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Friday Schedule of Events

Numbers in parentheses (n)


correspond to Workshop
Information Guide #’s.

Red Flag Orange Flag Yellow Flag Green Flag Blue Flag Purple Flag Brown Flag
Tent Tent Tent Tent Tent Tent Tent

9 AM
Pancakes for Peace Breakfast - Picnic Tent East
MREA Tours - Start from MREA Tent
Exhibits Open

10 AM
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Natural Thermal Yoga Feng Shui Intro to Wind SHW Work Stone
Cleaning Mass Group (9:30 am) Circles

11 AM
(69) (84) (24) (57) (145) (82) (41)
Solar Air Eco- Electricity Make Your Small Wind Carbon E n e rgy Ind.
Heat 101 Preneuring Basics-Women Money Count Home & Farm Footprint Communities

NOON
(39) (68) (87) (86) (143) (61) (14)
The Masonry RE in the Living in History of Intro to Alternative
Natural Step Heaters City Harmony Wind Permaculture Housing

1 PM

Keynote: Jason Walsh


2 PM
(115) (21) (109) (62) (139) (103) (76)
Intro to Solar LEDs Off-Grid Landscaping Water-Pump Zero Energy Energy &
Space Heating in Home PV Energy Windmills Homes Activism

3 PM

Visit the Exhibit Booths


4 PM
(117) (73) (23) (55) (144) (83) (137)
Commercial Climate Change Small RE to Economics Wind Site Green Humanure
SHW Connect Utility of RE Analysis Cemeteries

5 PM
(1) (67) (90) (92) (147) (31) (102)
Greenhouse Geothermal 2 Branches Authentic What is a PV Why
with Trash Same Root Traveler Wind Job? Work Group ICFs

6 PM
MREA Silent Auction winners announced
7 PM
Exhibitor Area Closes
Friday Schedule of Events
White Flag Clean Energy Sustainable Green Home Educator Rainbows Main
Tent Car Show Tables Pavilion Tent End Stage 8:30 AM

9 AM

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10 AM
Energy Hybrid Seed Saving Build with RE
101 Safety Part I Earth Blocks Activities

11 AM
(105) (124) WPR (3) (150) (165)
Intro to Carry it All Larry Meiller Building Dollars for Grassy
PV By Bike Garden Talk with Stone Your Class Heads

NOON
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Intro to Transportation Cordwood Urban Magic
SHW Technologies Masonry Ecology Center Mama

1 PM
(172) Keynote

in the Main Stage Photon


Racers
Jason
Walsh

2 PM
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Straw Bale Biofuels Herbs for Passive Solar Biomass
Construction 101 Everyday Design Classroom

3 PM
(153) (173) Entertainment:
Building Solar Patchouli
Science Ovens (pg X)

4 PM
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Energy Efficient Journey to Food Drying Integrated Wind Energy MayorsForum
Construction Green & Canning Homes for Teachers on Climate

5 PM
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Gray Water Starting a Be an Straw-Clay Home for
Systems Biofuels Coop Eco-Chef Insulation the Birds

6 PM
MREA Silent Auction winners announced
7 PM
Exhibitor Area Closes
Evening Entertainment: Baba Ghanooj at Main Stage (pg 9) 7:30 PM
Saturday Schedule of Events
Numbers in parentheses (n)
correspond to Workshop
Information Guide #’s.

Red Flag Orange Flag Yellow Flag Green Flag Blue Flag Purple Flag Brown Flag
Tent Tent Tent Tent Tent Tent Tent

9 AM
MREA Organic Valley Breakfast - Picnic Tent East
MREA Tours - Start from MREA Tent
Exhibits Open

10 AM
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Green Counter ABCs of Yoga Energy Intro to Basic PV Solar
Tops & Floors Investing Conservation Wind for Women Greenhouses

11 AM
(25) (79) (142) (59) (144) (77) (135)
Understand What Are Wind for Reality Wind Site Limits to Composting
Electrical Rates We Doing? Women 101 Analysis Growth Basics

NOON
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National Thermal Solar with Straw Bale Climate & Clean Energy Stories from
Wind Outlook Mass Payback Construction Public Health Teams Earthship

1 PM

Keynote: Jim Hightower


2 PM
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Intro to Solar Geothermal Large Grid-Tie Intro to Small Wind for Focus on Community
Space Heating PV Permaculture Home & Farm Energy Solar

3 PM

Visit the Exhibit Booths


4 PM
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Small PV Masonry NABCEP Window Gray Water Building Earth Shelter
Systems Heaters Certifications Quilts Systems Science Homes

5 PM
(118) (22) (23) (58) (140) (56) (101)
Commercial Batteries Small RE Mortgage Sustainable Invest in Retrofit
SHW Grid-Tie Free Water Use Solar Existing Home

6 PM
MREA Silent Auction winners announced
7 PM
Exhibitor Area Closes
Saturday Schedule of Events
White Flag Clean Energy Sustainable Green Home Educator Rainbows Main
Tent Car Show Tables Pavilion Tent End Stage 8:30 AM

9 AM

(26) (122) (63) (96) (174) (78)


10 AM
Energy Biofuels Natural Passive Solar Closed “Sun”Day This Land is
101 101 Gardening that Works Session Parade Your Land

11 AM
(105) (128) (51) (98) (155)
Intro to Know Your Root Healthy Carbon Earth, Music
PV Bike Cellaring Homes Footprint Magic

NOON
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Intro to Journey to Solar Energy Efficient Pedal
SHW Green Cookers Construction Power

1 PM
(169) Keynote

in the Main Stage Magic


Mama
Jim
Hightower

2 PM
(106) (130) (65) (5) (157) (172) Hightower
Advanced Biomass Seed Saving Design Eye It’s About Pop and Book
PV Production II Green Guy Time a Whoosh Signing

3 PM
(158) (171) Entertainment:
Solar Power Photon Rev. Ed Danger
for School Racers (pg X)

4 PM
(148) (127) (60) (7) (159)
Wind Make Your Eat Yearround Green Building Radiant
Panel Own Biodiesel From Garden Panel Energy

5 PM
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Ethanol Build Local Closed Rev.
Production Food Economy Session Ed Danger

6 PM
MREA Silent Auction winners announced
7 PM
Exhibitor Area Closes
Evening Entertainment: Paul Cebar & Tomorrow Sound! (Page 9) 8 PM
Sunday Schedule of Events
Numbers in parentheses (n)
correspond to Workshop
Information Guide #’s.

Red Flag Orange Flag Yellow Flag Green Flag Blue Flag Purple Flag Brown Flag
Tent Tent Tent Tent Tent Tent Tent

9 AM
Polka Breakfast with Norm Dombrowski & The Happy Notes - Picnic Tent East
MREA Tours - Start from MREA Tent
Exhibits Open

10 AM
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MREA Member Energy Yoga Cohousing Intro to How to Choose Timber
Meeting 101 Wind Installer Framing

11 AM
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Solar Air Energy Solar Energy Design Eye History of Leveling Field Home Energy
Heat 101 Solutions with Payback Green Guy Wind for RE Basics

NOON
(116) (13) (109) (105) (139) (29) (71)
Solar Thermal Building Off-Grid Intro to Water Pump Market Provider Biblical Basis
for Beginners with Trees PV PV Windmills Training for RE

1 PM

Keynote: Torbjorn Lahti


2 PM
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LEED vs Small PV Solar Landscape Intentional RETScreen Commercial
Green Globes Systems Art Energy Indpd Community Composting

3 PM (45) (34) (22) (91) (55) (119) (77)


Herbal HOMER Batteries Sustainable Economic Marketing Limits to
Remedies Living, Simply Analysis of RE SHW Growth

4 PM
MREA Silent Auction winners announced

5 PM
Energy Fair Closes
Sunday Schedule of Events
White Flag Clean Energy Sustainable Green Home Educator Rainbows Main
Tent Car Show Tables Pavilion Tent End Stage 8:30 AM

9 AM

10 AM
(40) (133) (46) (80) (160) (168)
Communities Crude Pick a Cup Buildings & Electrathon Laughing
that Work Awakening of Coffee Climate Change Supermileage with Animals

11 AM
(67) (120) (49) (99) (161) (172)
Geothermal Leave Your CSAs Passive Solar How PV Pop and
Car at Home & More Dos & Don’ts Works a Whoosh

NOON
(106) (132) (66) (101) (162) (170)
Advanced Community Victory Retrofit Energy Operation
PV Car Gardens Existing Home Conservation Imagination

1 PM
(168) Keynote

in the Main Stage Laughing


with Animals
Torbjorn
Lahti

2 PM
(37) (134) (50) (19) (163) (164) Lahti
Eco-Municipality Zero Eating Organic ReStore Solar Tom Book
Forum Oil on a Dime Remodel Green Cooker Pease Signing

3 PM
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Biomass Teaming Up Stop Ice Cream!
Pelletizing School Food Energy Loss

4 PM
MREA Silent Auction winners announced

Energy Fair Closes 5 PM

Join us next year for the 20th Anniversary En e rgy Fair!


