Monday, September 15, 2008

Vote Solar Party for Peace!

Good Morning All!

Jackson here.
Last week I was lucky enough to go down to Washington DC to cover a Peace party that Vote Solar threw.

Vote Solar is an incredible organization whose mission is to get better and more comprehensive solar-supporting legislation on the books.

All those delicious tax incentives for putting solar panels on your roof? Vote Solar played a big part of getting those incentives in place.

Last week the Department of Energy did something wonderful (and little publicized.) They put a big honking solar array on their roof to minimize their grid use!


Vote Solar organized a group of people, journalists, solar company owners, solar contractors, empathisers, to meet up in DC and (get this) congratulate the DOE on a job well done.

No chanting, no anger, no outrage. We were only there to support.

It was wonderful! Smiles everywhere. People meeting, exchanging information, putting faces to names. The main point of the gathering was to attract a bit of the run-off press from the rooftop press conference, but what ended up happening was more interesting.

What happened was a real group was formed. A group of like-minded, positive, enthusiastic people, all of whom are passionate about free energy from the sun.

In my humble opinion, the creation of this group was the big win that day. Now all of these contractors have fellow contractors they can call on in times of need. The journalists all met fellow sustainability-loving newsfolk who they can infotrade with.

It was a wonderful thing to be a part of. I shot some video as well, but I'm going to save it for a later post.

In the meantime, check out the photo set above.

Check out Vote Solar, they do wonderful non-partisan work.

Free, clean, sustainable energy from Big Yellow. Who doesn't like that?

A huge congratulations to Vote Solar for cleverly harnessing the power of positivity, and to the U.S. Department of Energy for their foresight and smart use of the sun.

Love to All,


1 comment:

Annie said...

I just want to say, that about half of the smiles of the day were a direct result of Jackson Nash, and his contagiously funny, positive world view. Thanks so much for coming down to participate Jackson. Long live the SuperForestcommunity.

-Annie Carmichael, Vote Solar