Bergey Excel 10kW
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.
Ecovillage at Ithaca (EVI)
Environmental Management Council
Cornell University Renewable Energy Society
Increased acceptance of wind turbine visibility
Kyoto Protocol compliance
A community network for renewable energy installations
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.
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.
- May 9 , 2006 8am-5pm: Tour of Maple Ridge Wind Farm, sponsored by Kyoto Now! For pictures of the event, click here.
- April 27, 2006 Noon-1pm: Sustainability Cafe: "Wind Energy: Supplying Clean Energy for America", presented by Dr. William Makofske, Professor of Physics from Ramopo College of New Jersey. Room 112 of the Center for Natural Sciences, Ithaca College campus. This flier (pdf) provides a description of the talk.
- April 23, 2006 Noon-5pm: Earth Day at the Ithaca Farmer's Market. TREEA had a table with information, videos, and a wind turbine demonstration by Joe Armstrong, of Joe's Wind Energy. For pictures of the event, click here.
- February 22, 2006 at 4pm: Public Talk "Community-Owned Wind Projects in New York State"
Visiting speakers from the Helderberg Wind Forum: Kathy Moore of Integrated Environmental Data and Loren Pruskowski of Sustainable Energy Developments discussed their efforts to create a business model for communities within NY to develop and own utility-scale wind farms. Specifically, Loren and Kathy discussed work performed under the NYSERDA funded - “Pre- development Activities for Community Wind in Rural Albany County” project. 4:00pm Wednesday, February 22, 2006, Room 112, Center for Natural Sciences, Ithaca College
This powerpoint announcement describes the talk.
- December 16&17, 2005 at 3pm: Public tour of Windy Miles, a home powered by renewable energy (wind and geothermal). The tour was very successful. Approximately 10-15 people per day showed up and learned a lot about the Windy Miles systems. This flier provides directions, pictures, and other particulars.
If you would like to join us, please send an email to bclark at ithaca.edu. 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