June 19-21, 2009
Workshop Guide
We strive to offer workshops for a variety of knowledge 7. Green Building Options for a Sustainable Home - A green
levels. The following key will help you pick workshops that building question & answer session with a panel of building
are right for you. professionals specializing in sustainable construction, green
building materials, and energy efficient design. (Beginner-
Beginner: Little or no prior knowledge on the subject. Intermediate) Panel session is made up of members of the
Kickapoo Green Builders Guild. Saturday 4 pm
Intermediate: Undestand basic concepts and vocabulary.
Workshops provide more specific information on a topic. 8. Light Straw-Clay Insulation Preparation and Use -
Specifications for quality of raw materials, the recipe for
Advanced: Knowledgable and skilled in area. Workshops making straw clay insulation with controlled R values &
are more like continuing education courses, where conditions required for proper drying. (Beginner-
specialized knowledge is shared. Intermediate) Douglas Piltingsrud, PhD, Sustainable
Housing Research, LLC, Pine Island, MN. Friday 5 pm.

9. Solar Greenhouses and Sustainable Living - Principles of


Alternative Building Materials designing and building solar greenhouses and solariums for
year-round crops, solar heating, lighting, and air & water
1. Building a Greenhouse with Trash - Tires and plastic cleaning. How to use local, natural materials for insulation &
bottles as building materials, join these two pioneers as they structural framing to create durable beautiful living rooms.
share through stories and photos how to use a rammed earth (Beginner-Intermediate) Roald Gundersen, sustainable architect
tire foundation, and plastic bottles to create a passive solar & natural builder, LaCrosse, WI. Saturday 10 am
greenhouse that works. (Beginner-Intermediate) Annie &
Jay Warmke, Blue Rock Station. Friday 5 pm 10. Stone Circles - Stone circle construction is enjoying a
"megalithic revival" around the world. This illustrated
2. Building with Earth Blocks - This workshop will present workshop tells why, who and how, and relates modern with
how compressed earth blocks (CEBs) are produced, how ancient monuments. (Beginner-Intermediate) Rob Roy,
they are used in the construction of walls, and why they are Earthwood Building School, West Chazy, NY. Friday 10 am
an energy and environmental alternative. (Beginner) Dan
Johnson, Midwest Earth Builders. Friday 10 am 11. Timber Framing for the Rest of Us - Framing with
finely crafted wooden joints is admirable, but most don’t
3. Building With Stone - Highlight slip form and hand laying have the time or skills for it. See how frames can be made
stone building techniques for building walls, walkways and quickly and easily. (Beginner-Intermediate) Rob Roy,
homes. Topics include stones, water, sand, gravel, cement, Earthwood Building School, New Chazy, NY. Sunday 10 am
and tools. (Beginner-Advanced) David Abazs, Round River
Renewables and Farm. Friday 11 am 12. Straw Bale Construction in the Midwest - History and
recent renaissance of building long lasting, low cost, fire
4. Cordwood Masonry - Basic considerations of cordwood resistant, and energy efficient homes with straw-bales.
masonry including styles of construction "special effects." Focus on Midwestern applications. (Intermediate). Mark
(Beginner-Intermediate). Rob Roy, Earthwood Building M o rgan, Bearpaw Construction & Design, Strum, WI.
School, West Chazy, NY. Friday 12 noon Friday 2 pm, Saturday 12 noon

5. Design Eye for the Green Guy - Discover how the 13. Building With Tre e s - Learn about Whole Tr e e
environment and locally available materials influence Architecture, using young, unmilled trees as a type of
architectural styles, leading to an appreciation of appropriate locally- produced timber frame. See examples of completed
styles, forms, and details for green buildings, past, present residences. Roald Gundersen, Sustainable Architect and
and future. (Beginner-Intermediate) Nathan Kipnis, AIA, Natural Builder, LaCrosse, WI. Sunday 12 noon.
LEEP AP Nathan Kipnis Architects, Inc. Evanston, IL.
Saturday 2 pm, Sunday 11 am 14. Alternative Housing: A Lifestyle - This workshop will
discuss how to build a home from the heart instead of the
6. Earth Sheltered Housing and Living Roofs - Do-it- head. (Beginner). Mark Morgan, Bearpaw Construction &
yourself underground housing is discussed, with the accent Design, Strum, WI. Friday 12 noon
on low-cost techniques such as plank-and-beam roofing and
surface-bonded block wall construction. (Beginner- 15. Healthy Options for Counter Tops and Floors – Look at
Intermediate). Rob Roy, Earthwood Building School, West and discuss earth, home and worker friendly options for
Chazy, NY. Saturday 4 pm counter tops and floors, their costs and impacts. Joel
Hirschberg, Eco-Flooring, Ohio. Saturday 10 am

