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MNYCEM Events this Week December 18-December 22

From: Cathy
Sent on: Monday, December 17, 2007 10:44 AM
Wednesday, December 19 at 7:45pm
MNYCEM December Book Club and Dinner Discussion- Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest Meetup
Organizer: Cathy
New York, NY
This month we're reading: Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
We're meeting at: Vegetarian Dim Sum House for dinner and the discussion
Click here to RSVP

Notable Event around town:
Digging Deep for Clean, Cheap Energy: Geothermal Potential in New York City.
7:00pm Solar 1 Green Renter

Speaker: David Ortiz, Project Manager, DMJM Harris
Geothermal (?geo?= earth; ?therm? = heat) refers to separate forms of clean, renewable energy that are derived from deep underground sources. Most commonly the term is understood to mean the exploitation of the hot gas and water trapped beneath the earth?s surface for common energy services such as heating, cooling and electricity generation. It can also describe the process of tapping the constant temperature of the earth to provide efficient heating and cooling. Here in New York City a growing number of developers and architects are giving this latter method of energy transfer a closer look because it is clean, cost-effective and locally available. In fact, Solar 2 ? Solar One?s future state-of-the-art, carbon neutral headquarters ? will utilize geothermal technology for its temperature control.
Join geothermal specialist David Ortiz of the DMJM Harris engineering firm for an introductory overview of this growing but under-exploited local energy resource.

Directions to Solar One:
By Subway & Bus: take the (6) to 23rd St. and the M23 east to Avenue C *or* take the (L) to 1st Ave, the M15 north to 23rd St. and the M23 East to Avenue C.

By Car: Get to 23rd St, driving east. Pass under the FDR, as if you are going to the Gulf gas station. Solar One is just south of the Gulf station, along the same access road.

The Green Renter takes place on Tuesdays during the fall and winter at 7pm, at Solar One. For directions, click here for a Map and Address Space can be limited, so they ask that you RSVP by calling[masked] or by e-mail to greenrenter@solar1. org.

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