10/04/2013 - 10/05/2013
Golden Earth Days
American Mountaineering Center
710 10th Street
Please note: The Tour Reception is FRIDAY, October 4, 4pm-8pm. The actual tours will be SATURDAY, October 5, 9am-4pm.
Golden Earth Days and the Colorado Renewable Energy Society join the American Solar Energy Society for the Golden Tour of Solar Homes on Saturday, October 5th, 9 am -4 pm. The self-guided tour will showcase 11 Golden homes and a few in Denver and Evergreen. The self guided tour will give participants the direct perspectives of homeowners and installers about the costs, processes, economic and environmental benefits of going solar. Participants need to register at American Mountaineering Center at 710 10th Street in Golden. A TOUR RECEPTION with complimentary refreshments will be held on Friday, October 4th, 4 pm to 8 pm, also at the American Mountaineering Center. The reception will include a silent auction and live music . Both events will feature GREEN EXPO: Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Exhibits, Workshops and Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Round-Up. The Golden Tour of Solar Homes costs $5 per adult, and both the reception and tour are open to the public. Learn more at www.GoldenSolarTour.org
“Learning about clean energy options that provide tax breaks, lower energy bills, and create jobs is something Golden residents can do to address America’s reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels,” says Sheila Townsend, GED Co-Director. “The Solar Tour provides real-life examples of how to harness energy from the sun to generate electricity to warm and cool homes, heat water, and reduce monthly utility bills.”
During the 18th Annual National Solar Tour, more than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S. This event is coordinated nationally by ASES in collaboration with dozens of partner organizations, including GED, and takes place in conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month.