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24. Beginning Eletricity for Women - In this class we will
Home Energy Conservation discuss basics of energy and electricy, with an introduction
into renewable energy systems. (Beginner) Kelly Larson,
16. Energy Conservation – The First Step- Overview of cost
Solar Energy International. Friday 11 am
effective efficiency measures for existing buildings. Bring
your questions and ideas (Beginner-Advanced). Neale
25. Understand Electrical Bills & Rates – How to read your
Thompson, Home Performance Specialist, Janesville Home
electrical bill, learn about rates, green power, time of day
and Solar Survey. Saturday 10 am
rates, and buy back rates. Use this to your advantage when
investigating energy efficient measures or renewable energy
17. Basics of Home Energy Conservation – Learn how to
systems. (Beginner). Steve Brooks. Saturday 11 am
understand your electrical and heating bills. Discover the
first steps to making your home more energy efficient.
26. Energy 101 – An intro to energy with emphasis on energy
(Beginner). Wade Berger, WI. Sunday 11 am
efficiency and renewable energy. Solar electric, wind,
passive and active solar energy systems. Tour of onsite
18. Stop Energy Loss - The largest loss in most buildings is
systems. (Beginner). Kurt Nelson, SOLutions, Cornucopia,
air moving in and out. Learn the four barriers to a heated or
WI. Friday 10 am, Saturday 10 am, Sunday 10 am
cooled building that make it comfortable and energ y
e fficient. (Beginner-Advanced). Jeff Knutson, A-A
27. WI’s Focus on Energy Renewable Energy Program -
Exteriors, Winneconne, WI. Sunday 3 pm
Overview of WI’s Focus on Energy Renewable Energy
program, which delivers information, education, project
19. ReStore! Remodel in a Green Way - Habitat ReStores
facilitation and incentives to individuals and businesses
are a growing entity in WI. Learn about ReStores including
wanting to install renewable energy systems. (Beginner-
inventory and deconstruction methods. Discover ways to
Intermediate) Don Wichert, Director Focus on Energy
save money and resources in a remodel. (Beginner-
Renewable Energy program and Niels Wolter, MREA board
Intermediate) Jennifer Voichick, Executive Director
member and solar electric program manager with Focus on
Wisconsin Habitat ReStores. Sunday 2 pm
Energy. Saturday 2 pm
20. Warm Window Quilts - Introduction to constructing
28. MREA General Membership Meeting - Meet with the
insulated window shades. Basic construction techniques,
staff and Board of Directors of the Midwest Renewable
applications, modifications possible. Value added to a home.
Energy Association. Learn about our accomplishments and
Materials needed, etc. (Beginner-Intermediate) Susan
goals, and give your input into our programs. (Beginner-
Cunningham. Saturday 4 pm
Advanced). MREA Board of Directors. Sunday 10 am
21. LEDs! Emerging Choices in Home Lighting - You can
choose LEDs for some of your home lighting! Enjoy
knowing LEDs use less energy, save money and make a Professional Development
safer home and world. (Beginner). Maureen Johnson,
Freshwater Enterprises, MN. Friday 2 pm & Tools of the Trade
29. Focus on Energy: Renewable Energy Market Provider
Training - Focus on Energy installers, Certified Site
Renewable Energy Overveiw Assessors and Renewable Energy Consultants,
Manufacturers, Dealers/Distributors serving Focus on
22. Batteries: Overview of lead-acid batteries - Special Energy customers are invited to attend this training to
attention will be given to battery performance and become Market Providers. (Advanced) Emily Hickey,
maintenance. (Beginner-Intermediate) Jim Kerbel, PV Renewable Energy Program Coordinator and Amy Lord,
Systems Co. Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 3 pm Advertising and Events Coordinator at Focus on Energy.
Sunday 12 noon
23. Connect a Small RE System to the Utility - Address the
technical aspects and political issues involved with 30. NABCEP Certification Programs - Overview of
connecting a home-sized wind, PV, or hydro system to the certification programs such as PV & solar thermal, with an
grid. (Beginner-Intermediate) John Hippensteel, Lake update on future certifications. (Advanced) Chris LaForge,
Michigan Wind and Sun, Sturgeon Bay, WI Friday 4 pm, Great Northern Solar, Port Wing, WI. Saturday 4 pm
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31. Wisconsin Solar Electric Working Group Meeting - 39. The Natural Step, a Systems Thinking Perspective -
For WI solar electric experts to get an update on solar Natural Step systems thinking perspective of managing
electric programs at Focus on Energy, the state's utilities, complex systems is being recognized around the world as a
etc. (Advanced). Niels Wolter, solar electric program leading methodology to change to a sustainable society.
manager for Focus on Energy. Friday 5 pm (Beginner-Intermediate) Sustain Jefferson. Friday 12 noon

32. Wisconsin Solar Hot Water Working Group Meeting - 40. What Makes a Community Work - Panelists from
For WI solar thermal experts to get an update on the Focus several established and new communities will share what
solar thermal program, other state utility iniatives, etc. makes their communities work as well as some of their
(Advanced). Kari Heinrich, solar hot water program challenges. (Beginner) Bill Wilson, Co-Founder, Midwest
manager, Focus on Energy. Friday 9:30 am Permaculture. Sunday 10 am

33. Intro to RETScreen - Introduction to RETScreen, a 41. Wisconsin’s New Energy Independent Communities -
popular solar thermal computer modeling program (used by Wi s c o n s i n ’s Governor has introduced a new program
Focus on Energy). Attendees will observe a number of entitled Energy Independent Communities. Introduction to
RETScreen examples and learn the basics of using the the program, and how it can help WI reach renewable energy
program. (Intermediate-Advanced) Bob Ramlow, Artha portfolio standards. (Beginner). Judy Ziewacz, Executive
Sustainable Living Center LLC, Amherst, WI. Sunday 2 pm Director, Office of Energy Independence (invited). Friday 11 am

34. Modeling Renewable Energy Systems with HOMER – 42. Creating an Intentional Community - Topics include
HOMER, NREL’s micro-power optimization model, is a finding, buying, and dividing property as well as creating an
free computer model. This session familiarizes new and Association that will be sustainable through generations.
experienced renewable energy practictioners with (Beginner-Intermediate) Beth Akemann, Co-Founder of Old
HOMER’s capabilities. It includes a case study for a Isle land Association. Sunday 2 pm
Midwest project. (Intermediate-Advanced) Paul Gilman,
renewable energy consultant, NREL. Sunday 3 pm

Food and Herbs


Community Projects 43. Building and Using Solar Cookers / Fireless Cookers -
Find out how to build and use a solar cooker and a fireless
35. CERTs: A Model for Community-Based Clean Energy cooker (current technology version of a hay box). Emphasis
Learn about the Clean Energy Resource Teams in MN that is on cookers constructed with recycled materials.
partners citizens with education, government and non-profit (Beginner-Intermediate) Greg Lynch. Saturday 12 noon
personnel and resources to identify and implement clean
e n e rgy projects. Implement these ideas in your own 44. Building Local Food Economy – Building a local food
community. (Beginner-Intermediate) Melissa Pawlisch & economy (or any local movement) is about people working
Joel Haskard, CERTs Co-Coordinators. Saturday 12 noon together: building issue literacy, creating shared vision, and
taking concrete actions. Learn team learning methods and
36. Community Solar: Examples, Concepts & Planning - see them applied to the local food movement in Central
Learn about community solar projects and plan your own. Wisconsin. (Intermediate) Nick Hylla, Chair, and Jeremy
O rganization, financing, marketing and more will be Solin, Treasurer, Central Rivers Farmshed. Saturday 5 pm
discussed. (Beginner-Intermediate) David Boyce, MN
Renewable Energy Society. Saturday 2 pm 45. Choosing Herbal Remedies for Sustainability - 85% of
herbs are imported. Choose herbal remedies closer to home
37. Eco-Municipalities: Best Practices & Tips for Your and have a long lasting effect on the sustainability of the
Community - Panel of community members from several planet and your health. (Beginner-Intermediate) Linda M.
eco-municipalities. Discussion will center around what is Conroy, Moonwise Herbs. Sunday 3 pm
working, what needs to be improved and what this
movement means to the state. Build off ideas from Torbjorn 46. Crop to Cup: How to Pick a Cup of Coffee – Learn
Lahti’s keynote presentation. (Beginner) Sunday 2 pm about some of the most important ingredients in a cup of
coffee: fairness and equality. Learn what fair trade, shade
38. Introduction to Cohousing - Cohousing is a form of grown and organic means to your typical morning cup.
shared living that originated in Europe and has spread (Beginner) Peace Coffee. Sunday 10 am
throughout the US. Intro to cohousing development process.
(Beginner) Carey Dachik; Arboretum Cohousing, Madison,
WI. Sunday 10 am
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47. Food Drying & Canning - Updated ways of utilizing economic analysis will be provided.(Beginner-Intermediate)
centuries old food preservation methods. Learn about John Richter, Institute for Sustainable Energy Education
building and using a walk solar food dryer & steam canning (ISEE), Bingham Farms, MI. Friday 4 pm
/ juicing. (Beginner-Advanced) Larisa Walk, Winona, MN,
and Jan Erdman, Menomonie, WI. Friday 4 pm 56. Investing in Solar Energy - If you think solar energy has
a future and you want the market to grow, perhaps you
48. Herbs for Everyday Use - Learn the art of growing, should invest in it. Learn how and why this individual
harvesting and preserving your own herbs. Recipes and investor chooses solar. (Intermediate) Niels Wolter, solar
techniques for making tea blends, oils, tinctures, salts, electric consultant and individual investor. Saturday 5 pm
lotions and healing salves. (Beginner) Marguerite Ramlow,
Artha Sustainable Living Center, Amherst, WI. Friday 2 pm 57. Making Your Money Count - Some alternatives for
investing & shopping to create a better world. (Beginner)
49. On Place, Partnership and Parsnips: Helping Others Georgette Frazer, First Affirmative Financial Network /
Eat Locally - Celebrate the growing season, locally. Learn Lifetime Financial Services, Marshfield, WI. Friday 11 am
how to receive fresh foods through CSA farms and
initiatives that benefit both the farmer and the consumer. 58. Mortgage Free! - Mortgage derives from the old French,
(Beginner) Erin Schneider, Director, Madison Area meaning death pledge. Learn what a mortgage really costs,
Community Supported Agriculture Coalition. Sunday 11 am and strategies that enable you to bypass the death pledge
altogether. (Beginner – Intermediate) Rob Roy, Earthwood
50. Organic Eating on a Dime - Practical tips and strategies Building School, West Chazy, NY. Saturday 5 pm
for enjoying more sustainable, healthy, nutritious foods
while both saving money and stewarding the environment. 59. REALITY 101: Energy, Environment & Economics –
(Beginner) Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity, co-author Rural An introduction to the inter-relationships of energy, the
Renaissance and Edible Earth. Sunday 2 pm environment and economics in the United States and across
the world. (Beginner). Ned Doyle, BackHome magazine,
51. Root Cellaring - Seasoned organic gardeners will share Hendersonville, NC. Saturday 11 am
their tips for root cellaring and other winter storage tricks
and methods. (Beginner-Advanced) Larisa Walk, Winona,
MN, and Jan Erdman, Menomonie, WI. Saturday 11 am
Gardening and Landscaping
52. Teaming Up for Sustainable School Food - Healthy
foods in schools begin on the farm. Learn how people are 60. Eating Year-Round from your Garden - Redefine your
educating children in sustainable foods. (Beginner) Jasia garden’s boundaries in both time and space. Planning,
Steinmetz, PhD, RD, Associate Professor of Nutrition at the season extenders and succession planting. (Beginner-
University of WI-Stevens Point. Sunday 3 pm Intermediate) Larisa Walk and Kathleen Plunkett-Black
Seed Savers Exchange. Saturday 4 pm
53. How to be an Eco-Chef - Learn how to shop and cook in
a healthy and environmentally conscientious style without 61. Introduction to Permaculture - Permaculture reverses
sacrificing the foods you love! For anyone who's been in a the cultural model of 'consumption' into one of 'creation'.
kitchen. (Beginner) Jayne Bielecki, RN with a Master's Learn how to build topsoil, produce abundant food, energy,
degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Friday 5 pm green structures and community. (Beginner) Bill Wilson,
Midwest Permaculture. Friday 12 noon, Saturday 2 pm

