Friday, August 12, 2011

SEI's 20th Anniversary Party

For 20 years, Solar Energy International has been dedicated to hands-on and online solar training and renewable energy education in wind, micro-hydro, sustainable building and developing world technologies. Solar Energy International also works with grassroots and development organizations to promote sustainability and improve quality of life worldwide through viable outreach programs.

So where were you in 1991? Solar Energy International was just getting started teaching the world about renewable energy technologies. In celebration, SEI's co-founder and executive director Johnny Weiss, the SEI Board, and SEI Staff will host a fun, family-friendly old-fashioned BBQ potluck at Third St. Center in Carbondale, CO, the funky mountain town where SEI was founded 20 years ago.

The festivities centered around a free country-style BBQ, 1-4 p.m., outside of SEI's new workshop location at Third St. Center in Carbondale, featuring burgers, hot dogs, picnic fare, Revolution Brewery suds, lemonade, face painting, hula hooping, volleyball, hackey sack, live music by Carbondale's own All the Pretty Horses, solar cooking demos, and all-around fun for the whole family.

Here's a little recap of the fun:


Fresh local meat & vegetarian delights served up by SEI's master barbeque-ers.



Supplemented by a variety of solar cooked treats.



Beer, wine, lemonade & some pretty darn good mojitos were on the drink list.



Al served in SEI-labeled mugs for party-goers to take home.



Instructor Andy Black even shucked up some oysters brought fresh from PEI.



Thank goodness for the huge tent that provided shade from the sun to happy partiers.



And the festivities abounded on this gorgeous Colorado summer day...

...in the form of face painting...


Volleyball...


Creative crafts for kiddies...



Badmitten...


Solar Powered Bubbles...



Juggling...



Not to mention the awesome local band All The Pretty Horses that played throughout the day.



And it would hardly be a work party without a word from some of SEI's most influential players.




Attentive guests paying homage to the wonder that is SEI.




I think it's safe to say a good time was had by all, since the party continued well into the night.!



Good job SEI ~ I was glad to be a part of your special day : )






1 comment:

  1. Looks like fun! Also, I love your new blog header! :)

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