Upcoming Events

  • Mon, Feb 2 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:Take Back the Economy Workshop, with Don Nonini
  • Fri, Feb 6 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm:Open Mic Night - Music and Poetry with Tom Clark and Zach Mercer
  • Mon, Feb 9 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:Take Back the Economy Workshop, with Don Nonini
  • Sat, Feb 14 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm:Making A Shrine To Love -- DIY Art Project, led by Charron Andrews
  • Mon, Feb 16 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:Take Back the Economy Workshop, with Don Nonini
  • Fri, Feb 20 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm:Co-ops, B Corporations, and Nonprofits: The Law & Organizations Dedicated to Doing Good, with Catherine Phillips and Thomas Beckett
  • Mon, Feb 23 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:Take Back the Economy Workshop, with Don Nonini
  • Fri, Feb 27 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm:Sustainabililty and Cooperatives: How Sharing and Cooperation Can Save the Planet, with Catherine Phillips
  • Mon, Mar 2 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm:Take Back the Economy Workshop, with Don Nonini
  • Sat, Mar 7 10:30 am – 12:30 pm:Repowering Our Schools with Solar, with Carolyn Hansley of Repower Our Schools Coalition
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Renewable Energy Seminar (w/ NCSSM)

CommunEcos members Anthony Watts led a collaboration in 2011-2012 with NCSSM to develop a Renewable Energy Education Seminar.  Sandy Smith-Nonini was also a speaker in the series, held on 11 Thursday afternoons in spring 2012, which included lectures and labs conducted by NCSSM teachers, community experts and entreprenuers in renewable energy as well as offsite field trips to relevant facilities. Themes included the need for alternative energy (on limits of fossil fuels and the problem of global warming) by Sandy Smith-Nonini; fundamentals of energy, work and power,  (Gabriela Stefan); Basic electricity (Stefan and Steve Mann);   Solar Photovoltaics (Stefan, Grant Means, Dahl Winters, Marion Brisk, Courtney Hadsell), Solar Thermal (Steve Mann), Fuels cells, batteries and hydrogen power (Brisk), and Wind Energy (Bob Mitchell).

The series was videotaped by the NCSSM distance learning department for use in NC high schools, and is available on You Tube.