’s finest funk/dance party band The Mustache has kept strong roots in classic and contemporary funk music which is ideal for producing a flourishing, thick and bushy, party atmosphere. Along with their desire to create the funkiest music possible, the band also exudes a satirical sense of humor in a Spinal Tap-esque fashion with comical characters and outrageous stage antics. Don’t miss this Mustache ride!

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entertainment

David Stokes & The Frog Chorus Main Stage Saturday | 3:00 p.m.

Join us for three performances by award-wining children’s educator David Stokes. Using live creatures and animal artifacts, songs and short stories, David gets down with his audiences and makes learning fun. You will get to meet his snakes, turtles, and frogs at The Energy Fair this year.

Prodo

Forest Stage Saturday | 5:00 p.m.

On the surface Prodo is an Alternative Funk-Rock band that plays original music with addictive funky bass lines, jaw dropping drumming, and unforgivingly groovy guitar. Positive thoughtful lyrics about living the good life float atop irresistible dance grooves and dizzying breaks. Prodo’s music will make your body twitch and writhe and its groove has been known to hypnotize the unwary and unwise. So be warned that hidden beneath the energetic funky grooves and positive vibrations lay dark untamed explorations of African world music, reggae, jazz, blues, metal, rock ‘n’ roll, and the unknown will of the spirit called Prodo.

Documentaries cont.

After a long day of fairgoing and attending many workshops, relax with one of the following films.

Building A Straw Bale Home: A Practical & Spiritual Guide White Tent Saturday | 6:30 p.m.

Designer and builder Mark Morgan guides us through the whys and hows of straw bale building. Morgan, a 40-year veteran of the construction industry, including 20+ years of “green” building experience, has a unique and engaging teaching style. For more info on this and other productions visit www.sunnydaymn or booths B22 and B23. This “carbon neutral” production is presented and directed by Ramy Selim of Sunny Day Earth Solutions with Executive Producer, Mark Morgan of Bear Paw Design and Construction.

Facing the Crisis of Our Age! Our Future/Our Choice!.....A New People Emerge! Green Tent Saturday | 6:30 p.m. | 30 minutes

It is said in Ojibwe History when the water turns to poison, and you can no longer eat the fish, a new people will emerge. They will have a choice between two roads. Enjoy this documentary by www.anewpeople.net that brings together, what corporatecontrolled media does not always recognize, are some of the best works, actions, solutions and movements of 100,000 people or more! To change everything, it takes everyone! Presented by Art and Dawn Shegonee of www.anewpeople.net and Jay McDonough of www.greentv.com. 22


entertainment In Transition 2.0 Black Tent

Saturday | 6:30 p.m. | 67 minutes In Transition 2.0 is a story of resilience and hope in extraordinary times. It’s an amazing story about how Transition groups around the world are responding to the challenges of depleting and costly energy resources, financial instability and environmental change. Discussion directly following the documentary. Presented by Midwest Transition Town groups.

Baba Ghanooj

Main Stage Saturday | 7:00 p.m.

Energy Fair fixture Baba Ghanooj joins us again on Saturday 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!

Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes Main Stage Sunday | 9:00 a.m.

Join Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes for an Organic Valley breakfast and MREA fundraiser. Enjoy the most important meal of the day with a side of polka. Dads bring your kids. Kids bring your dads! Either way, dads get in FREE on Father’s Day!

Tom Pease with guest David Stokes Rainbow’s End Sunday | 2:00 p.m.

Kids of all ages, be prepared to laugh, sing, and dance along with Tom and special guest David Stokes. Bring the whole family! 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.

Eddie Danger

Main Stage Sunday | 3:00 p.m.

Eddie Danger started his career in music as an alto sax player in the 5th grade. In the 9th grade he was kicked out of the Jazz band and stopped playing music for about 4 years. At age 18 an enlightening experience in the parking lot at a Grateful Dead concert reintroduced Ed’s Love of music and he started frequenting drum circles. Now he plays the upside-down guitar, didgeridoo, piano, pump organ, multiple woodwinds, various percussion, ukulele, and more. Eddie Danger is an award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and looper of 4-part vocal harmonies and instruments from around the world.

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education Whether you’re just getting interested in sustainable living or are a professional in the renewable energy industry, with over 250 workshops to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect one for you!

General Education

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In-Depth Education

See page 32

Workshops & Demos (free)

Extended Workshops ($30)

Professional Development

Solar Professional Workshops (free)

See page 34

CECs

MREA Courses (paymet required)

CECs

Architects & Builders (free)

See page 35 See page 42

AIA - GBCI - DOLI - NARI

Solar Summit for Instructors

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Educator Workshops

See page 43

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friday, june 19 schedule RED

ORANGE

YELLOW

9 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

GREEN

GREEN HOME DEMOS

BLUE

PURPLE

WHITE

MAROON

BLACK

(A27) Demo: Straw Bale Construction

(W4) Intro to Wind with Onsite Tour

(A21) Masonry Heating

(D10) Launch a Food Business from Home Kitchen

(L39) Yoga Session for All Levels

(D28) Wisconsin Renewable Energy Policy

(EC7) Reducing Your Energy Consumption

(C28) Writing Effective Letters to Editors & Congress

(L9) Creating Security & Abundance

(T10) E-bikes the Future Is Now

(D23) Panel Discussion: Midwest Renewable Energy Policy

(A25) Permaculture & Built Environment

(C11) Federal Clean Policy & Updates

(L35) Bitter Belly: Enhance Digestion w/ Herbs

(EC10) Reality of Efficient Lighting

(D7) Grow Solar Tools for PV Permitting

(F2) Socially Responsible Investing

(C4) Climate Change & State of the Union

(G23) Renewable Natural Gas - WI Digesters

(PV14) PV and New Utility Rate Structure

(D2) Community Solar 101

(W9) Will Wind Work at My House

(C13) How to Start Local Food Buying Club

(L5) Choosing Sustainable Herbal Remedies

(T5) Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle

(D26) Structuring the Solar Deal

(W1) Fall Protection & Safety for Tower Work

(C2) Becoming Great Water Ancestors

(F3) What’s New with Focus on Energy?

(T3) Biogas Transportation Alternatives

(D12) Making Your Community Solar Ready

(G9) Connections: Soil, Plants, & You

(C20) The Power of Gratitude

(L34) Sustainable Living Simplified

(T18) Tesla’s Clean Energy Solutions

(D25) Solar and Distributed Generation Policy in IL

(T16) Peak Oil: Boy Cried Wolf

(C17) Stories Change Leaders Need to Tell

(L17) Intro to Balanced Beekeeping

(G14) Energy Wise Food Storage

6:30 Documentary: Protect Our Future

(A28) Straw Bale Construction in Midwest

(PV21) When and Why Work with an Engineer

(SH6) Solar Thermal & Renewable Design

(E5) Keep Youth Garden Growing

(A8) Considering Trees in Building & Construction

(G5) Backyard Composting Basics

(PV20) Solar Energy for Larger Customers

(EC1) Clean Energy Transmission Development

(A6) Building with Wattle & Daub

(L4) Building Lithium Battery Banks

(PV8) Intro to Photovoltaic Systems

(E7) Positive Solutions for a Sustainable Future

(A29) Sustainable Apartment Development

(T2) Bicycling for Transportation

(PV15) PV for Small Businesses & Agriculture

(E8) Puppet Show - 3 Friends and Climate Change

(A16) Log Construction Fitted & Notched

(SH2) Intro to Solar Hot Water

(PV18) Six Steps to Solar

(L27) Overview of Renewable Energy

(A23) Passive House: Not Just an Energy Standard

(SH4) Solar Air Heating

(PV4) Being a Smart Solar Electric System Consumer

(E9) School to Home Energy Audit

(PV19) Solar Electric: What You Need to Know

(SH5) Solar Heating & Cooling w/ Rock Bed

(D5) Electromagnetic Interference The Basics

(C1) Airborne Frac Sand Health Risks

(A35) Visualizing with Sketchup

(C15) Organizing Corporate Clean Energy Advocacy

(L38) Electromagnetic Exposure and Avoidance

(E1) Social: 20 Years of Energy Education (Educator Tent)

6:30 Documentary: To Make a Farm

(A7) Demo: Building w/ Wattle & Daub

1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

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(A17) Demo: Log Construction Fitted & Notched

(A27) Demo: Straw Bale Construction


GREY

EXTENDED WORKSHOP PINK TENT

EDUCATION ROOM in the MARKETPLACE

SOLAR PROFESSIONAL BUILDING

SILENT AUCTION

CLEAN TRANSPORTATION SHOW

RAINBOW’S END

(G31) Vegetable Seed Saving I

(G15) Federal Funding for Farmers and Businesses

(A20) Masonry Heater Construction for DIY Novice

(G2) Aquaculture Technologies for Small Farms & Schools

Closed Session (D20) Solar Ready Construction (2 AIA, 2 GBCI)

(D1) Big Air - Avoid Leaks in Buildings

(G28) Sustainability on a Farm

Donor Dinner 6:30 Drinks, 7:00 Dinner

IronRidge: Introduction to Roof Mount PV (1 NABCEP)

Outback: Sizing Off-Grid and AC Coupling (1 NABCEP)

(D18) Intro to Living Building Challenge (1 LEED, 1 AIA)

(G27) Suburban/ Urban Permaculture

(G16) Growing & Preserving Unusual Fruits

(PV5) Bringing Batteries into Renewable Energy Systems: How, When, Why?

(F1) Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

(G26) Soil Awareness Feed Plants Nutritionally (L18) Intro to Permaculture

(D16) NEW! High Performance Wall Systems (2 AIA, 2 GBCI)

Crown Battery: Secrets of Successful OffGrid Installation (1 NABCEP)

MREA Course: PV 614 NEC Code Update

ABB: MicroInverter and Concentrator Data Device Installation (1 NABCEP)

Morningstar: Grid-Tied/OffGrid Charge Controller Basics and Beyond (1 NABCEP)

(L24) MREA Campus Tour (leaving from Silent Auction Tent)

Auction Highlights Include: - Solar Charged Flashlight (Northern Sun) - Portable Solar Panel (Go Green Solar) -Green Cleaning Gift Pack (Norwex) -Handcrafted Adirondack Table and Chair Set (McNaughton Correction Center) -Weekday Summerfest Tickets (Summerfest)

MAIN STAGE

(L21) Demo: Whip Own Matcha 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. (Rishi Iced Tea Tent)

Bidding begins! Rolls Battery Engineering: Troubleshooting Energy Storage (1 NABCEP)

FOREST STAGE DEMOS

(T20) Try an E-Bike

Organic Valley Breakfast

(R12) Puppet Show - 3 Friends & Climate Change

Greenhouse Demo (CERES Exhibit booth X9)

(R4) EARTH-QuestCelectraion

(L7) Demo: Crayfish Boil @1800

(R1) All Species Parade

Demo: Whip Own Matcha (Rishi Iced Tea Tent)

(R10) Make Your Own Play Dough (T6) Demo: Convert Bicycle to Electric Assist

(R11) Marionette Show

(L23) Demo: Micro-Scale Biogas for Consumer Use

(R14) Renewsical: Musical about Renewable Energy (Main Stage)

Keynote: Jon Wellinghoff Introduced by Eric Callisto (1 - 2 p.m.) (L25) Multi Stove Demo (South of Extended Workshop Tent)

(R14) Renewsical: Musical about Renewable Energy

(R2) Active Learning through Music, Movement & Books Final bids close at 6:00 p.m. Green Mini Demo Derby - DJ Heart Burnz

Transcribing Dance Company performs “Suits”

(R9) Make Your Own Non-Toxic Paint Music: Patchouli

Winners Announced!

Music: The Mustache

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saturday, june 20 schedule RED

ORANGE

9 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

YELLOW

GREEN

GREEN HOME DEMOS

BLUE

PURPLE

WHITE

MAROON

(A4) Building Greener - Light Straw-Clay

(L39) Yoga Session for All Levels

(D13) Midwest Residential PV Market Potential

(SH1) High Mass Sand Beds and Solar Thermal Storage

(E3) Energy Literacy Co-Product of Biofuel Research

(A11) Design and Build a Tiny House

(D6) Financing Residential PV Systems

(PV17) Residential PV - Prep, Plan, Produce

(C23) The Sun is for Everyone - Inclusive Solar Economy

(A30) Thermal Mass w/ Compressed Earth Blocks

(PV13) Moving Solar Policy Forward in WI

(PV7) Intro to Photovoltaics

(E10) Simple Solar Education

(A22) Napkin Sketch to Building Permit

(SH4) Solar Air Heating

(L22) Micro-Scale Biogas for Consumer Use

(G19) Intro to Seed Saving

(C14) Nuclear Power is Not the Answer

(PV12) Mapping Solar Energy Potential in MN

(PV3) Aesthetics in Renewable Energy

(E2) Beyond Candy Bar Sales

(G22) Rain Harvesting Beyond the Rain Barrel

(PV9) Lithium Ion Batteries for Off-Grid Storage

(L29) Preparing to Go Off-Grid

(E11) WPS SolarWise Schools Program

(PV10) Living Off-Grid, North and South

(PV6) Intermediate PV

BLACK

Transition Town Meet-up

(A5) Demo: Building Greener Light StrawClay

(W10) Wind Site Assessment

(F2) Socially Responsible Investing

(L2) Bio-Fuel Use by Amish Families

(T2) Bicycling for Transportation

(PV1) Advanced PV

(W5) Intro to Wind

(C6) Community of Relationships

(L14) Herbal Medicine Let’s Not Get Sick

(T4) Build Own Electric Car

(SH7) Solar Greenhouse

(W2) Farm & Wind Electric Plants from 19161947

(C22) The Renewable Energy of Your Inner Self

(L37) Try ‘Yardening’ w/ Mother Nature

(T18) Tesla’s Clean Energy Solutions

(L30) Reduce Chemicals & Waste in Your Home

(W8) WaterPumping Wind Mills

(EC3) Effective Payback from Solar & Conservation

(L1) Bees & Beekeeping - Thinking Outside the Box

(T7) Run Vehicle on Cooking Oil

(EC4) Energy Audits Tales from the House

(A26) Demo: Pizza Oven

(C27) WI Utility Rate Changes - What’s Up?

(C24) Understanding the Big Picture Utilities

(A14) Energy Efficient Construction

(T10) E-bikes the Future Is Now

(L26) Organic Eating on Dime

(A18) Make Your Non-Toxic Own Paints

MREA Member Social (Forest Tent)

(W6) MPPT Charging Control for Small Wind

(C9) Developing Individual & Community Solar

(L20) Kombucha Basics

(T13) Flat Tire Fix 101

(PV16) Realistic Calculation of Solar Payback

(E6) Rocket Stoves & Biomass Gasification

(A13) Earth Sheltered Housing

(A19) Demo: Make Your Own Paints & Finishes

(C3) Building a Community Food System

(C18) The 4 Fires of Group Work

(L19) Kombucha Advanced

(T12) Electrified Vehicles

(EC8) Stop Energy Loss (Air Trumps Everything)

(E6) Measuring Forest

6:30 Documentary: Facing the Crisis… Our Future/Our Choice

(L10) DIY Survival Gear

6:30 Documentary: Building A Straw Bale Home

(A31) Demo: Thermal Mass w/ Compressed Earth Blocks

1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Exhibits Close

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6:30 Documentary: In Transition 2.0


GREY

EXTENDED WORKSHOP TENT

PINK

EDUCATION ROOM in the MARKETPLACE

SOLAR PROFESSIONAL BUILDING

SILENT AUCTION

CLEAN TRANSPORTATION SHOW

RAINBOW’S END

MidNite Solar: Rapid Shutdown (1 NABCEP)

(G6) Beginner’s Guide to Growing Edible Mushrooms

(L13) Herbal First Aid

(G13) Energy Wise Food Preservation - Dehydrating & Canning

(D19) Sculpting the Site for Enhanced Performance (2 AIA, 2 GBCI)

(L24) MREA Campus Tour (leaving from Silent Auction Tent)

Solar Summit for Instructors

Ingeteam: 3 Phase Inverters (1 NABCEP)

(D21) Root River House - Net Zero Project (1 AIA, 1 GBCI)

EJOT: Solar Fastening Solutions (1 NABCEP) Schneider: Efficient OffGrid Power (1 NABCEP)

(G18) Intro to Maple Syrup & Sugar Production (G1) Advanced Soil Biology Course

(G3) Aquaculture Technologies for Small Farms & Schools

(D14) MREA Certificate Training Programs (D22) Why Trees Are Stronger Than Wood (1 AIA, 1 GBCI)

Remis Power Systems: Battery Energy Storage (1 NABCEP) (D27) Testing & Trouble shooting of Alternative Energy Wiring Systems

(D11) Leveraging Software to Reduce Solar Soft Cost

(G11) Eating Year Round From the Garden (L32) Renewable Energy from Wood Sources

(A15) Heating Home w/ Masonry Stove

(G7) Beyond Veggie Garden

(A12) Demo: DIY Masonry Heater

(G17) Integrated Forest Gardening - Guilds & Polyculture

(D4) ElectroMagnetic Interference and Exposure Discussion

Quick Mount PV: Solar Roofing (1 NABCEP)

Auction Highlights Include: -LCS-20 ClipperCreek Charger (ClipperCreek) -Solar Charging Trailer (MREA) -259 Amp Arc Welder (RREAL) -Hand Drawn Fine Art (under the ashTree) -Natural Soap Gift Basket (Soap Nut Lady)

MAIN STAGE

(L21) Demo: Whip Own Matcha 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. (Rishi Iced Tea Tent)

Bidding begins!

(G25) Small Scale Permaculture Farming

FOREST STAGE DEMOS

(T20) Try an E-Bike

(R6) Handmade Paper Beads

(L6) Demo: Christian’s Bistro

(L3) Demo: Biofuel Use - Lanterns & Small Engines

(R16) Solar & Wind Power Learning Fun

(L11) Demo: Fishing for Dinner

(L23) Demo: MicroScale Biogas for Consumer Use

(R8) Make Your Own Ellie Pooh Journals

(G4) Demo: Backyard Composting Advanced

(R3) CWES Songs & Skits

(L31) Demo: Reduce Chemicals & Waste in Your Home

Amy Goodman Book Signing

(R5) Fabulous Frogs (Main Stage)

(G24) Seed Swap Hosted by Seed Savers Exchange

(R5) Fabulous Frogs

Solar Edge: Optimize Your Business (1 NABCEP)

(R17) Souped Up Sand Castles and Mud-Pies

U.S. Solar Mounts: Adjustable Ground Mount Racking & Polar Axis Tracking (1 NABCEP)

(R19) Terrific Turtles Green Mini Demo Derby - DJ Heart Burnz

Amy Goodman Book Sales

Keynote: Amy Goodman

(R20) Yoga for Kids & Family

(T8) Demo: Run Vehicle on Cooking Oil

Keynote: Sarah Llyod & Organic Valley Breakfast

Transcribing Dance Company performs “Suits”

Music: Prodo

Final bids close at 6:00 p.m.

Music: Baba Ghanooj

Winners Announced!

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sunday, june 21 schedule RED

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9 a.m.

YELLOW

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General MREA Member Meeting Attend for a chance to win a solar oven!

(A2) Build Own Rustic Log Furniture

(SH2) Intro to Solar Hot Water

(T14) How Energy Will Define Transportation

11 a.m.

(L36) The Origins of Power

(PV2) Advanced PV

(E4) Fun Approaches to Clean Energy Education

(A32) Timber Framing 101

12 p.m.

(G32) Vegetable Seed Saving II

(D8) How to Design & Design a PV Lab

(G8) Cold Climate Aquaponics

(A24) Passive Solar Dos & Don’ts

2 p.m.

(T17) Reality of Vehicle Maintenance & Conversions

(D17) Intro to the GreenStar Homes Program (1 GBCI, 1 AIA, 1 NGBS)

(C25) Virtuous Circle of Energy Security and Community Vitality

(A10) Cordwood Evolution

3 p.m.

(T1) Answers about Ethanol & Other BioFuels

(A1) All-Season Comfort with Solar Heating & Cooling

(SH4) Solar Air Heating

(A34) Tying Sustainability into a Remodel Project

4 p.m.

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10 a.m.

(D9) Is Building Performance Right for You?

GREEN HOME DEMOS

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WHITE

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(A3) Demo: Build Own Rustic Log Furniture

(L12) Grounded Living Better for You & World

(C10) Energy Ethics & Activism

(G21) Q & A w/ Atina Diffley, Author of Turn Here Sweet Corn

(L39) Yoga Session for All Levels

(G29) Benefits of Woodchip Gardening

(W7) Small Wind Turbine Q &A

(C5) Climate Justice, Race & Food Sovereignty

(L15) Psychology & Sociology Impact Resources Part 1

(T9) DIY Electric Vehicle Design

(C26) Create Cooperative Living Entity

(C12) Get Ready for

(C19) Elm Dance Heal Self & Earth

(L16) Psychology & Sociology Impact Resources Part 2

(T15) Natural Gas Vehicles

(EC2) Comfortable & Energy Efficient Buildings

(L8) Creating Allergy and Toxin Free Home

(C7) Compassionate Communication

(C8) Deep Time Reconnecting with Past & Future

(T18) Tesla’s Clean Energy Solutions

(EC5) My Experience Off-Grid

(C21) Psychology of Ecology

(T19) Traveling by Bicycle

(L28) Pesticides Location & Health Effects

(T21) Understanding Hybrids & Electric Vehicles

(L33) Sustainable Living in Rural Cohousing

(A33) Demo: Timber Framing 101

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GREY

EXTENDED PINK WORKSHOP TENT

EDUCATION SOLAR ROOM in PROFESSIONAL MARKETPLACE BUILDING

SILENT AUCTION

CLEAN RAINBOW’S TRANSPORTATION END SHOW

FOREST STAGE DEMOS

MAIN STAGE

Bidding begins!

(D15) Nature That Ignores Design That Ignores Nature

(W3) Homebrew Wind

RREAL: Glazed Recirculation Solar Air Systems (1 NABCEP)

(L24) MREA Campus Tour (leaving from Silent Auction Tent)

(L23) Demo: MicroScale Biogas for Consumer Use

(R17) Souped Up Sand Castles and Mud-Pies

Greenhouse Demo (CERES Exhibit booth X9)

(PV11) Living Off Grid, Really?!

(G12) Edible Landscaping Perennial Yard Crops

(EC9) The Greenest Building Never Knew Existed

Caleffi: Solar Thermal System Troubleshooting (1 NABCEP)

(G10) Control Weeds Without Poison

(D24) Rapid Shutdown NEC 690.12

(SH3) Renewable Heating Systems at the MREA (1 NABCEP)

(D3) Ecopreneuring Be Your Own Boss

(G33) What’s for Dinner? Urban Backyard Ag

(C16) Road Diets

Quick Mount PV: Solar Roofing (1 NABCEP)

Auction Highlights Include: -MREA Membership (MREA) -MidNite KID charge controller (MidNite Solar) -Kamp Kenwood Getaway (Wisconsin Farmers Union)

Final bids close at 3:00 p.m.

Winners Announced!

(T20) Try an E-Bike

(R15) Sensational Snakes

(L25) Multi Stove Demo (South of Extended Workshop Tent)

(T11) Electric Vehicles Up Close and Personal

(R7) Hula Hoop Workshop

(L21) Demo: Whip Own Matcha (Rishi Iced Tea Tent)

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(G20) Permaculture Community Gardens

(L21) Demo: Whip Own Matcha (Rishi Iced Tea Tent)

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(G30) Tools & Tips for Lightfootprint Gardens

Happy Notes Polka & Organic Valley Breakfast

(R13) Rainbow’s End Scavenger Hunt

Keynote: Atina Diffley

(R18) Sustainable Singing with Tom Pease

Atina Diffley Book Signing

(L21) Demo: Whip Own Matcha (Rishi Iced Tea Tent)

Music: Eddie Danger

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education Extended Workshops Dive a little deeper and learn more about a topic from an expert presenter by taking an Extended Workshop! Extended Workshop attendees need to pay for admission to the Fair in addition to the Extended Workshop fee of $30 per workshop. Pre-registration is required. Sign up before the Fair online at midwestrenew.org/fairworkshops, or purchase your ticket during the Fair at the MREA Marketplace.

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Aquaculture Technologies for Small Farms and Schools

Saturday, June 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Presented by William West, Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products, LLC Discussion of on-farm research involving perch and bluegill resulting in parasite free fish, shorter grow-out windows, and increased fillet yields. Sustainable growing techniques result in applications for aquaponics, hydroponics, and school agriculture programs. (Extended Workshop Tent)

Bringing Batteries into Renewable Energy Systems: How, When, Why? 2014 ENERGY FAIR MAP

Friday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Presented by Chris LaForge, Great Northern Solar

Great improvements in renewable energy systems and low photovoltaic prices are making people more interested in going “off-the-grid.” Are battery-based systems better than the grid? Find out how these systems work with or without the utility grid, when they are appropriate, and why batteries may be for you! We will cover system designs and planning in depth. (Education Room, Marketplace)

Herbal First Aid

Saturday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Presented by Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs

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We will take a walk and learn to identify plants that can be used to address common injuries and ailments i.e. bug bites, minor cuts and wounds, minor burns, poison ivy, etc. Participants will learn common herbs, how to use them directly, and how to prepare them for maximum benefit. Participants will leave prepared to create an herbal first aid kit of their own! (Extended Workshop Tent)

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Homebrew Wind Sunday, June 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Presented by Dan Bartmann, Otherpower and Chris Nerud, King Canyon Alternatives, LLC 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. (Extended Workshop Tent)

Living Off-Grid Sunday, June 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Presented by Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Aur ‘Da Energy Mon’ has lived off-grid for 18 years and empowers you to get energized with renewable energy. Learn real, fun, interesting, and low-cost ways to start living the off-grid mentality now. Start simply; start now! (Education Room, Marketplace)

Masonry Heater Construction for the Novice Builder Friday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Presented by Eric Moshier, Solid Rock Masonry We will build a SolidRock Masonry Heater kit system and finish the outside of the heater with precast concrete blocks. We will cover location, design options, code issues, and different construction techniques. (Extended Workshop Tent)

The Testing and Troubleshooting of Alternative Energy Wiring Systems Saturday, June 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Presented by Neil Matthes, PE, MSEE, Master Electrician, Duck Creek Engineering, Inc. and Spark Burmaster, Electrical Engineer, Environmental Options A properly designed and installed multiple power source alternative energy system takes into account all of these factors: code compliance, grounding, electromagnetic interference, electricmagnetic field exposure and ease of maintenance. We’ll use lecture and lab measurements with interactive hands-on demonstrations to illustrate these. The class has full instrumentation available, but students are encouraged to bring any of their own instruments. (Education Room, Marketplace)


Saturday, June 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MREA Marketplace, Education Room

The Educator Tent at The Energy Fair, hosted by the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, is designed especially for teachers – formal, non-formal, and homeschool. Visit the Educator Tent to experience hands-on sustainability education resources, take home free materials, network with other educators, dance during the Silent Disco, and sign up to win fun teaching resources! A special event taking place in the Educator Tent is a 20 Years of Energy Education Social, Friday at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend. To see the full listing of Educator Workshops, see page 43.

