Re: [hreg] Request for speakers & Free stuff
- Mike,I could talk to the teacher at Cy fair school if you could give me the phone number.Thanks,Johnps: How do w get in the new Environmental directory for Houston?
----- Original Message ----
From: Michael Ewert <mewert@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 3:53:57 PM
Subject: [hreg] Request for speakers & Free stuffI'm using the message below as an example to solicit SPEAKERS who will
talk about RE on behalf of HREG to student and adult groups. I know
Chris Boyer, John Gardner, me and probably others have done this before.
But HREG is getting more and more emails requesting speakers in addition
to information. I'd like to build a list to rely on. Please let me
know if you are interested at mewert@...
Subject: Guest Speakers for Texas Public School
I teach AP Environmental Science at Cy-Springs High School in Cy-Fair
ISD (NW Houston). I would love my kids to hear from some experts
regarding renewable/alternative energy research and practitioners in the
Houston area. Could somebody please email me with suggestions and/or
contact details. Many thanks.
FREE STUFF: I also received a request to forward this to the group. It
seemed relevant enough to our mission of saving energy to include here:
"We have created a website dedicated to reducing the waste going to our
landfills by giving people a place to give usable items away to other
people in the community for free.
Now people who have usable items they want to get rid of like a couch,
bed, books, or even a church organ from mid 1960's (which I think it's
is still available) can post an offer online. People can search the
forums and make connections with others who are offering the items they
This way, the landfills are saved space from having to store this
perfectly good item, the receiver of the item is saved the cost of
buying a new one, and the giver is granted new space. The environment is
spared the waste made for creating the new one. Everyone Wins!
The website is www.freemesa.org Please check it out :)
There are even videos showing how it all works that you can see here:
I would appreciate it very much if you could tell your members about
this site. We really think that it could do a lot of good for a lot of
Please let me know if you have any questions. I will promptly reply!
-Anne Comstock [anne.comstock@...]"
Another one somebody told me about is
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- -I teach a 4th/5th grade class in galveston...and this year am going
to be doing a lot of work on renewable forms of energy/alternative
forms of energy and concentrating on solar...with the use of a grant I
got for my classroom...I too would be very interested in having a
speaker come out and talk to my class...the culmination of our project
is for my class to draw up a viable plan for solar panels for our
school.... so that perhaps in the future we can apply for grants to
buy them...I would also like to take my students on a field trip so
see some places that have solar panels already in place....if anyone
has any speaker suggestions or places they would suggest that would
give the kids a good view of solar panels...please let me know...
thanks so much
For the Field Trip in the Houston area, hands down, I suggest Sheldon Lake
State Park & Environmental Learning Center :
Texas Parks & Wildlife has spent about $2.5M on this park recently. They
have made over this park into a renewable energy showcase with a Renewable
energy demonstration area. Installed last year includes:
-Solar Tracking Array (approx 1 KW installed by Meridian Solar)
-Solar Non-Tracking Array (approx 1.2KW installed by Meridian Solar)
-Wind Generator (installed by West TAMU)
-Passive Solar Hot Water Heater
-Geothermal HVAC System for a classroom & lab buildings.
-SMA Sunnyboy Grid Tie Inverters
-SMA Windyboy Grid Tie Inverter
The tracking solar array has a manual overide and large dial wattmeter so
you can point it
any direction & see what happens to production.
You can monitor production from these systems as well as much other data at
Also, in case you did not know, Texas State Energy Conservation Office has
Lesson Plans for Grades 4 through High School at:
Feel free to call me to discuss further.
Gulfcoast Solar & Wind
1909 Oak Hollow Dr. East
Pearland, TX 77581
----- Original Message -----
From: "ninalynn62" <ninacorley@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 9:07 AM
Subject: [hreg] Re: Request for speakers & Free stuff
> -I teach a 4th/5th grade class in galveston...and this year am going
> to be doing a lot of work on renewable forms of energy/alternative
> forms of energy and concentrating on solar...with the use of a grant I
> got for my classroom...I too would be very interested in having a
> speaker come out and talk to my class...the culmination of our project
> is for my class to draw up a viable plan for solar panels for our
> school.... so that perhaps in the future we can apply for grants to
> buy them...I would also like to take my students on a field trip so
> see some places that have solar panels already in place....if anyone
> has any speaker suggestions or places they would suggest that would
> give the kids a good view of solar panels...please let me know...
> thanks so much
> Yahoo! Groups Links