Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oak, Iris, Photovoltaics.

Having a hard time getting your green on? It happens to everyone, but Sustainable KWT is trying help ease the pain of figuring out what's good, what's not and how to juice the grid with sunshiny current. Here are the details:
An Energy Conservation Teach-In: Solar Panels and Weatherization
June 17th, 6:30-8:30 PM
Come to the Oak and the Iris Café (2826 Fort Hamilton Parkway on the corner of East 4th Street)
Learn how you can make your home or apartment building healthier, more energy efficient and environmentally responsible.
  • Waste less energy through window upgrades, attic insulation, and other weatherization techniques
  • Learn if your building is a good candidate for installing solar panels and start making your own electricity and hot water
  • Find out about the latest government incentives and tax rebates to pay for it all.
Guest Speakers will include local residents who have weatherized their homes and installed solar panels and representatives from local contractors and providers including AEON Solar, A.S.K. Construction, Solar 1, and 1BOG (One Block Off the Grid).
We hope you will arrive at 6:30 to chat with our presenters and your neighbors before the formal presentation at 7:00. We encourage you to purchase a delicious cup of coffee, muffin, sandwich, or dinner entrée from our lovely eco-minded hosts.
Ellen Honigstock (East 4th Street) & Sarah Goodman (Vanderbilt)
Sustainable KWT is a project started by two Brooklyn homeowners, Sarah Goodman of Windsor Terrace, an environmental educator, and Ellen Honigstock of Kensington, an architect specializing in sustainable strategies for existing buildings. Our goal is to build community through education and actions focused on reducing our local environmental impact. Contact saregood1@gmail.com or ellen@ehapc.com with any questions.
Please send in some followup details after this event. We'd love to hear about some eco-home projects going on in Kensington.