Where We’ll Be in April 2013

Nashville Earth Day FestivalNashville Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 20

Nashville’s Earth Day Festival is a free, family friendly event that will help the community take another step toward Mayor Karl Dean’s goal of making Nashville the greenest city in the Southeast. The event will feature exhibits and activities aimed at educating Nashvillians about protecting our environment. With nearly a hundred family-friendly booths, hosted by community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, the event will offer fun and exciting hands-on activities for all ages.

Saturday, April 20 11a.m.-7p.m.
Centennial Park in Nashville

Event highlights include live music from Bill Swayze, Elizabeth Cook, and Bill Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue; Yazoo Beer Garden; Free bike valet; Recycling and disposal drop-off opportunities; Green marketplace; Childrens activities; and Seminars and workshops. More info available at http://www.nashvilleearthday.org.

ETSU Earth Month:
Kilowatt Ours movie showing & Renewable Energy Panel Discussion on April 15

Monday, April 15 7:00-8:30 p.m.
East Tennessee State University Main Campus
D.P. Culp University Center – Forum Room on 3rd floor

This documentary explains where our electricity comes from, why it is important to decrease energy use, and practical steps individuals can take to reduce energy consumption. A panel discussion will follow the film. It is free and open to the public. Details on this event and other ETSU Earth month events is available here: http://www.etsu.edu/students/sorc/earthMonth.aspx

ETSU Earth Day Festival April 22

Environmental groups from the campus community as well as local businesses will come together on Earth Day to share their knowledge and experiences regarding environmental/sustainability issues in the area. The Earth Day celebration will include a variety of fun activities and music!

Monday, April 22 10am-2pm
East Tennessee State University Main Campu
Borchuck Plaza (Rain location: Cave Patio)
Johnson City, TN

More info on ETSU Earth Day events is available here: http://www.etsu.edu/students/sorc/earthMonth.aspx

TN Solar Summit April 10-11

In downtown Chattanooga, DOE’s Sunshot Initiative hosts the TN Solar Summit, a retrospective and future look into the status of solar power in Tennessee.  Meet solar stakeholders from across the region and form new partnerships to keep the momentum going.  Be a part of moving Tennessee’s solar industry forward!

Click here for agenda and registration information.

Kilowatt Ours Energy Workshops through April

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Attend a fun, informative Energy Saving Workshop that shows how you can make simple changes in your home that result in noticeable savings on your energy bills.  This Inglewood-area workshop series is brought to you by Kilowatt Ours and Urban Green Lab. No cost to attend.

•     Free energy-saving products for participants
•     Learn tips you can put in place immediately at no cost
•     Presented by Kilowatt Ours and Urban Green Lab
•     This non-profit initiative is made possible by generous support from the following: Memorial Foundation, Bridgestone/Firestone, Constellation Energy, E3 Innovate, LightWave Solar, & Village Fund

WHEN: Saturday March 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Inglewood Public Library
4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville 37216

WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: South Inglewood Community Center
1624 Rebecca Street, Nashville 37216

WHEN: Saturday April 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Inglewood Public Library
4312 Gallatin Pike, Nashville 37216

WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: South Inglewood Community Center
1624 Rebecca Street, Nashville 37216Kilo

E3 Innovate & LightWave Solar: Partners in Creating a High Performing Home

This video features E3 INNOVATE and LightWave Solar working together to provide a comprehensive energy makeover for local homeowners. LightWave Solar installed solar panels to provide 85% of their energy needs, and E3 provided spray foam insulation, air leaking sealing, bathroom ventilation and other services to bridge the remaining energy consumption gap. These services will improve the energy savings, health, durability and comfort of their home.

Where We’ll Be in March 2013

Jefferson County Business Expo & Home Show March 1-3


LightWave Solar will be among 100 merchants, contractors & businesses, including everything from small retail stores to plumbers, painters, dentists, & everything in between at the Jefferson County Business Expo & Home Show at the Grace Schrader “Field of Dreams” Activity Center.

You can visit our booth March 1-3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, as well as 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are $3 per person per day. Children 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. For more information, please contact Jeff Smith at 865-335-7758.

WHEN: March 1st – 3rd, 2013
TIMES: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday & Saturday
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Sunday
WHERE: Grace Schrader “Field of Dreams” Activity Center
1145 Treadway Drive
Dandridge, TN 37725

Tennessee Environmental Conference March 12-13

Meadowview Conference Resort & Convention Center — Kingsport, TN
March 12-13, 2013
Click here to register

This annual conference is one of the only conferences bridging the gap between Health, Industry, Economics, Economic Development & the Environment.  Now in its 12th year, this conference grows dynamically every year.

The Tennessee Environmental Conference Opening Session begins at 8:30am on Tuesday, March 12 and concludes on Wednesday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m. On-site pre-registration and material pick-up will be on Monday March 11 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12.

Registration fees are $100 for those who register before February 28, 2013. Registration fees are $200 for those who register after February 28, 2013.

The registration fee includes full access to all sessions and workshops, continental breakfast, refreshment / coffee breaks, lunch, evening reception, and other Conference amenities.

First Annual Alternative Fueled Vehicle Showcase & Educational Tour March 12 & 26

The Tennessee Alternative Fueled Vehicle Roadshow (AFVR) Tour opens March 12.  Green is becoming the new “green” in business transportation, as municipal and commercial transportation leaders are discovering that electric vehicles (EVs) and other alternatively fueled vehicles can have an immediate savings impact on their bottom line. The Roadshow aims to spread this message with a series of educational events. Vehicles ranging from the smallest EV to the largest trucks, and powered by various alternative fuels will be on display together, combined with a 2-hour seminar featuring about 10 speakers. A panel of experts will speak about the economic viability, safety and infrastructure behind each fuel type, to demonstrate how businesses and governments can transition to a more price-stable, lower maintenance, fleet-fuel mix.

LightWave Solar will be participating and speaking on how electric vehicles pair nicely with solar energy and covered parking.

Kingsport, TN – Tuesday, March 12 1-4 pm
AFVR Show at Tennessee Environmental Conference
Meadowview Conference Center

Nashville, TN – Tuesday, March 26 9am-12pm
AFVR Show
Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Agricultural Center

The tour is being presented with Clean Cities Coalitions in the southeast and is free to attend, but registration is necessary. Click here for more information.

Knoxville Home Show March 15-17

This year LightWave Solar will be at the 2013 Home Show March 15-17 at the Knoxville Convention Center. This tremendous event featuring anything and everything for the home is brought to you by the Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville and ORNL Federal Credit Union.

Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley Street Knoxville, TN 37902

Friday, March 15 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 17 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $10 per day (or $8 with coupon) and children’s admission is free. Friday is Senior Day with $8 admission (or $6 with coupon). Click here for more information and to print the coupon.

CSI Solar Presentation at Agricenter March 19
LightWave Solar will be at the Construction Specifications (CSI) Products Display Show and Seminar Series at the Agricenter on Tuesday, March 19. Peter Calandruccio will be presenting a continuing education seminar from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. LightWave Solar will have a booth at the Products Display Show which will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Agricenter International
7777 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38120

Click here to visit the CSI website for more information.