Join us on Saturday to learn about the Solar Instructor Community of Practice: an online resource where instructors and program leaders can access and share the latest solar resources for PV training and solar market development. Award winning Kankakee Community College Instructor Tim Wilhelm will lead the Summit and share the successes of the KCC program. As a member of the Solar Instructor Community of Practice you will gain access to free online resources including curriculum development for PV Site Assessment, PV Design and Sales, and PV Installation, as well as solar content integration into existing programs, student work experience models, market development strategies, hands-on lab design, and program accreditation. Join us to learn how!

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Educator Tent and Workshops

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Solar Summit for Instructors

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education

Free Solar Professional Workshops brought to you by Werner Electric

Earn professional CECs while learning about the latest solar products from leading solar equipment manufacturers and distributors.

FRIDAY, JUNE 19: Solar Photovoltaic

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Troubleshooting Energy Storage (Rolls Battery Engineering) 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Introduction to IronRidge Roof Mount PV (IronRidge)

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12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Sizing Off-Grid, Grid/Hybrid & AC Coupled Power Systems (Outback) 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Secrets of Successful Off-Grid Installation (Crown Battery)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Micro-Inverter and Concentrator Data Device (CDD) Installation and Configuration (ABB)

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Grid-Tied/Off-Grid Charge Controller Basics and Beyond (Morningstar)

SATURDAY, JUNE 20: Solar Photovoltaic 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Rapid Shutdown (MidNite Solar)

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11:00 - 12:00 p.m. 3 Phase Inverters (Ingeteam) 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Solar Fastening Solutions (EJOT) 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Efficient Off-Grid Power (Schneider)

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Battery Energy Storage (Remis Power Systems)

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Solar Roofing (Quick Mount PV)

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Optimize your Business (Solar Edge)

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Adjustable Ground Mount & Polar Axis Tracking (US Solar Mounts)

SUNDAY, JUNE 21: Solar Heating EXHIBITORS

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Glazed Recirculation Solar Air Systems (Rural Renewable Energy Alliance) 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Solar Thermal System Troubleshooting (Caleffi) 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Renewable Heating Systems at MREA (Ben Nusz, Mid-State Technical College) 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 34

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Located in Solar Professional Building Friday: Solar Photovoltaic Troubleshooting Energy Storage: Steve Higgins This two-hour Rolls Battery Engineering workshop will focus on the care and maintenance of energy storage systems, including system settings and troubleshooting. Note: two-hour workshop. Introduction to Roof Mount PV: Dan Felix Review building requirements, products and procedures and learn to use the IronRidge Design Assistant Tool to ensure that you are installing code-compliant, long lasting roof mounted systems. Sizing Off-Grid, Grid/Hybrid and AC Coupled Power Systems: Matt James Learn how the Radian Family of power conversion, control and storage technology from Outback Power can provide grid-interactive and off-grid solutions. The Outback AC Coupling Package can add smart grid and energy storage capabilities to existing grid-tied PV systems for peak shaving and reduced Time of Use (TOU) charges. Secrets of Successful Off-Grid Installation—Without the Headaches: Mark Snyder Off-grid installations are booming as grid-tied subsidies dry up. Crown Battery will show you how to finish your off-grid projects faster and safer, avoid seven hard-todiagnose installation mistakes, and choose the right batteries and inverter. ABB Micro-Inverter and Concentrator Data Device (CDD) Installation and Configuration: TBA The ABB micro-inverter and CDD installation and configuration workshop is intended for installers, field service technicians, the sales force, and distribution teams. Grid-Tied/Off-Grid Charge Controller Basics and Beyond: Douglas Grubbs Intro to new Morningstar products: USB MeterBus Adapter, TriStar-MPPT 600V with 600V DC Transfer Switch model and Ethernet enabled/ 600V Parallel input feature.


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Saturday: Solar Photovoltaic Rapid Shutdown: Ryan Stankevitz Learn about MidNite Solar’s full line of disconnect boxes, combiner boxes, and remote trip breakers for grid-tie or battery-based systems. The Birdhouse provides an easy to use ground mounted push button with positive feedback. It has audio and visual indications designed to fulfill the requirements of NEC 690.12. Note: This is a two-hour workshop.

Solar Fastening Solutions: Tarro Jeffries-Freer This workshop will discuss a wide range of specialized EJOT (pronounced “ā-yacht”) fastener products designed for a variety of roofing applications. Efficient Off-Grid Power: Rob Coates Examining cost effective solutions for high value offgrid systems. An exploration of Schneider Electric’s integrated approach to PV design. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of off-grid systems and their components.

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.

Adjustable Ground Mount and Polar Axis Tracking: Eric Pipkin Learn about system sizing and layout, foundation requirements, array grounding, and BOS mounting options. Wisconsin-based US Solar Mounts offers autotracking options, Adjustable-Tilt Ground Mount racking and a new Polar-Axis Tracking System.

Solar Thermal System Troubleshooting: Bob Rohr Presenting simple troubleshooting and upgrade steps to make dollars and cents of your solar thermal. Review troubleshooting procedures for a solar thermal hot water system. Milwaukee-based Caleffi Solar Thermal Hot Water systems will be covered. Renewable Heating Systems at the MREA: Ben Nusz Did you know that the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is heated with eight different renewable heating systems? MREA Instructor Benjamin Nusz will provide a detailed description of each of them and lead a tour after the workshop. 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 and comply with roof warranties.

MREA Courses

Catch an MREA Course while at the Fair! Walk-ins welcome. PV Sales and Finance (PV 203.03)

Thursday, June 18 UW-SP, Collins Classroom Center (CCC) Room 114 1801 4th Ave, Stevens Point 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Approved for 7 NABCEP CECs Prerequisite PV 101 or equivalent

2014 National Electric Code Update for PV (PV 614.04) Friday, June 19 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MREA Marketplace, Education Room Approved for 4 NABCEP CECs

Register online at midwestrenew.org/courses.

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Optimize Your Business: John Hulse Join the team at SolarEdge and learn how easy it can be to optimize your next PV project. Get more energy, greater design flexibility, production data at the module level, and a safer, more reliable electrical system with SolarEdge’s optimized inverter solutions. Whether you are new to SolarEdge inverter products or using them regularly, this session will have something for everyone.

Glazed Recirculation Solar Air Systems: Roger Garton Minnesota based Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) will cover sizing, design, and installation of solar air heating systems for both residential and commercial applications.

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Battery Energy Storage: Patrick Remis This Remis Power Systems battery workshop focuses on correct battery sizing and controller settings for wet, AGM, or Gel-cell batteries. Maintenance and troubleshooting will also be covered.

Sunday: Solar Heating

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3 Phase Inverters: Jered Diebold Ingeteam, global manufacturer of PV inverters, with manufacturing in Milwaukee, WI will present the 3-Phase String Inverter. This new family of products is becoming more popular in the market for installations from small commercial to utility-scale operations. Learn about the new product.

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

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

A ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION & GREEN BUILDING A1. All-Season Comfort with Solar Heating and Passive Cooling: Workshop will explore passive and active forms of residential solar heating, along with passive summer-cooling design elements such as earth sheltering, permanent and seasonal shading, stacked ventilation, a sod roof, ceiling fans, and plenty of insulation (including under the floor). Doug Hansmann, Lecturer, UW-Platteville; Denise Thornton, Environmental Blogger, diggingthedriftless.com. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent. A2. Build Your Own Rustic Log Furniture: Discover the art of building log furniture using whole logs and limbs from your backyard. Presenting the steps from harvest to the finished piece. Don’t miss the following demonstration. Scott Bargender, Owner, Living In Harmony Art Studio. Sunday 9:00 a.m. in the Green Tent. A3. Build Your Own Rustic Log Furniture (Demo): Learn how rustic log furniture is crafted and built in the hands-on demonstration. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Scott Bargender, Owner, Living In Harmony Art Studio. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Green Home Demonstrations Tent. A4. Building Greener with Light Straw-Clay: An in-depth overview of Light Straw-Clay construction. Learn how it works, what it costs, how to build with it, and what makes it a “Best Practice” natural building method. Don’t miss the following demonstration. Scott Cherry, Owner, Lightfoot, Inc. Saturday 9:00 a.m. in the Green Tent.

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A5. Building Greener with Light Straw-Clay (Demo): See the process of working with light straw-clay as a building material and learn how to integrate it into the building process. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Scott Cherry, Owner, Lightfoot, Inc. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Green Home Demonstrations Tent. A6. Building with Wattle and Daub: Weave wattle, mix daub, and apply to create your own wattle and daub wall in this hands-on demonstration. Learn the history, uses, and techniques of wattle and daub natural building practice. Don’t miss the following demonstration. Daniel Becker, Architect. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Green Tent. A7. Building with Wattle and Daub (Demo): Weave wattle, mix daub, and apply to create your own wattle and daub wall in this hands-on demonstration. Learn the history, uses, and techniques of this natural building practice. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Daniel Becker, Architect. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demonstrations Tent. A8. Considering Trees in Green Building and Construction: This session covers tree preservation and design techniques for construction and site planning. Specific topics covered include tree survival, benefits, costs, site analysis, and green building rating systems. Andrew Lueck, Consulting Arborist, SavATree Consulting Group. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Green Tent. A9. Cordwood (Demo): See what goes into preparing for, and constructing, a cordwood wall in this hands-on demonstration. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Mark Morgan, BearPaw Design and Construction. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demonstrations Tent. A10. Cordwood Evolution: Cordwood construction is a home building technique that uses natural materials and offers planet friendly choices. Outstanding visual examples of best practice homes will show the positive evolution of cordwood. Don’t miss the following cordwood demonstration. Mark Morgan, BearPaw


A11. Design and Build a “Tiny House”: Inspired by the “Tiny House” movement, Ramy will show you simple methods to build your own house. We will include plumbing, heating, and basic electric design. Ramy Selim, Builder and Licensed MN Contractor, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Green Tent.

A13. Earth Sheltered Housing on a Budget: Earth-Sheltered Homes are a sustainable, earth-friendly, affordable, and ancient form of lodging. Learn the history, performance, building ideas, methods to reduce costs, and advantages/disadvantages of this unique form of dwelling. Doug McWain, Amateur designer, builder, and owner of an earth sheltered house. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Green Tent.

A15. Heating Your Home with a Masonry Mass Stove: Overview of heating a home with a masonry heater. We will discuss different types of masonry heating systems from DIY kits to professionally built custom heaters, as well as available options from heated benches, cooking, baking, heating hot water and floors, plus finishing options. Don’t miss the following demonstration (A12). Eric Moshier, President, Solid Rock Masonry. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Extended Workshop Tent.

A17. L og Construction—Fitted and Notched (Demo): Demonstration of the handcrafted method called the Scandinavian, full-scribe. Cover the steps in log building including selection and placement, scribing, and sawing

A20. Masonry Heater Construction for the DIY Novice Builder (Extended—see p. 32 for ticket info): $30 ticket can be purchased at www.midwestrenew.org/ tickets. We will build a Solid Rock Masonry Heater kit system and finish the outside of the heater with precast concrete blocks. We will cover location, design options, code issues, and different construction techniques. Eric Moshier, President, Solid Rock Masonry. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Extended Workshop Tent. A21. Masonry Heating: A brief history and theory of heater design, modern applications, and design strategies. Mark Klein, Mark Dostal, Gimme Shelter Construction. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent. A22. Napkin Sketch to Building Permit: Considering an energy efficient home or update? Learn where to start, organize information, sketch out solutions, and utilize blueprints with a step-by-step examination of actual case studies. Amber Westerman, Owner, Amber Westerman Building Design. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Green Tent. A23. Passive House—Not Just an Energy Standard: Passive House is a set of building and construction strategies that, when used together, result in dramatic energyuse reductions as well as superior indoor air quality and comfort. Christi Weber, Designer, Design Coalition Architects. Friday 3:00 p.m. in the Green Tent. A24. Passive Solar Building, Do’s and Don’ts: Heat and cool by design. Learn the basic principals of passive (no moving parts) design that you can apply to any building and the common mistakes to avoid. Brandon Schmidt, Energy Geek, Twin Oak Energy SOLutions. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Green Tent.

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A16. Log Construction—Fitted and Notched: Learn the handcrafted method called the Scandinavian, fullscribe. Cover the steps in log building including selection and placement, scribing, and sawing of the saddle notch and lateral groove as well as tree selection, tools needed, and basic rules. Don’t miss the following demonstration. Gary Sheller, High School Teacher. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Green Tent.

A19. Make Your Own Non-Toxic Paints and Finishes Part II (Demo): Hands-on demonstration of making your own non-toxic paint. Will work with artist Alyssa Ashley to make a collaborative piece, which will be donated to the Silent Auction. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Alyssa Ashley, Artist, and Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demonstrations Tent.

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A14. Energy Efficient Construction: Learn about superinsulated construction techniques, sustainable materials, mechanical systems, passive solar design, and renewable options for your new or renovated home. John Brown, Mark Klein, Gimme Shelter Construction. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the White Tent.

A18. Make Your Own Non-Toxic Paints and Finishes Part I: Come watch and work with Ramy to learn the reality of store bought “ECO” paints. See how fun, easy, durable and truly non-toxic your own paint is! Don’t miss the following demonstration. Alyssa Ashley, Artist, and Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in the Green Tent.

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A12. DIY Masonry Heater Building (Demo): We will dry stack a small masonry heater DIY kit including the core plus a cast concrete facing system. This demo will briefly discuss larger kits along with custom systems. The kit will go together fast allowing time for questions and answers. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop (A15). Eric Moshier, President, Solid Rock Masonry. Saturday 6:00 p.m. in the Extended Workshop Tent.

of the saddle notch and lateral groove as well as tree selection, tools needed, and basic rules. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Gary Sheller, High School Teacher. Friday 3:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demonstrations Tent.

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Design and Construction. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Green Tent.


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workshop guide A25. Permaculture and the Built Environment: Basic principles and methodologies of Permaculture. Learn how planning, design, and site planning for the built environment integrate with the Permaculture system in the Upper Midwest. Wayne Weiseman, Director, The Permaculture Project, LLC. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent.

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A26. Pizza Oven (Demo): See an earthen pizza oven fired up and learn how to cook from a wood fired oven. Learn pizza oven construction basics for cob, earth blocks, earth mortar, and earth plaster. Mark Morgan, MREA Instructor, BearPaw Design and Construction. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demonstrations Tent. A27. S traw Bale (Demo): Learn about the construction of a straw bale wall and visit over the course of the weekend to watch it grow. Don’t miss the following informational workshop (A28). Mark Morgan, MREA Instructor, Bear Paw Design and Construction. Friday 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demonstrations Tent.

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A28. Straw Bale Construction in the Midwest: Learn the history of straw bale construction and discuss the experience of building with straw and other sustainable practices in the Midwest. Don’t miss the previous demonstration (A27). Mark Morgan, MREA Instructor, Bear Paw Design and Construction. Friday 9:00 a.m. in the Green Tent. A29. Sustainable Apartment Development: New construction projects, such as Sage on Jackson (Wisconsin’s greenest apartment building, and the first LEED Platinum Certified multi-family building), provide the opportunity to be true stewards of sustainability with geothermal wells, innovative building structures and flooring systems, as well as the ability to design efficient spaces. Michael O’Connor, Principal, Dominion Properties. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Green Tent. A30. Thermal Mass with Compressed Earth Blocks: An introduction to compressed earth block construction. Learn how these locally produced bricks can be used to build walls that provide thermal mass in energy efficient buildings. Don’t miss the following demonstration. Dan Johnson, David Romary, Building Contractors, Midwest Earth Builders/Driftless Homewrights/Hearth & Sol Construction. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Green Tent.

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A31. Thermal Mass with Compressed Earth Blocks (Demo): An introduction to compressed earth block construction. Learn how these locally produced bricks can be used to build walls that provide thermal mass in energy efficient buildings. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Dan Johnson, David Romary,

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Building Contractors, Midwest Earth Builders/Driftless Homewrights/Hearth & Sol Construction. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demonstrations Tent. A32. Timber Framing 101: We will cover the basic steps in timber framing. Information on wood species, tools required, and recommended reference books and materials will be included. The steps in cutting a mortise and a tenon will be an important part of the workshop. Don’t miss the following demonstration. Gary Sheller, High School Teacher. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Green Tent. A33. Timber Framing 101 (Demo): Demonstration of the basic steps in timber framing. Information on wood species, tools required, and recommended reference books and materials will be included. The steps in cutting a mortise and a tenon will be an important part of the workshop. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Gary Sheller, High School Teacher, Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Green Home Demonstrations Tent. A34. Tying Sustainability into a Remodel Project: Sustainable builder Ramy will discuss the steps you can take to “green” your remodel project. Learn the simple things like selecting efficient fixtures, water heaters, and more. Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Green Tent. A35. Visualizing with SketchUp Software: SketchUp is free software that draws in three dimensions. Follow along step-by-step to build a passive solar house, turn on the sun to size overhangs, and detail a straw bale wall. Amber Westerman, Owner, Amber Westerman Building Design. Friday 5:00 p.m. in the Green Tent.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT C & ACTIVISM C1. Airborne Frac Sand Health Risks Update: This workshop will provide an update to our six-year research project to measure fine particulates, including crystalline silica, in the air around frac sand mines and processing plants. Crispin Pierce, Ph.D., UW-Eau Claire. Friday 5:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent. C2. Becoming Great Water Ancestors: Leaders are needed to ensure a freshwater future for the next seven generations. Milwaukee Water Commons tackles this challenge through its innovative Water School, Water City Town Hall series, and We Are Water events. Ann Brummitt, Co-Director, Milwaukee Water Commons. Friday 4:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent.


C4. Climate Change and the State of the Union: Climate Reality presentation structured to provide facts in support of President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address: “no challenge  . . .  poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” John O’Donohue, Climate Reality Leader, The Climate Reality Project. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent.

C6. Community of Relationships: Any person interested in developing a community of relationships, and maintaining, expanding, and improving those relationships, by expanding their own personal interests, activities, and lifestyle, to include others. Bob Thompson, Retreat Facilitator, Bumpity Road Rural Retreat. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent.

C8. Deep Time—Reconnecting with Past and Future: Inspired by Joanna Macy’s, Work that Reconnects, we will journey in time to speak with our descendants from the seventh generation about how life is for them. Judy Skog. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the White Tent.

C10. Energy Ethics and Activism Taking Action: A brainstorming participatory discussion on how to take

C13. How to Start a Local Food Buying Club: Starting a “local food” buying club presents unique challenges and opportunities. Learn how to organize and work together to support small-scale farms and fill pantries with local product year round. Layne Cozzolino, Executive Director, Central Rivers Farmshed. Friday 3:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent. C14. Nuclear Power is Not the Answer to Climate Change: Nuclear power cannot help halt climate change. It takes too long to site, approve, construct, and license new reactors. Investing robs resources from conservation efforts and clean, renewable, safe energy systems required to confront climate disruption. Kevin Kamps, and John LaForge Co-Director of Nukewatch and editor of the Nukewatch Quarterly, Nuclear Waste Specialist with Beyond Nuclear. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Green Tent. C15. Organizing Corporate Clean Energy Advocacy: Madison Gas and Electric shareholders filed two resolutions to be included in MGE’s 2015 proxy statements. This workshop will explain the process and the results of the MGE shareholder advocacy that achieved significant clean energy progress. Don Wichert, Volunteer, RePower Madison, Beth Esser, MGE Shareholder. Friday 6:00 p.m. in the Red Tent. C16. Road Diets: Presenting an understanding of how resource consuming roadways can be put on “road diets” to provide increased safety, context sensitive infrastructure, and more pedestrian and bike-friendly facilities in communities. Sean Spromberg, Professional Engineer, Becher Hoppe Associates, Inc. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent. C17. S tories Change Leaders Need to Tell: Stories can inspire, engage, and activate. Learn what makes a story powerful, and how to get started telling the stories only you can tell. Julie Swanson, What’s Possible Now? Friday 6:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent.

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C9. Developing Individual and Community Solar at a Faster Rate: Employ techniques for affecting personal, community, and utility level policy improvements through emphasis on planning activities and values that all electric customers share and utilities are ready to learn. Combined with workshop: Understanding the Big Picture and Obstructions to Solar (C24), Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. John Farrell, Director of Democratic Energy, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and Rob Danielson, Secretary, SOUL of Wisconsin. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent.

C12. Get Ready for Nonviolence: A discussion of organized, conscientious nonviolent direct action in the pursuit of social change for environmental protection, complete with PowerPoint presentation. John LaForge, CoDirector of Nukewatch and Editor of Nukewatch Quarterly, Bonnie Urfer, Nonviolent Activist. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent.

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C7. Compassionate Communication—Essential Tools for Sustaining Connection: Sustain connections in community, in the workplace, and in personal relationships. Linda Conroy will share the enlivening principles outlined by peacemaker Marshall Rosenberg in his nonviolent communication work. Linda Conroy, Herbal Educator, Moonwise Herbs. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent.

C11. 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, Midwest Representative, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Clean Energy Program. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent.

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C5. Climate Justice—Race and Food Sovereignty: From Ferguson to New Orleans to Detroit—We’ll explore the root causes and solidarity opportunities that are bringing together grassroots movements for racial and climate justice with the international food sovereignty struggle. John Peck, Executive Director, Instructor at Madison College, Family Farm Defenders. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent.

action toward energy sustainability and local selfreliance in local venues. Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer, Owner, Great Northern Solar. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent.

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C3. Building a Community Food System: Learn how Victory Garden Initiative builds communities that grow their own food in 4ft x 8ft raised bed gardens, creating a more socially just, sustainable, and nutritious food system for all. Alysse Gear, Development and Administrative Coordinator, Victory Garden Initiative. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent.


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workshop guide C18. The 4 Fires of Group Work: Often, people get together with dreams of starting a group, community, or business only to be surprised and disappointed when it falls apart. They have failed to navigate the 4-fires. Bill Wilson, Midwest Permaculture. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent.

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C19. The Elm Dance—Heal the Earth and Ourselves: Self-care for activists. Inspired by Joanna Macy’s, Work that Reconnects, we will learn the healing story behind the Elm Dance and then learn the dance. No dance experience necessary. Judy Skog. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent. C20. The Power of Gratitude: Inspired by Joanna Macy’s, Work that Reconnects, we will explore the healing power of gratitude, by sharing gratitude with each other. Judy Skog. Friday 5:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent. C21. The Psychology of Ecology: Climate change and Peak Everything got you down? Learn what it takes to overcome depression, stay motivated, and become the positive change in the world in this personal and motivational presentation. Ben Nelson, EcoProjecteer. net. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent.

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C22. The Renewable Energy of Your Inner Self: Exploring paths to enhance personal awarenesses, through selfeffort that benefit physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, relationship, and financial aspects of our lives, in an ongoing, growth-promoting manner. Bob Thompson, Retreat Facilitator, Bumpity Road Rural Retreat. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent. C23. The Sun is for Everyone—Realizing an Inclusive Solar Economy: Building a solar economy that includes everyone in the transition to clean, renewable energy. Hosted by GRID Alternatives, a national nonprofit organization that makes renewable energy technology and job training accessible to low-income communities. Summer Morgan, National Construction Associate, GRID Alternatives. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Yellow Tent.

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C24. Understanding the Big Picture and Obstructions to Solar: Alternatives to utility monopoly of our energy options present extraordinary potential. Wider understanding of the mechanisms utilities have used to gain and sustain privilege in policy-making enables ratepayers to play a key role in developing energy self-reliance. Combined with following workshop: Developing Individual and Community Solar at a Faster Rate (C9), Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Purple Tent. John Farrell, Director of Democratic Energy, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Rob Danielson, Secretary, SOUL of Wisconsin. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent. 40

C25. Virtuous Circle of Energy Security and Community Vitality: Informed discussion of how coordinated community-wide pursuits of energy sustainability can utilize and enhance community capacity, resourcefulness, and know-how, greatly expanding opportunities for improved energy security and quality of life. Nathan Sandwick, Community Development Educator, Portage County UW-Extension. Sunday, 2:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent. C26. WISC—Create a Cooperative Living Entity: Learn the steps on how to create a cooperative living entity. Discuss legal structure, timeline, status, and updates from 2014. Nola Hitchcock Cross, Attorney, Claire Moore, Community Organizer, John Gorecki, Design Engineer, Adrian Lee, Permaculture Farming Specialist, Wisconsin Sustainable Intentional Community. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Black Tent. C27. Wisconsin Utility Rate Changes—What’s Up?: Three Wisconsin utilities had extensive rate changes in 2014 with major implications for clean energy, the climate, and our economy. This workshop discusses what’s occurring and where we’re headed. Don Ferber, Volunteer, Sierra Club. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent. C28. Writing Effective Letters to the Editor and Members of Congress: Alice Walker said, “Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.” Learn how to write influential, effective letters to the editor and members of Congress. Dan Dieterich, University of WisconsinStevens Point Professor of English Emeritus, and leader of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Central Wisconsin Chapter. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent.

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for opportunities to learn from leading manufacturers and distributors while earning NABCEP credits. D1. B ig Air—Avoid Air Leaks in Buildings: Learn how both building and occupants need enough ventilation to remove pollutants and moisture while supplying proper air quality. By following ventilation strategies we can retrofit and build buildings that are tight and smell right. Torrance Kramer, President, A-A Exteriors and Degree Days. Friday 5:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent. D2. C ommunity Solar 101: In 2013, MN adopted new statewide legislation addressing community solar gardens. Come learn more about what community


D3. ECOpreneuring—Be Your Own Boss: Learn how to harness the power of a “green” business, both for profit and non-profit, to make the world a better place while providing a more meaningful and purpose-driven life. Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, Inn Serendipity. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent.

D5. Electromagnetic Interference—The Basics: Learn about electromagnetic interference (EMI, RFI, etc). This workshop will use practical examples to show where it comes from, how it happens, and how to control it. Mike Nemeth, President, Nemeth Energy Solutions, Inc.. Friday 5:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent.

