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Our members at the August 31, 2005 meeting.

Tompkins Renewable Energy Education Alliance (TREEA)

Educating our community about our energy options and their real costs.

Members from:

Ithaca College

Cornell University

Cooperative Extension

Ecovillage at Ithaca (EVI)

Tompkins County

Environmental Management Council

Sustainable Tompkins

Kyoto Now!

Cornell University Renewable Energy Society

Sierra Club

Performance Systems

Our Goals:

Clean energy

Community education

Increased acceptance of wind turbine visibility

Kyoto Protocol compliance

A community network for renewable energy installations

Mission Statement

We are a group of educators and activists dedicated to educating our community about our energy options and their financial, social, and environmental costs. Currently, our immediate goals are to educate the public about the need for Wind Power, and to increase the acceptance of wind turbine visibility at the community level.

Here is a description of TREEA.

Future Events

  • May 18 , 2006 5:00-6:30pm: Our next meeting. We will discuss plans for an Energy Symposium for the Fall of 2007, updates on small wind performance statistics, and other issues. New members are always welcome! Here is the draft agenda for the meeting.
  • June 4, 2006 Noon-6pm: Sustainability Fair at the Ithaca Festival. TREEA will have a table with information, videos, and a wind turbine demonstration by Joe Armstrong, of Joe's Wind Energy.

    Past Events

    Meeting Minutes

    If you would like to join us, please send an email to bclark at Our meetings are open to anyone interested, and usually take place once per month in Room 259 of the Center for Natural Sciences, Ithaca College. At the meetings we educate ourselves on the relevant literature, keep informed about community actions, and brainstorm for future activities.


    • Community Designed Wind Turbines: Environmental Education Through Renewable Energy

      A Proposal submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency
      Co-Is: Beth Ellen Clark, Tania Schusler, Kenneth Christianson, Greg Pitts, Marian Brown, Francis Vanek
    • Wind Power for Ithaca College A Proposal for a 10 KW wind turbine on the Ithaca College campus.
      Co-Is: John Confer, Beth Ellen Clark, Allison Krasnow, Stephanie Hylen
    • The Ecovillage Wind Project A Proposal for a 200 KW wind turbine on the Ecovillage farm.
      Co-Is: Greg Pitts, Francis Vanek, Steve Figgatt
    • Letter to the Editor: Regret Demise of Cornell's Wind Farm Plans A letter submitted to the Ithaca Journal in July 2005
    • Letters to the Public Services Commission:
      Support Systems Benefit Charge and Incentives for Medium Scale Wind

    Letter submitted by TREEA

    Letter submitted by Mary Graham, Sierra Club

    Letter submitted by Beth Clark, Ithaca College

    Relevant Links

    Useful Information