March 4th, 5:30-8:30pm at National Life

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream at the Fair!

A big thanks to Ben and Jerry's for donating ice cream to our event! We will also have free popcorn, cookies and cider! We're starting to get super excited for this event and hope you are as well! See you soon!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Schedule of Events

The Montpelier Energy Fair, running from 5:30-8:30pm at National Life, will have a few special events during that time!

At 5:45pm, Tim Shea will be leading a tour of the photovoltaic and wood-chip burning facilities at National Life. This is a rare and fascinating look at large scale renewable energy systems!

At 6:30pm, Marko the Magician will take the stage with a magic show! The kids are going to love it!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Marko the Magician at the Energy Fair!

That's right! Marko the Magician will be performing at the Montpelier Energy Fair!
Don't miss his great performance March 4th starting at 6:30! He's sure to be fun for the whole family!

The Montpelier Energy Fair!

Come to the Montpelier Energy Fair, hosted by the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee (MEAC), on Monday, March 4th, 2013 from 5:30pm until 8:30pm at National Life! 

This event is designed to empower citizens with the information they need to make substantial energy improvements to their homes, such as weatherization, fuel switching, and adding solar technology, as well as providing transportation options. The Montpelier Energy Fair will be a fun, festive event designed to draw attendance from the diverse people who call Montpelier home. We are also using the Fair to kick-off Montpelier’s participation in the Vermont Home Energy Challenge.

The Fair will serve as a one-stop source for all energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transportation, and financing resources available in Central Vermont. The event will provide residents with an opportunity to learn more about the rebates, financing, and vendors available to help them makes sustainable technology changes to their homes. We are inviting local Energy Star-certified contractors and renewable energy vendors, local and statewide environmental NGOs, local banks and credit unions, and others to share their knowledge and resources with the local community. As an organization that specializes in one of these areas, we are hoping that you will be able to attend and provide your expertise.

Hosting a table at the Fair is free. However, we ask that you reserve your table by Friday, January 18th. Please send an email to anneofvermont at gmail dot com indicating your interest, along with contact information for the person who will attend the Fair. We are also seeking sponsors for various aspects of the event. If you are interested in raising your organization’s profile at the event, please indicate this in your confirmation email.

MEAC is happy to provide you with more information about the Montpelier Energy Fair and the objectives for our weatherization and renewable energy goals. Feel free to write to us - leave us a comment here, and we'll be in touch!

Monday, January 14, 2013

What's wrong with this picture?

Two aspects of this picture indicate that there's some work to be done. What are the two aspects? Check the comments to find out! 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Home Energy Challenge

A bunch of the Montpelier Energy Committee folks are attending the Home Energy Challenge training day today put on by Efficiency Vermont. They have some very lofty goals: weatherizing 3% of the housing stock in the state. For Montpelier that works out to be 90 homes. Past work doesn't count - this 3% must be completed during 2013. It's a lofty goal, but our goal is even higher! We're shooting for 200 homes this year. The Montpelier Energy Fair is a big part of our strategy to help move is goal forward. Lots to look forward to!

You can find out more about Efficiency Vermont's Home Energy Challenge here.