D7. Grow Solar Tools for PV Permitting: Learn about free online tools for PV Contractors and Code Officials. Whether you are applying for PV permits or approving applications, this workshop will give you the tools you need for clear communication. Julie Brazeau, Solar Technical Assistance Coordinator, Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Black Tent.

D9. Is Building Performance Right for You?: Interested in pursuing a career or expanding your business model to include building performance? The building

D12. Making Your Community “Solar Ready”: This workshop will explain how local governments are necessary players in creating viable solar markets, and will offer specific opportunities to remove barriers and create local incentives for local solar development. Brian Ross, Senior Program Director, Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development. Friday 4:00 p.m. in the Black Tent. D13. Midwest Residential PV Market Potential: High utility rates create significant opportunities for residential PV in the Midwest. Installers/contractors, understand how to communicate the value of going solar to your customers. Review of solar benefits with Midwest Solar Calculator Abhilash Kantamneni, Ph.D Candidate, Michigan Tech, and Steve Knudsen, Certificate Program Coordinator, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Red Tent. D14. MREA Certificate Training Programs: Learn about the Site Assessment and PV Design and Sales Certificate Programs. These Certificates allow learners to gain the skills, abilities, and knowledge to compete in the ever-growing renewable energy industry and align with industry recognized job tasks. Learn what training opportunities are available to you! Steve Knudsen, Certificate Program Coordinator, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent. D15. Nature Ignores Design that Ignores Nature: This presentation will show how we can learn from history by taking cues from natural systems when planning and designing a site using logical efficiencies and proven design methods. Tom Mortensen, RLA, ASLA, Site Planner/Landscape Achitect, R.A. Smith National, Inc.. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Pink Tent. D16. NEW! High Performance Wall Systems (2 AIA LU, 2 GBCI CE): A builder’s overview of the wall systems

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D8. How to Design and Build a PV Lab: Discuss design, specification, and development of PV labs for educational purposes. Equipment, lab style, integrations, and the in’s and out’s of making a lab effective for the learner. Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer, Owner, Great Northern Solar. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent.

D11. Leveraging Software to Reduce Solar Soft Costs: In this session, we will look at software tools and platforms available to grow your solar business while reducing soft costs based on your scale, size, and aspirations. Pamela Cargill, Principal, Chaolysti. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent.

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D6. Financing a Residential PV System: Learn about the financial benefits and costs of PV systems, and how rebates, loans, tax credits, and other incentives have made them affordable for many homeowners. Abhilash Kantamneni, Ph.D Candidate, Michigan Tech, and Steve Knudsen, Certificate Program Coordinator, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Red Tent.

D10. Launch a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen: Learn how to start a simple food business today by taking advantage of state laws that allow specific, “nonhazardous” foods to be made in your kitchen and sold to the public. Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, Inn Serendipity. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the White Tent.

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D4. E lectroMagnetic Interference and Exposure Discussion Panel: Brief introductions from the panel followed by audience Q & A and general discussion with three enthusiastic experts. Mike Nemeth, President, Nemeth Energy Solutions, Inc.; Neil Matthes, PE, BSEE, Electrician, Duck Creek Engineering, Inc.; and Spark Burmaster, Electrical Engineer, Environmental Operations. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Education Room.

performance industry is the go-to source for energy efficiency and cost reduction strategies. Torrance Kramer, President, A-A Exteriors and Degree Days. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Green Tent.

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solar gardens are, how they are developing in Minnesota, and the varied roles community members and organizations can play in moving them forward. Lissa Pawlisch, Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Director, University of Minnesota’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Black Tent.


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workshop guide constructed from upgraded standard framed construction, to Passive House qualified, to the addition of thermal mass in new and existing construction. Framing and masonry details that improve energy efficiency will be presented and compared in performance and aesthetics. *Members of the American Institute of Architects receive 2 LU. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 2 CE hours. Dan Johnson, David Romary, Building Contractors, Midwest Earth Builders/Driftless Homewrights/ Hearth & Sol Construction. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Pink Tent. D17. NEW! Introduction to the GreenStar Homes Program (1 CEU for: DOLI – MN Approved, GBCI, AIA (HSW), NARI Green, NGBS): Home buyers can now search for energy tested and certified green homes that sell for a higher premium per square foot, sell faster, or both. GreenStar home certification program, used by professionals, make it easy to deliver a value-added, certified green project to clients. This workshop is approved for one continuing education hour for DOLI – MN Approved, GBCI, AIA (HSW), NARI Green, and NGBS. Brett Little, Executive Director, GreenHome Institute. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent. D18. NEW! Introduction to the Living Building Challenge (1 LEED, 1 AIA): The Living Building Challenge is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully, and efficiently as nature’s architecture. This workshop is approved for one continuing education hour for LEED and AIA. Leah Samson-Samuel, President, Madison Environmental Group, LLC. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent. D19. NEW! Sculpting the Site for Enhanced Performance (2 AIA LU, 2 GBCI CE): Create a dynamic microclimate around your home and workplace to save money and enjoy outdoor living year round. Learn how to shape the site and orient a building for passive heating and cooling. Design overhangs, shade devices, earth-coupled foundations, and earth tubes. Build berms and landscape to redirect winter winds and capture summer breezes. Harvest rainwater for irrigation and evaporation cooling. *Members of the American Institute of Architects receive 2 LU. This

is a GBCI approved course and offers 2 CE hours. Amber Westerman, Owner, Amber Westerman Building Design; Mark Morgan, Bear Paw Design and Construction. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Pink Tent. D20. NEW! Solar Ready Construction (2 AIA LU, 2 GBCI CE): Cover the basics of building solar ready homes and businesses with both solar photovoltaic and solar thermal capabilities to enable cost effective installation at some time after the building is constructed. Learn cost effective modifications during construction and discuss building codes. Ideally a system could be installed without having to change roof structures, open walls, or having to create locations for BOS components. *Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 2 LU. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 2 CE hours. Jack Kluempke, Solar Business Advisor, Minnesota Department of Commerce. Friday 3:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent. D21. NEW! The Root River House—A Net Zero Project in a Cold Climate (1 AIA LU, 1 GBCI CE): Review the design process of the Root River House, a netzero project in southern MN built using Passive House strategies, which result in deep energy-use reductions. Christi will discuss super-insulation, air tightness, high-performance windows and doors, passive solar design, and energy recovery ventilation. She will also review the construction process, project photos, analysis of costs, performance results, and lessons learned. *Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1 LU. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 1 CE hour. Christi Weber, Designer, Design Coalition Architects. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent. D22. NEW! Why Trees are Stronger than Wood (1 AIA LU, 1 GBCI CE): Whole Trees provides factory fabricated round timber frame structural assemblies, both custom and modular, with shop drawings stamped by a licensed engineer. A cost-effective alternative to engineered wood, steel, and concrete. *Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 1 LU. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 1 CE hour. Roald Gundersen, Co-Founder, Principal Architect, WholeTrees Architecture & Structures. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent. *Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers the amount of CE hours listed in the description. Seventhwave is also a USGBC Education Partner. Visit seventhwave.org.

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D25. Solar and Distributed Generation Policy and Market Opportunities in Illinois: The solar market in Illinois is experiencing a time of growth and change. Sarah will cover the policy and regulatory landscape, as well as future initiatives and market potential. Sarah Wochos, Environmental Law and Policy Center. Friday 5:00 p.m. in the Black Tent.

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E1. 20 Years of Energy Education Social: Come celebrate 20 years of Energy Education in Wisconsin with KEEP, the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program, hosted by the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education. Join us in recognizing the supporters and partners who have contributed to the success of energy education in WI for the past 20 years, and help us set the stage for 20 more. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Friday 6:00 p.m. in the Educator Tent. E2. Beyond Candy Bar Sales—A School Local Food Fundraiser: The Local Food Fundraiser is an innovative approach to school fundraising that supports the local food economy and educates and connects students to their local food system. This program may serve as a model that can easily be replicated in other school districts. Kelly Smith, Krista Engelhardt, Olivia Ehlers, Community Volunteers, Central Rivers Farmshed. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Educator Tent. E3. Energy Literacy as Co-Product of Biofuels Research: Developing sustainable alternatives to conventional energy will require a future workforce prepared to succeed in the bioenergy sector, utilizing these approaches rooted in authentic, experiential learning and real-world issues. Justin Hougham, Director, Upham Woods. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Yellow Tent. E4. Fun Approaches to Clean Energy Education: Learn how games, toys, and fun can be valuable tools in an energy educator’s toolbox with game designer and solar professional Stanley Minnick. Stanley Minnick, Owner, Clean Energy Empire. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Yellow Tent. E5. Keeping Your Youth Garden Growing: Planting a garden is the first exciting step in engaging youth in fresh produce, but what happens next? Join us in discussing strategies to sustain a youth garden for years to come. Beth Hanna, Training & Outreach Specialist, Community GroundWorks. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Yellow Tent.

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D27. The Testing and Troubleshooting of Alternative Energy Wiring Systems (Extended—see p. 32 for ticket info): $30 ticket can be purchased at midwestrenew.org/tickets. A properly designed and installed multiple power source alternative energy system takes into account all of these factors: code compliance, grounding, electromagnetic interference, electricmagnetic field exposure and ease of maintenance. Lecture and lab measurements with interactive hands-on demonstrations are used to illustrate these. The class has full instrumentation available, but students are encouraged to bring any of their own instruments. Neil Matthes, PE, BSEE, Electrician, Duck Creek Engineering, Inc. and Spark Burmaster, Electrical Engineer, Environmental Operations. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Education Room.

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D26. Structuring the Solar Deal: Structuring Solar Development Financing, Leasing and Operating Agreements for commercial properties and legal pitfalls to avoid in Wisconsin. Arthur Harrington, Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.. Friday 3:00 p.m. in the Black Tent.

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D24. Rapid Shutdown, NEC 690.12: Rapid shutdown of PV systems on buildings, NEC 690.12, what it means to the industry, how is it being interpreted, how to design for it, what to expect in 2017. Marvin R Hamon, P.E., Hamon Engineering, Inc. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent.

policies that support the growth of renewable energy markets in Wisconsin. Tyler Huebner, Executive Director, RENEW Wisconsin. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Black Tent.

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D23. Panel Discussion: Midwest Renewable Energy Policy: This panel discussion will address the programs and policies that are supporting the growth of renewable energy markets in the Midwest with specific reference to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan. Panelists will highlight recent policy successes and challenges and their impacts on homes, businesses, municipalities, and utilities. Amy Heart, The Alliance for Solar Choice, Brian Ross, Great Plains Institute, Sarah Wochos, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Tyler Huebner, RENEW Wisconsin. Moderator: Nick Hylla, Executive Director, Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Black Tent.

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Ocampo, Bilingual Teacher, Milwaukee Public Schools/Greenfield Bilingual School. Saturday 6:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent. E7. Positive Solutions for a Sustainable Future: Facing the future uses the transformative power of widespread, systemic education to improve lives and communities, both locally and globally. Experience these positive, solutions-based lessons for all students. Susan Schuller, Program Coordinator, WI Center for Environmental Education. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent.

EC2. Comfortable and Energy Efficient Buildings: Improper insulation and air sealing can form ice dams, drafty rooms, and poor indoor air quality. Discuss solutions to improve comfort in your home and business. Torrance Kramer, President, A-A Exteriors and Degree Days. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Black Tent.

E8. Puppet Show—Three Friends and Climate Change: This puppet show is based on the story of The Three Little Pigs. After the show, puppeteers will answer questions on the why’s and how’s of climate change. Michele Bjella, Bill Seybold, Diane Dieterich, Dan Dieterich, Mary Grossnickle, Cathy Dugan, Jenny Howard, and Steve Bjella, Interfaith Community for the Earth (ICE). Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent.

EC3. Effective Payback from Solar, Conservation, and Sustainability: Learn how to utilize solar energy conservation and sustainability for maximizing pay back with minimal environmental impact. Evaluate your energy profile for the best solar system, conservation measures, and lifestyle. Jim Lamb, Energy Engineer, Middlefork Engineering. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent.

E9. School to Home Energy Audit Kits: Learn how you can use KEEP’s hands-on Energy Audit Kit with students to perform simple energy assessments and behavior investigations in the classroom and at home. Jenny Christopher and Kelly Smith, School to Home Energy Education Specialist, WI K-12 Energy Education Program. Friday 4:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent.

EC4. Energy Audits—Tales from the House: Sharing interesting finds from over a decade of crawling through nooks and crannies of buildings. The findings showcase why energy audits are essential. Torrance Kramer, President, A-A Exteriors and Degree Days. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Black Tent.

E10. S imple Solar Education: Learn about affordable and simple projects to teach solar in classrooms from elementary through high school. Joshua Zimmerman, Brown Dog Gadgets. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent. E11. W PS SolarWise Schools Program—Renewable Energy in the Classroom: Teachers: take a vow to bring the concepts and principles of renewable energy to life in your classroom through the awardwinning WPS SolarWise for Schools Program. Scott Liddicoat, Renewable Energy Education Coordinator, Wisconsin Public Service, SolarWise for Schools. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent.

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Energy Organizer, Johnathan Hladik, Senior Policy Advocate for Energy and Climate Policy, Lucas Nelson, Energy Policy Associate, Center for Rural Affairs. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Yellow Tent.

EC5. My Experience Off-Grid: A review of household appliances from air-conditioning to water heaters. Discuss the most efficient models and best fits for living off-grid. Dan Alway, System Designer, Four Elements Energy. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Black Tent. EC6. 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. Dale Niggeman, Greg David, Adam Klawitter, Builders of Biomass Stoves. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent. EC7. S tart Here by Reducing Your Energy Consumption: Save the world one building at a time with conservation, efficiency, and energy production in your home. Discuss the use of fluorescent light bulbs, low flow showerheads and faucets. Jeffrey Knutson, Vice President, A-A Exteriors. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Blue Tent. EC8. 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. Jeffrey Knutson, Vice President, A-A Exteriors. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Black Tent.


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F1. Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE): PACE districts are now established in Milwaukee and River Falls. Hear about projects from Texas to Minnesota demonstrating how PACE is working and explore ideas continuing the growth of PACE locally. Jason Stringer, Product Manager, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC). Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent. F2. Socially Responsible Investing: This educational workshop defines Socially Responsible Investing and its impact on society and the environment. For people who are looking to align their values with their investments. David Behnke-Seper, Investment Advisor, First Affirmative Financial Network. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent and Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Purple Tent. F3. What’s New with Focus on Energy’s Renewable Programs?: Focus on Energy will give an update on the current status and available funding of its renewable programs. It will also provide information on its new Renewable Revolving Loan Fund Program that will launch July 1, 2015. Bobbi Fey, Senior Project Manager, CLEAResult. Friday 4:00 p.m. in the White Tent.

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EC10. The Reality of Energy Efficient Lighting: With all the lighting choices today, it gets confusing. We will discuss the pro and cons of each, when to change your existing bulbs, and the reality of “box store bulbs.” Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent.

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EC9. The Greenest Building You Never Knew Existed: Older buildings have it all. The infrastructure for energy conservation, passive solar principles, and tremendous embodied energy. Learn how to exploit the natural energy conservation potential of older buildings. Leslie Perrigo, Sustainable Historic Preservation Specialist, Recycled Spaces/DHPA. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Pink Tent.

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G1. Advanced Soil Biology Course: Learn how to repair and revitalize a rundown soil ecosystem, cycle and retain nutrients, improve soil structure, water holding capacity, reduce costs and suppress disease. Robert Turner, Research and Development Soil Biologist, Intelligrowth Industries, LLC. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent. G2. Aquaculture Technologies for Small Farms and Schools: Discussion of on-farm research involving perch and bluegill resulting in parasite free fish, shorter grow-out windows, and increased fillet yields. Sustainable growing techniques result in applications for aquaponics, hydroponics, and school agriculture programs. Learn more at the Extended Workshop: Aquaculture Technologies for Small Farms and Schools, Saturday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Extended Workshop Tent (Ticket required). William West, Manager, Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products, LLC. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent. G3. Aquaculture Technologies for Small Farms and Schools (Extended—see p. 32 for ticket info): $30 ticket can be purchased at www.midwestrenew.org/tickets. Discussion of on-farm research involving perch and bluegill resulting in parasite free fish, shorter grow-out windows, and increased fillet yields. Sustainable growing techniques result in applications for aquaponics, hydroponics, and school agriculture programs. William West, Manager, Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products, LLC. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Extended Workshop Tent. G4. Backyard Composting Advanced (Demo): Learn how to actively manage your compost pile to achieve maximum results year round. Hands-on demonstration of hot pile construction. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Angie Lemar, Program Director, Recycling Connections Corp. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Forest Stage. G5. Backyard Composting Basics: We will discuss the basics of backyard composting, bin selection, materials to use, how to’s, and troubleshooting. Don’t miss the following demonstration. Angie Lemar, Program Director, Recycling Connections Corp. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Red Tent. G6. Beginner’s Guide to Growing Edible Mushrooms: 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 11:00 a.m. in the Grey Tent. 46

G7. Beyond the Veggie Garden: Explore growing, harvesting, processing, and cooking Midwestern staple crops (legumes, nuts, seeds, grains) for the adventurous gardener/cook. Larisa Walk, Co-Author of “Feeding Ourselves – The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate,” GeoPathfinder. Saturday 6:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent. G8. Cold Climate Aquaponics: Learn to build an aquaponics greenhouse with recycled materials that produces $3,500 of fish and greens per year using $200 of electricity in a space smaller than your bedroom. Jeremiah Robinson, Design Engineer, Frosty Fish. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent. G9. Connections—Soils, Plants, and You: Learn about the biological bridge between soils, plants, and you. The how and why of these connections and their affects on profit and health. Douglas Piltingsrud, Ph.D. Chemist, BioLive Soils, LLC. Friday 5:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent. G10. Controlling Weeds Without Poisons: Weeds can tell us the condition of our soil. Learn the language of dandelions, burdock, purslane, ragweed, quackgrass, lambsquarters, and many more. Determine how to mitigate weed problems without toxic chemicals. Robert Turner, Research and Development Soil Biologist, Intelligrowth Industries, LLC. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent. G11. Eating Year Round from the Garden: Strategies for extending the harvest and planning for local food throughout the seasons. Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Larisa Walk, Co-Author of “Feeding Ourselves – The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate,” GeoPathfinder. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent. G12. Edible Landscaping— Perennial Food Crops For Your Yard: Till and plant annuals every year? Learn how to plant once and easily harvest each year. Be productive with less work, turning your yard into a private grocery store with a wide variety of edibles. John Holzwart, Moonwise Herbs. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Grey Tent. G13. 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, Co-Author of “Feeding Ourselves – The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate,” GeoPathfinder. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent. G14. 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, Jan Erdman, Co-Author of “Feeding Ourselves – The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate,” GeoPathfinder. Friday 6:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent.


G16. Growing and Preserving Unusual Fruits: Learn to grow and preserve a wide array of uncommon fruits in your backyard. Including edible dogwoods, aronia, sea buckthorn, autumn olives, pawpaws, and many more! John Holzwart, Moonwise Herbs. Friday 6:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent.

G18. Intro to Maple Syrup and Sugar Production: Basic information and production methods from a woodlot owner about the oldest sustainable agricultural industry in North America. Learn state and federal programs for maple syrup. Jim Adamski, Sales Consultant, Roth Sugarbush, Inc. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent.

G20. Permaculture Community Gardens: Permaculture design creates community gardens that are highly productive, less work, beautiful, natural builders of fertility, and designed to become more beautiful and productive for generations. Bill Wilson, Midwest Permaculture. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent.

G22. Rain Harvesting—Beyond the Rain Barrel: Water is expensive, scarce, and essential for gardening. The solution: gravity fed and low cost underground

G25. Small Scale Permaculture Farming: Small scale permaculture farming can be done on 1-100 acres and practiced on suburban/urban lots. Permaculture is a practical and ethical approach to growing food, soil, energy, community, and the future together. Bill Wilson, Midwest Permaculture. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Grey Tent. G26. Soil Awareness for Feeding Plants Nutritionally: “Beginners guide” to soil microbiology and its relation to growing nutritionally dense plants and food. Use unseen microbes to your advantage, and reduce/ eliminate the need for fertilizer inputs, backbreaking labor, and toxic chemicals. Robert Turner, Research and Development Soil Biologist, Intelligrowth Industries, LLC. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent. G27. Suburban/Urban Permaculture: People in cities and suburbs are learning how to produce their own fruit, vegetables, and more. Incorporating permaculture design reduces work, increases yields, and deepens our inner sense of security and competency. Milton Dixon, Permaculture Practitioner, Permaculture Productions, LLC. Friday 4:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent. G28. Sustainability on a Farm: The 20-year story of changing a 40-acre farm from corn stubble, sand burrs, and knapweed to a sustainable community of solar homes and a rotational grazing operation of grass-fed goats. Jane Haasch, Farmer and Developer, Lambs Quarters Farm and Renewable Energy Development. Friday 5:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent.

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G21. Q & A with Atina Diffley, Author of Turn Here Sweet Corn: What is a blood farmer and why does Atina say, “It isn’t real until the food is on the table? What do food and farming have to do with energy use anyway? Join organic farmer-author Atina Diffley (Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works) for an energetic Q & A discussion on food, farming, energy use, and nature. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the White Tent.

G24. Seed Swap Hosted by Seed Savers Exchange: Bring seeds of your favorite vegetable and fruit varieties to share with other gardeners. Drop by to see what others have brought. Seed Savers Exchange will be offering heirloom seeds and seed saving advice. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop in the Yellow Tent. Grant Olson, Seed Savers Exchange. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Forest Stage.

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G19. Introduction to Seed Saving: Saving and sharing seeds plays a critical role in preserving rare, heirloom varieties and garden heritage. Learn the process of saving garden fruit and vegetable seeds. Participate in this backyard preservation with a seed swap post presentation at the Forest Stage! Grant Olson, Seed Savers Exchange. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent.

G23. Renewable Natural Gas—WI Digesters: UW-Oshkosh has built three types of biodigesters: wet farm digester, mixed small digester, and dry community digester. Hear an overview of building and running three types of digesters in WI. Kimberly Busse, M.S., Manager, Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC), Brian Langolf, Biogas Systems Director, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the White Tent.

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G17. I ntegrated Forest Gardening—Plant Guilds and Polycultures in Permaculture Systems: The guild concept is the integration of species that creates a balanced, healthy, and thriving ecosystem. Wayne’s book, Integrated Forest Gardening, published by Chelsea Green is the basis for this workshop. Wayne Weiseman, Director, The Permaculture Project, LLC. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Pink Tent.

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G15. Federal Funding Opportunities for Farmers and Businesses: Learn about the Rural Energy for America loan and grant program. This program provides funding assistance for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Brenda Heinen, Rural Energy Coordinator, USDA Rural Development. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Grey Tent.

G29. The Benefits of Woodchip Gardening: Learn how the unique method of woodchip gardening retains moisture, reduces weeding, and improves soil. Bryan Good, Woodchip Gardening Enthusiast. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Black Tent.

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workshop guide G30. Tools and Techniques for Light-Footprint Gardens: Hand tools, season extension tricks, and cultural practices to make the “mostly-by-hand” garden possible. Learn which tools and techniques we’ve found to be essential from soil prep to harvest. Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Seed Saver, Plum Creek Seeds, Larissa Walk, Co-Author of “Feeding Ourselves – The Four Season Pantry from Plant to Plate,” GeoPathfinder. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Grey Tent.

G35. 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.

G31. 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 10:00 a.m. in the Grey Tent. G32. Vegetable Seed Saving Part II: How to save seed from your own garden vegetables. This workshop will look at cross-pollinating crops, biannuals, and other seedsaving challenges. Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Seed Saver, Plum Creek Seeds. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Red Tent.

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G33. What’s for Dinner? Urban Backyard Agriculture: Presenters will share tricks and tips gleaned over the years with respect to soil care, record keeping, importance of local weather conditions, planting a variety of crops, and seed saving. Paul and Candy Krepel, Urban Farmers. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent. G34.

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L1. Bees and Beekeeping—Thinking Outside the Box: This engaging picture lecture will teach you more than you ever knew about bees and their behavior, their interaction with man, and their precarious future. Learn how you can “Bee the Change” by what you plant, eat, and advocate about. We’ll discuss hive designs and natural beekeeping strategies after we learn how today’s model is coming up short. Charlie Koenen, Beepods. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the White Tent.

L3. Bio-Fuel Use—Lanterns and Small Engines (Demo): A demonstration about how the Amish use duct tape to convert lanterns and small engines to operate on ethanol. Bring your own Coleman lantern for handson training. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Jeff Lindow, Bio-Fuel Specialist, Academy of Sustainable Fuels. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Clean Transportation Show.

L5. Choosing Sustainable Herbal Remedies: Eighty-five percent of herbs are imported. Discuss how to choose herbal remedies closer to home that have a long lasting effect on the sustainability of the planet and your health. Linda Conroy, Herbal Educator, Moonwise Herbs. Friday 3:00 p.m. in the White Tent.

L7. Crayfish Boil (Chef Demo): Join Chef Ferkey in making a crayfish boil. What better way to deal with Wisconsin invasive species than to eat them! Kellen Ferkey, Executive Chef Assistant, @1800. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Forest Stage.

L11. Fishing for Dinner (Demo): Wisconsin waters are teeming with hungry fish. Learn how to prepare one you’ve just landed on your kitchen table for a tasty, healthy meal, harvested from waters close to home. Theresa Stabo, Aquatic Resources Education Director, Bureau of Fisheries Management/Water Division, Wisconsin DNR. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Forest Stage. L12. Grounded Living—Better For You and the World: I will share my story of how living in the woods for 11 months healed my body, inspired me to change my family’s lifestyle back in the city, and why I want to encourage others to do the same. Sarah Moore, Transition Milwaukee, Waldo Intentional Sustainable Community. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Blue Tent. L13. H erbal First Aid (Extended—see p. 32 for ticket info): $30 ticket can be purchased at www.midwestrenew. org/tickets. We will take a walk and learn to identify plants that can be used to address common injuries and ailments e.g., bug bites, minor cuts and wounds, minor burns, poison ivy, etc. Participants will learn common herbs, how to use them directly, and how to prepare them for maximum benefit. Participants will leave prepared to create an herbal first aid kit of their own! Linda Conroy, Herbal Educator, Moonwise Herbs. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Extended Workshop Tent. L14. Herbal Medicine—Let’s Not Get Sick!: Incorporate herbal immune adaptogens and cleansing herbs into the diet in delicious ways. Beverages, smoothies, snack balls, frozen treats, infused wines, vinegars, and soup. Ideas for the whole family! Alice Dolata, Alice’s Rabbit Whole. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the White Tent. L15. H ow Psychology and Sociology Impact Our Resources Part I: Learn Strategic Resource Depletion: types, importance, lack of replacements, and without interventions—the severe widespread consequences. Intro to psycho/social factors. Doug McWain, M.S.,

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L6. Christian’s Bistro (Chef Demo): “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 Andy will be representing Christian’s Bistro and preparing a delicious dish featuring farm fresh, local ingredients. Andy Dassow, Sous Chef, Christian’s Bistro. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Forest Stage.

