About Us

Kevin Beane

Over 30 years ago, Kevin co-founded his first business, Environmental Alternatives, a solar design and construction company. He has extensive experience in all phases of residential construction, with a particular interest in retrofitting existing structures for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Kevin's recent projects include construction in Maine, New Hampshire, Washington and Puerto Rico.  When he is not building, he augments his interest in structural design as a massage therapist and as a Tai Chi instructor. 

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Michael has been a contractor/builder for over 35 years.  He co-owned a residential building company where he designed and built passive solar homes for over 18 years.  He remains committed to renewable energy and alternatives to the use and depletion of fossil fuel.  Currently, he supervises commercial building expansions, including schools, hospitals, and fire stations. Michael has been a member of Piscataqua Sustainability Initiative since it began and facilitates study circles.  He has similar training in permaculture techniques and the transition initiative.

We are Community of Renewable Energy Learners and Doers

SEAREI was formed in 2009 by members of the Piscataqua Sustainability Initiative (PSI) in partnership with Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative.


Co-Directors

Kevin Beane

Ann Bliss

Michael Bliss

Micum Davis

George Horrocks

Jarda Hurtar

Melinda Salazar

Cass Thurston


Program Director

Doug Bogan



Doug Boden, Program Director

Doug Bogen has been an environmental organizer and advocate for more than three decades, focusing on grassroots, citizen advocacy efforts and community-based solutions to our most challenging environmental issues.  He has been Program Manager with SEAREI since 2011 and previously served on its board of directors since 2009.  He is also Director of Seacoast Anti-Pollution League in Exeter, focused on opposing the re-licensing of the Seabrook nuclear power plant, promoting renewable power alternatives and watch-dogging the clean up of superfund toxic waste sites at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.   He is also a founding member of Seacoast Peace Response and the Portsmouth-Severodvinsk Connection.  He previously worked with Clean Water Action's New Hampshire program from 1991 to 2009, serving as state program director for most of that time.  He worked on issues of cleaning up the state’s old fossil-fueled power plants, combatting climate disruption, toxic contamination, particularly mercury and military waste, drinking water protection and coastal water quality.  He lives in Barrington and is a 27-year resident of New Hampshire’s Seacoast region.  Bogen holds a masters degree in Science and Environmental Education from Cornell University and a bachelors degree in Biology from The Colorado College.


ransplanted from Chicago via Los Angeles, Brian graduated from UNH with degrees in Civil Technology and Applied Business Management, and is a licensed real estate salesperson in NH. He is using his education to provide evnironmentally and economicaly sustainable housing, with an emphasis on locally sourced and renewable materials.


















SEAREI is a Community Partner with PAREI Plymouth Renewable Energy Initiative P.O.Box 625, Portsmouth, NH 03802  seareinh@gmail.com  www.searei.org