Renewable Energy & Local Living Talks

Check back here later in 2019 for the line-up of upcoming talks on September 28 and 29.  Fill out the form below and click Submit if you have suggestions for future presentations.

The exciting 2018 presentations are listed below! All of the talks were held in the Renewable Energy/Local Living tent in the Portal to the Future area at the North end of the site. For talk details visit North Quabbin Energy.


12:00 – Solar Cooperatives – Solar Ownership for Everyone – Gregory Garrison, Northeast Solar; Don Stone, Wendell Community Solar Project  Northeast Solar

1:00 pm – Renewable Fuels for Transportation – Steve Russell, MOR-EV and

 2:00 – Clothing from the Local Fibershed – Farm to Garment bioregional clothing and textiles in Western Massachusetts – Nur Tiven, Western Mass Fibershed

3:00 – Urine Diversion and Use as Fertilizer – Abe Noe-Hays Rich Earth Institute


 11:00 am – Ecological Pollinator Conservation – Dr. Robert J. Gegear, Worcester Polytechnic Institute The Beecology Project

12:00 pm – Code Compliant Tiny Homes In MA – Chris Haynes

1:00 pm – Soil Carbon Sequestration: Practical Science in the Garden & Field – Julie Rawson & Jack Kittredge Many Hands Organic Farm

2:00 pm – What is Green Burial and Why Might I Want One? – Joan Pillsbury Green Burial Mass

As always, a giant THANK YOU goes to the presenters who volunteer to share their time, expertise, and enthusiasm to make these topics come alive for the festival audience.  If you have suggestions for future topics please fill out the form below.