L10. DIY Survival Gear: Repurposing and recycling household materials and junk to create gear useful during emergencies. Jim Cobb, Author and Prepper. Saturday 6:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent.

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L4. Building Lithium Battery Banks: Learn how to assemble a simple management system, to safely start using lithium batteries in DIY projects. Understanding the issues of building lithium storage battery systems. Darryl Thayer, Installer and Stewart Roberts, Battery Technician, The Foreign Service. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Red Tent.

L9. Creating Real Security and Abundance on this Planet: What’s the true source of abundance and security for the human population? Is it possible for 7–10 billion people to access this, or have we tapped out the planet? Discover permaculture design’s encouraging path. Bill Wilson, Midwest Permaculture. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the White Tent.

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L2. Bio-Fuel Use by Amish Families: Amish families improve indoor air quality (and health) using bio-fuel instead of petroleum. Learn simple methods to convert Coleman Lanterns, lamps, and small gas engines to operate on bio-ethanol. Don’t miss the following demonstration. Jeff Lindow, Bio-Fuel Specialist, Academy of Sustainable Fuels. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the White Tent.

L8. Creating an Allergy and Toxin Free Home: This revealing talk covers the six elements where you’ll find hidden allergens and toxins lurking in your home that may cause many health issues. These unsuspecting, common culprits have easy solutions to correct the problem. Shaylee Oleson, Owner, Eco Shaylee, LLC. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent.

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workshop guide Sustainable Living Enthusiast. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the White Tent. L16. How Psychology and Sociology Impact Our Resources Part II: A further examination of the psycho/social impediments that reduce the public’s acceptance of and rectification of Strategic Resource Depletion. Doug McWain, M.S., Sustainable Living Enthusiast. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the White Tent. L17. Intro to Balanced Beekeeping—Making the Right Choices: Cover the basics to begin your adventure into beekeeping. We focus on natural practice, small scale beekeeping, type of hive, when to start, how to get bees, and time responsibilities. Learn challenges you can expect and get information to make the right choices. Charlie Koenen, Beepods. Friday 6:00 p.m. in the White Tent. L18. Introduction to Permaculture: Learn what Permaculture is and how to apply this brilliant approach to ecological design and living to your own life and community. Bill Wilson and Milton Dixon, Midwest Permaculture. Friday 3:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent. L19. Kombucha Advanced: Learn how to second ferment, make vinegar with your kombucha, grow your own scabies, learn what to do with extra scabies, and other fun projects. Lisa Shirek, HHP, Co-Owner, Gypsy Booch and Painted Rock Farms. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the White Tent. L20. Kombucha Basics: What is it? What are the health benefits? Who can benefit from it? How to brew your own? Lisa Shirek, HHP, Co-Owner, Gypsy Booch and Painted Rock Farms. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in the White Tent. L21. Learn to Whip Your Own Matcha: Each day submit your name to win a matcha set from Rishi Tea, complete with a bowl, whisk, and a box of Matcha (retail value $49). Drawing at 4:00 p.m. daily, need not be present to win. Rishi Tea Representatives. Daily 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. in the Rishi Iced Tea Tent. L22. Micro-Scale Biogas for Consumer Use: Biogas technology can be safely built, regulated for personal use, and is a sustainable way to harvest energy. This workshop will showcase different designs with case studies and performance data. Attendees will obtain enough information to produce renewable gas and possibly be liberated from fossil-derived natural gas or petroleum gas products. Don’t miss the following demonstrations. Douglas Renk, Biological Process Engineer, BIOFerm Energy Systems. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent. 50

L23. Micro-Scale Biogas for Consumer Use (Demo): Biogas technology can be safely built, regulated for personal use, and is a sustainable way to harvest energy. Attendees will see demonstration of how to produce renewable gas and possibly liberated from fossilderived natural gas or petroleum gas products. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Douglas Renk, Biological Process Engineer, BIOFerm Energy Systems. Friday 3:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Clean Transportation Show. L24. MREA Campus Tour: Get a tour of the MREA grounds to see clean energy systems that power MREA headquarters year round. See wind and solar electric systems, solar thermal, solar hot air, and green building designs, including our new earth plaster pizza oven. You’ll also learn about our Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. Tours are free. Clay Sterling, Regional Training Officer, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. departing from the Silent Auction Tent. L25. Multi Stove Demonstration: Learn how the Multi Stove works and all its different capabilities. Topics include safety, how to light the stove, how to cook on the stove in both infrared mode and conventional cooking, and how to smoke and dehydrate food. Dale Niggeman, Owner, Multi Stove Co. Friday 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the South of Extended Workshop Tent. L26. Organic Eating on a Dime: Join Lisa Kivirist, coauthor of Farmstead Chef, as she shares practical tips and strategies for enjoying more sustainable, healthy, nutritious foods while both saving money and stewarding the environment. Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Black Tent. L27. Overview of Renewable Energy: Learn the basics about the following renewable energy systems: solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, solar hot air, and wind turbines. Afterwards, take a tour of the MREA with Clay to see the previously discussed renewable energy systems in action. Clay Sterling, Regional Training Officer, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Friday 3:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent. L28. Pesticides—Where They’re Found and Health Effects: We will explore which crops grown in Wisconsin are the most and least pesticide-intensive, where drinking water wells contain pesticides, and what the health effects of pesticides are for kids. Lynn Markham, Land Use Specialist, UW-Extension Center for Land Use Education. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the White Tent. L29. Preparing to Go Off-Grid: Ending your reliance on the grid is a strong act of self-sustainability. Planning is by far the most important and tedious step. Learn


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workshop guide how to prepare for your liberation. Rob Peck, Design Consultant, North Wind Renewable Energy. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent. L30. Reduce Chemicals and Waste in Your Home: Sustainable living through “Green Cleaning.” Learn about harmful chemicals and how to radically reduce the chemicals and throw-aways involved in cleaning your home, autos, and yourself. Don’t miss the following demonstration. Lesley Fahey, Independent Distributer, Norwex. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Black Tent. L31. Reduce Chemicals and Waste in Your Home (Demo): Sustainable living through “Green Cleaning.” Learn about harmful chemicals and how to radically reduce the chemicals and throw-aways involved in cleaning your home, autos, and yourself. Don’t miss the previous informational workshop. Lesley Fahey, Independent Distributer, Norwex. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Forest Stage. L32. Renewable Energy from Wood—Sources for Sunlight: Nature has devised the most efficient processes to make use of energy from the sun. Discuss an overview of sources and applications of obtaining renewable energy from wood. Milton Dixon, Permaculture Practitioner, Permaculture Productions, LLC. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Grey Tent. L33. Sustainable Living in Rural Cohousing: Cohousing includes aspects of both social and environmental sustainability. Exercising our cooperative decisionmaking muscles, a bit atrophied in this culture, strengthens our ability to create livable, supportive, and environmentally friendly neighborhoods. Jerry McIntire, Natalie McIntire, and Kathy Doerfer, Stone’s Throw Ecovillage. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Black Tent. L34. Sustainable Living Simplified: Grow your own food and prepare it in your farmstead kitchen. Craft your version of the good life based on self-reliance and interconnected systems addressing food, energy, nature, and finances. Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, Inn Serendipity. Friday 5:00 p.m. in the White Tent. L35. The Bitter Belly—Enhance Digestion with Herbs: Herbal Bitters can help right a “wronged” digestive system, acid indigestion, heartburn, bloat, inflammation, gas, and more. Bitters can be single herb or combination, simple or complex in flavor. Alice Dolata, Alice’s Rabbit Whole. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the White Tent. L36. The Origins of Power: Where does electricity come from? An entertaining yet serious exploration of the technologies, drawbacks, and benefits of the different

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PHOTOVOLTAICS PV (SOLAR ELECTRIC) PV1. Advanced PV: Review the latest issues in PV design and installation, and plenty of time for questions by participants regarding their concerns. Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer, Owner, Great Northern Solar. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Black Tent. PV2. Advanced PV: Review the latest issues in PV design and installation, and plenty of time for questions by participants regarding their concerns. Kris Schmid, Owner/Founder, Legacy Solar, LLC. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent. PV3. Aesthetics in Renewable Energy: Who says solar can’t be beautiful? Incorporating aesthetics into renewable energy projects provides beauty and function, increasing public awareness and acceptance. A slide show with examples of uniquely designed functioning solar, worldwide. John Hippensteel, President, Lake Michigan Wind & Sun, Ltd. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent.


PV12. Mapping Solar Energy Potential—A Minnesota Application: Consumers, planners, installers, developers, and utilities—understand solar potential through the Minnesota Solar Suitability App using Lidar data and GIS technology. Identify the potential of property and encourage development that preserves solar resources. Learn how this map was created, who is using it, and how you can produce similar tools in your part of the country. Dan Thiede, Communications Manager, Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs). Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Red Tent. PV13. Moving Solar Policy Forward in WI: In regulated electricity markets, policy drives renewable energy development. In the case of solar, the policy goal should aim to create market space for both customer and utility-owned systems. Michael Vickerman, Program and Policy Director, RENEW Wisconsin. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Red Tent.

PV7. 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, Energize, LLC. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent.

PV14. PV and the New Utility Rate Structure: Find out which PV system will work best with the new WPS, Alliant, and We Energies Net Metering Rate Structure that went into effect January 1st, 2015. James Kerbel, Owner, Photovoltaic Systems, LLC. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent.

PV8. Intro to Photovoltaic Systems: An introduction to solar electric technology and how to use it. Learn use based on system types, mounting options, shading costs and benefits, and next steps to implement a system. Kris Schmid, Owner/Founder, Legacy Solar, LLC. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent.

PV15. PV for Small Business and Agriculture: Numerous small businesses are installing PV because it’s a wise investment. Tax credits, grants, and incentives will be ending soon. Learn how you can take advantage of this opportunity. Rob Peck, Design Consultant, North Wind Renewable Energy. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent.

PV9. Lithium-ion Batteries for Off-Grid Storage: Lithiumion batteries are increasingly being used for offgrid renewable energy applications including telecom, homes, and RVs. Come hear about real-life installations and the advantages of Li-ion over leadacid batteries. Randy Richmond, Professional Engineer, RightHand Engineering, LLC. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in the Red Tent.

PV16. Realistic Calculation of Solar Payback: Solar business training guru and NABCEP Secretary Jeff Spies will step through the process of calculating solar payback with focus on the evolving changes in incentives, net metering, and utility solar taxes. Financial review includes historical electric rate analysis and future rate projections. Jeff will also address new utility solar taxes that threaten to derail the U.S. solar market and what homeowners and business owners can do to defend their rights to distributed generation with solar power. Jeff Spies, Sr. Director of Policy, Quick Mount PV. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in the Black Tent. PV17. Residential PV—Preparing, Planning, and Producing: We’ll talk about what a residential solar electric

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PV10. Living Off-Grid, North and South: With over 30 years of combined off-grid living, Aur (Southern IL) & Dan (Northern MI) provide a humorous presentation of the non-technical and realistic ways of living completely off-grid. Aur Beck, Chief Technician, Advanced Energy Solutions. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Red Tent.

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PV5. Bringing Batteries into Renewable Energy Systems: How, When, Why? (Extended—see p. 32 for ticket info): $30 ticket can be purchased at www. midwestrenew.org/tickets. Great improvements in renewable energy systems and low PV prices are making people more interested in going “off-thegrid.” Are battery-based systems better than the grid? Find out how these systems work with or without the utility grid, when they are appropriate, and why batteries may be for you! System designs and planning will be covered in depth. Christopher LaForge, ISPQ Certified Master Trainer, Owner, Great Northern Solar. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Education Room.

PV11. Living Off-Grid, Really?! (Extended—see p. 32 for ticket info): $30 ticket can be purchased at www. midwestrenew.org/tickets. Aur ‘Da Energy Mon’, has lived off-grid for 18 years and empowers YOU to get energized with renewable energy. Learn real, fun, interesting, and low-cost ways to start living the offgrid mentality now. Start simply; start now! Aur Beck, Chief Technician, Advanced Energy Solutions. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Education Room.

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workshop guide system is, how you can prepare for it, planning the installation, and reaping the benefits of producing your own energy. Rob Peck, Design Consultant, North Wind Renewable Energy. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent. PV18. Six Steps to Solar for Homeowners: High utility rates create significant opportunities for residential PV in the Midwest. Understand everything you ever need to know about going solar: from estimating the size of a PV system for your location to calculating the financial and environmental benefits of PV on your home. Abhilash Kantamneni, Ph.D. Candidate, Michigan Tech. Friday 3:00 p.m. in the Orange Tent. PV19. Solar Electric—What You Need to Know: Hear a summary of things that any potential solar PV owner should know. Learn what to expect and how to make the solar electric process smoother. Alarik Rosenlund, Partner, Midwest Solar Power, LLC. Friday 4:00 p.m. in the Green Tent. PV20. Solar Energy for Larger Customers: Rooftop PV is becoming an affordable energy option for schools, manufacturers, breweries, and other businesses. Lower system costs, innovative financing structures, and targeted efficiency measures are driving this market segment. Michael Vickerman, Program and Policy Director, RENEW Wisconsin. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent. PV21. When and Why You Should Work with an Engineer: Do you need an engineer involved in your solar PV project? Does the installer benefit? Does the building owner benefit? Find out details, ask questions, and get the answers. Mike Nemeth, President, Nemeth Energy Solutions, Inc. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Red Tent.

R FAMILY ACTIVITIES at RAINBOW’S END R1. All Species Parade: Join author Karen Harvey for a sing-a-long, arts and crafts, and mask-making in preparation for the “All Species Parade” and All Species Ball. Bring your animal costumes and join the festivities! Karen Harvey, Author of Pau Pua and the Watering Hole, Musart Project, LLC. Friday 12:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End. R2. Belly Dancing for Kids: Dancing is a great way to learn about a different culture. Explore Egypt with drums, twirling veils and exciting new music. Fun for kids of all ages. Kelly Hamilton. Friday 4:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End. 54

R3. 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 2:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End. R4. Earth-Quest-Celebration: ‘Blast-off’ with NASA and projected Hubble telescope images to view Earth and our place in the cosmos. Journey with Pau Pua and his grandfather through an enchanted forest to a ‘SpiritTree-Gathering’ as the story-teller, author/illustrator presents Pau Pua and the Watering Hole. Karen Harvey, Author of Pau Pua and the Watering Hole, Musart Project, LLC. Friday 11:00 a.m. in the Rainbow’s End. R5. 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. (All ages) David Stokes and The Frog Chorus. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Main Stage. R6. 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. (Children 4 and up) Leah SamsonSamuel, President, Madison Environmental Group, LLC. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Rainbow’s End. R7. 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. (Children 4 and up, $5 supply fee) Brianna Cabral, Tomorrow River Community Charter School. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End. R8. Make Your Own Ellie Pooh Journals: Join Grace and Lila in making your own journals out of Elephant Manure paper (Ellie Pooh) and recycled things. Take journals home! (Children ages 3 and up) Grace Lansing and Lila Spafford, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End. R9. 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 nontoxic and safe. This year we will continue the fun by painting canvass art clothes! (Children 3 and up) Ramy Selim and Kellie Reichert, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Friday 5:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End. 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! (Children 3 and up) Ramy Selim and Kellie Reichert,


community building. With movement, sign language, humor, and joy, he creates concerts that leave audiences laughing and singing. (All Ages) Tom Pease, and guest David Stokes. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End.

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R19. Terrific Turtles: High and low energy: Live turtles! Come see, touch, (some, not all) and sing all about live turtles at this presentation for families. (All ages) David Stokes and The Frog Chorus. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End.

R12. Puppet Show—Three Friends and Climate Change: This puppet show is based on the story of The Three Little Pigs. After the show, puppeteers will answer questions on the why’s and how’s of climate change. (All Ages) Michele Bjella, Bill Seybold, Diane Dieterich, Dan Dieterich, Mary Grossnickle, Cathy Dugan, Jenny Howard, and Steve Bjella, Interfaith Community for the Earth (ICE). Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Rainbow’s End.

R20. 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 selfawareness, self-esteem, compassion and healthy living. Studies show that children who practice yoga feel better about themselves and do better in school. (All ages) Marguerite Ramlow, Artha Yoga Studios. Saturday 1:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End.

R13. 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 Energy Fair grounds! Riddles will lead you from place to place until you have found your way back to Rainbow’s End. (Children of all ages accompanied by an adult) Rainbow’s End Volunteers. Sunday 1:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End.

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. (All ages) David Stokes and The Frog Chorus. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Rainbow’s End. 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! (Children ages 4-12) Bob McCallister, UWRock County. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Rainbow’s End.

R18. Sustainable Singing: Be prepared to laugh, sing, and dance! Tom has an infectious sense of fun and

SH2. Intro to Solar Hot Water: For those who know little to nothing about solar water heating, this is a nontechnical description of system types, applications, theory, design, installations, and economics of solar water heating. Ben Nusz, MREA Instructor, Mid-State Technical College. Friday 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Red Tent. SH3. Renewable Heating Systems at the MREA: Did you know that the MREA is heated with eight different renewable heating systems? MREA Instructor Benjamin Nusz will provide a detailed description of each of them and lead a tour after the workshop. Ben Nusz, MREA Instructor, Mid-State Technical College. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Solar Professional Building. SH4. Solar Air Heating: Solar Air Heat is cost effective and appropriate technology for residential and commercial space heating, crop drying, and pre-heating ventilation make-up air. Learn fundamentals of designing, installing, and maintaining solar air heating systems. Jason Edens, Director, and Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL). Friday 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Red Tent, and Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Yellow Tent. SH5. Solar Heating and Cooling with Active Rock Bed: Residential solar heating and cooling systems utilizing solar thermal collectors, a heat pump, and active

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R17. Souped Up Sand Castles and Mud-Pies: Play with mud, grass, and sticks to build homes, castles, and any structure you can think up. Expect to get dirty! (All ages) Mark Morgan, Bear Paw Design and Construction. Saturday 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Rainbow’s End.

SH1. 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 heat for winter use. Ben Nusz, MREA Instructor, Mid-State Technical College. Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent.

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R14. Renewsical! A Musical About Renewable Energy: The Renewsical is an interactive stage performance that teaches the technology of energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy in order to inspire action toward a healthy economy, cleaner environment, and a brighter future. The play has been adapted for the students at TRCCS by playwright Ed Lemar. Friday 3:00 p.m. in the Main Stage.

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R11. Marionette Show: Be taken away to a magical land in the story told by marionettes who 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. (Children ages 3 and up) Marguerite Ramlow, Nina Cass, and Chamomile Nusz, Tomorrow River Community Charter School. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Rainbow’s End.


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workshop guide rock bed thermal storage; can cost-effectively use summer›s solar heat in the cold winter. David Baker, President and CEO, PDM Solar, Inc. Friday 5:00 p.m. in the Red Tent. SH6. Solar Thermal and Renewable Energy Heating System Design—A Plug and Play Approach: Learn the benefits of primary loop plumbing for multi-source, multiload hydronic heating systems. Design solar thermal systems using a simple, free web-based design tool called the SLASH-D. Claudia Pavel, Director of Sales and Marketing and Bristol Stickney, Chief Technical Officer, AllTherm/SolarLogic. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent. SH7. T he 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, Mid-State Technical College. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Black Tent.

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T CLEAN TRANSPORTATION T1. Answers about Ethanol and Other Bio-Fuels: Growing plants for fuel takes greenhouse gasses out of the air. Learn the benefits of growing plants for fuel and how you can help. All without buying something first. Jeff Lindow, Bio-Fuel Specialist, Academy of Sustainable Fuels. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Red Tent. T2. 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! Beginner Ian Woofenden, Senior Editor, Home Power Magazine. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Red Tent and Saturday 10:00 a.m. in the Maroon Tent.

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T3. Biogas Transportation Alternatives: Hear the different ways biogas is fueling natural gas vehicles. Discus the process of cow manure to fuel. If I can’t answer your question, I know the finest resources in our neighborhood. Chris Schneider, AFV Guru, International Motorwerks. Friday 4:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent. T4. Build Your Own Electric Car: Learn how anyone can convert a car from gas to electric by using little more than basic tools and handyman skills. Ben Nelson, DIY Electric Vehicle Builder, Grassroots Clean Transportation. Saturday 11:00 a.m. in the Maroon Tent. T5. Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle: Learn to build your own electric motorcycle. This presentation details 56

how anyone can convert a motorcycle to clean and quiet battery-electric power, ran on renewable energy. Ben Nelson, DIY Electric Vehicle Builder, Grassroots Clean Transportation. Friday 3:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent. T6. Convert a Bicycle to Electric Assist (Demo): We will be converting an older bicycle to run partially on electric. Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Friday 2:00 p.m. in the Clean Transportation Show. T7. Convert Your Vehicle to Run on New and Used Cooking Oil: We will discuss the steps to convert your vehicle to run on new or used cooking oil, as well as the best vehicles for the conversion! Don›t miss the following demonstration. Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent. T8. Convert Your Vehicle to Run on New and Used Cooking Oil (Demo): We will show you the steps to convert your vehicle to run on new or used cooking oil, as well as the best vehicles for the conversion! Don›t miss the previous informational workshop. Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Clean Transportation Show. T9. DIY Electric Vehicle Design: Learn the basics of how to convert a car, motorcycle, tractor, or ATV to battery electric power and charge it with renewable energy. Ben Nelson, DIY Electric Vehicle Builder, Grassroots Clean Transportation. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Maroon Tent. T10. E-bikes the Future is Now: Introduction to the current electric assisted bike products, outlook for growth and environmental advantages of these transportation alternatives. Will cover current along with projected use and comparison with more established foreign models. Will focus on climate, cultural, and infrastructure impacts. Richard Kemnitz, Technical Services Manager, Crazy Lenny’s Ebikes. Friday 11:00 a.m. and Saturday 3:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent. T11. Electric Vehicles Up Close and Personal: Talk to electric car owners while getting an even closer look without a sales pitch. Licensed adults may have the opportunity to take rides or go for test-drives depending on vehicle’s and owner’s availability. Ryland Erdman, Electric and Mechanical Builder. Sunday, 12:00 p.m. in the Clean Transportation Show. T12. Electrified Vehicles: There were two hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) available when I first started presenting at the MREA. Today, there are 36 models including Porsche and Mercedes Benz! Discuss the exciting progress of electric vehicles. Chris Schneider, AFV Guru, International Motorwerks. Saturday 5:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent.


T14. How Energy Will Define Transportation: How future types and quantities of energy will define transportation. How to get there from here and what “there” might look like. Illustrated presentation followed by question and answer. Steven Terwilliger, Transition Chippewa Valley. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Orange Tent. T15. Natural Gas Vehicles: See how natural gas vehicles (NGVs) will merge with all electrics to provide better transportation solutions in the future. Chris Schneider, AFV Guru, International Motorwerks. Sunday 12:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent.

T17. Reality of Vehicle Maintenance and Conversions: Cover simple maintenance to increase fuel economy. Learn how to run your existing vehicles on alternative fuels, including water! Ramy Selim, Executive Director, Sunny Day Earth Solutions. Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Red Tent.

T19. Traveling by Bicycle: Ever consider going on a selfpropelled adventure? Learn how to plan and execute a successful bicycle tour, whether it’s for a weekend or a month. Trip planning, equipment needed, and much more will all be discussed. Melissa Haack, Touring Enthusiast. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Purple Tent. T20. Try an E-bike (Demo): Richard will explain the basics of electric bike operation and test drives will be available. Richard Kemnitz, Technical Services Manager, Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes. Friday 12:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Clean Transportation Show.

W3. Homebrew Wind (Extended—see p. 32 for ticket info): $30 ticket can be purchased at www.midwestrenew. org/tickets. 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. Dan Bartmann, Owner, Otherpower; Chris Nerud, Owner, King Canyon Alternatives, LLC. Sunday 10:00 a.m. in the Extended Workshop Tent. W4. Intro to Wind: Learn about small and large wind turbines and their associated parts. Learn about types and applications, with a tour of the wind systems onsite. Dan Bartmann, Owner, Otherpower; Chris Nerud, Owner, King Canyon Alternatives, LLC. Friday 10:00 a.m. in the Blue Tent. 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 11:00 a.m. in the Blue Tent. W6. MPPT Charging Control for Small Wind Systems: New MPPT Charging Control developments of the TriStar MPPT 600V Controller’s new Wind and Parallel Input features bring direct DC-to-DC charging to higher voltages and power levels. Douglas Grubbs, Product Applications Sales Engineer, Morningstar Corporation. Saturday 4:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent. W7. Small Wind Turbine Owner Q & A: A moderator will lead a Q & A discussion of four to six small wind turbine systems owners, starting with some basic questions and allowing questions from the audience. Cris Folk and David Blecker, Wind and Solar Energy Instructors and Practitioners. Sunday 11:00 a.m. in the Blue Tent. W8. Water-Pumping Windmills: The granddaddy of renewable energy technology, water-pumping windmills shaped rural America and still work today! Learn about windmill restoration, wind-powered water systems, and their history. Bryce Black, LoTec Windmill Service. Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent. Continued on page 60

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T21. Understanding Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: Understand the changing marketplace of hybrid and electric vehicles. Get help deciding which type is right for you including new or used, and make/model choices. Tips for owning and maintaining hybrid or electric vehicles. Kris Simonson, Service Manager; Stew Roberts, Battery Technician, The Foreign Service. Sunday 3:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent.

W2. Farm and Wind Electric Plants from 1916-1947: An historical presentation of the farm and wind electric plant industry that bought electricity to farms, rural homes, businesses, and communities between 1916 and 1947. Craig Toepfer, Hybrid Electric Home. Saturday 12:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent.

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T18. 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, Director, Tesla Engine Builders Association. Friday 5:00 p.m., Saturday 12:00 p.m., and Sunday 2:00 p.m. in the Maroon Tent.

