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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

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