62. Landscaping for Energy Independence - Harvest all the


Financing and Economics energy and resources that you will ever need. Retrofit your
landscape to fit your lifestyle using plants, materials and
54. ABC's of Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) - methods. (Beginner-Advanced) Tom Girolamo, Eco-
Express your values by selecting an investment portfolio, Building & Forestry. Friday 2 pm, Sunday 2 pm
which is both socially and financially sound. Emphasizes
mutual funds. (Beginner) Georgette Frazer, CPA/PFS, 63. Natural Gardening - Learn the basics of how to create a
CFP®, AIF®, Lifetime Financial Services, LLC, garden that feeds everything, including humans. Hear how
Marshfield, WI. Saturday 10 am to feed the good bugs, persuade the bad ones to stay in line,
and how to make healthy insect repellents and insecticides.
55. Economic Analysis of RE Systems - Systems typically (Intermediate-Advanced) Annie Warmke, Blue Rock
require a significant upfront investment, which reduces or Station. Saturday 10 am
eliminates monthly costs thereafter. Tools for your own

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64. Vegetable Seed Saving Part I - Why and how to save Issues and Activism
seed from your own garden vegetables. Focus will be on the
easiest, self-pollinating crops for beginners. (Beginner) 71. And Now for Something New, But Actually Old: The
Kathleen Plunkett-Black, Plum Creek Seeds, Arkansaw, WI. Biblical Basis for Caring for the Environment - While
Friday 10 am many of us weren't looking, environmental consciousness
has been growing among Bible-based American Christians
65. Vegetable Seed Saving Part II - Will look at cross- ("evangelicals"). In this workshop, the Biblical basis for this
pollinating crops, biannuals, and other seed-saving movement will be outlined and its important effects will be
challenges. (Intermediate-Advanced ) Kathleen Plunkett- described. (Beginner) Cal De Witt, Professor, Gaylord
Black, Plum Creek Seeds, Arkansaw, WI. Saturday 2 pm Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of
Wisconsin-Madison. Sunday 12 noon
66. Victory Garden, Home Ecology Center - Combine the
practicality of the WWII Victory Gardens, with modern 72. Climate Change and Public Health - Climate change
composting methods, and site water management. has profound implications for food production, disease
(Beginner-Intermediate) Sustain Jefferson. Sunday 12 noon emergence, deaths, water availability, air quality, & disaster
response. Understanding how our energy uses cause climate
change guides our choices for a healthier, sustainable future.
(Beginner) Crispin Pierce, Ph.D. Saturday 12 noon
Heating and Cooling
73. Climate Change Connection - What does public concern
67. Geothermal Heat Pump Systems - Explore geothermal mean for renewable energy? See the newest survey results
heat pumps, components, concepts,; history, myths, on Midwest perceptions of climate change and the public’s
efficiency & what it means to you. (Beginner-Intermediate) thoughts about how renewable fits into the response.
Leo Udee, Wisconsin Geothermal Association, Alliant (Beginner-Intermediate) Ingo Bensch, Sr. Project Manager,
Energy. Friday 5 pm, Saturday 2 pm, Sunday 11 am Energy Center of Wisconsin. Friday 4 pm
68. Masonry Heaters - Masonry heaters are an efficient, 74. Energy and Climate from the Mayor's Desk - Several
clean burning & beautiful way to heat your home. Discuss mayors that have committed their community to the US
modular and custom-built wood-fired masonry heaters. Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement will share their
(Beginner-Advanced) Mark Klein & Jim McKnight, Gimme experiences and stories of making energy a community
Shelter Construction. Friday 12 noon, Saturday 4 pm priority. (Beginner-Intermediate). Moderator: Eric Olson,
UW-Extension Center for Land Use Education. Friday 4 pm
69. Solar Air Heat 101 - Solar Air Heat is a cost effective and
appropriate technology for space heating in cold climates. 75. Energy Solutions and False Solutions - Identify
Learn the fundamentals of designing, installing and solutions to our nation's energy crisis and distinguish
maintaining a solar air heating system for home or business. between true alternatives and false solutions. Clarify the
(Beginner) Jason Edens, Director, Rural Renewable Energy significance and contributions of many "solutions" aimed at
Alliance (RREAL) 501c3. Friday 11 am, Sunday 11 am addressing our dependence on fossil fuels & climate change.
( B e g i n n e r-Intermediate) Brandon Knight, Midwest
70. Using Thermal Mass in Northern Climates - Does Freedom from Oil, Global Exchange. Sunday 11 am
thermal mass increase the energy efficiency of homes in
northern climates? Alan Stankevitz discusses this topic and 76. Energy: Ethics and Activism - An exploration of the
how he built his solar, double-cordwood wall home in values and ethics underlying our national energy policy and
Southeast Minnesota. (Beginner-Intermediate) Alan what we can do about it. (Beginner-Advanced) Chris
Stankevitz, Daycreek.com. Friday 10 am, Saturday 12 noon LaForge, Great Northern Solar, Port Wing, WI. Friday 2 pm

77. Limits to Growth and Exponential Function - Energy


consumption and CO2 emissions are growing exponentially;
but a finite environment cannot support exponential growth
for long. Discover the mathematics of exponential growth
and trends in global stresses. (Beginner-Intermediate) John
Richter, Institute for Sustainable Energy Education,
Bingham Farms, MI. Saturday 11 am, Sunday 3 pm