W1. Fall Protection and Safety for Tower Work: Learn about OSHA and ANSI fall protection requirements and best practices for working on a tower. Jenny Heinzen, Curriculum and Training Coordinator, Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). Friday 4:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent.

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T16. Peak Oil: The Boys Who Cried Wolf?: While the shale bonanza has changed both the market and global politics, its impact may be shorter than imagined. But the detrimental effect on renewable energy policy could be long lasting. John Richter, Tim Hudson, CoFounders, Institute for Sustainable Energy Education (ISEE). Friday 6:00 p.m. in the Blue Tent.

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workshops by instructor Adamski, Jim ............... G18 Alway, Dan .................. EC5 Ashley, Alyssa ............. A18, A19 Baker, David ................ SH5 Bargender, Scott ......... A2, A3 Bartmann, Dan ............ W3, W4 Beck, Aur ...................... PV10, PV11 Becker, Daniel .............. A6, A7 Behnke-Seper, David ... F2 Bjella, Michele ............. E8, R12 Bjella, Steve ................. E8, R12 Black, Bryce ................. W8 Blecker, David .............. W7 Brazeau, Julie ............... D7 Brown, John ................ A14 Brummitt, Ann ............ C2 Burmaster, Spark ........ D4, D27, L38 Busse, Kimberly .......... G23 Cabral, Brianna ........... R7 Cargill, Pamela ............ D11 Cass, Nina ................... R11 CWES summer camp staff .... R3 Cherry, Scott .............. A4, A5 Christopher, Jenny ..... E9 Cobb, Jim .................... L10 Conroy, Linda ............. C7, L5, L13 Cozzolino, Layne ........ C13 Danielson, Rob ........... C9, C24 Dassow, Andy ............. L6 David, Greg ................. EC6 Diaz, Kim ..................... L37 Dieterich, Dan ............ C28, E8, R12 Dieterich, Diane ......... E8, R12 Diffley, Atina .............. G21 Dixon, Milton ............. G27, L18, L32 Doerfer, Kathy ............ L33 Dolata, Alice ............... L14, L35 Dostal, Mark ............... A21 Dugan, Cathy .............. E8, R12 Edens, Jason ............... SH4 Ehlers, Olivia ............... E2 Engelhardt, Krista ....... E2 Enloe, Stephanie ........ EC1 Erdman, Jan ................ G14 Erdman, Jim ............... G6 Erdman, Ryland .................... T11 Esser, Beth ............................ C15 Fahey, Lesley ......................... L30, L31

Farrell, John ........................... C9, C24 Ferber, Don ............................ C27 Ferkey, Kellen ......................... L7 Fey, Bobbi ............................... F3 Folk, Cris .......................... W5, W7, W9 Funk, Jim .......................... PV4, PV7 Gear, Alysse ....................... C3 Gerhard, Margaret Mary ... L37 Good, Bryan ...................... G29 Gorecki, John .................... C26 Grossnickle, Mary ............. E8, R12 Grubbs, Douglas ................ W6 Gundersen, Roald .............. D22 Haack, Melissa ................... T19 Haasch, Jane ...................... G28 Hamilton, Kelly .................. R2 Hamon, Marvin ................. D24 Hanna, Beth ...................... E5 Hansmann, Doug .............. A1 Harrington, Arthur ........... D26 Harvey, Karen ................... R1, R4 Hayes, Jeff ......................... T18 Heart, Amy ........................ D23 Heinen, Brenda ................. G15 Heinzen, Jenny ................... W1, W10 Hippensteel, John .............. PV3 Hitchcock Cross, Nola ........ C26 Hladik, Johnathan ............... EC1 Holzwart, John .................... G12, G16 Hougham, Justin ................. E3 Howard, Jenny .................... E8, R12 Hudson, Tim ........................ T16 Huebner, Tyler .................... D23, D28 Hylla, Nick ........................... D23 Ivanko, John .................... D3, D10, L34 Johnson, Dan ................ A30, A31, D16 Kamps, Kevin ................ C14 Kantamneni, Abhilash .. D6, D13, PV18 Kemnitz, Richard ........... T10, T20 Kerbel, James ............PV14 Kivirist, Lisa .............. D3, D10, L26, L34 Klawitter, Adam ....... EC6 Klein, Mark ............... A14, A21 Kluempke, Jack ......... D20 Knudsen, Steve ......... D6, D13, D14 Knutson, Jeffrey ....... EC7, EC8 Koenen, Charlie ........ L1, L17 Kramer, Torrance ...... D1, D9, EC2, EC4

Krepel, Candy ............ G22, G33 Krepel, Paul ............... G22, G33 LaForge, Christopher C10, D8, PV1, PV5 LaForge, John .......... C12, C14 Lamb, Jim ................. EC3 Langolf, Brian ........... G23 Lansing, Grace ......... R8 Lee, Adrian ............... C26 Lemar, Angie ............ G4, G5 Lemar, Ed ................. R14 Liddicoat, Scott ........ E11 Lindow, Jeff .............. L2, L3, T1 Little, Brett ............... D17 Lueck, Andrew ......... A8 Markham, Lynn ........ L28 Matthes, Neil ........... D4, D27 Matthes, Nick .......... L36 McCallister, Bob ...... R16 McIntire, Jerry ......... L33 McIntire, Natalie ..... L33 McWain, Doug ........ A13, L15, L16 Minnick, Stanley ..... E4 Moore, Claire ......... C26 Moore, Sarah ......... L12 Morgan, Mark..... A9, A10, A26, A27, ............................. A28, D19, R17 Morgan, Summer C23 Mortensen, Tom D15 Moshier, Eric ....... A12, A15, A20 Nelson, Ben ......... C21, T4, T5, T9 Nelson, Lucas ...... EC1 Nemeth, Mike ...... D4, D5, PV21 Nerud, Chris ......... W3, W4 Niggeman, Dale .... EC6, L25 Nusz, Ben .............. SH1, SH2, SH3, SH7 Nusz, Chamomile ... R11 O’Connor, Michael ... A29 O’Donohue, John ..... C4 Ocampo, Veronica ... E6 Oleson, Shaylee .......... L8 Olson, Grant .............. G19, G24 Pavel, Claudia ............ SH6 Pawlak, John .............. T13 Pawlisch, Lissa ........... D2 Pease, Tom ................ R18 Peck, John ................. C5 Peck, Rob ............... L29, PV15, PV17 Perrigo, Leslie ........ EC9

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Sheller, Gary ....... A16, A17, A32, A33 Shirek, Lisa ........... L19, L20 Simonson, Kris ..... T21 Skog, Judy ............ C8, C19, C20 Smith, Kelly .......... E2, E9 Spafford, Lila ...... R8 Spies, Jeff ........... PV16 Spromberg, Sean ............ C16 Stabo, Theresa ............... L11 Sterling, Clay .................. L24, L27 Stickney, Bristol ............. SH6 Stokes, David ................. R5, R15, R18, R19 Stringer, Jason .............. F1 Swanson, Julie ............. C17 Terwilliger, Steven ...... T14 Thayer, Darryl ............ L4 The Frog Chorus ........ R15, R19 Thiede, Dan ............... PV12 Thompson, Bob ........ C6, C22 Thornton, Denise ..... A1 Toepfer, Craig .......... W2 Turner, Robert ......... G1, G10, G26 Urfer, Bonnie ........... C12 Vickerman, Michael ...... PV13, PV20 Walk, Larisa ...... G7, G11, G13, G14, G30

Weber, Christi ................. A23, D21 Weiseman, Wayne ......... A25, G17 Werthmann, Andrew ..... C11 West, William ................. G2, G3 Westerman, Amber ........ A22, A35, D19 Wichert, Don .................. C15 Wilson, Bill ............ C18, G20, G25, L9, L18 Wochos, Sarah ........... D23, D25 Woofenden, Ian ......... T2 Zimmerman, Joshua .. E10


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Clean Transportation Show........63 Marketplace................................63 Wellness.......................................64 Rainbow’s End.............................64 Family Friendly Fair.....................64 Volunteers Needed.....................65 Waste: Reuse and Reduce..........65

Midwest Clean Transportation Show

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The Clean Transportation Show will show off ways to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Learn about clean transportation options that are available today, and discuss the impacts of bio-fuels on our transportation and agricultural needs.

Marketplace

The MREA Marketplace is open for business year round and all sales benefit MREA. Located in the MREA main building, MREA Members receive 10% off all purchases, and Empowered Members receive a free t-shirt!

Marketplace Hours

Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to get this year’s Energy Fair t-shirt and pint glass! Stop by to check out all new items this year including: • The 26th Energy Fair t-shirt and pint glass • Stainless steel water bottles and coffee mugs • MREA hats • Sweatshirts • Kill-A-Watt electricity usage meters • Books from keynote speakers Amy Goodman and Atina Diffley • Extended Workshop tickets • MREA Membership • MREA donations • USB Solar Cell

Stop by to see clean transportation demos, talk to industry professionals, and meet do-it-yourself car enthusiasts. Discover ways to leave a cleaner impact and check out sweet rides! Free Electric vehicle charging available at The Energy Fair! Email Paul to reserve a time: paulj@midwestrenew.org or sign-up at the Clean Transportation Show. See full listing of clean transportation workshops and demonstrations on pages 56-57 and exhibitors on page 90. Chargers available: Clipper Creek, Telefonix, Tesla.

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areas of interest Wellness at The Energy Fair

Take a break amidst the hustle and bustle of The Energy Fair to relax and pamper yourself.

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 20% of profits go to the MREA. Make your appointment so you don’t miss out!

Yoga for Everyone

Friday 10:00 a.m. in Maroon Tent Saturday 9:00 a.m. in Orange Tent Sunday 10:00 a.m. in Maroon Tent Move through a series of warm-up stretches, postures, and Vinyasa flow with Marguerite Ramlow of Artha Sustainable Living Center.

Live Entertainment for Families Join us for multiple performances by awardwining children educators David Stokes and Tom Pease. Using live creatures and animal artifacts, songs and short stories, David gets down with his audiences and makes learning fun. You will get to meet his snakes, turtles, and frogs at The Energy Fair this year. Tom Pease is sure to bring a smile to you and your child with his fun lyrics, interactive movements, dynamic energy, and positive spirit. Come sing along and bring the whole family.

Entertainment Highlights

(All take place in Rainbow’s End unless specified otherwise.)

Friday

• All Species Parade at 12:00 p.m. • Puppet Show: Three Friends and Climate Change at 1:00 p.m. • Marionette Show at 2:00 p.m. • Renewsical!: A Musical About Renewable Energy at 3:00 p.m. on Main Stage

Saturday

• Yoga for Kids and Family at 1:00 p.m. • Fabulous Frogs at 3:00 p.m. on Main Stage • Terrific Turtles at 5:00 p.m.

Rainbow’s End Fun for All Ages We’ll meet you at the Rainbow’s End! The Rainbow’s End Workshop Tent is filled throughout the day with a wide variety of topics for children of all ages. You can learn how to make your own non-toxic paint and play dough, watch a puppet show, make a solar powered fan, and more. We also have a Play Tent full of interactive games, crafts, art, and activities. View the schedule for the full workshop listing. 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! 64

Sunday

• Sensational Snakes at 11:00 a.m. • Rainbow’s End Scavenger Hunt at 1:00 p.m. • Sustainable Singing at 2:00 p.m.

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Nursing Tent

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The Energy Fair is truly family friendly. It features a quiet comfortable area for nursing mothers to relax, located next to Rainbow’s End. The tented area is complete with changing table, rocking chair, and drinking water to give nursing mothers a place to go with all the amenities of home. There’s plenty of time to play and relax with your little ones. Co-sponsored by Central Wisconsin Holistic Families and the Portage County Breast Feeding Coalition.

Volunteer with The Energy Fair Team

From working the Front Gate to assisting with parking to selling breakfast tickets, the success of The Energy Fair depends greatly on our volunteers. • Sign up to volunteer 2 hours to get in free that day • Volunteer 12+ hours during the week of The Fair and get free weekend admission, a Hardcore Volunteer t-shirt, and a ticket into the Networking Dinner!

The Energy Fair prides itself on being a low-no waste event. We’re working to ensure all Energy Fair attendees at the waste stations properly dispose of garbage, food waste, and recyclables. 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 west of the Main Stage.

We appreciate the enthusiastic help we get from our volunteers and couldn’t make The Energy Fair happen without them! Sign-up at the Volunteer Tent near the Front Gate.

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Affordable overnight summer camps to make friends, have fun, and learn about cooperation, family farms, social justice, leadership and sustainability.

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Junior 1/Junior High 1 (ages 8-14) • $85 June 9-12 Junior Camps (ages 8-12) • $85 July 19-22 • Aug. 4-7 Aug. 9-12 • Aug. 16-19 Junior High 2 (ages 12-14) • $90 July 27-31

Senior Camp (ages 14-18) • $95 June 14-18 Acorn Day Camp (ages 7+) • $15 Aug. 8 Family Camp (all ages) Aug. 7-8 $65 – 1 adult & up to 2 kids Add’l adult/$25, child/$15

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don’t miss events! Book Signing Both Amy Goodman and Atina Diffley will be on hand after their keynote presentations for a book signing. The Silenced Majority: Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope and Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works will be available for purchase at the MREA Marketplace and at the Main Stage before and after the keynote presentations during The Energy Fair. Purchase your copy and get it signed!

MREA Member Meeting Sunday, June 21 9:00 a.m. Yellow Tent Continental breakfast provided

You’re invited to our annual General Membership Meeting at The Energy Fair. Come find out what’s new and exciting at the MREA! Learn about our programs and projects from MREA staff and Board of Directors, as well as join discussions about accomplishments and goals for the past year and year to come. In order to continue being successful at setting and attaining our organization’s goals, we need your feedback, so please attend this meeting and share your input with us. All current members present will have a chance to win a solar oven! Not yet an MREA Member, but considering joining? Please join us! Sign up at midwestrenew.org/join or call Gina at 715-5926595 ext. 113. MREA members get FREE admission to The Energy Fair. You can also apply your admission toward membership—just visit the Front Gate to register.

Thank you to our members for their generous support.

Thanks to the generosity of award-winning authors John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist of Inn Serendipity, the first 30 people to join as new MREA members will receive a free copy of Homemade for Sale! 66

MREA Not-So-Silent Auction Bid Early and Bid Often Stop by the MREA Not-So-Silent Auction every day to bid on items provided by our many generous donors and community members. You’ll find enticing items such as subscriptions to popular sustainability magazines, vacation getaways, PV modules and inverters, fair trade coffee, local maple syrup, and everything else under the sun! Bidders who bid up to the retail value of the item are eligible for a drawing for a three-year individual MREA membership! All auction proceeds support MREA’s renewable energy education programs and year-round courses. Many thanks to our generous donors and bidders. Bidders must be present to win. Pay for your winnings at the Front Gate.

Winning bids announced at: 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 19 6:00 p.m. Saturday, June 20 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 21

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don’t miss events! MREA Tours

See What Powers The Energy Fair Tours daily at 10:00 a.m. Begin at Silent Auction Tent, led by Clay Sterling Wonder how the MREA first formed? Curious how The Energy Fair is powered? Get a tour of the MREA grounds to see clean energy systems that power our 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, including our new earth plaster pizza oven. You’ll also learn about our Solar Car Port and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. Tours are free and depart from the Silent Auction Tent each day at 10 a.m.

Seed Swap

Saturday, June 20 at 3:00 p.m. Forest Stage

Seed Savers Exchange is coming to The Energy Fair! Bring seeds of your favorite vegetable and fruit varieties to share with other gardeners, or drop by to see what others have brought. Seed Savers Exchange will be offering heirloom seeds and seed saving advice to everyone at a Seed Swap at 3:00 p.m. on the Forest Stage. Don’t miss their previous informational workshop in the Yellow Tent.

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social time 20 Years of Energy Education Social

Friday, June 19, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Educator Resource Tent

Come celebrate 20 years of Energy Education in Wisconsin with KEEP, the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program, hosted by the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education. Join us in recognizing the supporters and partners who have contributed to the success of energy education in WI for the past 20 years, and help us set the stage for 20 more. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Hosted by the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education.

Transition Towns Meetup

Saturday, June 20, 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. in the Black Tent

Meet others working on Transition Towns in person. After brief introductions there will be unstructured time to connect with others. Share ideas, get inspiration, trade tips, and give each other some support.

Let’s reap nature’s benefits together!

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#wgba30x30 Join us for a Pop Up Picnic next to the Green Home Demonstration area Saturday at 3 PM.

30x30 Nature Challenge Pop Up Picnic

Saturday, June 20 at 3:00 p.m. Green Home Demonstration Area

Join the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance for an old-fashioned picnic in celebration of the 30x30 Nature Challenge. Eat refreshing watermelon, play games, and let’s reap nature’s benefits together! Learn more: www.wgba.org/challenge.

MREA Member Social Saturday, June 20 4:00 p.m. Forest Tent

Come meet your fellow MREA Members! Together we’ll enjoy drinks and pizza from our new earthen pizza oven with a side of light jazz. Later on, you might even get a free shot at our dunk tank to give our staff or board a refreshing dip. MREA currently has over 8200 members from all over the U.S. and Canada. Come see who they are and what they love most about renewable energy and sustainable living. Photo Credit: Tom Brown 68


Harnessing the Power of the Sun.

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Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative Barron Electric Cooperative Bayfield Electric Cooperative Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative Clark Electric Cooperative Dunn Energy Cooperative Eau Claire Energy Cooperative Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services Hawkeye REC Heartland Power Cooperative

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Solar, wind, hydro, biogas and more. Your local Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are committed to a healthy environment. Electric co-ops are leading suppliers of renewable energy. For more information about renewable energy resources, visit Dairyland Power Cooperative at www.dairynet.com or contact your local cooperative.

Jackson Electric Cooperative Jo-Carroll Energy Jump River Electric Cooperative Oakdale Electric Cooperative People’s Energy Cooperative Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative Price Electric Cooperative Richland Electric Cooperative Riverland Energy Cooperative

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St. Croix Electric Cooperative Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative Taylor Electric Cooperative Tri-County Electric Cooperative Vernon Electric Cooperative

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fair food Energy Fair Breakfasts Every Morning at Main Stage Breakfast Hours Friday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. *Open at 7:30 a.m. for exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers!

Cost $5 Friday ¬ Start the weekend with Pancakes for Peace. Hosted by 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 – Treat yourself to a hearty breakfast of eggs, hash browns, sausage, yogurt, coffee, orange juice, tea, and more. Hosted by Organic Valley with beverage products donated by Rishi Tea, Anodyne Coffee Roasters, Colectivo Coffee, Emy J’s, and Kickapoo Coffee. This breakfast helps raise funds for the MREA’s educational programs. Sunday – Nothing says “I love you” more than a delicious breakfast accompanied by a live polka band! Bring your dad to The Energy Fair for an Organic Valley breakfast (menu same as above) and thank him for all he’s done for you. All fathers accompanied by their child(ren) receive free admission to The Fair on Sunday! Music provided by Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes.

Food and Beverage Choices You will find lots of delicious food choices at The Energy Fair—we have a wide range of local and worldly cuisine to tempt your palette. New this year, we have three food stations: The North Food Court is located northeast of the Main Stage (where you can find ice cream and kettle corn), the South Food Court is directly south of the Main Stage, and the MREA Café Sponsored by Rishi Tea is located east of the MREA Marketplace.

Food Court Hours:

Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. *Late night food vendors open 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Urb Garden and MREA Café sponsored by Rishi Tea.

Food Vendors: ADIRE: F3 – 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). Glacetier Ice Cream: F1 – Five flavors of handdipped, natural, homemade ice cream with RBGHfree, locally sourced cream from Mauel’s Dairy in Owen, Wisconsin. Jamaican Kitchens, LLC: F4 – Curried chicken, jerk chicken, jerk pork, sandwiches, rice and beans, and Jamaican vegetable plate. Vegetables sourced from farmers’ market. Freshly squeezed veggie/ fruit juices, Jamaican beverages, and soda water.

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fair food Kinstone Kitchen: F11, F12 – 100% grass fed beef burgers (WI/MN sourced), vegan zucchiniwalnut burger, sweet potato/lentil chili, veggie/ hummus wrap, three-cheese grilled cheese sandwich, organic PB&J sandwich, sweet potato chips (Whitewater Gardens-Altura, MN), oatmeal, homemade and fresh baked banana nut bread, cookies, and muffins. Smith’s Kettle Corn: F2 – Popcorn and Pioneer Lemonade. Popcorn sourced from local farmers and lemonade made with Wisconsin honey and syrup. Tortuga Express: F8, F9 – Authentic southwestern food: fish tacos, tacos al Pastor (pork), chicken tacos, burritos, quesadillas, green chile burro and jalapeño popper deep-fried cheese curds. Urb Garden Catering: F5, F6 – Barbeque tempeh, red beans, roasted red pepper hummus, vegetable wraps, sweet coconut curry, crepes, kettle corn, funnel cakes, smoothies, lemonade, and iced tea. Urban Street Bistro: F7 – Pork Bahn MI burger (Custom Meats, Marathon County); Iraqi sabich sandwich; Moroccan lamb/beef kefta brochette (Painted Rock Farm/Half Moon Hill Farm); Plover Pommes Frites; strawberry rhubarb lemonade, thai basil and blueberry lemonade. Organic vegetables; bread by Main Grain Bakery and Bakery by the Lake; eggs from Nami Moon Farm and Nine Patch Farm; cheese from Harmony Dairy, Bletsoe’s Cheese, Dairy State Cheese Co., and Mullins Cheese.

MREA Café Sponsored by Early Bird Breakfast: Breakfast is available for exhibitors and volunteers starting at 6:30 a.m.! And of course all Fair attendees are invited to purchase food once the Front Gate opens. We’ll have Rishi tea, hot coffee, and fresh local baked goods. Make sure to ask about our “Bottomless Coffee Cup.” Coffee donated by our generous sponsors:

Lunch and Dinner Plates: Entrée options include Organic Prairie brats, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, Curried Wrap (vegetarian), or Hummus & Herbs Wraps (vegan). All plates served with cranberry coleslaw or chips. Kid friendly wraps also available while supplies last. Food sourced locally from Baking for friends, Hebal’s Herbals and Curiosities, Not Enough Thyme, and Painted Rock Farms, all part of the Village Hive. The Village Hive is a Bakery and Local Foods Collective—a shared use kitchen, located in Amherst, WI. Other products sourced from Jar Hot Sauce.

Tea All Day: Stop by to enjoy hot and iced teas, knowing that 100% of contributions channel straight back to MREA. Rishi Tea is a leading importer of certified organic teas and botanicals from the most unique, remote growing regions across the world. Rishi’s botanical sourcing experts travel the world each year, leaving ‘No Leaf Unturned’ in their search for organic herbs and spices of a most rare quality. Rishi creates deeply flavorful loose leaf and tea bag blends inspired by equal parts modern culinary innovation and ancient herbal wisdom. Try a cup at The Energy Fair brewed by Rishi and visit Rishi’s tent north of Exhibit Tents B and C!

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fair food Free Water 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. 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.

Central Waters Beer Tent

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Need a cool refreshing break in the afternoon or evening? Stop by the Beer Tent for some tastes from Central Waters Brewing Company from Amherst, WI. In addition to beer, root beer and cider are available. Open at 2:00 p.m. Did you spot a Central Waters six pack with an Energy Fair drawing entry label? Don’t forget to fill it in and deposit at the Central Waters Beer Tent for a chance to win a prize package!

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Enjoy Solar Baked Goodies If the sun is shining, stop by booth X16 for some delicious samples of solar baked chocolate goods! Generously provided by SolarOvenReflectors.com with proceeds donated to MREA and Rotary.

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exhibitor listing 350.org – Madison...........................C32 Madison, WI • 608-695-2004 dspitzer.wi@gmail.com www.350madison.wordpress.com Dedicated to citizen actions that will lead to fossil fuels being left in the ground. Local chapters are involved with the dangers of transportation of oil products through pipelines and trains, which create environmental and health hazards.

inverter solutions in the solar market today. Backed by 130 years of power and automation excellence, ABB provides solutions on everything from micros to utility scale inverters.

Accurate-Airtight Exteriors, LLC, a division of A-A Exteriors, .............A2 Waupaca, WI • 715-256-0406 tim@a-aexteriors.com www.theairbarrier.com Energy saving contractor for 350.org – Stevens Point.....................X6 commercial buildings. Stevens Point, WI • 218-391-3140 AHT Wisconsin Windows...........B21 350@uwsp.edu Clintonville, WI • 715-823-8223 http://stuorgs.uwsp.edu/350/Pages/ suel@ahtwindows.com default.aspx www.ahtwindows.com 350 Stevens Point is a local branch of AHT Wisconsin Windows is leading 350.org that exists to combat rising levels the industry with high energy of carbon dioxide in the environment efficient windows, patio doors, and through education and activism. entry doors. Stop by our booth to schedule your free customized estimate. A New People.............................A16 Madison, WI • 608-256-7808 Air Head Composting Toilet........B24 callforpeace@callforpeace.org Westbrook, ME • 207-899-8518 www.anewpeople.net wboat@airheadtoilet.com www.anewpeople.net brings together www.airheadtoilet.com what corporate-controlled media does “Air Head Composting Toilet” is not always recognize are some of the the most compact and efficient best works, actions, solutions, and composting toilet ever made. Our movements of 100,000 people or more! innovative diversion system was the To change everything, it takes everyone! first of its kind allowing composting toilet benefits to be enjoyed in small Don’t miss their documentary, Saturday spaces such as tiny houses, RV’s, 6:30 p.m. in the Green Tent. boats. A-A Exteriors, LLC...............................A1 Alice’s Rabbit Whole......................M6 Waupaca, WI • 715-256-0406 Amherst, WI • 715-824-5294 terrancek@a-aexteriors.com alice@alicesrabbitwhole.com www.a-aexteriors.com www.alicesrabbitwhole.com We make buildings more energy efficient Small business producing and selling and guarantee a 20% return on your organic, wild-crafted medicinal investment every year with our air herbs and handcrafted herbal sealing (tighten up the air barrier of products. Services offered: Next step consultations, mentoring (dietary, the building) and insulation services. herbal health care, spiritual questing, Start your journey towards energy lifestyle choices), Wijara energy independence today. massage therapy, related classes, and ABB Solar..........................................A38 plant walks. Phoenix, AZ • 218-782-2575 Alternative Trends, LLC...............X45 robert.lowe@us.abb.com Emerald, WI • 715-265-4707 www.new.abb.com/solar info@alternativetrendsllc.com ABB offers the most comprehensive www.alternativetrendsllc.com Alternative Trends, LLC is a family* Highlighted exhibitors are owned and operated solar provider, MREA business members. including design and installation of * Stars indicate 2015 residential and commercial solar Energy Fair sponsors and systems. partners. 74

Armor Shield Metal Roofing.........B1 Oneida, WI • 920-393-4227 armorshieldmr@gmail.com www.armorshieldmetalroofing.com Proud to offer the very best in metal roofing solutions for your home or commercial building. We have over 25 years experience and factory trained professional installers, which is why we’re one of the top roofing companies in northeastern Wisconsin. At the Bridge – Practical Solar....X29 Wautoma, WI • 920-787-7966 pmanke@centurytel.net www.atthebridge-practicalsolar.com Solar energy collection hardware sales. Baabaashop, LLC................B26, B27 Brodhead, WI • 608-897-3983 mail@baabaashop.com www.baabaashop.com A wide variety of chemical free wool comforters, toppers, bed pillows, yoga floor pillows, and felt. Homegrown and homemade sleep pillows, calendula salve, and a variety of other sustainable farm items. Save on heating bills. Surround yourself with wool. Beepods.com.............................C17 Milwaukee, WI • 608-728-8233 sales@beepods.com www.beepods.com Beekeeping for the bees. The Beepods Beekeeping System makes it safer and easier than traditional hives for anyone to tend their own bees. We provide classes and presentations focused on awareness, education, and advocacy, as well as beekeeping supplies and services for any level of experience. Bice’s Quality Critter Ranch, LLC....M1 Vesper, WI • 715-424-5159 bqcr44@hotmail.com www.bicesranch.com We specialize in raising pastureraised meats. We raise Galloway beef, haired lambs, Berkshire Pork, dairy goats, meat goats, chickens, ducks, geese, guineas, and turkeys. Organically grown and certified


Black Box Bikes.............................T2 Menomonie, WI • 715-529-3522 ryland@blackboxbikes.com www.300mpg.org The essentials for electric vehicle enthusiasts who want to upgrade a gasoline cycle to custom electric. Do It Yourself electric motorcycles educational DVDs and electric motorcycle conversion kits.

