Global Emissions Rate of Increase Leveling Off Due to Decreasing Use of Coal
December 1, 2016 by Mike Kluk New data shows that the yearly increase in global CO2 emissions has fallen to .2 percent per year from a 3 percent rate of ten years ago. This is the good news in the bad news. The year-to-year quantity…
Plug-In Hybrid with Leading All-Electric Range? Try the Chevy Volt
November 21, 2016 By Mike Kluk What’s in a name? For the model identity gurus at Chevrolet, the right name requires an “electric” allusion if you’re talking all-electric (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicles. There’s the small all-electric Spark, the new Bolt, scheduled to debut on…
Saylor Slashes Energy Costs with Solar Following Energy Retrofit
October 3, 2016 by Mike Kluk Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor and his wife adopted solar energy in December 2013 motivated by high power bills and a desire to lower their carbon footprint. Their total energy bill was peaking at about $400 a month which…
Local Leaf Dealer Moving 40 Best-Selling Electrics a Year
September 26, 2016 By Mike Kluk I recently test drove the all-electric Nissan Leaf at our local Nissan Dealer, Hanlees. This car runs entirely on the electric power stored in a lithium ion battery with no gas engine at all. My wife and I were…
Shade Issues No Problem for This Solar System
July 28, 2016 By Mike Kluk Richard and Linda Allison, their three daughters, and Linda’s mother live in a house on a quiet South Davis cul de sac. With six in the family, power use is going to be relatively high no matter how you…
They Waited Forty Years for Solar to Be Affordable – Now It Is
July 5, 2016 by Mike Kluk Craig Thomsen and Paula Samuelsen looked into the feasibility of installing solar panels when they originally purchased their home in 1988, but at that time it was simply too expensive for their budget. Finally, costs reached a tipping point sometime…
Neighborly Support Aids ‘No Brainer’ Decision to Go Solar
June 7, 2016 By Mike Kluk Long-time Davis residents Karen Leaf and Tim Ainsworth, who went solar in August of 2015, say their West Davis neighbors encouraged them, offered advice, and generally supported them though the process. But in the end, the decision was, in…
Local Family Produces More Energy Than They Consume
June 7, 2016 By Mike Kluk Steve Wheeler, Mimi Kusch, and their daughter Maddy installed a solar array on the roof of their West Davis home in November of 2015 and haven’t looked back since. In fact, they have big plans for the future thanks…
Message for 350 national:
In just one week, millions of us will be hitting the streets around the world to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.
But we need your help now.
Watch these short video messages of climate strikers talking about why they will be “out of the office/school/home/etc” on September 20th - and share. Or record your own message to share on social media.
We’re out of office. Are you with us?
We are out of patience, out of time, and out of options. We need everyone everywhere - workers, teachers, parents, neighbors - to spread the word and join the youth leading this fight in the streets for climate justice. And you can help.
Get the word out and inspire others to get “out of office” on September 20th. Take two minutes to record your own custom message to your online community, sharing your reasons for joining the Global Climate Strike.
And don’t forget to add the hashtags if you create your own message - use #climatestrike #strikewithus and #outoftheoffice so we can see everything being shared and amplify. And don’t forget to link to globalclimatestrike.net so you spread the word about Global Climate Strikes kicking off in a week, on September 20th.
Ready, set, go! Tell everyone you’ll be out of the office, school, home or wherever you are with our downloadable videos (if you don’t want to record your own, just share one of ours) – and ask others to join you.
Thanks for sharing,
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