Energy Fair Exhibitor Registration Open Monday Nov. 30

Sign up to exhibit at The 27th Annual Energy Fair, June 17-19, 2016 in Custer Wisconsin.

Bring your message to over 15,000 sustainably-minded attendees at the leading renewable energy and sustainable living event in the Midwest, attracting exhibitors and attendees from across the nation. Showcase your contribution to renewable energy, sustainable living, and energy efficiency advancements by exhibiting in a unique outdoor festival venue.

Registration opens to the public Monday, Nov. 30 and is currently open to 2015 exhibitors and current MREA Business Members. Register early to receive first choice booth placement as well as take advantage of our early bird 10% discount rate.

Teach a Workshop
Another opportunity to engage with Energy Fair attendees is through presenting a 50-minute workshop that educates attendees on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living concepts ranging from beginner to advanced levels. Workshop registration opens to the public Monday Nov. 30 as well but currently open to 2015 exhibitors and current MREA Business Members.

If you have any questions, please contact Allison at


Solar Training Academy Announced for 2016!

Four locations: Twin Cities, Milwaukee, Normal, IL, Dubuque, IA

January - May 2016 • Five Weekends

The MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend classes that walks students through the PV design and installation process.

Students receive professional-level solar training, no previous experience necessary. Upon academy completion, students qualify to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level Exam, the industry gold standard. 

The Solar Training Academy also provides industry professionals continuing education credits needed to stay current on certifications and updates needed to maintain competitive edge in the industry.

Learn more and register here:

Contact Clay Sterling,, 715-592-6595 ext. 110



Join the State Employees Combined Campaign

Do you think environmental education is a worthwhile investment?  We do too!

Now, investing in environmental education is easier than ever.  If you or someone you know is an employee of the state of Wisconsin, you can support your favorite environmental education organizations through the 2015 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). The SECC allows state employees to give to participating charities of their choice through a direct payroll deduction, cash, check, or credit card. The Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation is an umbrella group in the campaign, and all of its members provide environmental education opportunities throughout Wisconsin. Contribute to the Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation itself or directly to any of its members. Member organizations receive 100 percent of funds designated to them plus a portion of general funds.  

Please consider a gift to MREA via the Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation umbrella in the State Employees Combined Campaign. The Campaign kicked off on October 12 and runs through November 30. A donation of just $26 per year provides a two-hour Introduction to Renewable Energy presentation for schools and other organizations. The SECC, and workplace giving in general, is one of the greenest and most effective fund-raising tools for non-profits. The Campaign has extremely low overhead costs so virtually every penny of your donation goes directly to the charity of your choice—saving them the usual expense of direct mailings and other enrollment techniques. With more than 400 non-profits to choose from in all, there is sure to be something for everyone.  Thank you for pledging your support for environmental literacy today!

To make your pledge, follow the appropriate link based on your area: Dane County, Milwaukee, or Statewide

If you need a paper pledge form or if you have questions about WEEF or its members, you can contact Jesse Haney at 715.346.3604 or



Join MREA at the B4 Conference in Wisconsin Dells, WI

Visit MREA at the B4 Conference in Wisconsin Dells, WI, March 2 - 4. The conference brings leaders of the residential building community together for three days of networking, fun, and sessions covering topics such as net zero energy performance.

Register before December 11 to get the early bird rate.