Nebraskans for Solar Educational Series Presentation:
Align Your Principal With Your Principles
Our speaker will be Tyler Mainquist, CFP®, ChFC®, CAP®, CLTC 
Financial Advisor, Central Financial Services, Lincoln.

October 8, 2019 - 7 to 8:30 pm
UNO's Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Rooms 201 & 205
6400 University Drive (64th & Dodge)

This presentation will provide practical methods for implementing sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing — including how to avoid carbon-intensive and other polluting industries, and instead support companies that are working to reduce, mitigate, and/or adapt to our changing global climate.

Additional material will cover recent updates re: comparisons against traditional investing, as well as the use of companies’ ESG (environmental, social, governance) data to reduce financial risk by avoiding bad corporate behavior.

Co-sponsored by Green Bellevue, Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, Conservation Nebraska, Nebraska Sierra Club, OTOC’s Environmental Sustainability Action Team.
This event is free and open to the public. Reserved parking is available in the lot in front of the Community Engagement Center, near the Durham Bell Tower. Enter at the kiosk and let the lot attendant, who is there until 7 pm, know you are a Nebraskans for Solar guest.
Senator McCollister to Speak at Sierra Club Meeting
September 26, 2019 - 7 p.m.
7020 Cass Street, Omaha
Enter north door "Education" wing.

Senator McCollister is on the Senate’s Executive Committee. He will discuss LR138 - Interim study to identify for adoption by the Legislature three to five infrastructure project opportunities in eastern Nebraska to provide flood control, a reliable drinking water supply, power generation, climate change mitigation, and recreation.Michael O'Hare will provide an update on the Green the Stream Project. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Mary Green, MoValley Programs Chair: megreen4@cox.net
Third Annual Nebraska Youth Climate Summit
October 4, 2019 - 8:30 am to 5 pm
Nebraska Innovation Campus
2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln

Check-in will begin at 8:30 am and programs at 9 am. Participants are welcome to enjoy the public spaces on campus before and after Summit programming. Nebraska’s 3rd annual Youth Climate Summit will bring together youth and civic leaders who share a commitment to combat climate change at the pace and scale needed to meet the challenge. The summit will showcase local change makers, innovators, and youth activists engaged in intergenerational dialogue. Leave empowered with concrete initiatives for action in your home, community, state, and world. Featured change agents: State Climate Officer Martha Shulski, State Senators Patty Pansing Brooks and Megan Hunt. Additional Details. Register Here.
Northeast Applied Technology Career Day
October 4, 2019 – 9 am to 2 pm
Northeast Community College
801 East Benjamin Avenue
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

Begin your day with check-in at 9 am in the Cox Activities Center on the Norfolk Campus. Optional walking campus tour at 2 pm. Experience the latest technologies, tools, and techniques used in today’s high-demand, high-paying career fields. Lunch provided. Register Here. For more information, call (402) 844-7262 or email   visit@northeast.edu
Recommended Reading: Nebraska college capitalizes on need for wind energy workers, Lincoln Journal Star
National Solar Tour: The Largest Annual Grassroots
Renewable Energy Event In The Nation
All ages are invited to two local, second-annual solar tours: Visit with Nebraskans who have installed solar arrays and gain information about how, why and when they decided to go solar, how solar works, and what local resources are available. The tours are free and open to the public – everyone is welcome to attend. Whether you are a solar owner, completely new to solar, or somewhere in between – these events are for you.

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Sponsors: Green Bellevue, Nebraska Sierra Club, Nebraskans for Solar
Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference 
The Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference & Exhibition is a two-day event that brings together a diverse range of stakeholders from Nebraska and across the country to share the latest information and innovations in wind and solar. Shaped by volunteers from state agencies, farmer and rancher organizations, public power utilities, the renewable energy industry, and academia – the Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference aims to present accurate and objective information pertaining to all aspects of wind and solar development.

Featured Solar Example
The Hammond Family Farm Array
Project:  25-kilowatt photovoltaic system installed in 2015 at the Hammond farm west of Benedict. The project estimate was $84,864; however, a USDA grant and federal tax credits reduced the cost to only $19,100, with a payback of just over 6 years, after which the farm will benefit from free energy. Solar panels typically last 25 or more years.  

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