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Apr 11, 2021

3 stories about the power of community to raise and multiply funding for climate action.  A town taxes itself for free transit. Communities crowdfund for composting (and more).  A Green Bank spurs 400 MW of solar.  

Storytellers: 
Robert Pollin-Political Economy Research Institute,
Clark Gilman- Mayor ProTem Olympia...


Oct 10, 2020

You don't need solar panels to be part of greening the grid. Our refrigerators, hot water heaters, and air conditioners can shift energy use to when the sun is shining and decrease the need for fossil fuel.  


Nov 10, 2019

For the 3 out of 4 Americans who can't put solar panels on their roofs, community solar gardens are a way to save money now and be part of building our clean energy future.

When Minnesota enacted policy to promote solar gardens, it became the national leader, unleashing 600 megawatts of community solar development, but...


Oct 10, 2019

The solar cooperative movement began with two teenagers going door to door in their neighborhood in Washington DC. Their work grew into a national organization helping neighbors around the country go solar together, and building a grassroots movement for clean energy for all.

Solar United Neighbors works alongside...


Jun 10, 2019

Our own preconceptions of who is "on our side" and the mistaken idea that we are alone may be one of the biggest obstacles to climate action. That's the big takeaway from this story about how neighbors, longshoremen, small businesspeople, tribes and environmentalists in Washington State got together and stopped...