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Earth Day on Capitol Hill

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    There is a massive Earth Day event on Tuesday.  The Senate Energy and Environment Showcase will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the ninth floor of the Hart Senate Office Building (2nd and C streets NE) on Capitol Hill.  Originally the event was supposed to be held outside, but rain moved it indoors. 

    Here's the press release:  

    Showcases

    • Senate green initiative (attached documents for specifics AOC, SAA and Sec. Sen initiatives)
      • AOC Senate energy saving projects
      • AOC – USBG stormwater run-off and sustainability projects
      • SAA – green initiatives
      • Secretary of the Senate green initiatives
      • Restaurants Associates green initiatives
      • DOE’s NREL for renewable energy information
    • Concept and green vehicles
      • 7 car manufactures
      • 16 concept and green cars
      • 2 electric vehicles
    • Home and Community
      • 5 Federal, state and local environment agencies
      • A home ECO Roadshow with My Green Cottage acting as an information booth
      • 4 community organizations
      • 11 home green companies
      • Green training trailer for air conditioning and low flow plumbing
    • Utility
      • 4 local utilities
      • 3 smart meter companies
      • 3 energy services companies
    • Speakers
      • US Senators
      • Stephen Ayers – Acting Architect of the Capitol
      • Industry leaders for renewable energy sources
      • Denis Hayes – coordinated the 1st earth day in 1970
      • Kathleen Rogers – President of Earth Day Network
      • Cecile Warner – NREL’s coordinator of Solar Decathlon
    • Workshops
      • Learn about green terms and techniques
      • Learn about home energy savings from windows, insulation
      • Learn about home air conditioning and geo thermal
      • Learn about home energy audits and heating efficiencies
      • Learn about reducing water usage
      • Learn about making rain barrels