This Independence Day, let’s return power to the hands of the people by telling the oil and gas industry that we no longer want to be dependent on dirty, polluting and expensive fossil fuels
to power our lives. We have a choice, and we choose independent, safe, clean, and now affordable renewable energy...
To help New Yorkers transition to renewable energy, Mountainkeeper's RenewableNY campaign is launching a new web resource, www.RenewableNY.com.
On the website you will find:
Clear, concise steps you can take to transition your home or business to renewable energy using solar, small-scale wind and geothermal energy
- Comprehensive listings of renewable energy resources for New Yorkers
- Actions that can be taken by citizens, municipalities, schools, businesses, communities and investors to transition to renewables
- Information about how your community or organization can partner with RenewableNY on renewable projects and solar campaigns
- An option to SIGN THE PETITION for a renewable energy future today!
True independence is all about choice, liberty and freedom. Most people define their democratic right as voting at the polls a few times a year, but you can vote with your actions every day. Choosing renewables to power your home, community, or investments are concrete ways to advocate for change today.
Citizen power was evident earlier this week, when the New York State Court of Appeals upheld the right of municipalities to ban fracking within their borders. This landmark decision is a huge victory for people everywhere who are fighting at the local level to protect themselves from the health and environmental impacts of fracking. And it shows that the oil and gas industry can’t determine our fate – only we can.
So join us as we look forward to a clean, smart, renewable future. Now is the time to act. VisitRenewableNY.com
today and join a growing number of New Yorkers who believe a renewable energy future is possible!
Click here to "like" and follow RenewableNY on Facebook, and feel free to notify us of any renewable-related events in your community at [email protected].
July Solar Events in the Hudson Valley
Co-Sponsored by Sustainable Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountainkeeper
Creating Solar Friendly Communities: A Workshop for Local Leaders
July 15, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at SUNY Orange, Kaplan Hall
As solar power drops in price and gains in popularity, the marketplace is more complex, competitive and confusing than ever for customers. Sustainable Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountainkeeper, two community-based organizations with a long–standing commitment to clean energy, are developing new programs to help communities, households and small businesses with consumer education and innovative marketing programs inspired by the Solarize initiatives in Connecticut and Massachusetts. This meeting will showcase the empowering resources available to communities from our networks and New York State’s excellent new technical assistance programs. These partners are prepared to help communities become solar–friendly through streamlined permitting and free zoning reviews, as well as financing and marketing strategies.
by July 14th at 5pm.
Kingston Climate Action Plan: Cool City Café
Thursday, July 16th, 6 – 9PM at Kirkland Hotel, Corner of Main and Clinton, Kingston, NY
Kingston is a leading member of New York’s Climate Smart Communities program with commitments in 2014 to cut energy waste, launch a renewable energy strategy, grow recycling, improve city buildings’ energy performance & get the community involved. The World Café is an inventive, empowering approach to “creating the future through conversations that matter.” Be part of it. Refreshments and art supplies will be provided.
Suggested Donation: $5
Hudson Valley Green Drinks at Keegan Ales
Wednesday, July 30th at 6PM at Keegan Ales, 20 St James St, Kingston, NY
At this fun networking event, Catskill Mountainkeeper and Sustainable Hudson Valley will be giving a pitch on “Solar Summer” and how to get involved with solar campaigns in the area.