We’re bringing solar back…
Over 30 years ago President Jimmy Carter brought solar to the White House. This October 10th – the day of the 350 Campaign’s 10/10/10 global work party – we’re determined to bring it back.
No leaders need to get to work on climate change more quickly than our leaders in Washington. That’s why the DC 10/10 Coalition – a partnership of over a dozen organizations – have united to organize a city-wide series of projects showcasing the range of ways DC is getting to work on climate solutions – namely clean energy, energy efficiency, public transit, and local agriculture.
The centerpiece of the day will be a press conference and delivery of solar panels to the White House. In conjunction with the Global Work Party, the 350 campaign is working on the “Put Solar on It” campaign – an effort to get the world’s leaders to show their commitment to fighting climate change by putting solar panels on their residence. President Obama has yet to take up the challenge. So as we get to work in DC on October 10th, we’ll challenge the president to join us, and we’ll even bring him the materials.
But we need a compelling messenger to help us issue the challenge. And who better to do that than the man who originally put solar on the White House, President Jimmy Carter. We’ve invited President Carter to join us along with other compelling messengers including climate and environmental leaders, celebrity activists, and political leaders including the DC mayoral candidates, and members of congress.
Here’ the schedule of the day’s events:
10AM – 4PM – City Wide Climate Work Projects
1PM – White House Work Party and Solar Panel Delivery
5PM – Community Potluck