Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

[MAREA] Book Discussion: The Grid

October 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

“The Grid” by Gretchen Bakke, PhD (Bloomsbury, 2016)

“The grid is not just something we built, but something that grew with America, changed as our values changed, and gained its form as we developed as a nation. It is a machine, an infrastructure, a cultural artifact, a set of business practices, and an ecology.”

The electric grid could be the biggest impediment to our renewable future. Renewables are changing our grid physically, economically, politically and philosophically. Who better to untangle this massive infrastructure than an anthropologist. Author Gretchen Bakke weaves together history, recent events, the disparate players, the public and policy to help us understand what has been called America’s biggest machine. Join us for a charged discussion of the grid’s important role in our on-going search for a more sustainable future.

Join us for an ensnaring discussion of this dynamic topic. All are welcome! (even if you haven’t read the book)

Book is available from Firefly in Kutztown, your intrepid local book-store, or on-line.

For more information, contact Phil Jones, phillipk.jones@verizon.net



October 12, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Tags:
, ,


Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association (MAREA)

Events collates calendars from the following organizations. If you have an event you would like to add, please submit the web form under Share Information

  • [AHC] – Allentown Hiking Club
  • [ALLI] – Alliance for Sustainable Communities-LV
  • [COOPL] – PSU Cooperative Extension-Lehigh
  • [COOPN] – PSU Cooperative Extension-Northampton
  • [DVGBC] – Delaware Valley Green Building Council
  • [GAP] – Lehigh Gap Nature Center
  • [LVPC] – LV Planning Commission
  • [NNC] – Nurture Nature Center
  • [RI] – Rodale Institute
  • [SEED] – The Seed Farm
  • [WILD] – Wildlands Conservancy

Disclaimer: The Lehigh Valley Sustainability Network (LVSN) reserves the right to edit or decline to publish information submitted for the LVSN website. The LVSN shall not be liable for any loss of profit or any other commercial damages resulting from the use of this website. All links are for information purposes only and are not warranted for content, accuracy, or any other implied or explicit purposes.