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Environment  (tags: 100% Renewable Energy, reality, solar, wind, water, bioenergy, geo thermal )

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People are proving that 100% renewable energy is not a fantasy for someday, but a reality today. Each of us is part of the problem of dependence on fossil and nuclear energy and each of us can also be part of the solution. Lets Do It!

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Sheryl G (360)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:25 pm
First international conference in the U.S. focused on 100% renewable energy targets and solutions - April 16, 2013 | San Francisco at Fort Mason Conference Center.
Pathways Video of People who attended Conference

Debbie G (306)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:09 pm
This is great news. We've all got to help keep the momentum going.

Alan Lambert (91)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:44 pm
Nuclear energy is less bad than dirty fossil (like the tar sands oil and fracked shale oil) I would prefer to see more 5th generation nuclear plants than the Keystone Pipeline. Ideally we should have neither, but don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

Judy C (97)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:37 pm
From the website:

Campaign Strategy:

Connect and expand the coalition of the willing who wish to strive for and achieve 100% renewable energy in the power, heating/cooling, and transportation sectors or who are already doing so.

Inspire change by visualizing and advocating for the 100% renewable energy future a future that is already happening now in many locations throughout the world.

Strengthen platforms for exchanging knowledge about how to successfully achieve 100% renewable energy.

Build capacity and improve understanding among key stakeholders on specifically how to overcome barriers to reaching 100% renewable energy - including meeting technical, economic, and policy challenges.

We are all in a position to contribute to the needed change in various ways. This is a great website, and the video is very encouraging. The more people into the solution, the better. We're in a great position here at Care2 to spread important information. Thanks for sharing this, Dandelion.

Angelika R (143)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:41 pm
LET'S DO IT !!! NOW! Thx Sheryl and Judy, great post!

Angelika R (143)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 3:42 pm
too bad i'm out of stars for both of you :-//

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 4:03 pm
Chernobyl and Fukishima need I say more?

Terry V (30)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 5:11 pm
A+ Sheryl, many thanks and shared

Edwin M (346)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 5:18 pm
For all those that continue to deny the effects of fossil fuels on our environment and climate change, Arkansas had 5 inches of snow yesterday, the first time since they started recording weather events in 1819

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 5:54 pm
I recall reading that Australia had to add another color to it's heat chart, it went above what they are use to having.

Carol D (346)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 6:34 pm
Thanks Sheryl!

John B (185)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 6:53 pm
Thanks Dandelion for the link to the article and the other great links. We can do this! Read and noted.

Jo S (619)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:25 pm
Fantastic Dandeliion, It's Happening Now , so let's get going!!
Noted & shared. Lets keep it up!! Thanks for all the wonderful links, Lets go everyone!

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:13 pm
Thank you.

Christeen A (371)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:36 am
We can and should do this. Thank you.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:21 am
Let's heal our world - thanks Sheryl.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:27 am
We must do this now!

Ben O (154)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:45 am
Right on! Renewable Energy for a sustainable future! (What's the alternative...?)

Frances Darcy (133)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:48 am
Thanks for the links and we must do it. The technology it there, lets put it to use.

. (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:50 am
Sometimes I think that we are all too willing to say 'someone should do something .', whilst in part this is true, there are things that only Governments can do, there is still a lot we can do as individuals. We live in England, not the sunniest place in the world, but the solar panels we had fitted to our property produce 41% of our electricity; we recycle 80% of our waste, mainly through the services provided by our local Government. Food waste, which they cannot take due to hygiene concerns, we take to the local animal sanctuary, pigs love scraps! If we all did just a little bit more it would make a big difference.

Darlene W (303)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:27 am
Bless all who love Mother Earth--they won't let me send you any more stars Dandelion--thank you for the great work you do here. When it comes down to the brass tacks--the Government needs to realize the health and welfare of Mother Earth and her inhabitants is more important than lining their pockets. Sad to say that if anyone has the backbone to stand up to them--they find a way to get rid of them. Everything is all about them and no one else. Where is the duct tape? I need it for my mouth-hahahaha--got to stop there.

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:19 am
No need for duct tape when words of Truth are spoken. You are so correct Howard. I've been carrying my own sacks or bags for around 35 years now, a very simple thing to do. Yet, here I am 35 years later and I see only an occassional person using their own bags. Every plastic bag that they continue to use is adding to the environmental mess. This is just one thing I've mentioned out of the many things we all could do and as it was written by Howard, ways he is helping to be part of the solution. So we can speak of grand plans, but each must do what they can where they can to contribute to the solution.

TOM T (246)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:42 am
Awesome article & Thanks for sharing this !

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:44 am

lee e (114)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:08 am
This is a wonderful movement - thanks for sharing!

cynthia l (207)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:02 am
This is good news We should do it NOW

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:19 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:54 am

S S (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:02 am
Thank you.

Sharon Davidson (371)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:27 pm
thanks for the information very uplifting we should do it now!!!!!!!

Anna Undebeck (256)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:32 pm
Noted, thanks Dandelion.

. (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:37 pm

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:54 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting Sheryl.

Paulett Simunich (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:15 pm
Howard,,,,Darlene......your comments were right on the button,,,for me anyway,,,,,thanks very much and Dandelion..thank you for the article...Happy to know that what is the right thing to do is working. in so many places....

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:57 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:32 pm
This is awesome, and well overdue, people power makes alternative power !! :) Noted, bookmarked and tweeted, thanks :)

Mike H (252)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:33 pm
I think if we all do what we can then we will be headed in the right direction. I have a Prius and I really like it.

Judith Hand (55)
Monday May 6, 2013, 5:28 pm
Noted. Solid info, tx.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 3:07 am
Noted, thanks for sharing Sheryl!

Eternal Gardener (745)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 4:41 pm
Where would we be without this kind of optimism? Thank you for that Dandelion!

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 3:23 am
Now that's something to cheer about!

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:40 am
Sure is, figured we all needed some good news.

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:07 pm
When you are proceeding with small steps in everyday life start going for the bigger goals. Then the real biggies.
This is what that could look like- meet Kronprinzenkoog (Germy.) the 5000% Renewable Town
I had a closer look at the website and this caught my eye -you SHOULD also have a look!

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:12 pm
I have discussed this topic previously with Kit and she quickly spotted our "trick", the success recipe: we introduced a feed-in tariff early on, the US would also need to do so in order to move forward successfully.

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 5:30 pm
I'm glad you pointed that out. If people would really look this site over they will find a lot of information.

Kathy Javens (104)
Monday May 20, 2013, 10:00 am
Love it! Wish it could be worldwide right now!!!
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