CONWAY — The Funergy Festival will be at the Community Center in North Conway on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event is a celebration of energy and resource conservation with vendor booths and activities for all ages. At 12 p.m. there will be a movie by Annie Leonard on bottled water and then at 12:30 p.m. The Science rally will begin at the Gazebo outside the Community Center.
John Lichter, a professor of 16 years at Bowdoin College in Maine, will be speaking again on the environment.
NH Fisheries and Maureen Reno from The Union of Concerned Scientists will also be present. Reno is an outreach associate for UCS, who builds support in New Hampshire for strong national and state climate energy policies. She has 15 years of experience in the regulated utilities and energy sectors including working as program manager of New Hampshire's Renewable Portfolio Standard Program at NH Public Utilities Commission.
After ten years at NHPUC, she was employed by the Union of Concerned Scientists as a senior energy economist, developing clean energy financing policies and advocating for electricity sector solutions to global warming.
In addition to serving as an independent consultant in the regulated utilities sector, Maureen Reno volunteers for the town of Derry as chair of the Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee to the Derry Town Council.
As part of the rally, the staff of Tin Mountain Conservation Center will join a lively round of science "Jeopardy." Categories include Earth Day Facts, Trees of New Hampshire, Birds of the Mount Washington Valley, Energy Alternatives, and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
For more information, call Becky Mulkern at (603) 447-3070.