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“Solar = independence & freedom!” – says Tea Party member

“I don’t believe government should be picking winners and losers in the market place. I want consumer choice and clean air and clean water and solar is the best way to create a competitive choice.” – Debby Dooley, co-founder of the Atlanta Tea Party.

Category:Clean Energy
‘If government is broken, we’re part of problem & healing process’

“If government is broken, we are part of that brokenness and must engage in healing ourselves too.” – Sam Daley-Harris, Founder of RESULTS and the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation.

Your job for the rest of your life:   Make the impossible possible

"Anyone who hears this: your job for the rest of your life is to make the impossible possible."—Dave Roberts (Grist).

Your GOP Congressperson won't listen? They don't want to be fired

'Who wants to be fired on Tuesday? To some degree, this is the dilemma for the right of center politicians. If they roll out climate change the wrong way, the next thing they know they receive a climate hero award and an unemployment paycheck.' – Admiral David Titley, Professor of meteorology at Penn State University and Retired Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy.

You pay a premium for express delivery

Just as rebuilding your house in a week would cost far more than rebuilding it slowly, so hasty remodeling of the global energy system would be very expensive. If we start later, we'll have to pay a catch-up premium.

You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it.

"You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it. Everything we do to raise energy efficiency, will make money, improve security & health, and stabilize climate." - physicist Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

Yes, changing a light bulb, as silly as it seems, can make a difference

‘Even changing a light blub, as silly as it seems, is enough to change something up in our minds to make us do more to reduce the threat of climate change.’ – Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist at Texas Tech University.

Woody Allen:   Let's pray we choose wisely.

“Mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly”—Woody Allen.

Will this disaster movie end with a kiss?

Climate change is like one of those Hollywood disaster movies that pit obstructionists against ordinary people who become heroes. Those movies often end with a kiss. We don't know how the climate change story will end—will our grandchildren enjoy some end-of-movie kisses?

Category:ALL BITES
Why Woolworth's?  Drinking coffee won't end racism!

Saying 'stopping the Keystone pipeline won't stop global warming,' is like a civil rights skeptic saying in 1960, 'Why Woolworth's lunch counter? Getting served a cup of coffee won't end racism.'

We must savor the world before we can save it

"Every morning I awake torn between a desire to save the world and an inclination to savor it. This makes it hard to plan the day. But if we forget to savor the world, what possible reason do we have for saving it? In a way, the savoring must come first." – E.B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little.

We must reach out to conservatives if we want solve climate change

‘Somehow we have to convince conservatives, the champions of free enterprise, that climate action fits with something that they deeply believe. Then we can join all together and make it so that we solve this problem.’ – Conservative Republican former Rep. Bob Inglis.

We don't have to do it alone

“We need to do it ourselves, but we don’t have to do it alone!”


Walmart's goal: use 100% renewable energy by the year 2020

"Our goal to be supplied 100% by renewable energy is the right goal and marrying up renewables with energy efficiency is especially powerful." — Wal Mart President & CEO Mike Duke

Category:Clean Energy
Unless you care a whole awful lot, nothing will change – The Lorax

“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax by Dr. Suess

Time to act like this is an emergency

“If (climate change) is an emergency, we have to act like it…But the good news is (if we act) we get to have a future for our kids.” — Naomi Klein, author and social activist

This is the most important thing you can do!

"Very few people on Earth ever get to say: I'm doing, right now, the most important thing I could possibly be doing.' If you join this fight, that's what you will be saying." -– Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org

Think you are too small to be effective? Think again

'The argument that I am too small to make a difference is the equivalent of saying: Why should I pay my taxes? Why should I vote? Everyone has to do their own fair share.' – Dr. Stephen Schneider (1945-2010) Climate scientist at Stanford University.