NW SolarFest: Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair is a family fun event with exhibits, activities, food and fun. Don’t miss the KIDZone; the first 300 kids get their own free solar mini car and can race it on the track. Play at the recycled cardboard “arcade”. Enjoy water fun at the solar fountains. And don’t miss CASPAR BABYPANTS on the main stage at 11 am.
This FREE event is Saturday, July 27, 10am-6om at Shoreline Community College with the beer garden and the live music continuing until 8 pm.
Interested in solar heating & electricity (PV), eco-friendly building systems and materials? Register now for “Solar Home Design” offered at 21 Acres near Woodinville. Designed as a do-it-yourself (DIY) format this class will provide extensive resources for solar energy options for the typical homeowner – with a true DIY teaching structure. Students will leave knowing where to go for plans, product sources, expert professionals and more. Class takes place on two consecutive Saturdays, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29; 9 am to 3 pm each day.
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living
For the past several years, the NWBN has been delivering Education Forums and community outreach events promoting the benefits and use of Biodiesel fuel. As we start this new year, we want to take time to evaluate our effectiveness and assess what programs our biodiesel community would like the NWBN to undertake in the coming year and beyond.
NW Biodiesel Network (www.nwbiodiesel.org)
November Education Forum
Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
@ Phinney Community Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle WA 98103
The State of Biodiesel
After taking a beating in 2010 because of the expiration of the Biodiesel Blender's credit, the US Biodiesel industry is finally picking up some steam again. According to this article, the industry is on track to nearly double the amount of biodiesel produced in this country for 2011.
Fuel quality is a critical issue in any vehicle. How do we know that the fuel we buy for our vehicles is of high quality and will not cause problems, and also maximize performance? How is quality ensured in production and distribution? What does the state do to ensure quality? What is involved in testing biodiesel?