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Blog: Batteries Included: Energy Independence

Manny Becerra as a child

April 2017

A few months ago, I started talking and collaborating with the teams over at The Discovery Museum, DRI and Patagonia Outlet (in Reno) on an upcoming community panel discussion focused on renewable energy to be included in the relatively new Science Distilled lecture series for 2017. The event would be good opportunity for panelists to highlight viable options available both, today and in the near future, to people in order to make the shift toward a more sustainable, energy independent lifestyle.


Mark your calendars as the time has finally arrived: on April 26, 2017, starting at 7 p.m., you're invited to go by the new Patagonia Outlet location in downtown Reno to take part in the Science Distilled: Batteries Included lecture.

Event graphic for Science Distilled: Batteries Included

Panelists will include DRI researchers, Amber Broch, and, Eric Wilcox, who will give attendees a unique glimpse into the future of energy storage and personal energy independence.

I'm particularly thrilled about this event because it touches on various, importance aspects, both directly and indirectly, I value: community building, collaboration with value-aligned organizations and individuals, renewable and sustainable energy, climate change, and discussing and sharing solutions toward energy independence. One of the energy storage solutions that will be shared is Tesla's Powerwall.

A note for the legally inclined: Tesla is not officially sponsoring this event. Regardless, this collaborative event is going to be a great, educational time for folks that can attend. And, the above mentioned teams and I have already begun to discuss future, similar community events on related topics that are oriented toward all ages, for the entire family.

To purchase tickets and learn more about this event, including the Science Distilled series, visit the Discovery Museum website.


Manny Becerra as a child

I operate from a place of compassion, possibility and imagination. My work and efforts share a common goal: create a better, sustainable and equitable world by building inclusive communities, products & experiences.