The Net Zero Challenge: A case study for home, church and city
Gerry Braun, former founding director of the Renewable Energy Center and active member of St Martin’s Care for God’s Creation shares his experiences of ‘going for zero’ in his home, church and working with the City of Davis. In a fascinating piece, he shares his learning from purchasing a PV system for his home, negotiating a solar electricity power purchase agreement for his church, and working with a few like-minded colleagues to advocate for applying net zero as a standard for a new residential development in the city.
The path to carbon neutrality starts with people, their vehicles, and their homes, businesses, schools and churches. Individually, we have no moral standing to ask our governments to get behind changes we don’t take the trouble to make for ourselves where we can.”
Yet doing the right thing in his experience also makes economic sense: “For the lessons from my projects to be worth sharing, the projects needed to save money. Projects that don’t save money simply don’t provide broadly replicable experience. My premise, validated by the projects, is that it is easily possible, at least where I live, to make investments that have a good economic return and also add up to a strategy for carbon neutrality.”
Download the full article written for the Integrated Resources Network: Net Positive Electricity
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At the Pond: Free camping, hiking, cooler weather via @alldenews
At the Pond: Free camping, hiking, cooler weather
Wildflowers are blooming in profusion, even crowding the hiking path just two hours away in the Eldorado National Forest where you can go and hike and...
Davis Solidarity Climate Strike today 12pm-1pm: Be sure to come to 5th and B and help celebrate this week's Standing Rock legal victory. The Dakota Access company was ordered to stop the North Dakota Access pipeline! (Might be a bit late today, hang in there).
School strike week 99. The climate crisis doesn’t go on summer holiday, so we keep on protesting.
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Open Air Davis launched last Friday, closing part of G Street to traffic, and allowing restaurants and stores to expand onto the sidewalk and street. Starting this Friday July 10, the program will grow to include Second Street between E and F streets.
Comings & Goings: G Street closes on weekends for dining, shopping
Open Air Davis launched Friday, closing part of G Street to traffic, and allowing restaurants and stores to expand onto the sidewalk and street. Part ...