Caleffi North America.................C10 Milwaukee, WI • 414-238-2373 woody.dickinson@caleffi.com www.caleffisolar.us A name recognized around the world for innovative hydronic solutions and quality components. Specializing in components such as zone valves & relays, air, dirt, hydraulic & magnetic separators, balancing valves, mixing valves, manifold systems, heat meters, and solar thermal heating products.

Ceres Greenhouse Solutions.......X9 Boulder, CO • 303-495-5006 lindsey@ceresgs.com www.ceresgs.com Want to grow your own tomatoes, herbs, or citrus all year? Ceres Greenhouses designs and builds super energy-efficient greenhouses that enable you to grow abundantly and sustainably year round. Utilizing passive solar design and other green technologies, these are designed for Northern climates, allowing you to garden year round, even in Wisconsin!

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. Cottage Garden Farm Wind Art................ ...............................................M14, M15 Waupaca, WI • 715-412-1859 cottagegardenfarm@gmail.com Wind Turbine Garden Art by Marc Roth from Cottage Garden Farm performs a mesmerizing ballet form of motion that is thrilling to observe. The counter rotation of the flower petals work even in a 2 MPH wind. Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes.......................T3 Madison, WI • 608-276-5921 richard@crazylennysebikes.com www.crazylennysebikes.com One of the U.S.’s largest exclusively electric bicycle dealers, carrying and servicing almost 50 different models of E-bikes. Offering a healthful, environmentally friendly, and cost effective transportation alternative to established and novice cyclists and those wishing to return to cycling.

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Central Boiler......................X13–X15 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..........................B31 Pulaski, WI • 920-246-4989 pam@centurysunoil.com www.centurysunoil.com We produce certified organic, high oleic sunflower oil. Seeds are grown in Wisconsin, then cold pressed in our facility in Pulaski. It is a great all-purpose cooking oil, naturally high in vitamin E. Stop by our booth for a sample.

ClipperCreek, Inc................................T5 Auburn, CA • 530-887-1674 www.clippercreek.com information@clippercreek.net ClipperCreek advances the plug-in vehicle market and broadens the acceptance of the most exciting vehicle revolution in a century. The industry pioneers at ClipperCreek build 20 years of real world EV charging expertise into every EVSE we deliver. Bid on a Level Two LCS-20 ClipperCreek EV charger at the Silent Auction!

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Brown Dog Gadgets...................C35 Brookfield, WI • 262-290-6630 help@browndoggadgets.com www.browndoggadgets.com Green energy and energy education is our focus. Brown Dog Gadgets is a Wisconsin grown company that designs, manufactures, and distributes green energy projects for both the home and classroom.

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.

Chequamegon Construction Company, LLC.............................B36 Saint Germain, WI • 715-479-6663 patrick@chequamegonconstruction.com www.chequamegonconstruction.com Cost effective solutions for beautiful high efficiency buildings. With over 35 years of experience, we strive to ensure our homes are created using environmentally responsible practices with the best quality materials and energy conscious building techniques.

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Bright Sun Company Pvt. Ltd......B38 Shamakoshi, KTM - Nepal • 977-14380176 info@brightsunco.com www.brightsunco.com Solar assembler and installer with extensive experience in the field of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology and its implementation in Nepal. Our mission: To make solar energy mainstream through increased access and knowledge adaptability creating improved living conditions of people in the rural part of Nepal.

Central Rivers Farmshed...........A37 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. Check out these workshops: How to Start a Local Food Buying Club, Friday 3:00 p.m. in Purple Tent, and Beyond Candy Bar Sales, Saturday 3:00 p.m. in Yellow Tent.

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Creative Energy Designs, Inc......A15 Madison, WI • 608-256-7696 creative@merr.com www.creativeenergydesignsinc.com Creator and manufacturer of the Window Warmer™ Insulated Roman Shade. Interior design service, custom draperies, shades and blinds, bedspreads, re-upholstery, and more, with an extensive line of ecofriendly fabrics, leathers, and vinyls. Installations done by experienced installers.

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Democratic Party of Wisconsin....A6 Madison, WI • 608-260-2413 info@wisdems.org www.wisdems.org Democrats are on your side when it comes to our most cherished values: freedom, fairness, and family. Despite continuing opposition from Republicans in Madison and Washington, D.C., Wisconsin’s Culpitt Roofing, Inc.......................B8 Democrats are fighting successfully to West Salem, WI • 608-786-0660 protect our rights, our opportunities, dawn@culpittroofing.com and our way of life. www.culpittroofing.com Culpitt Roofing installs a Double Lock Diamond D Shetlands & Standing Seam metal roofing. Our Icelandics....................................M4 roofing can be installed over existing Cokato, MN • 320-221-2766 shingles. Metal roofing is very energy pamela.j.davis28@gmail.com efficient; summer months reflect www.thesheepcote.blogspot.com heat away from the building and A small farm that raises wonderfully winter months shed the snow. fleeced sheep. We harvest their Cutco Cutlery..............................X19 fleeces and produce them into Olean, NY • 716-790-7181 natural wool dryer balls, felted events@cutco.com pads, roving and handspun yarns for www.cutco.com clothing, rugs, and household items. The world’s finest cutlery, all backed We also sell these multi-colored by our forever guarantee. beautiful sheep. Dairyland Power Cooperative/ Down to Earth Media.................C38 Touchstone Energy Germfask, MI • 906-450-7675 Cooperatives.......................C21-C23 chieffishfinder1@att.net LaCrosse, WI • 608-788-4000 Installer and servicer of DIRECTV cth@dairynet.com (2015 Energy Star Partner of the www.dairynet.com Year) and Exede High Speed Internet. Dairyland provides wholesale electricity to 25 member distribution Our Energy Star certified Genie DVR cooperatives in four states (WI, MN, along with DIRECTV will dramatically IA, IL). In turn, these Touchstone cut energy use/cost. Genie can lead Energy Cooperatives meet the to 62% device energy savings. electricity needs of more than half a million people. Dairyland’s renewable Earth Sense Energy Systems, generation resources include hydro, Inc............................................X3-X5 wind, landfill gas, biomass, animal Dale, WI • 920-779-6647 ext. 3703 waste, and solar. joeln@pellethead.com Democracy Now!.......................A36 www.pellethead.com Celebrating its 24th year as the New York, NY • 212-431-9090 nation’s largest pellet stove and pellet www.democracynow.org dealer! We specialize in freestanding A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted pellet stoves, inserts, pellet furnaces, pellet boilers, and pellet grills. Stop by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest by our booths X3-X5 and speak to one of our professionals! public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast Eco Purse Project (The).............M12 on Pacifica, NPR, community, and Francis Creek, WI • 715-903-0032 college radio stations; on public ecopurseproject@yahoo.com access, PBS, satellite television; and www.etsy.com/shop/ecopurseproject on the internet. See Amy Goodman

The Eco Purse Project creates one of a kind clothing and accessories using materials that would have otherwise been destined for landfills. A more sustainable style!

EcoJarz.......................................B18 Freeville, NY • 607-699-1336 ecojarz@gmail.com www.ecojarz.com EcoJarz is a young company challenging the concept of throwaway culture, and promoting re-use. Our products turn glass-canning jars into coffee cups, water bottles, and much more. Using stainless steel and silicone, we create healthy, non-reactive, non-toxic products. EJOT Fastening Systems, L.P.......X26 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 wood and steel substructures. Energize, LLC..............................A31 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 design and install systems with exceptional peak performance. Environmental and Energy Study Institute .....................................A26 Washington, D.C. • 202-662-1882 myanez@eesi.org www.eesi.org A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable societies. EESI believes meeting this goal requires transitions to social and economic patterns that sustain people, the environment, and the natural resources upon which present and future generations depend. Family Farm Defenders................C2 Madison, WI • 608-260-0900 familyfarmdefenders@yahoo.com


Full Spectrum Solar.....................X27 Madison, WI • 608-284-9495 info@fullspectrumsolar.com www.fullspectrumsolar.com Full Spectrum Solar is a renewable energy contractor serving Madison and southern Wisconsin. We design and install solar energy systems for homeowners, small businesses, large commercial clients, and governmental & non-profit organizations.

Great Lakes Carpentry, Inc...........C7 Mercer, WI • 715-776-0122 info@greatlakescarpentry.com www.greatlakescarpentry.com We specialize and strive to build energy efficient, safe, and durable homes and additions, greatly reducing our clients’ carbon footprint. PHIUS Certified Passive House Builder; NAHB Certified Green Building Professional; Trade Ally with Focus on Energy New Homes Program. Green Planet Rain Barrels, LLC....M13 Eau Claire, WI • 715-835-4080 greenplanetrainbarrels@gmail.com www.greenplanetrainbarrels.com Repurposing retired White Oak Wine Barrels into sustainable, environmentally friendly rain barrels. Also disassembling wine barrels and repurposing into unique hand-crafted items such as serving trays, bread knives, coat racks, wine racks, bar

GreenStar Home Performance.....C30 Appleton, WI • 920-757-2484 dmitri@greenstarwi.com www.greenstarwi.com GreenStar Home Performance helps homeowners improve comfort, save energy, and protect the environment. We provide whole-house solutions that include an energy assessment as well as ventilation, air sealing, and insulation improvements. GreenTV.com.............................A17 Baltimore, MD • 302-858-0798 jay@greentv.com www.greentv.com A journalist-owned news cooperative. We aggregate green news from around the world and seek to revolutionize the media industry by educating its viewers with the best in green videos and journalism. H&H Solar Energy Services....X31 Madison, WI • 608-268-5923 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. Habitat for Humanity ReStores of Wisconsin.....................................A3 Appleton, WI • 920-967-8904 general@foxcitieshabitat.org www.habitatwisconsin.org/restores/ directory/wi Habitat ReStore sells donated new and used building materials to the public, keeping reusable materials out of local landfills and ending substandard housing through Habitat for Humanity programs.

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Gimme Shelter Construction, Inc.......................................20-X22 Amherst, WI • 715-824-7200 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.

Grandma Dotties Dips................C20 Rhinelander, WI • 715-367-3877 grandmadottiesdips@yahoo.com www.grandmadottiesdips.com Healthier dips/salsa that are NonGMO, have no preservatives, and no MSG. We use minimal packaging (no outer box) and 30% recycled paper labels to help reduce our carbon footprint.

GreenHome Institute...................A8 Grand Rapids, MI • 616-458-6733 ext. 1 brett.little@greenhomeinstitute.org www.greenhomeinstitute.org A non-profit with a mission to empower people to make healthier, more sustainable choices in the places we live. Celebrating 15 years with 6,000+ homes that have been certified green and 15,000+ professionals trained on green home building and remodeling.

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Focus on Energy.......................B37 Madison, WI • 608-230-7011 lisa.lee@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.

Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc.................................C26 Stevens Point, WI • 715-343-6215 info@goldensandsrcd.org www.goldensandsrcd.org Golden Sands RC&D is a 501(c) (3) non-profit working in Central Wisconsin to manage natural and human resources in ways consistent with sound conservation principles by working across county lines to address local concerns.

stools, candle holders, plant stands, and more.

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First Affirmative Financial Network.....................................A33 Chili, WI • 715-502-4704 davidbehnkeseper@firstaffirmative. com www.firstaffirmative.com We manage investment portfolios that align personal values and institutional mission with a strategy tailored to specific needs and goals of each investor. We work with money as a tool for transformation toward socially just and sustainable futures for all.

GoGreenSolar.com.......................X2 Placentia, CA • 866-798-4435 info@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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www.familyfarmdefenders.org The mission of Family Farm Defenders is to create a farmercontrolled 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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exhibitor listing Healthmate International, LLC...X10 Kansas City, MO • 816-359-3478 tradeshow@healthmateforever.com www.healthmateforever.com An innovative company that creates energy efficient portable massagers. Our portable massagers are built with the purpose to alleviate pain, tone muscles, and for relaxation. Our portable massagers can be used for a long period of time for each charge!

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Home Power Magazine............A40 Ashland, OR • 800-707-6585 subscription@homepower.com www.homepower.com Published bi-monthly since 1987, Home Power is the premiere information resource for renewable energy and sustainable living technologies.

Ingeteam..................................C33 Milwaukee, WI • 855-821-7190 usa@ingeteam.com www.ingeteam.com Ingeteam, founded in 1972, has grown to be 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.

Interlock Industries.....................A21 Roseville, MN • 604-953-1000 learnmore@midwestbestroof.com www.midwestbestroof.com Interlock Roofing is a trend-setting, sustainable, energy-efficient alternative for aware homeowners. This lifelong product will give you peace of mind for many years to come. Made from up to 95% recycled aluminum, the Interlock Metal Roof is EnergyStar rated and stops the cycle of temporary roofing material going to landfills.

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IronRidge.....................................X32 Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B...C13 Hayward, CA • 530-941-3944 support@ironridge.com Browntown, WI • 608-329-7056 www.ironridge.com john@innserendipity.com IronRidge designs and manufactures www.innserendipity.com mounting hardware for residential and Hybrid Electric Home (The).........M2 Visit with authors Lisa Kivirist and commercial solar panel installations. John Ivanko, of Inn Serendipity, Chelsea, MI • 734-417-5500 completely powered by wind and hybridhome@me.com Jar Hot Sauce..............................M10 sun. Sustainability books include: www.hybridelectrichome.com Stevens Point, WI • 715-252-4277 Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, sales@jarhotsauce.com Craig Toepfer and Chris Gillis have ECOpreneuring, Rural Renaissance. written extensively on wind energy www.jarhotsauce.com Pay off the mortgage, be your own in 20th century America. Their Started and run in central Wisconsin, boss, and restore the planet. the absolute best mix of flavor and four books and publications span heat. Come by for a free sample; go wind history: water pumping, radio home with “The cure for common Institutional Stove Solution chargers, farm & wind electric plants, Solutions (InStove)...................A20 food.” modern large wind turbines, and Cottage Grove, OR • 920-686-2704 offshore wind projects. JETT..............................................A12 adam@instove.org West Des Moines, IA • 515-230-8253 renewableproducts2020@gmail.com Ice Age Trail Alliance.....................C5 www.instove.org www.johnmaxwellgroup.com/ Cross Plains, WI • 608-798-4453 ext. 26 InStove’s high efficient biomass stoves reduce fuel consumption by tedschierer luke@iceagetrail.org JETT approaches sustainability based 75%-90% and harmful emissions www.iceagetrail.org on the idea that the more people by more than 90% when compared The non-profit, member-based, are involved in making a positive to three stone fires. InStove partner dedicated to creating, technologies are currently in service difference in their community, the supporting, and protecting the sustainable it will be. JETT in 23 countries worldwide, including more Ice Age National Scenic Trail. Our prioritizes personal sustainability 15 countries in Africa. work includes protecting the land, issues to facilitate other types of building a world-class hiking trail, and sustainability. educating the public about our work. IntelliGrowth Industries, LLC......B35 Appleton, WI • 920-257-4150 rturner@intelligrowthind.com * Highlighted exhibitors are www.peatys.com MREA business members. IntelliGrowth focuses on sustainable organic growing that incorporates a * Stars indicate 2015 biological, chemical free approach to Energy Fair sponsors and soil health. We apply our knowledge partners. of the intricate complexities of the soil biome to effectively grow healthy food, turf, and trees. 78


King Canyon Alternatives, LLC.........................................35-X37 Chadron, NE • 970-212-6868 jcnerud@yahoo.com

LeafFilter North of Wisconsin, Inc................................................B13 Hudson, OH • 330-655-7950 info@leaffilter.com www.leaffilter.com No more climbing ladders to clean gutters with LeafFilter™, a comprehensive gutter protection system that is guaranteed to keep your gutters clog free. LeafFilter™ is also ideal for rainwater harvesting; only water gets through! LeafFilter™ is Gutter Protection Perfection™! Liberation Farmers Direct Trade Coffee and Permaculture...........................M3 Almond, WI • 715-366-2656 liberationfarmers@gmail.com www.liberationfarmers.blogspot.com Liberation Farmers is a diversified Permaculture demonstration and education farm. We grow a mix of annuals, perennials, and heritage

Lumen Electronic Jewelry................M7 Madison, WI • 801-842-9546 lumenjewelry@gmail.com www.lumenelectronicjewelry.com Lumen Electronic Jewelry is the project of siblings and 4th generation engineers Robin and Marty Lawson. We custom design solar-powered, twinkling LED jewelry. Each piece has several hours of on-board storage and no batteries required. Science + Art = TechnoFashion. Madison College...........................A7 Madison, WI • 920-723-2685 folk@madisoncollege.edu www.madisoncollege.edu/renewableenergy-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. Magnolias on Locust Street/River Rock Wool...............................................A34 Hudson, WI • 715-808-0047 paulette@riverrockwool.com www.myvollara.com/magnolias Vollara offers ways to reduce chemicals, clear air, clean water. SafeHearth energy-efficient space heater with ActivePure. LaundryPure: wash clothing without detergent. FreshAir air purification: reduce air allergens. Water Optimization: LivingWater- alkalizing water system without chemicals. Nutraceuticals. Mari Botanicals..............................A13 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 herbs primarily harvested from local sources.

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Kitchen Craft..............A24, A25, B10 Mt Dora, FL • 352-483-7600 lesley@cookforlife.com www.cookforlife.com We display and demonstrate waterless/greaseless cookware manufactured in a green facility in West Bend, WI.

Lake Michigan Wind & Sun LTD.....X33 Sturgeon Bay, WI • 920-743-0456 info@windandsun.com www.windandsun.com Creator of Solar Flairs photovoltaic sculptures. A design/build engineering firm with 30+ years of renewable energy experience. The firm’s principal engineer is a NABCEP Certified PV & Solar Thermal Installer. Offering solarpowered wind turbine models at our booth and website.

LoTec Windmill Service...................X39 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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Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture.............................B32 Fountain City, WI • 608-687-3332 info@kinstonecircle.com www.kinstoneacademy.com A hands-on Permaculture education center offering Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) courses, Advanced Applied Permaculture Design, Permaculture Teacher Training, natural building workshops, and indepth topical Permaculture courses on plants, earthworks, trails & access, and more. Located on a 30-acre working Permaculture site in the bluff country of southwestern Wisconsin.

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.

breed animals. We also roast and offer shares of sustainably grown coffee, Liberation Coffee. We host several workshops throughout the year.

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Kettle View Renewable Energy, LLC..............................................X38 Random Lake, WI • 920-994-9433 rfaller@kettleviewre.com www.kettleviewre.com Installations and maintenance of solar electric PV systems and wind systems. Wind and solar PV site assessments and system design. Wind system repairs.

Kowalzek Salves/Smude Oils.......C28 Brainerd, MN • 651-795-9387 jmattes60@gmail.com www.kowalzeksalves.com; www.smudeoil.com We produce soothing skin salves and lip balms that promote healing of various skin conditions. Our products contain sunflower oil, coconut oil, beeswax, and essential oils. Other products offered include honey, soap, and infused oils for dipping and marinating.

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K A R Enterprises........................C34 Eden, WI • 920-948-9255 karobosn08@gmail.com www.lubedealer.com/robson AMSOIL specializes in developing synthetic lubricants, which offers answers for modern vehicles and equipment. AMSOIL motor oils are designed to protect engines, reduce emissions, last longer, and reduce fuel consumption. All are features that help prevent environmental pollution.


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exhibitor listing Menominee Tribal Enterprises...B14 Neopit, WI • 715-756-2311 kimz@mtewood.com www.mtewood.com MTE has practiced sustainable forestry for the past 150 years. We continue our commitment to our forest by offering MTEgreen FSC certified cabinets and millworks utilizing water based stains, and formaldehyde free finishes and plywood. Sustainability + Quality = MTEgreen.

Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Info Tent (North of Exhibit Tent A) Custer, WI • 715-592-6595 info@midwestrenew.org www.midwestrenew.org Promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Stop by to learn more about our courses, The Energy Fair, Grow Solar initiatives, or to buy this year’s Energy Fair t-shirt!

Mid-State Technical College.........B4 Wisconsin Rapids, WI • 715-422-5382 enrollment@mstc.edu www.mstc.edu We offer three different associate degrees focusing on solar electric, solar heating, and wind energy systems.

Midwestern Solutions................B11 Cedarburg, WI • 414-975-7142 midwesternsolutions@gmail.com www.utopiagear.com Utopia Gear is a 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.

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MidNite Solar, Inc...............C11, C12 Arlington, WA • 360-403-7207 info@midnitesolar.com www.midnitesolar.com Midnite Solar designs, manufactures, and sells advanced electronics, combiner boxes, disconnects, and other balance of system components for the renewable energy industry. Proudly made in the USA!

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Midwest Permaculture.................B3 Stelle, IL • 815-256-2215 info@midwestpermaculture.com www.midwestpermaculture.com Our team is inspired with the Permaculture ethics of Earth Care, People Care, and Future Care— sharing insights and strategies for implementation of the same, through educational trainings, workshops, walkabouts, and design services. * Highlighted exhibitors are MREA business members. * Stars indicate 2015 Energy Fair sponsors and partners.

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Milbach Construction Services, Co..B5 Kaukauna, WI • 920-993-0735 milbconst@aol.com www.milbachconstruction.com We are a custom builder using Enercept SIPS & TF Forming Systems ICFs. Miller & Sons RV.........................B15 Shawano, WI • 715-758-6509 info@crownplacebrands.com www.gasrefrigerators.com Selling and servicing gas refrigerators. Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES)...........................A30 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.

Mitchell’s Heating & Cooling......X11 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 & cooling systems. Moonwise Herbs and Brooms.....M8 Sheboygan, WI • 920-452-4372 littlejohn@moonwiseherbs.com www.moonwiseherbs.com A family-owned and operated business. We offer earth centered herbal education, handcrafted herbal wares, and handmade brooms. We grow and wild harvest many of the herbs in our handcrafted products. We are committed to nourishment, beauty, and function. Morningstar Corporation.............C1 Newtown, PA • 215-321-4457 info@morningstarcorp.com www.morningstarcorp.com Morningstar Corporation is a worldleading supplier of solar charge controllers and inverters, with over 2.5 million units installed in over 112 countries. Morningstar’s products have been recognized in international solar markets as the most advanced and highest quality products available. Multi Stove, Co...........................A32 Stevens Point, WI • 715-570-8404 daleniggemann@gmail.com Multi Stove Company is a company that makes a multi use grill that uses multiple types of biomass for creating heat for outdoor cooking and other uses. NECA Chicago and IBEW Local Union #134.................................C8 Chicago, IL • 708-389-1340 hohde@ejatt.com www.ecachicago.com In 1900 NECA Chicago & IBEW Local


Nice Touch Massage...................B28 Charlotte, NC • 786-543-7507 www.nicetouchmassage.net nicetouchmassage@gmail.com Our company provides our customers with rechargeable therapeutic massagers that help to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Norwex.......................................X30 Chanhassen, MN • 763-843-2326 naturalalternatives4u@outlook.com www.lesleyfahey.norwex.biz We teach sustainable living for the entire home with microfiber products that replace cleaning products; reducing waste, chemicals, and plastics in homes, waterways, and the earth. We teach how to “pitch the plastics” and use sustainable Norwex products as replacements.

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North Wind Renewable Energy, LLC.................................X23 & X24 Stevens Point, WI • 715-630-6451 info@northwindre.com www.northwindre.com Central Wisconsin’s most trusted and experienced renewable energy provider, specializing in the design and installation of solar energy systems, high efficiency wood boiler systems, and home performance improvements for all customers. North Wind brings over 65 years of in-house experience in a wide range of renewable energy activities.

Northern Sun Merchandising.......................X42-X44 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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Next Energy Solution, Inc...........X28 Spooner, WI • 715-416-3022 info@nextenergysolution.com www.nextenergysolution.com A solar energy solution provider serving residential, business, and agricultural markets. Offering ready to install solar electric for the roof or ground. Our patent pending designs allow for quicker and easier installation resulting in better value and greater performance.

Northern Battery........................C37 La Crosse, WI • 608-575-4909 scollins@northernbattery.com www.northernbattery.com Northern Battery has been a family owned business involved in the renewable energy industry since 1971. We have six locations throughout Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Northern Battery provides battery storage solutions in all product technologies from various well-established manufacturers.

Nuclear Energy Information Service........................................C29 Chicago, IL • 773-342-7650 neis@neis.org www.neis.org Nuclear Energy Information Service provides information about the hazards, safety problems, environmental effects and economic costs of nuclear power, radioactive waste, and radiation exposure; and about viable, safe energy alternatives to nuclear power.

