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1886About Earth Day April 19th

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  • Roxanne Boyer
    Mar 17, 2003
      Earth Day at Rice University on April 19th is just around the corner.  Mike and I took inventory of what we have to present and I think we can put on a good show.  We have a display board on HREG, showing different activities in which the group has been involved.  We have a display board on renewable energy education, presenting conservation, solar, wind, and bioenergy information.
      We have several toys too. Mike's bringing a solar powered go-cart, a solar water heater, and a solar powered air lift (holds a ball in the air).  I'll bring a fuel cell energy storage system demo.  Randy has offered a solar calculator; Nubia, a solar powered battery charger; and Claude, a solar powered RC car.  Excellent!  Anything else? - Does anyone have anything wind powered?  The TSU Solar Lab will be next to us and they will have some interesting items also - have you seen their solar powered entertainment center?
      We need people to stay with the booth between 10 am and 6 pm.  We would like to have 2 hour shifts with 2 people and we need more volunteers.  Come join the fun.  Reply to HREG or send Mike or myself (Chris) an e-mail.  I'll send out a tentative schedule shortly to those that have volunteered. 
      I think this community event is very important in light of current events.  A peaceful future will depend on the dissemination of a sustainable energy culture into our nation.  Earth Day is a step in the right direction - get involved.
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      Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 1:24 PM
      Subject: [hreg] Fwd: Houston Earth Day Announcements

      Just got this email from CEC. Our registration form has been sent in, along with our fees (thanks, Kathryn).
      It will be 10am to 6pm Saturday, April 19th at Rice. Hope everyone will mark the day and try to make it. Lots of interesting things to see.
      Can you help at the booth for 3 or 4 hours (or all day)? Ideas for exhibits? Have any kind of toy or gadget based on solar or other forms of renewable energy you can loan for our booth? The treasury is getting low - we need to win another prize!

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