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78. This Land is Your Land: Solutions for the Challenges 84. Ecopreneuring: Putting Purpose and Planet Before
Facing Our Land, Food, Water and Energy Sources - The Profits - Harness the power of a "green" business (profit and
challenges facing our land, food, energy and water stem non-profit) to make the world a better place while providing
from an old thought paradigm no longer appropriate for a more meaningful and purpose-driven life. (Beginner-
creating the quality of life we need to create for our Intermediate) Lisa Kivirist & John Ivanko, Inn Serendipity,
children's future. The time to talk about interconnectedness co-authors ECOpreneuring. Friday 11 am
is NOW. The new paradigm in harmony with nature can
insure that our resources are adequate, clean and affordable 85. Feng Shui: Space for Greater Balance and Harmony -
for our future. Panelists: Ambassador Carol Mosley Braun, The ancient practice of living in balance with the earth.
Ambassador Organics; Christopher Mann, Visionary, Fields Learn to align the subtle energy of your space with your life
Neighborhood and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute; as you want it. (Beginner) Eileen Kelz, Dynamic
Professor Michael Bell, Sociology, University of Wisconsin; Environments. Friday 10 am
Ron Doetch, Executive Director, Michael Fields
Agricultural Institute; Peter Scherrer, President, Scherrer 86. Living In Harmony - Learn how to create an atmosphere
Construction; Moderator, Margaret Krome. Saturday 10 am for inner sustainability. Learn breathing exercises for
everyday stress relief, standing and chair exercises to reduce
79. What are We Doing to Get our Energy?! - For gasoline physical tension. (Beginner) Marguerite Ramlow, Artha
and electricity, we engage in wholesale destruction of Sustainable Living Center, Amherst, WI. Friday 12 noon
natural areas; pit mining, tar sands & mountain destruction
for coal. Discuss economic and environmental impact. 87. Living with Renewables in the City - Learn when and
(Intermediate) Marc Franke, author, One Week to Save the how to incorporate renewable energy systems into urban
Earth; Iowa Renewable Energy Association. Saturday 11 am lifestyles, including wind generators, PV , solar hot water,
electric vehicles, rainwater collection, and more. (Beginner-
80. Green Building and Climate Change – Learn about the Intermediate) John Berton, Chicago, IL. Friday 12 noon
latest issues concerning the global warming crisis, the
impact of construction, and how building green can be an 88. Natural Home Cleaning - Learn effective alternatives to
important solution (Beginner-Advanced). Sue Loomans, commercial cleaning products by combining antibacterial
Climatologist, and Special Projects Coordinator, Wisconsin and antiseptic properties of herbs, natural products and
Green Building Association. Sunday 10 am essential oils. (Beginner) Kelly McFeeley. Friday 10 am

81. Levelizing the Playing Field for Renewables – 89. Real Life Stories of the Simple Life in an Earthship -
Discussion on how to generate a political and economic Stories and photos of life and work with an Earthship as the
climate that supports and encourages renewable energy centerpiece: Rammed-earth tire foundations, strawbale
solutions. (Intermediate-Advanced) Michael Vickerman, construction, natural gardening, composting toilets and
Executive Director, RENEW Wisconsin. Sunday 11 am animal husbandry. (Beginner-Intermediate) Annie & Jay
Warmke, Blue Rock Station. Saturday 12 noon

90. Sustainable Living and Traditional Healing: Two


Living Sustainably Branches, Same Root - When people forget to honor the
ground we stand upon, take for granted the air we breath and
82. Carbon Footprinting - Calculate your personal CO2 life sustaining waters; when we disavow our connectedness
emissions. Make educated and cost effective decisions to to all living beings, we have forgotten our humanity. The
reduce them. Kevin Coleman, M.S. Conservation Biology movements towards sustainability and traditional healing
and Sustainable Development, Madison Environmental seek to remedy this forgetfulness. (Beginner) Dena Eakles,
Group, Inc. Friday 11 am founder Echo Valley Farm. Friday 5 pm

83. Conservation Cemeteries: A Greener Way to Go - 91. Sustainable Living Simplified - Go carbon negative and
Learn about the green burial movement and its progress in (largely) fossil fuel free with renewable energy, organic and
Wisconsin. Discuss this more sustainable approach honoring local foods and green home design. Ideas and inspiration to
the natural cycles of life and death. (Beginner) Dave Drapec, simplify, achieve greater self-reliance and a sane livelihood
Kristi Minahan, Trust For Natural Legacies. Friday 4 pm while enriching your quality of life. (Beginner-Intermediate)
Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, Inn Serendipity, co-authors
Rural Renaissance and Edible Earth. Sunday 3 pm

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92. The Authentic Traveler - Learn to identify locally-owned 100.Passive Solar Design & Site Analysis for New Homes -
sustainable travel destinations (accommodations, dining, Passive solar design strategies for new home construction,
education, voluntourism, cultural preservation); benefits to with an overview of site analysis and real world budget
local economies, renewables, alternative methods of impacts. (Beginner-Advanced) Mark Klein and Jim
transportation, and carbon-offsets. (Beginner-Intermediate) McKnight, Gimme Shelter Construction. Friday 2 pm
Deborah McLaren, Sustainable Tourism Initiatives,
Renewing the Countryside, Minneapolis, MN. Friday 5 pm 101.Retrofitting an Existing Home to be Carbon Free -
Presentation on work done to make a 1930’s urban home
93. Yoga - Move through a series of warm-up stretches, carbon free. Learn about unique challenges of incorporating
postures, and breathing techniques. Bring towels, sticky energy efficiency & renewable energy into an exhisting
mats or blankets. (Beginner-Intermediate) Lead by three home. See how carbon neutral is possible for exhisting
d i fferent individuals each morning, for three unique homes. (Beginner-Intermediate). Stephen Hren, author, The
experiences. Friday 10 am, Saturday 10 am, Sunday 10 am Carbon Free Home. Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon

102.Why ICF’s (Insulated Concrete Forms)? - How do I get


involved, where to start? A short description of available
Passive Solar & products, information resources available. (Beginner-
Energy Efficient Construction Intermediate) Gene Becker. Friday 5 pm

94. Building Science: Greening the Way - How to make the 103.Zero Energy Homes - Homes that meet all their energy
shell of your home as energy efficient as possible - learn the needs from renewable energy systems are possible in the
first steps to a greener lifestyle! (Beginner-Intermediate) Midwest. A short overview of the strategies to achieve a
Kevin Hogan, Focus on Energy. Saturday 4 pm zero energy home. (Intermediate) Niels Wolter, solar electric
program manager, Focus on Energy. Friday 2 pm
95. Certifying Green Buildings: LEED vs. Green Globes -
Discuss and compare two internationally-recognized rating 104.Integrated Sustainable Homes in the Midwest – Proven
systems for certifying sustainable design and construction alternative techniques for high-performance natural
projects. A recent award-winning project in central WI will Midwest home construction: energy efficient homes that are
be compared under both systems. (Intermediate-Advanced) healthy, low-toxin, use straw-clay and low-impact materials
Thomas Brown, Architect. Sunday 2 pm and methods. (Beginner-Intermediate) Lou Host-Jablonski,
AIA, Design Coalition, Inc; Madison, WI. Friday 4 pm
96. DO IT NOW! Affordable Passive Solar that Really
Works! - Adding passive solar to your new or existing
building will reduce greenhouse gases and your energy bills. Photovoltaic Systems
`Guaranteed Jargon free! (Beginner-Intermediate) Joe
Bacon MED in Cross Cultural Education. Saturday 10 am (Solar Electric)
97. Energy Efficient Construction – Learn about super- 105.Intro to PV Systems - For those who know little to
insulated construction techniques, use of sustainable nothing about solar electric systems. Non-technical
materials, mechanical systems, and renewable options for description of systems, how they work and applications.
your new or renovated home. (Beginner-Advanced) Mark (Beginner) Bob Ramlow, Artha Sustainable Living Center,
Klein and Jim McKnight, Gimme Shelter Construction. Amherst, WI. Friday 11 am, Saturday 11 am, Sunday 12 noon
Friday 4 pm, Saturday 12 noon
106.Advanced Photovoltaics - An in-depth look at PV
98. Healthy Homes: A Green Approach - A healthy home systems, installation techniques, and code. This year added
balances needs of the occupant, the building envelope and emphasis will be given to new industry equipment.
mechanical systems required to support it. Successful design (Intermediate – Advanced) Chris LaForge, Great Northern
and construction strategies for building a safe, comfortable Solar, Port Wing, WI. Saturday 2 pm, Sunday 12 noon
& environmentally friendly home are explored. (Beginner-
Intermediate) Thomas Brown, Architect. Saturday 11 am 107.Effective Use of Solar Energy With Payback - How to
utilize a photovoltaic/water/passive solar system with
99. Passive Solar Building, Dos & DON’Ts - Passive solar maximum savings and payback with minimal environmental
fundamentals, heat and cool by design. Basic principles of impact. Evaluate energy profile for the best solar system for
passive design that you can apply to any building, and your budget. (Beginner-Intermediate) James Lamb, Energy
common mistakes to avoid. (Beginner) Brandon Schmidt, Research Engineer, Northbrook IL. Sunday 11 am
Twin Oak Energy Solutions, Decorah, IA. Sunday 11 am

