North Quabbin Energy Continues with Education Projects

  Renewable Energy Activities at Mahar

Students (left to right) Piper Stephenson, Nicolas Caswell, Kye Austin and Robin Bousquet team up to build a small wind turbine.

All eighth grade students at Mahar Regional School participated in a renewable energy workshop recently.  North Quabbin Energy members worked with Susan Reyes along with science teachers Victoria Flood and Jennifer Scotland to help enthusiastic teams of students experiment with wind energy.

Susan Reyes, a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) educator from Shutesbury, led the workshop and asked eighth grade science students, in teams of four, to build small wind turbines.  Each team had to decide how to build the small wind turbine and then test it with 1,2,3,4 and 6 blades.    Once student teams built their wind turbines, they placed them in front of household fans to substitute for the real wind. Students recorded their outputs with multi-meters attached to the wind turbines to see how quickly the blade moved.  This project was organized by members of North Quabbin Energy and supported with a grant from the NQ Garlic and Arts Festival Community Grant Program.

Reverence, Resistance and Resilience Film Series Continues on March 15, 2018

Reverence, Resistance, Resilience film series: Two Short Films on a Future Worth Winning

Thursday March 15, 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Athol Public Library, 568 Main Street, Athol (Large Program Room)

The Economics of Happiness (20 minutes) and

Joanna Macy and the Great Turning (26 minutes).

Free and Open to the Public. Light refreshments, courtesy of the Friends of the Athol Public Library.  Discussion to follow with Anna Gyorgy from the Wendell Energy Committee moderating. As seating is limited, call  978-249-9515 to reserve a place.

The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power.  At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance.

Joanna Macy and the Great Turning is about the opportunity we have to come alive to our truest power, to ‘look straight into the face of our time, which is the biggest gift we can give,’ and to participate in the Great Turning

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