BE THE 100% CHANGE
There are solutions being pursued, but getting to the 'light at the end of the tunnel' means all of us getting involved...
'Saving civilization is not a spectator sport' -
Lester Brown, founder, Earth Policy Institute, Washington DC - www.EarthPolicy.org
Community Choice Energy, also known as CCAs, are moving nationally.
The non-profit tracking this, is www.LeanEnergyUS.org, based in Mill Valley CA
This tool for moving us to 100% Renewable Power starts at the state level, getting passed in the legislature. As you will see with LeanEnergyUS, there are now 7 states, showing the path forward.
WANT TO SEE THIS MOVE FORWARD IN YOUR STATE?
Join our BeTheExample Contest, which has links to our key petition helping on this, with state legislatures. Go to www.BeTheExample.vpweb.com Page 2 is for homeowners; page 3 for renters/students
What follows is the white paper that got county supervisors invested in moving a CCA in their county.
http://ecologycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Concept-Paper_CCE-in-East-Bay.pdf - it shares how Renewable power can be generated within the 2 county region, based on 'brownfields' or industrial waste land that can not be built on for any other purpose. This would be ideal locations for local solar and small wind farms.
Here is a SAMPLE PETITION to influence supervisors/mayors, to sign on to a CCA.
MORE DETAILS ON CCAs...
CCA is short for - Community Choice Aggregate Energy.
A non-profit in Mill Valley - Lean Energy - has or is helping to set up CCAs, in 6 states now: CA, IL, OH, MA, RI, NJ and most recently in 2016, NY.
To see what a CCA looks like, check out CA's first one, in Marin county, at www.MCEcleanenergy.com
OTHER NATIONAL NEWS on the climate front...
http://truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/solartopia-winning-the-green-energy-revolution - the latest on renewables and industrial hemp, April 4, 2014
WONDERING HOW THE NATIONAL CLIMATE MOVEMENT GOT SPARKED in 2011? with the help of the DoTheMath approach with 350.org and Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein.
All because of a science report. We don't ask you to read it, but reading the following article about it is good enough, so you will understand why we need to urgently act, now...
ARCHIVE MATERIAL - from Feb 2013
A compelling 4 minute video of the Feb 17 2013 Climate Rally in DC can be seen here...NOT TO BE MISSED!
HERE IS THE FULL HOUR VERSION plus-15 -minutes version of the Feb 17 2013 Climate Rally in DC, titled. Other Voices, Other Choices, with all speeches in full...
Severe Weather is on American minds, especially since Hurricane Sandy. Our summer temperatures are unusually high. Americans know something is wrong.
74% of us, based on a Yale Univ Oct 2012 poll, even before Hurricane Sandy, connected it to climate change. A followup poll by Yale Univ in Dec 2012, brought that percentage up to 80.
The real way to get to a low-carbon world by 2020, eliminating our carbon pollution that drives this weather, is by passing climate legislation in Congress, and doing our personal best, in affordably lowering our own carbon/fossil fuel use.
For divesting YOUR own fossil fuel use, we recommend our
Menu of 17 ways to do that, at www.LowCarbonPledge.vpweb.com .
We look forward to working with you in what should be a breakthrough year for a clean and green economy...
Thank you for joining us!