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108.Large Grid Tie PV - Inspection, inverters, electrical 117.Commercial Solar Hot Water–Examples of commercial
equipment. (Beginner-Advanced) Andrew Bangert, Solar solar hot water and solar thermal installations. Discuss
Power Specialist, Master Electrician. Saturday 2 pm techniques and methods for installs in buildings of various
sizes.(Intermediate-Advanced) William Guiney, Program
109.Off Grid Cabin PV Systems – Signing, programming, Manager Renewable Energy Solutions, Johnson Controls,
safety. (Beginner-Advanced) Andrew Bangert, Solar Power Inc. Milwaukee, WI. Friday 4 pm
Specialist, Master Electrician. Friday 2 pm, Sunday 12 pm
118.Solar Hot Water for Commercial Buildings - Discuss
110.Solar Art! Making Renewable Energy Architecturally the implementation and the benefits of solar domestic water
Pleasing - Incorporating aesthetics into renewable energy, heating systems for the commercial building industry.
solar projects as a means of providing beauty and function (Intermediate) Craig Tarr PE, LEED AP, Energy Concepts,
increases public acceptance and awareness. (Intermediate- Inc., Hudson, WI. Saturday 5 pm
Advanced) John Hippensteel, Lake Michigan Wind and
Sun, Sturgeon Bay, WI. Sunday 2 pm 119.Solar Hot Water: The Search for Persuasive Yet
Truthful Marketing – What drives individuals to a solar
111. How to Choose a Solar Installer - What should you hot water system? Discuss ways to calculate payback, return
expect and what questions should you ask when your solar and what might be the best way to understand the full cost
electric or solar thermal installer arrives? How to get of a system. (Intermediate-Advanced), Michael Vickerman,
through installation stress free. (Beginner-Intermediate) RENEW Wisconsin. Sunday 3 pm
David Abazs, Round River Renewables. Sunday 10 am

112.PV Basics for Women - Learn about PV components,


with a focus on modules. Gain hands-on experience testing Transportation and Fuels
modules with meters for current and voltage and see the
effects of tilt and shading. (Beginner). Kelly Larson, Solar 120.50 Ways to Leave Your Car Home - Practical and
Energy International, Carbondale, CO. Saturday 10 am creative ways to use fewer fossil fuels by leaving your car
behind. Strategies for using your own two feet, sharing with
113.Designing and Living with Smaller PV Systems – Not neighbors, and become public transit savvy. (Beginner-
ready to step into a full sized grid-tied or complete stand- Intermediate) Lea Karlssen, Decorah, IA. Sunday 11 am
alone solar electric system? This workshop investigates
smaller, stand alone systems. (Intermediate). Kurt Nelson, 121.Alcohol Can Be A Gas - Making moonshine to replace
SOLutions, Cornucopia, WI. Saturday 4 pm, Sunday 2 pm gas or heating oil. Ethanol history, production, distillation,
crops / waste materials, food versus fuel, energy balance,
emissions and many more. Small scale and farm production.
(Beginner-Intermediate) David Blume. Saturday 5 pm
Solar Hot Water/ Solar Thermal
122.Biofuels 101: Facts on Sustainable Fuels - A fresh look
114.Intro to Solar Water Heating - For those who know little at transportation biofuels by comparing the merits in terms
to nothing about solar water heating. Description of systems, of economics, environmental impact, and the role of public
applications, theory, design, installation & economics. policy in the food-versus-fuel debate. Practical tips for year-
(Beginner) Bob Ramlow, Artha Sustainable Living Center, round biodiesel users. (Beginner) Kurt Reinhold, Prairie
Amherst, WI. Friday 12, Saturday 12 Fire Biofuels, Madison, WI. Friday 2 pm, Saturday 10 am

115.Introduction to Solar Space Heating Systems - Basics 123.Biomass Pelletizing - Pelletizing with new technology
of heating new or existing buildings with active solar appears to be a better option for densification of fibrous
heating systems. Types of collectors, systems and biomass (corn stover & switch grass) can create a fuel blend
economics. (Beginner) Bob Ramlow, Artha Renewable for utilities. (Intermediate-Advanced) Priya Jain, MBA,
Energy, Amherst, WI. Friday 2 pm, Saturday 2 pm Performix Business Services. Sunday 3 pm

116.Solar Thermal for Beginners - Learn the types of solar 124.Carry Anything with Your Bike, Even the Kitchen
thermal systems and their characteristics; what to look for Sink - Demonstration of commercially available trailers,
on a site survey, system components and a contractor. racks, bags and other options to facilitate independence
(Beginner) Shawn Young, Solar Service, Niles, IL. Sunday from your vehicle.(Beginner-Intermediate) Nancy Griswold,
12 noon Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin. Friday 11 am

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125.Hybrid Accident Safety - Learn about issues surrounding 133.Crude Awakening - Learn about potentially alarming and
hybrid technology in accidents. What to expect with a imminent global crisis (peak oil). Discuss the impact on our
severely damaged hybrid. For first responders, EMTs, fire economics, way of life; and transportation infrastructure.
departments and other safety officials. Public is welcome. ( B e g i n n e r-Intermediate) Tim Hudson, Institute for
(Advanced) Tracey Rice, Mark Motors Toyota. Friday 10 am Sustainable Energy Education, Dryden MI. Sunday 10 am

126.Journey to Green - The state of green transportation. 134.Zero Oil - Zero, no emission transportation is not a distant
Learn about six choices in green transportation. Explore dream. For most, it is here now. Learn about options in
why hybrids have 2.6% of the transportation market. electric and no-oil alternatives. (Beginner-Intermediate)
(Beginner-Intermediate) Chris Schneider, Hybrid Guru at Chris Schneider, hybridcarstore.com. Sunday 2 pm
Hybridcarstore.com. Friday 4 pm, Saturday 12 noon

