Monday, May 8, 2017

Tell your Mayor - 100% Renewable NOW!

A year ago, the 8th largest city in America, San Diego, lead by a Republican mayor, committed to getting 100% of the city’s energy from clean and renewable energy sources by 2035. In September, the 2nd largest city in America, Los Angeles, took the next big step by commissioning a study to map its pathway to 100% clean energy. While these U.S. cities may be some of the biggest, they’re certainly not the first, and they won’t be the last. International cities, like Vancouver, Paris, and Sydney, and now 26 other U.S. cities, including Abita Springs, LA; Georgetown, TX; and Salt Lake City, UT; just to name a few, have all made similar commitments. Proving that 100% clean and renewable energy is important for all cities and all communities -- big and small, red and blue, locally and globally. Why?

Because cleaner, cheaper, healthier energy is here! Wind power generation has more than doubled in the past four years, and over the past six years has plummeted in price. Solar power generation has increased by a factor of five, making solar one of the fastest-growing industries in America, and the fastest-growing industry in the world! Which means that supporting clean energy is not just about leadership, it’s also about supporting our local economies, jobs, and the health of our communities.

#ReadyFor100 is a movement of people working to inspire our leaders to embrace a vision of healthier communities powered by 100% clean energy. We are asking mayors, CEOs, pastors, principals, civic and community leaders, parents and students to commit to solutions that help us achieve 100% clean, renewable energy across the United States by the year 2050.

Already, #ReadyFor100 campaigns are springing up in cities and states all around the country -- from Cleveland to Colorado, Oakland to Idaho, Arlington and Alexandria, Hanover and Florida -- and all led by local folks who want good jobs, clean air and a better quality of life in their communities.

Are you ready for 100% clean energy for ALL? Tell your mayor and local leaders that you're ready for 100% clean and renewable energy now!

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