Calendar

Jan
16
Tue
2018
HREG Monthly Meeting @ HREG 14th Floor -Conference Room
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

All are welcome to our HREG Monthly Meeting!  During this meeting Brian Chen, HREG President, will share his three-year plan and vision for HREG. This is your chance to hear about the future of HREG and share your thoughts on HREG’s mission.

Afterwards, we will review current HREG business and upcoming activities, where the officers look for your feedback. Our monthly meetings are the best place for our members to learn about HREG, ask questions, and provide suggestions.

Jan
26
Fri
2018
HREG’s Solar Workshop @ TXRX
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This free workshop addresses the basics on how to install and operate a solar system.  It covers topics such as solar array types, costs of equipment and labor, permitting, energy savings, and reliability.   The instructor Bill Swann is an expert in solar energy and has built many of his own solar systems.  This workshop is ideal for all people as Bill can answer the simplest and most technical of questions.  If you want to learn more about solar, this is the workshop for you.

Solar Workshop Handout  –> Houston Solar Resource   (Click on Houston Solar Resource twice to pull up pdf.)

The is a free, public workshop. Street parking available. To RSVP,  email Bill Swann.   [email protected]

 

For more information, visit houstonrenewableenergy.org.

Jan
27
Sat
2018
HREG’s Climate Candidate Forum @ West University Elementary School
Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us at The Houston Climate Forum 2018 with Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Texas’ 7th District Congressional Candidates: Joshua Butler, James Cargas, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher, Laura Moser, Ivan Sanchez, Alex Triantaphyllis, and Jason Westin, M.D.

Come learn about each Congressional Candidate’s positions on all items relating to climate, energy, and environmental issues and solutions, nationally and locally, in an open forum. Bring your questions!

For more information, visit eventbrite.com.

Jan
28
Sun
2018
Going Solar! @ Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church
Jan 28 @ 9:45 am

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The public is invited to Going Solar!, a talk at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church given by representatives of the Houston Renewable Energy Group (HREG), a local non-profit dedicated to promoting renewable energy solutions and businesses. HREG is the Houston chapter of the Texas Solar Energy Society.

At this talk, HREG will explain the details of rooftop solar power generation, how you may benefit, and how you can go solar.  Bring your solar energy questions to this informative talk!

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If parking is not available in the church lots, please park across the street in the Rice Stadium lot.  Metro buses 27 and 41 stop nearby.  Bike parking is available in the church lot facing Rice Blvd.

Feb
3
Sat
2018
2018 Houston Solar Tour @ Cypress, TX
Feb 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The ASES National Solar Tour is the largest grassroots solar event in the nation and Houston will be a participant in 2018 as it has in many years past.  The tour involved over 30,000 participants in 2017 in more than 60 cities nationwide.

ASES National Houston Solar Tour & Social

Solar Tour in Cypress!
The Solar Tour gives YOU the opportunity to see and learn firsthand about Solar Systems on the homes of Houstonians who have already taken the step towards clean energy. Solar installers, homeowners, and volunteers are available at each home location to discuss benefits, cost, and any other questions regarding solar energy and green technologies.

In addition to the homes, there will be a variety of vendors with cool energy efficient technologies at the tour and free breakfast treats for the early birds.  The Solar Tour is free and open to the public. Following the tour, the after party is at The Bearded Fox Brewery, where we’ll have a few beers, talk solar and listen to some live music from the Boomerays.


2018 Solar Tour in Cypress, TX

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 10am – 2pm

A) The Hilberg Residence. A Certified LEED Platinum Green Home (16530 Steinhagen Road, Cypress, Tx 77429)
B) Rimmerman – 20303 Everwood Green Ln  (20303 Everwood Green Ln, Cypress, TX 77433)
C) Gresell – 20210 Silverwood Trail (20210 Silverwood Trail, Cypress, TX 77433)

 

For more information, visit Houston Solar Tour.

Feb
10
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

Apr
14
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

May
5
Sat
2018
Blackwood’s Mornings in the Country @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Blackwood Land

Join us for a Morning in the Country!

Take a self-guided tour of the farm, enjoy a delicious lunch with ingredients from our gardens, take a class with our Farm Director, and much more.

Register Today!

Cost (includes lunch)

  • FREE for ages 4 years and under
  • $25 for ages 5 – 13 years
  • $45 for ages 14+

February 10, 2018 – Seasonal Nutrition Garden Exploration with Rebecca Verm

Explore the importance of seasonal eating as it relates to health and nutrition. We will discuss what produce is currently available at local farms and farmers markets as well as how to prepare simple, delicious meals. The class will take a tasting tour of the Blackwood Kitchen Garden in order to better experience all the flavors the current season has to offer.

March 3, 2018 – Basics of Successful Vegetable Gardening with Rebecca Verm

Introduction to the basics of growing vegetables in the Gulf Coast region. Some of the topics covered include growing seasons,  climate, best growing methods & mediums, and specific crop recommendations. We will explore each of these principles, and how they are implemented, in Blackwood’s Kitchen Garden. Students will leave empowered to begin their own backyard garden successfully.

April 14, 2018 – Speaker coming soon!

May 5, 2018 – “Kernza: Loving Gluten” Presentation and Lunch by Karen Man

Jun
2
Sat
2018
2018 Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) Course @ Blackwood Educational Land Institute
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day

BE BETTER PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY!

Recognizing life-threatening medical symptoms for kids and adults is crucial for any parent, professional or concerned citizen. As outdoor educators and farmers at Blackwood Land, we believe this knowledge is invaluable whether you live in an urban area or leading a trip into the wilderness. In this course, offered by the prestigious Wilderness Medical Associates, you will:

  • Manage medical emergencies when hospitals and rescue services may not be available.
  • Learn from medical professionals with significant patient care and backcountry experience.
  • Be prepared for emergencies that involve prolonged patient care, severe environments, and improvised equipment.
  • Have fun while developing confidence in your ability to care for emergencies

Course fee: $495 (lunch included)

 

Lodging & Meals

Tent Camping: $10/night (bath house available) | Bunk in main house: $15/night

Breakfast: $9/day | Dinner: $15/day

For more information, visit blackwoodland.org.