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[hreg] Re: HREG Chapter News

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    James, If you don t mind, that would be a good idea. Thanks, Jonathan ... From: James Ferrill To: Sent: Wednesday, March
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 15, 2000
      James,

      If you don't mind, that would be a good idea.

      Thanks,
      Jonathan


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: James Ferrill <jferrill@...>
      To: <hreg@...>
      Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 2:51 PM
      Subject: [hreg] Re: HREG Chapter News


      > Jonathan,
      >
      > Would you like me to post this to relevant usenet newsgroups? I think
      > more than a few people would be interested.
      >
      > James Ferrill
      >
      > jclem41-@... wrote:
      > original article:http://www.egroups.com/group/hreg/?start=138
      > >
      > > Kathryn: Please see attached (and below) re: HREG Chapter News
      > >
      > > HREG: Please respond if there are omissions or errors in the news
      > article
      > >
      > > Thanks.
      > >
      > > Jonathan
      > >
      > > Chapter News - HREG (1st Quarter 2000)
      > >
      > > The Houston Renewable Energy Group hosts regular scheduled meetings
      > on the
      > > last Sunday of odd-numbered months at Texas Southern University -
      > Engineering
      > > Building, at 2 pm. The acting president, Mike Ewert, is available at
      > > mike.ewert@.... Officers will be elected after Earth Day. A
      > membership
      > > drive is in progress, with business cards and bookmarks already
      > available. A
      > > chapter brochure will be available by Earth Day. For membership
      > information,
      > > contact the chapter representative Jonathan Clemens at
      > jclem412@....
      > >
      > > Communication amongst HREG members is facilitated by the use of
      > e-mail.
      > > Registered members can freely communicate by sending and receiving
      > e-mails to
      > > and from hreg@egroups.com. Messages are archived and distributed to
      > all
      > > members at the same time. Thanks to Kim Travis for arranging and
      > moderating
      > > e-groups. The chapter's web page is now on-line, as a link in the
      > TxSES web
      > > site at www.txses.org.
      > >
      > > HREG is in the process of joining the Citizens Environmental
      > Coalition (CEC)
      > > in Houston. Charles Mauch is submitting the application and will be
      > the
      > > point of contact. The CEC's two-story facility, a bee-hive of
      > organized
      > > environmental activity, is located at 3115 Richmond Avenue. Smart
      > Growth is
      > > welcomed growth in the Houston area. A smart growth coalition, led
      > by the
      > > CEC and the Gulf Coast Institute, holds promise for educating the
      > public on
      > > energy efficient buildings and developing a philosophy conducive to
      > > incorporating renewable energy into our daily lives. Kudos to David
      > Crossley
      > > and others in promoting the principles of Smart Growth. Principles
      > of smart
      > > gowth (and living) include sustainability, respect for the
      > environment, and
      > > avoidance of sprawl.
      > >
      > > HREG will be participating in Earth Day activities this year at
      > Buffalo Bayou
      > > Park, Saturday April 20. The group will have a display, with
      > demonstrations,
      > > solar energy products, and educational materials. Mike Ewert's son
      > and
      > > fellow classmates in Seabrook, Texas are busy building a
      > solar-powered
      > > go-cart, with plans to demonstrate at Earth Day 2000. Member Steve
      > Stelzer
      > > was happy to help his son's elementary school install a solar-powered
      > fan,
      > > with some help from member Oral Lafleur.
      > >
      > > In February Jonathan Clemens attended a Clear Lake Area Chamber of
      > Commerce
      > > luncheon featuring air quality planner Lily Wells of the
      > Houston-Galveston
      > > Area Council. With over 100 business leaders and managers in
      > attendance,
      > > Lily presented on overview of the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for
      > the
      > > Houston region. The SIP provides plans and control measures to
      > reduce
      > > emissions and thus improve air quality to at least meet the EPA's
      > standard
      > > for ground level ozone. Renewable energy has the potential to help
      > the air
      > > quality problem, if only for eliminating needless emissions from
      > > fossil-fueled electricity plants. The bulk of the planned emissions
      > > reductions apply to point sources, such as petrochemical and electric
      > power
      > > plants.
      > >
      > > FUTURE PLANS - HREG plans to make presentations to local schools and
      > > organizations to educate the public about renewable energy. The
      > Houston
      > > chapter of TxSES will be supporting the Renewable Energy Roundup this
      > Fall in
      > > Fredericksburg, Texas.
      > >
      > > Jonathan A. Clemens
      > >
      >
      >
      > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
      > eLerts!
      > It's easy. It's fun. Best of all, it's free.
      > http://click.egroups.com/1/2073/0/_/58590/_/953153634/
      >
      > -- Easily schedule meetings and events using the group calendar!
      > -- http://www.egroups.com/cal?listname=hreg&m=1
      >
      >
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