127.Make Your Own Biodiesel - Biodiesel advantages &


disadvantages, safety, uses, storage, cold weather use, basic Water and Waste Systems
chemistry, steps in making, vegetable oil collection, costs
involved and supplies. (Beginner) Dan Dykema, Azure 135.Basics of Composting - The basics of home composting,
Biodiesel. Saturday 4 pm including bin designs, composting techniques, uses for
finished compost. (Beginner-Intermediate) Annie Danko,
128.Reacquaint Yourself with Your Bicycle - Intro to bike Recycling Connections Corporation. Saturday 11 am
parts, terms, basic maintenance needs and tools. (Beginner)
Brian Conger, Bicycle Federation of WI. Saturday 11 am 136.Commercial Composting & Recycling: Campus or
Work - An open forum for students and staff to learn about
129.Starting a Biodiesel and Biofuels Cooperative – This the different ways institutions can compost and recycle.
workshop will cover documents, permits, and equipment (Beginner) Devin Judge-Lord, Reed College, Initiator of
needed, and finding biodiesel suppliers and members for College Composting Program. Sunday 2 pm
your co-op. (Intermediate) Mike Clark and Mary Eberle,
PrairieFire BioFuels Cooperative, Madison WI. Friday 5 pm 137.Composting Humanure - History, chemistry, and
practical applications of alternatives to conventional human
130.Sustainable Biomass and Oilseed Crop Production - "waste" processing. Do-it-yourself and commercial options,
This workshop will provide participants with information on sanitation considerations, gray water options. (Beginner-
sustainable production practices for oilseed and biomass Intermediate). Ned Doyle, BackHome Magazine,
crops and discuss challenges and opportunities for on-farm Hendersonville, NC. Friday 4 pm
and community-scale use. (Intermediate) Jim Kleinschmit,
Director of the Rural Communities Program, Institute for 138.Gray Water Systems for Homes - Presentation and
Agriculture and Trade Policy. Saturday 2 pm illustrations will highlight designing, building, installing
and living with a low energy and legal gray water system.
131.Sustainable Tr a n s p o rtation Technologies - Well to ( B e g i n n e r- Advanced). David Abazs, Round River
wheel comparison of sustainable transportation technologies Alternatives, Finland, MN. Friday 5, Saturday 4
including clean diesel, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, biofuels,
hydrogen and electric vehicles. (Intermediate-Advanced) 139.Water-Pumping Windmills - Granddaddy of renewable
Orian Welling, mechanical engineering student, energy technology, water-pumping windmills shaped rural
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Friday 12 noon America. Windmill restoration & wind-powered water
systems. (Beginner-Intermediate) Bryce Black, LoTec
132.Community Car: Is Car Sharing for You? - Learn about Windmill Service, Arkansaw, WI. Friday 2, Sunday 12
the car sharing movement and how Community Car works.
Discussions on other ways to share cars, drive less, and live 140.Sustainable Water Use for Homeowners & Gardeners
more. Natasha Stevens, Community Car and Madison Benefits from sensible water use in less than five minutes a
Environmental Group, Madison, WI. Sunday 12 noon day. Planning, drip irrigation, micro-irrigation, gray water
use, outdoor showers, bio-swales, large water containment,
erosion control, solar powered pumps, water treatment and
use of mulches in water control. (Beginner-Intermediate)
Tom Girolamo, Eco-Building & Forestry. Saturday 5 pm

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Wind Systems Educator Workshops
141.Intro to Wind Systems - Workshop includes the past, 149.Renewable Energy Activities for Your Classroom -
present, and future of wind energy, wind generators, and Incorporate renewable energy concepts in your classroom.
types of wind energy systems. (Beginner) John Hippensteel, Activities that explore history of solar energy and careers
Lake Michigan Wind and Sun, Sturgeon Bay, WI. Friday 10 related to siting, installing, maintaining a wind farm. Free
am, Saturday 10 am, Sunday 10 am lesson plans for all! Melissa Rickert, KEEP. Friday, 10 am.

142.Wind Basics for Women - Learn about small and large 150.Dollars for Your Classroom - Do you have a great idea
turbines and their associated parts. No prior knowledge or for your classroom but need money to make it happen?
experience necessary. (Beginner). Jenny Heinzen, Master Learn about potential sources of grant dollars AND to
Electrician and Instructor at Lakeshore Technical College, acquire tips and suggestions for writing winning proposals.
Sheboygan, WI. Saturday 11 am Pat Marinac, KEEP Adjunct Faculty. Friday 11 am.

143.History of Wind - The history of wind machines is a 151.The Urban Ecology Center: An Innovative Approach
narrated pictorial including over 100 pictures depicting the Integrating Environmental Education and Community -
history of wind machines from 200 BC to the present. This Journey through the history of the Urban Ecology Center &
presentation is suited for high school students and adults. discover how the Neighborhood Environmental Education
(Beginner-Advanced) John R. Root, The RootCellar and Program helped revitalize Riverside Park. Joey Zocher,
Muscatine Power and Water. Friday 12 noon, Sunday 11 am Urban Ecology Center, Milwaukee. Friday, 12 noon.

144.Site Analysis For Wind - Techniques for determining the 152.Biomass Classroom - Participate in a hands-on biomass
average wind speed on your property and how to optimize activity that can be taught in grades 5-12. Participants will
your site for a wind energy system. (Beginner-Intermediate) be given a copy of the activity at the end of the workshop.
Mick Sagrillo. Friday 4 pm, Saturday 11 am Carrie Ziolkowski, KEEP Staff. Friday, 2 pm

145.Small Wind Turbines for Homes and Farms - Update 153.Building Science: Gaining Experience in Energy
on small wind power in the US including consumer Efficient Building - Hands-on experience with exciting
information, technology, policy, market status and trends, tools used to test energy efficiency of houses. Discover
and ways to promote the industry. (Beginner-Intermediate) which schools in WI are building energy efficient homes or
Ron Stimmel, small wind advocate, American Wind Energy making older homes more efficient. David Kinyon, WI
Association (AWEA). Friday 11 am, Saturday 2 pm ENERGY STAR Homes, Madison, WI. Friday, 3 pm

146.The National Outlook for Wind Power - Latest update 154.Wind Energy for Teachers - Dig deeper into wind and
on wind in US including major projects completed, growth introduce students to the science behind the fastest growing
in various regions, changes occurring in the manufacturing e n e rgy resource by building a model classroom wind
sector, and emerging players in wind power development. turbine. Michael Arquin, KidWind Project. Friday, 4-6 pm.
(Beginner-Intermediate) Jeffrey Anthony, American Wind
Energy Association (AWEA). Saturday 12 noon 155.Carbon Footprinting: Understand & Reduce Your
CO2 Emissions - Understand & quantify the climate impact
147.What is a Wind Job? - Expanding wind power generation of various facets of your life. Get tools to calculate your
creates jobs, but what does a wind worker actually do? personal CO2 emissions, and reduce them. Suggestions,
Come learn about the wind business and the daily lives of worksheets, resources & real life examples. Kevin Coleman,
the people who keep them running. (Beginner) John R. Madison Environmental Group. Saturday, 11 am.
Dunlop, Technical Services Engineer, American Wind
Energy Association. Friday 5 pm 156.Lessons to Remember: Teaching with Pedal Power -
The Pedal Power is a bicycle-powered display with grade-
148.Wind Technologies Forum – Join the American Wind appropriate lessons, discussions and activities designed to
Energy Association for a round table discussion of new and exercise critical thinking and math skills. Greg Hoffmann,
emerging technologies in small wind. Opportunities and Wisconsin Public Power Inc. Saturday 12 noon.
concerns with topics such as building mounted wind,
vertical axis turbines, reporting on power outputs, and other 157.It’s About Time! - New curriculum with case-based
new innovations. (Beginner-Intermediate) Saturday 4 pm situations. Units focus on land use, energy, & water use.
Each unit has a real-life project at its core, which students
complete with the least environmental impact. J e ff Larson,
Osseo-Fairchild science teacher. Saturday 2 pm.

