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Promoting Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future




BASEA Forum Series

Join us on Thursday January 11th


100% Renewables campaign - with Ben Hellerstein of Environment Mass 

Happy New Year!

We are pleased to welcome back Ben Hellerstein of Environment Mass. Ben has been traveling throughout the state for 100% Renewable Energy Summits, engaging with local officials, business leaders, and grassroots activists who are working hard to move their communities to 100% renewable energy. Ben will bring us stories from these well attended events, organized by a broad coalition of groups, of how renewable energy progress is spreading across the Commonwealth. If you resolve to be involved this coming new year, this BASEA Forum will link you up with good company and lots to do. 

As State Director for Environment Massachusetts, Ben Hellerstein works with a team of advocates and organizers, alongside thousands of citizen members, to protect Massachusetts' air, water, and open spaces. Prior to assuming his current role, Ben led the organization's efforts to get 20% of Massachusetts' electricity from solar power by 2025, and worked on campaigns to protect Massachusetts' rivers, streams, and parks from pollution, overdevelopment, and underfunding.  



Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.








Location: First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist 
3 Church Street, Harvard Square

Time: Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  Presentation begins at 7:30 p.m.




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One-day Workshops for Building Professionals - Various Locations

Smart Building: High Performance Homes

Learn the latest in smart building techniques through presentations, case studies and discussion, from foundation to roofs. Presented by the Center for EcoTechnology and the CSG; and the Mass. Department of Energy Resources. Smart Building Flyer

AEENE Dinner Meeting and Seminar: The Association of Energy Engineers, New England Chapter

Monthly meeting, first Wednesday of the Month (check for details) AEENE Meeting Schedule


Volunteers Are Always Needed for the Forum, the annual Junior Solar Sprint competition, and the website.


Visit our Forum page, where you'll find our complete listing of past forum speakers, topics, and resources.

The BASEA Forum Series is held September through May, on the second Thursday of each month, at the 1st Parish Unitarian Church, #3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. Reception begins at 7:00 pm, with the program beginning at 7:30. The forums are free and open to the public.


BASEA Activities and Services

  • BASEA Forum - Renewable Energy Lecture Series
  • Junior Solar Sprint - Model solar car competition for middle school science students, organized and sponsored by BASEA in Eastern Massachusetts.


BASEA is looking for additional ways to help create a more sustainable energy future.

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  • BASEA is no longer a chapter of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) but supports it's mission. Links to NESEA and other regional, national and international solar organizations can be found on the BASEA Links page.


BASEA's Mission

The Boston Area Solar Energy Association is convinced that New England's primary dependence on non-renewable energy sources is costly to our environmental, social, economic and political systems.

Therefore, we foster the design and use of solar and sustainable energy technologies through education, advocacy and the demonstration of practical, cost effective techniques.

It is our goal to promote Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future.

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BASEA is affiliated with

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association

The American Solar Energy Association.

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The International Solar Energy Association