Great news from The Atlantic-
Environmentalist Bill McKibben has been campaigning for the last few weeks to get solar panels put back on the roof of the White House.
From a press release this morning:
McKibben has been in back and forth negotiations with the White House for the last 48 hours to push for them to accept the panel and show they have a plan to get solar back on the White House roof -- a California solar company, Sungevity, has already offered to install a new set for free. As of Thursday morning the Administration has offered to meet with McKibben and his team and says they are discussing the proposal to put solar back on the White House roof.
Here at Daily Kos, folks like McKibben, A Siegel, and others have been tireless advocates for clean energy. It is nice to know that we may (finally) be making a difference & scoring an important victory with regards to this issue.
"We keep hearing, 'We'll see' and 'It's complicated,'" McKibben said. "Compared with the other things Obama has to do, it seems relatively easy.
You can't filibuster the roof."
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Put Solar on the White House. That is a great symbolic gesture to get the ball rolling.
This achievement will be an important symbol to the world that the United States is committed to realizing the environmental and economic benefits of clean energy.
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We thought our leaders should have a chance to get personally involved too, which is why we're today launching a special campaign aimed just at them.
Each one has a roof over their heads--in India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan; in Mexico they call it Los Pinos, and in Washington it's the White House.
Those roofs need solar panels--and we hope they'll go up on October 10, just as around the world people are taking practical action in their own communities. It's remarkably easy to send a message to your leader--just click here for instructions:
Sign the petition to tell World Leaders to Put Solar On their nation's prominent government buildings.
But that's not all.
We have just over a month before 10/10/10 when there will be global action to raise awareness about the urgency of climate change.
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Working on a solar project is a great way to demonstrate the clean energy future right in your community. Whether its installing a solar panel on a local school, building a solar cooker for your community, or putting a solar hot water heater on your house--it is a great way to work with the planet, not against it.
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from: johnathan tellman
So solar panels on the White house are a big deal? Let's see -we have Iran going nuclear, the President taking up the cause of Jihadists with the Mosque in NY, 18% unemployment, trillion dollar deficits but solar panels may go on the White House and this is a big deal to you?
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