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158.Solar Power Your School! - SolarWise® for Schools is a 166.Home for the Birds – Be a birdbrain and learn how to
hands-on renewable energy education program for high build the way the birds do. Play with mud, grass, and
schools served by Wisconsin Public Service. Learn how sticks and build homes for the birds. (All ages). Mark
schools in WPS territory can receive a FREE solar-electric Morgan, Bearpaw Design & Construction, Strum, WI.
system and renewable energy curriculum package. Chip Friday 5 pm.
Bircher, Wisconsin Public Service. Saturday 3 pm.
167.Ice Cream Making – Come help us make (and eat) hand
159.Radiant Energy Transfer: What You Can’t See Can cranked ice cream. (All ages). Hans de Kook and Chef
Cost You - This invisible phenomenon is often ignored, Stroganoff, Stevens Point, WI. Sunday 3 pm
misunderstood, and mismanaged; but with a few simple tips,
you can take control of radiant energy transfer and increase 168.Laughing with the Animals - Songs, riddles, live
efficiency. Bob Drevlow, Scott Jones, and Chuck Zinda, animals. Songs and interactive stories, we will examine up
Focus on Energy Energy Advisors. Saturday 4 pm. close and personal live animals. (All ages). Daivd Stokes
Frog Chorus, New Berlin WI. Sunday 10 am and 1 pm.
160.Wisconsin Electrathon and Supermileage - High school
electric vehicle and energy efficient vehicle design and build 169.Magic Mama - Whimsical, funky, organic hip hop with
competitions. Design ideas, rules, funding, specifications, an earth-friendly message. (All ages). Kjersten Hallin.
fabrication, & construction tips. Dave Doering, Bayfield Friday 12 noon, Saturday 1 pm.
HS; Jeremie Meyer, Green Bay Preble HS. Sunday 10 am.
170.Operation Imagination – Open session invites you to
161.Understanding How Photovoltaic Cells Work - Learn take time out. Materials to help you (and parents) make
both a simple and a more complex description of how something fun. (All ages). Sunday 12 noon.
photovoltaic cells work & how they are made. Crystalline
silicon cells, thin film cells, nanomaterial, org a n i c 171.Photon Racers – Do you feel the need for speed? Come
semiconductor cells, & prospects for PV industry. Richard and assemble a SolarWorld Photon Racer and then race it
Komp, Ph.D., Maine Solar Energy Association; author of on Focus on Energy’s Racetrack! Supplies are limited.
Practical Photovoltaics. Sunday 11:00 am. Seven two-person teams can sign up at the Rainbow’s End
before noon on Friday and Saturday – same day sign up
162.Energy Conservation in Schools Equals Money Saved only, first come, first serve. Friday 1 pm, Saturday 3 pm.
Learn how Tomorrow River School District implemented
programs that saved hundreds of thousands of dollars. 172.Pop and a Whoosh – Did you ever wonder what would
Learn how to implement these savings in your district. Don happen if you put alka seltzer and water in a film canister?
Keck, Focus on Energy; John Haugen, Administrator, How about Mentos in a bottle of diet cola? If you don’t
School District of Tomorrow River. Sunday 12 noon. know, come and try it out for yourself. (All ages). Theresa
Ford, KEEP. Saturday 2 pm, Sunday 11 am.
163.Building and Using the Simplest Durable Solar Cooker
Participate in construction of a cardboard box solar cooker 173.Solar Oven Construction - How to build and cook with
that can be assembled in 30 minutes, last for years, and be a solar oven made out of recycled cardboard. You are
used to cook delicious meals. Greg Lynch, Experienced encouraged to take the oven home and demonstrate this
Solar Cooking Instructor. Sunday 2 pm. technology to others. (Ages 10 and up). John Root,
Muscatine Power & Water, Muscatine, IA. Friday 3 pm

Rainbow’s End 174. Sun Day Parade - Join us on our daily celebratory
parade through the fairgrounds. Celebrate the sun, the
Workshops for Families and Kids wind, the rain, and our Earth. Strike up the band, wave a
banner, dress up, carry a giant peace dove, or just march
164.Energize with Song – Time to stretch your belly button! for renewable energy. (All ages). Saturday 10 am.
It will during this show. Join Tom Pease in this sing-a-
long about the wonders of the world. (All ages). Tom
Pease, Amherst, WI. Sunday, 2 pm. Instructor Workshop #

165.Grassy Heads - Make new friends! Create a custom


made turf friend from simple materials. Generate a little
grass garden, add a friendly face. Watch it grow lush green
hair! (All ages). Dana Johnson, UW-SP. Friday 11 am.

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Abazs, David . . . . . . . . .3, 111, 138 Heinrich, Kari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Nelson, Kurt . . . . . . . . . . . .26, 113
Akemann, Beth . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Heinzen, Jenny . . . . . . . . . . . . .142 Olson, Eric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Anthony, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .146 Hickey, Emily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Pawlisch, Melissa . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Arquin, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . .154 Hippensteel, John . .23, 110, 141 Peace Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Bacon, Joe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Hirschberg, Joel . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Pease, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .164
Bangert, Andrew . . . . . . . .108, 109 Hoffmann, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . .156 Pierce, Crispin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Becker, Gene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Hogan, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Piltingsrud, Doug . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Bensch, Ingo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Host-Jablonski, Lou . . . . . . . . .104 Plunkett-Black, K . . . . .60, 64, 65
Berton, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Hren, Stephen . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Ramlow, Bob . . .33, 105, 114, 115
Berger, Wade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Hudson, Tim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Ramlow, Marguerite . . .48, 86, 93
Bielecki, Jayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Hylla, Nick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Reinhold, Kurt . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Bircher, Chip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .158 Ivanko, John . . . . . . . . . . . .84, 91 Rice, Tracey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125
Black, Bryce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139 Jain, Priya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Richter, John . . . . . . . . . . . .55, 77
Blume, David . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 Johnson, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Rickert, Melissa . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Boyce, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Johnson, Maureen . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Root, John . . . . . . . . . . . .143, 173
Brooks, Steve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Jones, Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Roy, Rob . . . . . . . . .4, 6, 10, 11, 58
Brown, Tom . . . . . . . . . . . . .92, 98 Judge-Lord, Devin . . . . . . . . . .136 Sagrillo, Mick . . . . . . . . . . . . .144
Clark, Mike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Karlssen, Lea . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Schmidt, Brandon . . . . . . . . . . . .99
Coleman, Kevin . . . . . . . . .82, 155 Keck, Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Schneider, Chris . . . . . . . .126, 134
Conger, Brian . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Kelz, Eileen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Schneider, Erin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Conroy, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Kerbel, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Solin, Jeremy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Cunningham, Susan . . . . . . . . . .20 Kinyon, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153 Stankevitz, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Dachik, Carey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Kipnis, Nathan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Steinmetz, Jasia . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Danko, Annie . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Kivirist, Lisa . . . . . . . . .50, 84, 91 Stevens, Natasha . . . . . . . . . . . .132
De Witt, Cal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Klein, Mark . . . . . . . . .68, 97, 100 Stimmel, Ron . . . . . . . . . .146, 148
Doering, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Kleinschmit, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Stokes, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168
Doyle, Ned . . . . . . . . . . . . .59, 137 Knight, Brandon . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Sustain Jefferson . . . . . . . . .39, 66
Drapac, Dave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Knutson, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Tarr, Craig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .118
Drevlow, Bob . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159 Komp, Richard . . . . . . . . . . . . .161 Thompson, Neale . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Dunlop, John . . . . . . . . . . . . .147 Krome, Margaret . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Udee, Leo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Dykema, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 LaForge, Chris . . . . . . .30, 76, 106 Vickerman, Michael . . . . . .81, 119
Eakles, Dena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Lamb, James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Voichick, Jennifer . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Edens, Jason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Laron, Jeff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Walk, Larisa . . . . . . . . . .47, 51, 60
Erdman, Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 51 Larson, Kelly . . . . . . . . . . .24, 112 Warmke, Annie & Jay . . .1, 63, 89
Ford, Theresa . . . . . . . . . .171, 172 Loomans, Sue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Welling, Orian . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131
Franke, Marc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Lord, Amy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Wichert, Don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27,
Frazer, Georgette . . . . . . . . .54, 57 Lynch, Greg . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 163 Wilson, Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . .40, 61
Gilman, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Marinac, Pat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150 Wolter, Niels . . . . .27, 31, 56, 103
Giralamo, Tom . . . . . . . . . .62, 140 McFeeley, Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Young, Shawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Griswold, Nancy . . . . . . . . . . . .124 McKnight, Jim . . . . . . .68, 97, 100 Zinda, Chuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Guiney, William . . . . . . . . . . . .117 McLaren, Deborah . . . . . . . . . . .92 Ziolkowski, Carrie . . . . . . . . . .152
Gunderson, Roald . . . . . . . . . .9, 13 Meyer, Jeremie . . . . . . . . . . . . .160 Zocher, Joey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151
Haugen, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162 Morgan, Mark . . . . . . .12, 14, 166

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