10/10/10 Solarize Shakori and N.C.!!
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 (All day)
With an accelerating climate crisis that top scientists are warning could be within five years of moving beyond humanity's control, and with North Carolina pouring out more carbon dioxide from fossil fuels than 186 entire nations, NCWARN.org is organizing a grassroots push to close all coal-fired power plants in the state by 2030.
At Shakori on 10/10/10, in response to the 350.org global work party callout, we will be installing a solar panel as part of the Solarize Shakori project, not to solve the climate crisis one project at a time, but to send a pointed political message: if we can get to work, you (political leaders) can get to work too--on the legislation and the treaties that will make all our work easier in the long run.
NC WARN's coal phase-out campaign is a pro-democracy social movement that builds the political muscle necessary to outmatch the utility' longstanding control over state energy policy, we need your support!
Shakori needs your help to be fully solar powered!
Donate to the Solarize Shakori project and join the coal-phase out campaign at the NC WARN booth or go to www.shakorihills.org/solarize-shakori-project to find out more.
Solar panels are made up of individual solar 'cells.' At only 10$ per cell, there are many ways for anyone to contribute! You can sponsor one cell or many.
Quarter panel is $260 Half panel is $520 Whole panel is $1040
How to Get Involved Planning the Event: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on how you can help us organize this effort.
Event Host: NC WARN is a member-based nonprofit tackling the accelerating crisis posed by climate change – along with the various risks of nuclear power – by watch-dogging utility practices and working for a swift North Carolina transition to energy efficiency and clean power generation. In partnership with other citizen groups, NC WARN uses sound scientific research to inform and involve the public in key decisions regarding their wellbeing. Strategy Modest increases in efficiency-conservation, renewable energy and cogeneration can allow the phase-out of all existing coal-fired power plants in North Carolina. This shift is North Carolina’s primary way to help slow climate change. It will also rebuild our economy by creating thousands of clean energy jobs, as is happening in other states and countries. We must cancel licensing efforts for new nuclear power plants. * They are not needed. * Pursuing them is diverting time and money from genuine climate protections. * North Carolina’s power companies are impeding clean energy advances so they can justify costly new nukes – while shifting the huge financial risks to customers. The NC SAVE$ ENERGY campaign is a key vehicle for this transition. http://www.ncwarn.org/