Monthly Archives: February 2011

Solar Seminar in Smithtown

The Smithtown Library will host ‘Save With Solar Energy’ at its main branch Wednesday, February 23.

The informative seminar is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m. and is expected to last an hour. The seminar is aimed at educating the general public about the advantages of solar energy, including federal and state tax credits as well as the instillation process.

Solar Dad and Son, a Smithtown-based renewable energy company established in 2008, will be presenting the seminar.

Registration is not required, but to guarantee a seat to the seminar, contact the Smithtown Library at (631) 265-2072.

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reLI February Newsletter

Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI), a leading not-for-profit organization that promotes clean, sustainable energy recently published its February newsletter. Within the monthly newsletter you will find FREE ENERGY AUDITS! That’s right, at least for those that qualify for them through NYSERDA’s Green Jobs – Green new York program.

Also in this months newsletter, eco-friendly gifts for Valentine’s Day, the announcement of the upcoming screening of “Gasland”, a radio interview with reLI Executive Director Gordian Raacke, and more. View the newsletter here.

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Mercury Solar morphing into clean-tech. giant on Long Island

Tucked behind the SunVet Mall in the last office front of a strip of offices on Broadway Avenue in Holbrook is the Long Island branch of Mercury Solar. From the outside the brick facade doesn’t look like much, but inside the office houses one of the fastest growing solar companies in the northeast.

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YouthBuild LI Receives Award

Rick Wertheim honored by United Way President and CEO Theresa A. Regnante

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Rick Wertheim, the senior vice president of Housing and Green Building Initiatives at the United Way of Long Island received the 2010 Green Building Initiative Award at a ceremony in Washington D.C.

Mr. Wertheim was presented the award by United Way President and CEO Theresa A. Regante for YouthBuild Long Island’s outstanding work in weatherization, advanced green building practices and emphasis on training and placing students in green industry jobs through the organization’s E3 Career Training Center.

This award is presented to only one of 273 YouthBuild programs across the county.

YouthBuild Long Island is a free youth and community-development program, and alternative school, that simultaneously addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. To learn more, visit the YouthBuild Long Island web site here.

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