DA Toulouse Leadership:
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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Toulouse!
DA Toulouse is a chapter of DA France, the official country committee for US Democrats living in France. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - we have events planned throughout the year, and encourage anyone interested in participating to get in touch.
If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Toulouse, please contact us.
Meredith Wheeler, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad - Toulouse
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Come to the beautiful Tarn while the Judas trees are in flower and the iris are opening.
Potluck lunch (in the garden, weather-permitting)
Afterwards, our special guest, Dennis Shibut, will give a presentation on
Solar Energy and the Essential Actions for Eco Living in France
Is there enough green energy in France to power all our needs now and into the future?
How much geographic area must be devoted to solar panels in order to power our community?
Must we cover the land with 'solar farms' to meet our energy needs?
Guest speaker: Dennis Shibut, former Chair of the DAF Avignon Chapter and former researcher for NASA.
Dennis holds an MS in physics and is a former researcher for NASA's Skylab mission, as well as for the US Coast and Geodetic Survey in the first studies of ocean-atmospheric energy exchange. Since the late 90's he has published numerous articles about essential actions for green living through his website "Kyoto Action Report". He is a member of several prominent environmental advocacy organizations such as the Sierra Club and the Union of Concerned Scientists. In France he acts as an "Ambassadeur" for the green electricity utility Enercoop, recently rated the best electricity provider in France.
Lautrec is a medieval hilltop village in the Tarn, about an hour's drive east of Toulouse.
It has the designation "un des plus beaux villages de France"--one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Car-pooling is possible or the train and bus from Toulouse take about an hour.