2018 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair


On Saturday, October 20th from 10 am – 4 pm Community Advocates for Sustainable Energy will hold their third annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair at Doane Stuart School (199 Washington Ave, Rensselaer, NY).

The public is invited to enjoy this one-stop shopping event for information and products about renewable energy and living a more sustainable life. There will be food and children’s activities in addition to displays and information. Workshops on a variety of topics will also be offered.

This year the Capital District Electric Vehicle Drivers Club will demonstrate their electric vehicles. Doane Stuart will give tours of their “Green Roof.” There will be information about solar installations at your home through community solar, and about how to buy your electricity through a renewable energy supplier. You can learn more about heat pumps and geothermal heating and cooling (with new tax credits and rebates). Green and zero energy building techniques will be shown. Replacement windows and other energy efficient products and services will be displayed. You can learn how to invest your money in sustainable businesses. An all-natural, non GMO special ultra-low-maintenance grass seed will be available.

Not for profit organizations will provide information on how to sign up for a free NYSERDA energy audit, how your town can become a “Climate Smart Community,” the best ways to compost, fighting for environmental justice, lobbying for a carbon tax, biomass heating, the power of Community Choice Aggregation, making healthy soil, recycling, HVCC’s Clean Energy Management Program, bicycling options in the Capital District, a comprehensive green energy newspaper, interfaith environment spiritual leadership, local climate advocacy organizations, creating Freezer Meal Kits, a car sharing service, and restoring carbon to the soil.

This event is free and open to the public, with free parking.

Contact Becky Meier or Bob Connors at 518-781-4686 or email: beckyjmeier [AT] gmail.com for more information.

These companies/organizations will be part of the 2018 Fair:

  • SunCommon
  • JouleCommunity Power
  • New Yorkers for Clean Power
  • Aztech Geothermal
  • New York Interfaith Power & Light
  • Apex Solar Power
  • Clean Choice Energy
  • Solarize Albany
  • NY Renews
  • Affordable Housing Partnership
  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby/Citizens’ Climate Education
  • Albany Bicycle Coalition
  • Seed Solar and Engineering
  • Hometown Foods LLC
  • Green Mountain Energy
  • To Love a Child, Inc
  • Monolith Solar Assoc LLC
  • Capital District EV Drivers
  • Women Against War
  • Stonehenge Associates
  • Sustainable Wealth Advisors
  • Dandelion Energy Co.
  • Capital CarShare
  • PAUSE- People of Albany United for Safe Energy
  • Healthy on Lark
  • One Energy/Zeroenergy Buildings Inc.
  • Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed
  • Common Energy
  • Dirt to Soil
  • GreenFaith
  • True Building Performance
  • Red Hook Solar Corp
  • Capital District Regional Planning Commission
  • New York Solar Energy Society
  • Huff N Puff, Anderson Replacement Windows
  • Kasselman Solar

Becky Meier was an elementary school teacher, and now works with immigrants in Berkshire County, MA. She co-founded Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline in the spring of 2014, and then co-founded Community Advocates for Sustainable Energy to educate the community about renewable energy. Becky was a co-op member at her college and then again in Columbia County. She now belongs to the Berkshire Co-op Market in Great Barrington, MA