With so many fossil-fuel extraction related disasters taking place in the U.S. at the moment, you would think renewable energy ought to start getting more attention. The coal mining disaster in West Virginia, and now, the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are exposing yet again the immediate dangers of reliance on fossil fuel.

In contrast, renewable energy like wind, solar, and geothermal sources of power, are proven to be much safer. As cable news host Stephen Colbert quipped, the only danger with windmills exploding is a giant "wind spill." Hardly a problem!

As you're planning for your local work party on October 10, we encourage you to contact a local or regional renewable energy company, and see how you might use 10/10 to increase your commuity's reliance on clean energy. The photo at left was taken in Granada, Spain, and features solar-powered ovens.

We just became a partner with Solar Day, which takes place on Saturday, June 19, all across the US. It's a chance to learn about increasing solar in your community–what costs savings measures there are, and the step-by-step tools of how to do it. In addition, our friends at Sungevity just launched an initiative to put solar panels on the White House.

We hope both efforts gain the attention they deserve!

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