Thursday, September 5, 2013

DOE Solar Decathlon NEEDS volunteers! Let's get involved!

Calling all OCRenewablers!  If you don't already know, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is hosting this year's Solar Decathlon event right here in Orange County, at the Great Park in Irvine from October 3-13.  This is a very big event, where students from all around the world build sustainable homes to compete against each other for top honors, and it is the first time it is being held outside of Washington DC.

The website for the event is at this link, but the most important information is how you can get involved.  The DOE needs volunteers for an assortment of activities during the two week run of the Decathlon.  If you are in the Orange County region and want to get involved, then please click on this link here to go to the volunteer portion of the Decathlon website.  Follow the instructions for signup and select which times / events you want to volunteer for.  It is very easy, I've already done it, and feel free to ask me if you need help.

Here is a message about volunteering for the event directly from DOE:

"The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO would not be possible without the time and commitment of hundreds of volunteers. Their work supports and celebrates the remarkable student teams who bring their solar-powered houses and passion to the Solar Decathlon. This year, for the first time, this event is being hosted by the City of Irvine at the Orange County Great Park.
Volunteers work alongside Solar Decathlon and XPO organizers in roles such as greeters, docents, runners, visitor liaisons, and more.  Volunteer t-shirts are provided.  To find out more and register, visit "

OCR is currently working to get a booth at the event to share information about ASES membership and answer any questions locals may have about getting more information about solar & energy efficiency in Orange County.

Thanks and see you there!

Click here to download a PDF flyer for the event