MREA is Hiring!

Would you like to be a part of the MREA team or know someone who would be a great fit? 

If so, please take a look at the following vacancies:

1. IT Administrator
Vacancy Announcement

2. Volunteer Coordinator - Volunteer Wisconsin AmeriCorps Member*
Vacancy Announcement
meriCorps Application

*Please email with intent to apply as positions are limited and may be filled before September 1, 2016.

Apply today or forward the MREA job links to someone who you think would be interested!



Solar Group Buy in Chippewa Valley

MREA will hold solar energy group buy informational meetings on June 30th and July 14th, 2016, at 6:30 pm. Both events will occur at the Energy Education Center, 4000 Campus Drive, West Campus of Chippewa Valley Technical Center. There is no obligation or cost to attend these sessions. Affordable Solar (a solar energy citizen advocacy group of the Chippewa Valley) is partnering with MREA to bring interested home or business owners together with an installer to install solar energy on Eau Claire area rooftops. 

Sessions include information about:

· How rooftop solar works
· The purpose and advantage of a
  group buy process

· Typical pricing and financial information
· Approximate timeline for the group buy process
· Google Earth viewing of homes or businesses for
  initial determination of site viability

Individuals unable to attend either meeting who want more information can contact Affordable Solar Chippewa Valley at


MREA reaches 800 Minnesotans through free solar sessions!

The MREA would like to thank the almost 800 people who came out to one of our 25 Solar Power Hours held throughout the state of Minnesota within the last few months. So far the Power Pack program has yielded over 150 site assessments, and the number of solar installs being reported is growing every day. We would especially like to thank our partners: The Center for Energy and the Environment, The Neighborhood Energy Connection, The Clean Energy Resource Teams, The Great Plains Institute, Hibbing Community College, and The Department of Energy. Also thanks to our installers: All Energy Solar, Solarized, Juhl Energy, Cedar Creek Energy, Solar Connection, and Zenergy.

Learn more about the program and upcoming Solar Power Hours happening throughout the Midwest on


Announcing Point Back to the Land's Can't Miss Summer Events

Nestled in central Wisconsin, the Stevens Point community has a plethora of sustainable farms, eateries, art, breweries, businesses, art organizations and outdoor fun opportunities. Come explore the area during a series of weekend trips and tours hosted as part of the Point Back to the Land summer event kickoff. 

The Point Back to the Land event series offers a variety of eight can’t miss weekend trips focused on unique sustainability practices throughout the Stevens Point area from May 20 to July 2. Tour sustainable homes, farms, and businesses; explore the outdoors; attend festivals and farmers markets; take advantage of deals offered by local eateries, craft breweries, and distillery; and rest up at local Travel Green Wisconsin lodging, including B&B’s, camping, hotels, and more.

Suggested weekend itineraries will guide you on your sustainable weekend journey, making sure you don’t miss any of the exciting features Point has to offer. 

•      Homegrown Pizza

Visit to start planning your weekend getaway to this leading sustainable living area in Wisconsin. Point Back to the Land partners with sustainability leaders in the region, Central Rivers Farmshed, the MREA, the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point, the Stevens Point Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Wisconsin Public Radio.


Free "Solar Electricity" Informational Online Course

We're offering a FREE introductory, online course about how solar electricity works. Register Here for the solar facts!