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NES Ecological Services................B9 Hobart, WI • 920-499-5789 jhavel@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.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.......................................C18 Green Bay, WI • 920-498-6908 amy.kox@nwtc.edu www.nwtc.edu Make a difference. Learn from the best. Gain skills by taking individual classes or earn an associate degree in Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Solar Energy Technology, and Energy Management. Visit our booth or website at www.nwtc.edu.

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Nukewatch.................................C31 Luck, WI • 715-472-4185 nukewatch1@lakeland.ws www.nukewatchinfo.org Dedicated to environmental justice, resisting militarism and weapons of mass destruction, and advocating nonviolent action to create a community free of racism, sexism, and human exploitation. Brining critical attention to nuclear weapons, reactors, waste, and war systems through Nukewatch Quaterly. Odyssey Trikes..............................T3 West Bend, WI • 262-707-8361 odysseyelectric@gmail.com www.odysseytrikes.com Odyssey Trikes innovates and produces hybrid pedal-electric transportation systems designed for performance and speed.

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Organic Valley Breakfasts Saturday/Sunday Main Stage 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.

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Otherpower.com........................X34 Fort Collins, CO • 970-484-7257 info74@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. OutBack Power Technologies, Inc..X40 Arlington, WA • 360-618-4309 sales@outbackpower.com www.outbackpower.com 82

OutBack Power is the leading designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, backup power, marine, and mobile applications.

PacketFlux Technologies, Inc......C36 Helena, MT • 406-449-3345 custsvc@packetflux.com www.packetflux.com PacketFlux designs and manufactures products to monitor alternative energy systems. Our low cost and low power consumption solutions allow our customers to monitor the status of their alternative energy system using a web browser or smartphone. PEA Builders...............................C39 Muskego, WI • 262-506-9616 info@peabuilders.com www.peabuilders.com Designer/builder of high performance & passive solar homes for 20 years. Our philosophy follows our name: progressive environmental alternatives. Progressive methods & materials, low environmental impact, alternative energy sources. Our mission: build smaller, sustainable homes that will last generations.

www.pigeonriverfarm.com Our mission is to respect the land and environment through our organic farming practices. It is important that our sustainable farming practices ensure the land we farm is just as productive for our children and grandchildren as it is today.

Quick Mount PV.........................X1 Walnut Creek, CA • 925-478-8269 sales@quickmountpv.com www.quickmountpv.com The industry standard for 100% code-compliant, watertight solar roof mounts. The company pioneered roofing industry best practices in the solar industry and provides ongoing training and support to installers. We offer mounts for comp/asphalt shingle, curved and flat tile and low slope roofs. All products are made in the USA.

Recycling Connections Corporation................................X41 Stevens Point, WI • 715-343-0722 karin@recyclingconnections.org www.recyclingconnections.org Recycling Connections Corporation (RCC) is a non-profit offering Peace Stone Studios..................M11 composting information. We will Oneida, WI • 920-869-1920 have compost bins and kitchen pails kbmetoxen@hotmail.com for sale. Talk to us about our bulk Bringing to the forefront the compost bin purchase program. Indigenous creative processing Check out our backyard composting of identity and connection with presentation and workshop. www. yukinu’lha oh^tsya’*ke (our mother recyclingconnections.org land), the earth. Pottery has long been sustaining, as a traditional Remis Power Systems, Inc..........C27 potter it is a responsibility to share. Onalaska, WI • 608-781-7144 Photovoltaic Systems LLC............... melissa@remispowersystems.com www.remispowersystems.com Kyocera Solar/ Photovoltaic Remis Power Systems supplies Systems Tent industrial and deep cycle batteries Amherst, WI • 715-824-2069 for energy storage. We supply battery pvsolar@wi-net.com chargers, including electric vehicle www.pv-systems.org chargers and other accessories for Design, installation, and full service your batteries. Visit our website or on any type of solar electric system. call us toll free: 888-737-3647. Xantrex factory authorized service center. RENEW Wisconsin......................B16 Pigeon River Farm.....................M16 Madison, WI • 608-255-4044 Clintonville, WI • 715-754-2425 tyler.huebner@renewwisconsin.org robertbraun@pigeonriverfarm.com www.renewwisconsin.org


Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL)...............................X17, X18 Pine River, MN • 218-587-4753 admin@rreal.org www.rreal.org A solar energy non-profit and manufacturer of the Solstis™ Solar

Sierra Club – John Muir Chapter....C4 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. Soap Nut Lady............................A22 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.

Solid Rock Masonry Heat...........C40 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.......................B6 LaFarge, WI • 608-625-4949 info@soulwisconsin.org www.soulwisconsin.org SOUL of Wisconsin opposes unnecessary, waste and debtinducing ratepayer utility investments including high capacity transmission expansion and power plants. The non-profit organization hires topnotch engineers to propose much less costly alternatives based on energy efficiency, local solar, and load management. StandStand.................................A35 Cambridge, MA • 617-669-0000 luke@standstand.com www.standstand.com StandStand is an affordable and portable standing desk that makes working on a laptop healthier and more fun. We manufacture StandStand in northern Wisconsin out of sustainable birch and bamboo.

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Roth Sugarbush, Inc...................B34 Cadott, WI • 715-216-7855 cdladamski@gmail.com www.rothsugarbush.com The Midwest distributer for CDL Maple Equipment. Maple syrup/ maple sugar production is a sustainable agricultural practice that’s been harvested in the woodlots of North America for centuries and can provide a food source or revenue stream for families and farms.

Seesmart LED Lighting................C24 Middleton, WI • 608-826-7400 llanham@bluegrassledlighting.com www.bluegrassledlighting.com High-quality, commercial/residential LED lamp and fixture manufacturer. Designed to reduce energy costs a minimum of 50% with 75,000 hours life and industry best warranty. U.S. manufactured products contain no mercury, emit no harmful UV or CFC’s, and operate cool to touch.

Solatube_Brighter Concepts LTD...A11 Shorewood, WI • 866-667-544 brighterconcepts@gmail.com www.brighterconceptsltd.com Solatube tubular daylighting devices are affordable, high-performance lighting solutions that bring daylight into interior spaces where traditional skylights and windows simply can’t reach. An ideal solution for lighting interiors in a cost-effective, energyefficient, and eco-friendly way.

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Rolling Meadows Sorghum Mill....M9 Elkhart Lake, WI • 920-876-2182 rbwittgreve@yahoo.com Selling sorghum and maple syrup, honey, sorghum caramel corn, and sorghum flour.

Schneider Electric.......................C9 Burnaby, BC • 866-519-1470 www.sesolar.com 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.

SolarOvenReflectors...................X16 Oshkosh, WI • 920-379-0946 solaroventom@gmail.com www.solarovenreflectors.com SolarOvenReflectors builds prototype solar cookers and works with non-profits such as Rotary Clubs to promote solar cooking. A portion of sales will go to MREA.

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Rishi Tea MREA Café & North of Exhibit Tents Milwaukee, WI • 414-747-4001 contact@rishi-tea.com www.rishi-tea.com Stop by to enjoy hot and iced teas, knowing that 100% of contributions channel straight back to MREA. Rishi Tea is a leading importer of certified organic teas and botanicals from the most unique, remote growing regions across the world. Rishi’s botanical sourcing experts travel the world each year, leaving “No Leaf Unturned’ in their search for organic herbs and spices of a most rare quality. Rishi creates deeply flavorful loose leaf and tea bag blends inspired by equal parts modern culinary innovation and ancient herbal wisdom. Try a cup at The Energy Fair brewed by Rishi and stop by the Rishi Iced Tea Tent to buy teas, botanicals, and teaware.

Powered Furnace, RREAL delivers solar systems to low-income families on public energy assistance. RREAL’s for-profit subsidiary, REAL Solar, offers solar electric and thermal design-build services to residential and commercial markets.

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Sunny Day Earth Solutions...B22, B23 Minneapolis, MN • 612-465-9420 info@sunnydaymn.com www.sunnydaymn.com A neighborhood 501(c)(3) approved, non-profit education facility based in southeast Minneapolis, MN. Focuses on anything “home” related focusing on sustainability, with a small marketplace selling “Green” products. Now open: “The media department” shooting environmental documentaries of all types!

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Telefonix Clean Transportation Show Waukegan, IL • 847-244-4500 bwilliams@telefonixinc.com www.telefonixinc.com The Telefonix® Power Post® electric vehicle charging station products are low current Level 1 and Level 2 charging solutions for commercial facilities where electric vehicles are parked for two or more hours. All PowerPost chargers provide an economical charging solution, featuring a retractable cord reel and potential for custom branding. Terra-Therm, Inc.........................B17 New Richland, MN • 507-463-3213 daniel@ttherm.com www.ttherm.com We are a distributor for energy efficient geothermal heat pumps. We handle TTHERM GEO and GeoSystems.

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Tesla Motors.................................T6 Palo Alto, CA • 888-518-3752 nasals@teslamotors.com www.teslamotors.com Founded in 2003 by engineers who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasolinepowered cars. Each new generation would be increasingly affordable, helping the company work towards its mission: to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transport.

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TF Forming Systems, Inc.............B20 Green Bay, WI • 920-983-9960 ext. 210 richm@tfsystem.com www.tfsystem.com Manufacturer and distributor of the First Vertical ICF. Rigid polystyrene panels and PVC studs stay in place after concrete is poured to serve as insulation for an energy efficient and disaster resistant structure. Tomorrow River Community Charter School Rainbow’s End Amherst, WI • 715-346-2730 info@trccs.org www.trccs.org Students will be prepared to become stewards of the earth, and graduate 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 Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. ucanclickit....................................A5 Rice, MN • 320-250-6372 canuclickit@gmail.com www.ucanclickit.com Reusable hot and cold packs. Just click the coin and get instant heat at your fingertips when you need it the most. For a cold pack, place it inside the refrigerator. To reuse just boil it. under the ashTree.......................M5 Amherst, WI • 715-340-5324 ashleymegal@gmail.com www.ashleymegal.com My business is to create. I work mainly in colored pencil and ink. I print on 100% cotton rag paper, packaged with 100% recycled envelopes, and sealed with a compostable sleeve and love. Thank you for supporting the Arts! University of Wisconsin-Madison, MOOCs.........................................B7 Madison, WI • 608-890-2871 tross@dcs.wisc.edu

www.moocs.wisc.edu MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses): Free online learning experiences open to everyone. Sharing themes of human choices and challenges, sustainability, and the environment. Topics from Leopold’s land ethic, energy and the earth, climate change policy and public health, and more.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Renewable Energy Institute............B12 Oshkosh, WI • 920-424-0750 niendora@uwosh.edu www.uwosh.edu/rei Stop by and see how we are powering our campus with renewable energy generated from biogas. Hear about high-impact degree programs like Sustainability Management and Environmental Engineering Technology and learn about our professional development offerings, lab testing, and customized research services. University of Wisconsin-Platteville...C14 Platteville, WI • 608-342-1678 zauchet@uwplatt.edu www.uwplatt.edu University of Wisconsin-Platteville has developed a new major in sustainable and renewable energy systems. We have been working with Wisconsin industries in this area for over eight years now. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Museum of Natural History............A18 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Museum of Natural History A18 Stevens Point, WI • 715-346-2858 museum@uwsp.edu/ www.uwsp.edu.org/cols-ap/museum/ Pages/default.aspx The Museum of Natural History is an integral resource within the College of Letters and Science of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point housing ethnographic and natural science research collections reflecting the diversity in nature and among human cultures. 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.


learned to fish or hunt should stop by our exhibit to learn more.

Wisconsin Farmers Union.........X46 Chippewa Falls, WI 715-723-5561 info@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...................................A4 Madison, WI • 608-233-1973 ronald.schell@gmail.com www.suwa.org Advocates for protection of wilderness-quality lands in Utah’s redrock country for Wisconsin residents who find beauty and renewal in the incomparable natural landscapes of the desert southwest. Many of these national treasures are threatened by extractive uses and unrestricted off-road vehicles.

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Wisconsin Green Party...............A14 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 2015, we are focused on tar sand mines, frac sand mining, and CAFO farms. We work for a democratic society in which human needs matter more than corporate profits.

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Wild Ones – Central Wisconsin Chapter.......................................C19 Stevens Point, WI • 715-344-1063 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 Werner Electric, Minnesota......A27 is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization. Minnesota • 651-769-8064 rmoberg@wernerelec.com Wildtree.....................................B33 www.wernermn.com Plover, WI • 715-347-7227 Delivers on solution, supply, and andrea.wildtree@yahoo.com support to be our customers’ www.mywildtree.com/andreaw/ All-natural, USDA certified organic, competitive advantage. Provide GMO/MSG-free products. Including customers with premier products additive, filler, and preservative free and services serving multiple seasonings, sauces, box mixes, and markets: renewable energy, oils (Grapeseed and Coconut). commercial, contractor, industrial, OEM, Institutional, and system Wisconsin Bike Fed.......................T4 integrator. Established in 1920, serves Stevens Point, WI • 262-995-5934 Jeffrey.ross@wisconsinbikefed.org Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and www.wisconsinbikefed.org western Wisconsin. We are staffed Here to cultivate, motivate and with NABCEP certified specialists to unite a strong community of citizens meet our customers’ needs. as well as business and political leaders to move bicycling forward Werner Electric Supply, Wisconsin in Wisconsin – through education, Clean Energy............................A28 legislation, and involvement. Stop Wisconsin • 920-720-4010 by to learn about the Share and Be rhenes@wernerelectric.com Aware Program! www.wernerelectric.com A Wisconsin distributor since 1948, Wisconsin Center for we have a clean energy division Environmental Education and currently have three product Educator Tent managers on staff who focus on the Stevens Point, WI • 715-346-4973 full turnkey operation of selling, info@eeinwisconsin.org installing, and supporting wind and www.eeinwisconsin.org solar energy products. We also sell The WCEE was established by the energy efficient motors and lighting, Wisconsin legislature in 1990 and pneumatics, safety, automation, and placed within the College of Natural electrical equipment. Resources at the University of Werner Electric Supply, Wisconsin Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP). Datacom..................................A29 This connection allows the WCEE All Wisconsin Locations • 920-337-6700 staff to work with more than 100 mgaglio@wernerelectric.com faculty and staff in various disciplines. www.wernerelectric.com DataCom division specializing in Wisconsin Department of Natural FLIR thermal imaging cameras, Resources.....................................C3 cellular boosters, security cameras, Madison, WI • 608-266-2272 infrastructure cabling, UPS battery theresa.stabo@wisconsin.gov backup, basket tray, racks, cabinets, www.dnr.wi.gov and more. With 11 branches statewide, Werner Electric Supply has Department of Natural Resources manages the waters of the state and all the resources to help you from the beginning to the end on all your public lands and the fish and wildlife project needs. that inhabit them. People interested in sustainable, local foods, but never

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Weaver Wind Energy....................X7 Freeville, NY • 607-379-3678 info@weaverwindenergy.com www.weaverwindenergy.com Weaver Wind Energy is a U.S. manufacturer of advanced technology small wind turbines for on- or off-grid applications. We are proud to introduce the Weaver 5, a 5kW turbine with a 5m swept rotor area at The Energy Fair.

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Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters.........................................X12 Madison, WI • 608-208-1132 matt@conservationvoters.org www.conservationvoters.org Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders, holding decision makers accountable, and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that effectively protect Wisconsin’s natural resources and public health.

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Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice...............................................C6 Madison, WI • 608-250-9240 office@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 Public Service......C15, C16 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. Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products, LLC..................................C25 Black Creek, WI • 920-450-4641 blueirisenv@gmail.com Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products grows fish for the food market and conducts research on fish feeds, growth, and the manufacture of organic fish hydrolysate (fertilizer). We also work with schools to promote aquaponics, hydroponics, and research using fish or fish-based products. * Highlighted exhibitors are MREA business members.

Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.......................................B19 Madison, WI • 218-255-0976 tom@wisconsinsustainability.com www.wisconsinsustainability.com The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council supports businesses interested in sustainability. We host events that bring leaders together to exchange best practices, sponsor programs designed to help businesses measure their progress, and prepare case studies to help guide sustainability in Wisconsin. WISPIRG.....................................B25 Madison, WI • 608-268-1656 peter@wispirg.org www.wispirg.org WISPIRG is a statewide membershipbased 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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While at SOLAR 2015, plan to enjoy the outdoors in beautiful central Pennsylvania.

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Mark your calendar for SOLAR 2015, the 44th ASES National Solar Conference, to be held at Penn State University, July 28-30. SOLAR 2015 is created by solar enthusiasts and professionals, for solar enthusiasts and professionals. Learn more at ases.org/conference.

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Democracy Now! …………………………………………. A36 GreenTV.com………………………………..……………… A17 Home Power ………………………………..……………… A40 Hybrid Electric Home, The …………………………… M2 Northern Sun Merchandising.……………………… X42–X44 Otherpower.com ………………….……………………… X34 AHT Wisconsin Windows ……………………………... B21 Chequamegon Construction Company, LLC .… B36 Gimme Shelter Construction, Inc. .…….…………. X20–X22 Great Lakes Carpentry, Inc. .……………….………… C7 Menominee Tribal Enterprises .………….………… B14 Milbach Construction Services, Co. ……………… B5 PEA Builders ……………………………………………….... C39

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Beepods.com …………………………………………….… C17 Bice’s Quality Critter Ranch, LLC ………………….. M1 Century Sun Oil ……………………………………………. B31 Ceres Greenhouse Solutions …………………........ X9 Cottage Garden Farm Wind Art …………………... M14, M15 Diamond D Shetlands & Icelandics ………………. M4 Family Farm Defenders ………………………………… C2 Jar Hot Sauce ……………………………………………….. M10 Intelligrowth Industries, LLC ………………………… B35 Liberation Farmers Direct Trade Coffee and Permaculture ………......................... M3 Organic Valley .… MREA Café, Saturday/Sunday Breakfast Pigeon River Farm ………………………………………… M16 Rolling Meadows Sorghum Mill ……………………. M9 Roth Sugarbush, Inc. …………………………………….. B34 Wisconsin Farmers Union ………………………….…. X46 Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products, LLC ................................ C25

NON-PROFIT

350.org – Madison ………………………...........……... C32 Central Rivers Farmshed………………………………... A37 Democratic Party of Wisconsin ……………………... A6 Environmental and Energy Study Institute ....... A26 Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. ……………............... C26 GreenHome Institute ......................................... A8 Habitat for Humanity ReStores of Wisconsin … A3 Ice Age Trail Alliance ……………………………………… C5 Midwest Renewable Energy Association ………. Info Tent Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) ... A30 Nuclear Energy Informative Service..................... C29 RENEW Wisconsin ……………………………………………. B16 Sierra Club ………………………………………………........... C4 Sunny Day Earth Solutions ……………………….......... B22, B23 Wild Ones – Central Wisconsin Chapter ………….. C19 Wisconsin Friends of Utah Wilderness ……………. A4 Wisconsin Green Party ………………………………….... A14

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A-A Exteriors, LLC ……………….………………………... A1 Accurate-Airtight Exteriors a division of A-A Exteriors, LLC ………….............. A2 Armor Shield Metal Roofing ……………………….... B1 Creative Energy Designs, Inc. ……………………….. A15 Culpitt Roofing, Inc. ……………………………………... B8 EJOT Fastening Systems, L.P. ……………………….. X26 GreenStar Home Performance ……………………. C30 Institutional Stove Solutions (InStove) …………. A20 Miller & Sons RV ………………………………………….. B15 Seesmart LED Lighting …………………………………. C24

FOOD VENDOR........................ BOOTH #

ADIRE ……………………………………….............………. F3 Central Waters Brewing, Co. ……………………….. Beer Tent Glacetier Ice Cream ………………………………..……. F1 Jamaican Kitchens …………………………………….…. F4 Kinstone Kitchen …………………………………………. F11, F12 MREA Café sponsored by Rishi Tea………........ MREA Café Rishi Tea ……….... MREA Café and North of Exhibitor Tents Smith’s Kettle Corn ………………………………………. F2 Tortuga Express ………………..…………………………. F8, F9 Urb Garden ………………………....………………………. F5, F6 Urban Street Bistro ……………………………………… F7

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350.org – Stevens Point ..………………………………. X6 A New People ……………………………………………….. A16 Conserve School …………………………………………… B2 Culpitt Roofing, Inc. ……………………………………... B8 Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture .. B32 Madison College …………………………………………... A7 Mid-State Technical College …………………………. B4 Midwest Permaculture …………………………………. B3 Northeast Wisconsin Technical College ………… C18 Nukewatch ………………………………………………....... C31 SOUL of Wisconsin ………………………………………… B6 Tomorrow River Community Charter School ………………..………………........... Rainbow’s End University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Museum of Natural History .............................. A18 University of Wisconsin-Madison MOOCs ……. B7 University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Renewable Energy Institute ………..………........... B12 University of Wisconsin-Platteville .………………. C14 Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education ……………………………………............…. Educator Tent

Solatube-Brighter Concepts LTD …………………. A11 Terra-Therm, Inc. …………………………………………. B17 TF Forming Systems, Inc. ................................. B20 ucanclickit ………………………………………………...... A5

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exhibitors by category Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters......... X12 Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice ……... C6 Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council ………… B19 WISPIRG ………………………………………………............ B25

OTHER ......................... BOOTH #

WORKSHOP GUIDE

Alice’s Rabbit Whole ………………………………………. M6 Central Boiler ………………………………………………... X13–X15 Cutco Cutlery ………………………………………………... X19 Down to Earth Media ………………………………….... C38 First Affirmative Financial Network ………………. A33 Focus on Energy ……………………………………………. B37 Grandma Dottie’s Dips ………………………………….. C20 GreenTV.com ………………………………………........... A17 Healthmate International, LLC ………………………. X10 Interlock Industries ………………………………………. A21 K A R Enterprises …………………………………………… C34 LeafFilter North of Wisconsin, Inc. ……………….. B13 Lumen Electronic Jewelry ……………………………. M7 Magnolias on Locust Street/River Rock Wool... A34 Midwestern Solutions ………………………………….. B11 Nice Touch Massage …………………………………..... B28 PacketFlux Technologies, Inc. ………………………. C36 Peace Stone Studios …………………………………….. M11 under the ashTree ……………………………………….. M5 Magnolias on Locust Street/River Rock Wool ….. A34 Wildtree ………………………………………………......... B33

SOLAR ELECTRIC 2014 ENERGY FAIR MAP

ABB Solar………………………………....................... A38 Alternative Trends, LLC ………………………………. X45 Bright Sun Company Pvt. Ltd.......................... B38 Brown Dog Gadgets ……………………………………. C35 Energize, LLC ………………………………………………. A31 Full Spectrum Solar ……………………………………. X27 GoGreenSolar.com ………………………………….…. X2 H&H Solar Energy Services ………………………… X31 Ingeteam ………………………………………………...... C33 IronRidge ………………………………………………...... X32 Kettle View Renewable Energy, LLC………………. X38 Kyocera Solar, Inc. … Kyocera Solar/ Photovoltaic Systems Tent Lake Michigan Wind & Sun ………………………… X33 MidNite Solar, Inc. ……………………………………… C11, C12 Morningstar Corporation ………………………..... C1 NECA Chicago and IBEW Local Union #134 .. C8 Next Energy Solution, Inc. …………………………. X28 North Wind Renewable Energy, LLC ………….. X23, X24 Northern Battery ………………………………………. C37 OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. ……………. X40

EXHIBITORS

Photovoltaic Systems, LLC …….Photovoltaic Systems/ Kyocera Solar Tent

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Quick Mount PV ………………………………............ X1 Remis Power Systems, Inc. ………………………… C27 Schneider Electric ………………………………………. C9 U.S. Solar Mounts Corporation ……. U.S. Solar Mounts Demo Werner Electric, Minnesota ........................... A27 Werner Electric Supply, Wisconsin – Clean Energy ..........................……………………… A28 Werner Electric Supply, Wisconsin – Datacom .......................………………………………. A29

SOLAR THERMAL .................... BOOTH # At the Bridge – Practical Solar …………………….. X29 Caleffi North America …………………………………. C10 Mitchell’s Heating & Cooling ………………………. X11 Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) …. X17, X18

SUSTAINBLE LIVING

Air Head Composting Toilet ……………………….. B24 Baabaashop, LLC …………………………………………. B26, B27 Eco Purse Project, The ………………………………… M12 EcoJarz …………………………………………….............. B18 Green Planet Rain Barrels, LLC ……………………. M13 Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B ……………………. C13 JETT ………………………………………………................ A12 Kitchen Craft ………………………………………………. A24, A25, B10 Kowalzek Salves/Smude Oils ………………………. C28 Mari Botanicals …………………………………………… A13 Moonwise Herbs …………………………………………. M8 NES Ecological Services ………………………………. B9 Norwex ……………………………………………….......... X30 Recycling Connections Corporation ……………. X41 Soap Nut Lady …………………………………………….. A22 SolarOvenReflectors ……………………………………. X16 StandStand ………………………………………………..... A35 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources ... C3

TRANSPORTATION

Black Box Bikes …………………………………………..... T2 ClipperCreek, Inc. ............................................. T5 Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes …………………………………... T3 Odyssey Trikes ……………………………………………… T1 Telefonix, Inc. ………………………………………………. T7 Tesla .................................................................. T6 Wisconsin Bike Fed .......................................... T4

UTILITY

Dairyland Power Cooperative/ Touchstone Energy Cooperatives ………………………………………......... C21-C23 Wisconsin Public Service ………………………….... C15, C16

WIND

King Canyon Alternatives, LLC ……………………... X35–X37 LoTec Windmill Service ……………………………….… X39 Weaver Wind Energy ……………………………………. X7


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EXHIBIT TENT B

B1......................Armor Shield Metal Roofing B2......................Conserve School B3......................Midwest Permaculture B4......................Mid-State Technical College B5......................Milbach Construction Services, Co. B6......................SOUL of Wisconsin B7......................University of Wisconsin-Madison MOOCs B8......................Culpitt Roofing, Inc. B9......................NES Ecological Services B10, A24-A25.....Kitchen Craft B11....................Midwestern Solutions B12....................University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Renewable Energy Institute B13....................LeafFilter B14.....................Menominee Tribal Enterprises B15....................Miller & Sons RV B16....................RENEW Wisconsin B17.....................Terra-Therm B18....................EcoJarz B19....................Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council B20....................TF Forming Systems, Inc. B21....................AHT Wisconsin Windows B22-B23.............Sunny Day Earth Solutions B24....................Air Head Composting Toilet B25....................WISPIRG B26-B27.............Babbaashop B28....................Nice Touch Massage B31....................Century Sun Oil B32....................Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture B33....................Wildtree B34....................Roth Sugarbush, Inc. B35....................Intelligrowth Industries, LLC B36....................Chequamegon Construction Company, LLC B37....................Focus on Energy B38....................Bright Sun Company Pvt. Ltd.

