Back in the 70’s, we used to write “Go Solar” on our electric bills. Too bad they didn’t listen to us back then. There were solar festivals everywhere with solar exhibits, panels, wind generators, solar water heaters, homemade solar cookers, commercial products of all kinds, organic gardening booths, demonstrations on how to convert lawn clippings into methanol to run our cars.
That was 40 years ago and it seems the powers that be didn’t want to listen to this mass movement of saving the planet.
Finally, more and more people are coming around to organic farming, solar panels on their roofs, wind generators, using methanol in cars and saving energy, going green. It is about time, but really 40 years late. There used to be solar panels on the White House. Lets hope they put some on again soon.
On Planet Forward‘s website, I wrote about putting solar on home instead of out in the desert. I also mentioned all the warehouses in Southern California that have empty rooftops just waiting to have solar put on them. If we did that we would not have to run hundreds of miles of transmission lines through the desert to power up the solar we need.
Lots to think about. Have a great Earth Day!
- Cincinnati Zoo Goes Green With 6,400 Solar Panels (npr.org)
- Rowan County plant goes ‘green’ with solar panels (charlotte.news14.com)
- Dutch To Build Solar Panels Into Their Roads, Starting With Bike Lanes (treehugger.com)
- Yahoo! Search Trends: Earth Day 2011 (ysearchblog.com)
- Solar park unveiled in Taylorsville ()
- Earth Day Doodle Foreshadowed By Google With Massive Investments In Solar & Wind Energy (searchenginewatch.com)
- The Week in Pictures: Earth Day, Mood Foods, and More (Slideshow) (treehugger.com)
- Five Ideas For Earth Day 2011 Resolutions (energyrefuge.com)
- “Earth Day 2011 And The Biggest Green Celebs” and related posts (simplehealthguide.com)
- Solar’s New Twist: Panels That Float On Water (blogs.forbes.com)
- Solar Energy – Solar Water Heating (indooroutdoorlights.wordpress.com)
- Silver lining in sight for makers of solar panels (search.japantimes.co.jp)
- Solar for renters (sfgate.com)
- Challenge: Make a solar cookstove that works at night (iapnews.wordpress.com)
- SolarCraft Expands Solar for City of Sonoma: Public Works Corporation Yard Goes Green (prweb.com)
- Doghouse With Solar Heating System, LED Lights And Wi-Fi Security Camera (presurfer.blogspot.com)