August 2018 Newsletter

What’s Hopping at the Hub

Monadnock Energy Hub Newsletter – August 2018

The MEH Program Coordinator

Mary Ewell was hired on July 6th to help with Hub activities and maintain Hub participants’ connectivity through outreach such as this newsletter! Make sure you have Mary’s contact information shown below and don’t forget to reach out and say ‘hi’! Here’s a photo of Mary at the Keene Art Hop – dressed in her family’s plastic waste to raise awareness to reduce use so you know what she looks like – but don’t worry – she won’t show up in that dress!

Mary Ewell

mary.c.ewell22@gmail.com

(703) 887-9254

Mary will be visiting local energy committees and Hub participants throughout the remainder of the summer and into the fall. Don’t forget to make the time to sit down & chat with her or schedule a phone call!

Solarize Volunteer Training on 8/15 – Learn How to bring Solarize to your Town

On Wednesday, August 15 from 4:30-7:00pm we are fortunate to have a Solarize expert, Sarah Brock, Energy Program Manager from Vital Communities, visit us to provide the Volunteer Training! This session is for volunteers ready to give their time and energy to put on a successful Solarize Campaign in their town!

If you are energized to learn how to start a campaign in your town – come and join us!

We need a head count so please email Mary Ewell to let her know you are interested in attending. We need to ensure the room is ready and the materials are sufficient for all who come!

Want to learn more about solarize but not ready to take the plunge to commit to volunteering?

Check out the Department of Energy Solarize Guidebook:

https://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy12osti/54738.pdf

Monadnock Drive Electric Expo – Saturday 9/15 at Keene Ice from 12-4pm

What’s a drive electric event?
Cars and bikes from dealerships, store-owners, and private citizens ready to show off their vehicles, offer test drives, and talk to you about what it is like to own an electric!
Guest speakers will visit to share up to date news of electric vehicles, infrastructure needed to support the new wave of cars, and maybe even a tour of the Keene Ice facility and a view of the electric Zamboni!
But, we need YOUR help to make this event a success! If you are interested in helping out – LET US KNOW!
If you can commit time from NOW until September 15th to help the event come together, join us on the Event Planning Committee! To sign up, please go to:
https://goo.gl/forms/v8MSCdPLK8IHZGH03
If you can’t make that type of commitment now – BUT – want to help out the day of the event – WE WANT YOU! To sign up, please go to:
https://goo.gl/forms/0FMQE04K1Fkc4Bgz1

Help us Make Contacts – We need electric cars, motorcycles, and bikes

Do you have a friend or neighbor who has an electric vehicle?

– Ask them if they want to show it off at our Event!

– Give them our contact information so we know they want to attend with their vehicle –

Mary Ewell mary.c.ewell22@gmail.com

– Let us know if you have contacts at dealerships that have plug-in vehicles – we want as many as possible at the event!