WORKSHOP GUIDE 2014 ENERGY FAIR MAP

A1......................A-A Exteriors, Inc A2......................Accurate-Airtight Exteriors a division of A-A Exteriors, LLC A3 .....................Habitat for Humanity ReStores of WI A4......................Wisconsin Friends of Utah Wilderness A5......................ucanclickit A6......................Democratic Party of Wisconsin A7......................Madison College A8......................GreenHome Institute A11....................Solatube_Brighter Concepts LTD A12....................JETT A13....................Mari Botanicals A14....................Wisconsin Green Party A15....................Creative Energy Designs A16....................A New People A17....................GreenTV.com A18 ...................University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Museum of Natural History A20....................Institutional Stove Solutions (InStove) A21....................Interlock Industries A22....................Soap Nut Lady A24-A25, B10.....Kitchen Craft A26.................... Environmental and Energy Study Institute A27 ....................Werner Electric, Minnesota A28.....................Werner Electric Supply, WI-Clean Energy A29.....................Werner Electric Supply, WI-Datacom A30.....................Minnesota Renewable Energy Society A31....................Energize, LLC A32....................Multi Stove, Co. A33....................First Affirmative Financial Network A34 ...................Magnolias on Locust Street/River Rock Wool A35....................StandStand A36....................Democracy Now! A37 ....................Central Rivers Farmshed A38....................ABB Solar A40 ...................Home Power

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C1......................Morningstar Corporation C2......................Family Farm Defenders C3......................Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources C4......................Sierra Club C5......................Ice Age Trail Alliance C6......................Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice C7......................Great Lakes Carpentry, Inc. C8......................NECA Chicago and IBEW Local Union #134 C9......................Schneider Electric C10....................Caleffi North America C11-C12.............MidNite Solar, Inc.

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C13....................Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B C14....................University of Wisconsin-Platteville C15-C16.............Wisconsin Public Service C17.....................beepods.com C18....................Northeast Wisconsin Technical College C19....................Wild Ones – Central Wisconsin Chapter C20....................Grandma Dottie’s Dips C21-C23.............Dairyland Power Cooperative/ Touchstone Energy Cooperatives C24....................Seesmart LED Lighting C25....................Wisconsin Sustainable Aquaculture Products, LLC C26....................Golden Sands Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. C27....................Remis Power Systems, Inc. C28....................Kowalzek Salves/ Smude Oil C29....................Nuclear Energy Informative Service C30....................GreenStar Home Performance C31....................Nukewatch C32....................350.org – Madison C33....................Ingeteam C34....................K A R Enterprises C35....................Brown Dog Gadgets C36....................PacketFlux Technologies, Inc. C37....................Northern Battery C38....................Down to Earth Media C39....................PEA Builders C40....................Solid Rock Masonry Heat

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OUTDOOR EXHIBITORS

EXHIBITORS

X1......................Quick Mount PV X2......................GoGreenSolar.com X3-X5.................Earth Sense Energy Systems, Inc. X6......................350.org – Stevens Point X7......................Weaver Wind Energy X9......................Ceres Greenhouse Solutions X10....................Healthmate International, LLC X11....................Mitchell’s Heating & Cooling X12....................Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters X13-X15.............Central Boiler X16....................SolarOvenReflectors X17-X18.............Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) X19....................Cutco Cutlery X20-X22.............Gimme Shelter Construction X23-X24.............North Wind Renewable Energy, LLC X26....................EJOT Fastening Systems X27....................Full Spectrum Solar X28....................Next Energy Solution, Inc. X29....................At the Bridge – Practical Solar X30....................Norwex X31....................H&H Solar Energy Services X32....................IronRidge X33....................Lake Michigan Wind and Sun X34....................Otherpower.com 92

X35-X37.............King Canyon Alternatives, LLC X38....................Kettle View Renewable Energy, LLC X39....................LoTec Windmill Service X40....................OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. X41.....................Recycling Connections Corporation X42-X44.............Northern Sun Merchandising X45....................Alternative Trends, LLC X46....................Wisconsin Farmers Union

ARTISAN MARKET

M1.....................Bice’s Quality Critter Ranch, LLC M2.....................The Hybrid Electric Home M3.....................Liberation Farmers Direct Trade Coffee and Permaculture M4.....................Diamond D Shetlands & Icelandics M5.....................under the ashTree M6.....................Alice’s Rabbit Whole M7.....................Lumen Electronic Jewelry M8.....................Moonwise Herbs and Brooms M9.....................Rolling Meadows Sorghum Mill M10...................Jar Hot Sauce M11...................Peace Stone Studios M12...................The Eco Purse Project M13...................Green Planet Rain Barrels, LLC M14-M15...........Cottage Garden Farm Wind Art M16...................Pigeon River Farm

Be sure to bring a cooler to keep your goodies from the Artisan Market fresh!

CENTRAL WATERS BEER TENT Central Waters Brewing Company

CLEAN TRANSPORTATION SHOW T1.......................Odyssey Trikes T2......................Black Box Bikes T3......................Crazy Lenny’s E-Bikes T4.......................Wisconsin Bike Fed T5.......................ClipperCreek, Inc. T6.......................Tesla Motors T7......................Telefonix

EDUCATOR TENT

Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education

FOOD VENDOR

F1.......................Glacetier Ice Cream F2.......................Smith’s Kettle Corn F3.......................ADIRE F4.......................Jamaican Kitchens F5-F6.................Urb Garden F7.......................Urban Street Bistro F8-F9.................Tortuga Express F11-F12..............Kinstone Kitchen


exhibitors by location INFO TENT

Midwest Renewable Energy Association

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

MREA CAFE Rishi Tea Organic Valley

RAINBOW’S END

Tomorrow River Community Charter School

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

Morningstar MPPT Charge Controller Product Portfolio • 20+ years of power electronics engineering excellence including our patented TrakStar™ MPPT technology • Extremely reliable thermal design with no fans or other moving parts • An ideal choice for residennal, industrial and small commercial installaaons • Providing soluuons for telecommunicaaons, oil/gas telemetry, security systems, lighhng, marine/mobile systems and rural electrificaaon

SUNSAVER MPPT Rated for 15 amps at up to 75 Voc.

Information. Inspiration.

TRISTAR MPPT-600V Rated for 60 amps at up to 600 Voc.

TRISTAR MPPT Rated for 30, 45 & 60 amps at up to 150 Voc.

90.9 Wausau wpr.org

www.morningstarcorp.com

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Summer and Fall 2015 MREA Courses

The MREA offers a variety of courses in solar electricity (PV), solar thermal heating, and small wind energy systems. We have courses for all levels of learning, from the novice to the industry professional. Courses are available throughout the Midwest and many are accessible online.

June

Small Wind Turbine Design and Construction (W 306.01) • June 8-13 • Stevens Point, WI • Approved for 48 NABCEP CECs PV Sales and Finance (PV 203.03) • Thursday, June 18 • Stevens Point, WI • Approved for 7 NABCEP CECs

July

PV System Design (PV 202.02) • July 7-8 • Custer, WI • Approved for 14 NABCEP CECs PV Design and Installation Lab (PV 301.01) • July 9-12 • Custer, WI Introduction to Wind Systems (W 101.02) Online • July 27-August 23 • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars

August

Solar Thermal Site Assessor Training (ST 201.01) Online • August 3-30 • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.03) Online • August 31-September 27 • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars

September

Introduction to Tower Climbing and Safety (W 307.02) • Tuesday, September 8 • Custer, WI Wind Turbine Repair and Maintenance (W 401.01) • September 9-10 • Custer, WI PV System Design (PV 202.03) Online • September 21-November 15 • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars • Approved for 14 NABCEP CECs Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems (ST 101.02) Online • September 28-October 25 • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars

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October

PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201.03) Online • October 5-November 1 • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars Solar Space Heating Systems (ST 409.01) • Saturday, October 3 • Custer, WI Small Wind Site Assessor Training (W 201.02) Online • October 12-November 8 • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars

November

PV Sales and Finance (PV 203.02) Online • November 9-December 13 • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars • Approved for 7 NABCEP CECs Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101.04) Online • November 16-December 20 • Self-paced with optional, recorded webinars

Visit www.midwestrenew.org/courses for course offering details and registration. Solar Training Academy

In 2016, the Solar Academy will return with courses running one weekend per month, January through May, in Milwaukee, the Twin Cities, and Normal, IL.

Online, On-Demand Courses

We have seven online, informational courses that are completely self-paced and available at any time. Best of all, they’re FREE for MREA members and only $20 for nonmembers! • Introduction to Renewable Energy • Solar Electricity • Solar Water Heating • Trends in Solar Energy Marketplace • Understanding Stray Voltage • Wind Electricity • Working with Electricity


Discover the MREA’s Professional Certificate Program Learn more at The Energy Fair

Multiple workshops pertaining to the MREA Professional Certificate Program will be presented. Look for a day and time that works best for you. The MREA offers market-relevant Certificates in PV, Solar Thermal, and Small Wind Site Assessment, as well as PV Design and Sales. Gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in the growing renewable energy industry from an accredited and recognized training provider – at your own pace and at a price you can afford.

See www.mreacertificate.org for more information. View the MREA course schedule at www.midwestrenew.org/courses.

MREA Professional Certificate Program A program of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association

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items to bring to The Energy Fair It’s The Energy Fair’s 26th year. In keeping with tradition, here are 26 items you’ll want to bring: 1. Yourself (most importantly) 2. The whole family. Dads get in free on Sunday *with child, Happy Father’s Day! 3. Kids! But no pets. 4. Refillable water bottle and reusable silverware 5. An appetite and $5 for the farm fresh Organic Valley breakfast 6. Comfy shoes and an extra pair of socks 7. Hat, sunglasses, sunblock, bug repellant 8. Prayers for sunshine, and rain jacket and rain boots just in case (the Fair is rain or shine!) 9. Courage, for holding live snakes, turtles, and frogs with children’s performer David Stokes 10. Curiosity, for all the learning you’ll be doing at the Fair workshops 11. A writing utensil and small notebook if you like, to record what you learn 12. Highlighter, so you can track the workshops you want to attend 13. Your friends! Split up and experience more workshops. 14. Bag or cooler for goods from the new Artisan Market, and other items you’ll pick up 15. Your favorite seeds, for the Seed Savers’ Seed Swap on Saturday 16. Fans of the show Democracy Now! for the 1:00 p.m. Saturday keynote speaker, Amy Goodman (host of the show) 17. Cash for books by Amy Goodman and organic farmer Atina Diffley, for their book signing 18. Renewed membership, to get in free and to test your luck at winning a solar oven 96

during the Member Meeting on Sunday! Bring your member card for speedy check-in 19. Your muscles and limbs—we’re always looking for more volunteers (volunteer for 2+ hours and get in free) 20. Camera and selfie stick* 21. Your business card, for swapping with the fine, friendly people you’ll meet 22. Your game face, for the Green Mini Demo Derby, back for a second year! Watch solar-powered remote control cars compete in heats, with a finale championship showdown. 23. Phone to download The Energy Fair app so you can set your schedule and connect with others 24. Your support for the Donor Dinner on Friday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. 25. Your favorite dance moves. Use ’em at the Silent Disco and live music by The Mustache & Baba Ghanooj 26. A great big smile! You’ll be sure to leave with one too!

*Optional, but you know you’ll want to post selfies on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. (#EF26, #sustainableselfie)


support the MREA There are many ways you can support the MREA. Read below to see which one interests you!

Donate

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.

Join

We love our members! Joining as an MREA member is yet another means of support. Join as a Personal and/or Business member, and you’ll receive great perks that include: free enrollment in online, on-demand courses, discounted enrollment for additional courses, discounted merchandise, free admission to The Energy Fair, free advertising, and more! All membership proceeds help us develop and maintain our educational programs and facilities. Join by calling 715-592-6595 or visiting our website: www.midwestrenew.org.

Volunteer

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is yet another meaningful method of support. Bequests, or naming the MREA as a beneficiary in your will or trust document is the most common form of planned giving. This is an opportunity to support what you value beyond your lifetime. For many, a bequest is a means of making a much larger gift than possible while you are still drawing an income from your investments. You may also direct your bequest to our Scholarship Fund. This fund awards scholarships to students who reside in the Midwest and possess a clear goal to make her or his community, environment, or world a better and more sustainable place to live. To learn more, call the MREA at 715-592-6595.

SECC Campaign

Investing in environmental education is now easier than ever. If you’re an employee of the state of Wisconsin you can support your favorite environmental education organizations through the 2015 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). The campaign allows state employees to give to participating charities of their choice through a direct payroll deduction, cash, check, or credit card. The Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation (WEEF) is one of twelve umbrella groups in the campaign, and all of its members provide environmental education opportunities in Wisconsin (MREA is a member). If you aren’t a state employee, you can still give. Call WEEF at 715-346-3604 for more information.

Committing your time to the MREA is a fantastic way to show your support! Volunteers are always welcome to help with many tasks from office work to outdoor facilities projects like Move Some Earth Day. Don’t forget to volunteer for The Thank you so much for your support! 26th Annual Energy Fair! Call our office for more details: 715-592-6595.

Street Team

Do you have the gift of gab? Join our MREA Street Team and support us by promoting our courses, The Energy Fair, Solar Tour, SOLAR THERMAL Conference, and everything else that you love about the MREA. Sign up today for your free MREA Street Team Kit! Call 715-592-6595 or email info@midwestrenew.org.

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Specializing In: Renewable Energy Development Business Formation & Financing Land Rights Acquisition Bioenergy Issues ♦ Energy Savings Performance Agreements Microgrids

Michael J. Allen, Attorney at Law (608) 837-0111 www.energylawwisconsin.com

The Hybrid Electric Home Preserving America’s Energy History Powering America’s Energy Future

www.hybridelectrichome.com www.windcharger.org www.wincharger.com www.doctordelco.com www.windmillersgazette.org Artisans Booth M2 at the 2015 MREA Energy Fair

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Nuclear power risks catastrophe, steals resources from solutions to climate change, produces ferocious radioactive waste, and spreads H-bomb material.

Say no to nuclear madness Please join our workshops:

‘Nuclear Power is Not the Answer (to Anything)’ Sat., 6/20, 2-3 p.m., Green tent ‘Get Ready for Nonviolence’ Sun., 6/21, noon-1, Blue tent

Nukewatch

740A Round Lake Rd Luck, WI 54853 (715) 472-4185 nukewatch1@lakeland.ws www.nukewatchinfo.org

Builders of high performance homes Masonry Heaters Full service design and consulting

www.gimmeshelteronline.com 715-824-7200 ● Amherst, WI

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Residential – Commercial - Industrial

Guaranteed 12% Return on Investment Ask us how! At Accurate-Airtight Exteriors, we are passionate about your satisfaction. We air seal, insulate, and test buildings for energy efficiency. From energy audits to testing the final work, we are you one stop for energy efficiency improvements. We even guarantee you achieve energy saving results! Our performance and your savings are validated through pre and post project blower door testing.

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OUR ENERGY FUTURE starts right here AT HOME

SUSTAINABILITY IS PART OF THE PUBLIC POWER BUSINESS MODEL.

MEMBER COMMUNITIES:

As a not-for-profit power supplier to 51 customer-owned utilities, WPPI Energy makes decisions for the good of our communities — not just for today, but for the long term.

WISCONSIN

Our power supply is made up of more than 36% carbon-free resources, and our member communities get 14% of their energy from renewable resources including solar, wind and biogas. Today our carbon emissions are 23% lower than they were in 2005. As an organization, we’ve invested $4.3 million in more than 55 community-based renewable energy demonstration projects. Thirteen of our members have earned top 10 National Renewable Energy Laboratory rankings for their renewable energy programs. Local choices and shared strength — it’s the way energy should be. For more information, see www.wppienergy.org.

Algoma Black River Falls Boscobel Brodhead Cedarburg Columbus Cuba City Eagle River Florence Evansville Hartford Hustisford Jefferson Juneau Kaukauna Lake Mills Lodi Menasha Mount Horeb Muscoda

New Glarus New Holstein New London New Richmond Oconomowoc Oconto Falls Plymouth Prairie du Sac Reedsburg Richland Center River Falls Slinger Stoughton Sturgeon Bay Sun Prairie Two Rivers Waterloo Waunakee Waupun Westby Whitehall

MICHIGAN Alger Delta CEA Baraga Crystal Falls Gladstone

L’Anse Negaunee Norway

IOWA WPPI Energy is a regional power company serving 51 customer-owned electric utilities. Through WPPI Energy, these public power utilities share resources and own generation facilities to provide reliable, affordable electricity to 200,000 homes and businesses in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa.

Independence Maquoketa Preston

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...because every drop helps Take advantage of nature’s gift and harvest your own rain water! Sustainably re-purposing wooden Oak Wine Barrels into Rain Barrels while reducing the impact on landfills and improving the environment … because every drop helps.

greenplanetrainbarrels.com 715-835-4080

H&H Solar Energy Services The finest Renewable Energy Systems money can buy installed by the most Qualified Personnel in the Industry Solar Electric (PV)

n Residential n Commercial n Complete Turnkey Services n Licensed Electricians & Plumbers

www.hhsolarenergy.com 608-273-4464

Introducing the next generation hybrid inverter: the new Conext™ XW Expand the possibility of energy independence and secure backup power.

The scalable hybrid solution for off-grid solar, self consumption, and long-term backup for homes, small businesses, and remote communities. New adaptable and scalable features: Energy management solutions: PriorityPower, ParallelPower, GridSell, ChargePower Modular multi-cluster architecture up to 102 kW Flexible combination of AC and DC coupled PV power Equipped with smart inverter features for grid stability Remote system monitoring and configuration Watch our feature video, download the XW+ data sheet, and learn more about our complete hybrid solution at: solar.schneider-electric.com

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SafeHearth offers an economical way to put safe heating just where it's needed, allowing a lower thermostat setting to help save on heating bills. Utilizes ActivePure technology to clean the air.

LaundryPure technology eliminates the need for soap, detergent, fabric softener, bleach, and hot/warm water. FreshAir technology sends out an 'army' of safe and natural ions and pollutioncontrolling, odor-reducing, oxygen-rich 'scrubbers' for a fresher, safer indoor environment. (Allergies, Asthma, Dust, Mold, Mildew, Pets, Smoke, Pollen, Viruses, Bacteria, VOC's).

LivingWater is the future of hydration. Ionized, alkaline, hydrogen rich water. It’s like having a glacier in your back yard.  

Stop by booth A34 and we will show you how to improve the life of your family through better water to drink, air to breathe, and greater efficiency in energy consumption.

Paulette Wentzlaff 715-781-5276 or 715-294-1827 www.ecobusiness.com/productoverview

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1800 North Point Drive, Stevens Point 715-346-1800 • www.at1800.com

Central Wisconsin’s Premier Dining Experience Whether you join us for our fine American cuisine or simply visit our lounge, @1800 is creative, fresh and sure to become your favorite destination.

@1800

Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday Lounge: Opens at 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday Dinner: Opens at 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday

restaurant • lounge • gallery • theater

Peach Crumble Pie with Jalepeño Ice Cream – Currently on the Summer menu.

James Kerbel, Owner Over 30 Years Installing & Supplying PV Systems System Design, Service, Components, Site Assessment

Distributor of Kyocera Solar Electric Modules

Xantrex Factory Authorized Service Center Since 1992

NABCEP Lic. # 10250326 Certified PV Installers |WI Electrical Contractor Lic. # 877505 104

www.pv-systems.org 715-824-2069


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YOU LOOK GOOD IN GREEN. As NatureWiseŽ Business Partners, these companies have made a commitment to a more sustainable future. By purchasing local wind and biogas energy, they’re helping to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, and build a future of clean, safe and renewable energy. Thank you for being NatureWise.

Visit us at the MREA fair at booth C15/C16.

CHAMPION LEVEL Advanced Disposal Allied - Skaleski Moving & Storage Church Mutual Insurance Company The COOP D & D Equipment DVO Anaerobic Digesters EcoDoor Imaginasium Independent Printing Michael S. Hill N.E.W. Plastics Corp.

Nicolet College St. Norbert Abbey Service Litho-Print, Inc. Solberg Standard Forwarding University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Van Lanen STEWARD LEVEL James and Joe Perry James Morrissey Usitex, Inc.

Interested in becoming a NatureWise Business Partner? Learn how at wisconsinpublicservice.com/naturewise.

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ADVOCATE LEVEL Hans Breitenmoser Jr. Farm Herb Shop LLC The Green Glass Company (NEWID Inc.) Jandrain Properties Jefferson Street Inn Jeffrey Pokorny Kevin Biese LaserForm LLC Oshkosh Door Company


advertiser index

@1800 Restaurant 104 A-A Exteriors, LLC 100 Alliant Energy 33 American Solar Energy Society 88 Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. 15 Arch Electric 87 Badgerland Financial 86 Central Rivers Farmshed 72 Colectivo Coffee 15 Conserve School 18 Creative Energy Designs 98 Dairyland Power Cooperative/ Touchstone Energy Cooperatives 69 Democracy Now! 19 EcoJarz 45 Energize, LLC 105 Energy Law Wisconsin 98 First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC Inside Front Cover Full Spectrum Solar 48 Gimme Shelter Construction 99 Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) 60 Green Planet Rain Barrels 102 H&H Solar 102 Home Power Magazine 5 Homemade for Sale /Inn Serendipity 66 Hybrid Electric Home 98 Kamp Kenwood 65 Kankakee Community College Back Cover Kickapoo Coffee Roasters 15 Kyocera 24 Menominee Tribal Enterprises 48 Milwaukee Shines 13 MMK Solar Thermal, LLC 99 Morningstar Corp. 93 MOSES Conference 104 Mother Earth News 73 MREA Certificate Programs 95 MREA Course Schedule/ Summer & Fall 2015 94 MREA Seeks Location for Solar 4 Musart Project 99 Northway Communications 81 North Wind Renewable Energy, LLC 60 Nukewatch 99 Organic Valley Cooperative 7 Photovoltaic Systems 104 Remis Power Systems, Inc. 60 Rishi Tea 15 Schneider Electric 102 Sierra Club 67

Solar Powering Midwest Conference (MREA) 4 Solar Summit for Instructors (MREA) Back Cover Solar Tour (MREA) 13 Stevens Point Co-op 45 Telefonix 105 The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) 62 US Solar Mounts Inside Back Cover Vollara 103 Werner Electric (WI & MN) 51 Wisconsin Energy Institute: Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center 45 Wisconsin Farmers Union 72 Wisconsin Green Building Alliance 68 WPPI Energy 101 WPR 93 WPS 106

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shed some light!Light! Shed Some

Give us your input on The MREA’s Energy Fair & be entered to win an MREA Gift Basket! Submit evaluations to the MREA Marketplace, or drop them in a survey box located in each of the workshop tents. Offer suggestions, tell us what you like, and help make The Energy Fair better than ever. Shine On! 1. What is your age?

<18 years

18-25

26-35

2. Where are you from? 3. Are you an MREA member? •

36-45

Zip Code? Yes

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65+

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No

If ‘No’, what is your number one obstacle to gaining membership?

4. Is this your first time attending the Fair?

Yes

No

5. How did you hear about the Fair? (Please check the best source) q q q q

Newspaper: Magazine: Radio: Word of mouth

q q q

Fair Poster Pre-Fair Mailer Social Media (Internet)

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6. What social media platforms do you frequent the most? (Please check all that apply) q Facebook q Pinterest q Twitter q Google Plus q LinkedIn q Tumblr 7. Did you use The Energy Fair App during the Fair this year? •

Yes

q q q

Billboard Stevens Point Bus Ad Other:

Instagram Reddit Other:

No

If ‘Yes’, how did the App rank compared to the physical Fair Guide? q q

More useful-I prefer using the app As useful as the physical guide

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Less useful-needs improvement

8. What was your primary interest in attending the Fair? (Please check one) q Renewable Energy q Professional Development q Sustainable Farm and Garden q Clean Transportation q Sustainable Living q Family Activities q Community Involvement & Activism q Keynote Speakers q Alternative Construction & Green q Entertainment q All of the Above Building 9. Are you a homeowner?

Yes

No

10. Are you interested in installing and/or investing in a renewable energy source on your property? Yes No N.A. • If ‘No’, what is your number one obstacle to renewable energy installation and/or investment?

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11. Are you  looking  to  purchase  renewable  energy  or  sustainable  living  items  at  The  Energy  Fair?   Yes   No  

12. What did  you  find  the  most  interesting  at  the  Fair?  (Please  check  one)   q Workshops           q Clean  Transportation  Show     q Exhibits/Exhibitors         q Demonstrations   q Keynote  speakers   q Other:           13. What  did  you  find  the  least  interesting  at  the  Fair?  (Please  check  one)   q Workshops           q Clean  Transportation  Show     q Exhibits/Exhibitors         q Demonstrations   q Keynote  speakers   q Other:           14.  How  did  you  get  to  The  Fair?  (Check  all  that  apply)   q Shuttle  bus  from  Stevens  Point     q Rideshare  coordinated  online   q Carpool  with  friends  and  family     q Other:     ____________    

q q q q

Milwaukee Bus   Madison  Bus   Bike   Drove  alone  

15. What was  the  primary  fuel  type  of  the  transport  you  used?  (Please  check  one)   q Gasoline   q Human  Power   q Electric   q Other:     q Biofuel  

16. What was  your  most  memorable  experience  at  the  Fair  this  year?   17. How  would  you  rate  the  Fair  overall?  

18. How would  you  improve  the  Energy  Fair?  

Excellent

Good  

Fair

19. The MREA  offers  online  courses,  newsletters,  and  essential  renewable  energy  and  sustainable   living  information  year  round!    Leave  your  information  below  to  receive  important  updates  from   the  MREA  in  the  future.     Name:     Address:  

 

 

 

Email: Telephone:  

  Please  check  your  areas  of  interest  regarding  information  from  the  MREA.   q MREA  courses  and  workshops   q Wind  energy   q Solar  energy   q The  Annual  Energy  Fair       WE  LOOK  FORWARD  TO  SEEING  YOU  AT  THE  27TH  ANNUAL  ENERGY  FAIR,  JUNE  17  –  19,  2016!   116

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