Speak Up for Energy Independence Day


Assembly Room, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed; and, in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was drafted. Image credit:Flockr, Dailyville photostream. Excerpted.

Perhaps that title is becoming common from those of us who've been fighting for clean energy for the U.S. instead of the same old dirty fossil fuels, but as chants of "Drill, baby, drill!" continue to emanate from some corners, we must stick with it.

We've hit summer's stride - It's time for the 4th of July holiday weekend, people are traveling, and gas prices are rising. The dirty energy crowd is keeping up with its same old dirty business - calling for the same old energy sources that pollute our planet. Clean energy creates jobs, boosts the economy and lowers our global warming pollution.

That's why we're using this Independence Day weekend to wish the U.S. a happy birthday and tell our decision-makers that the best gift our country can get is a clean energy economy.We want to be energy independent - and we want that energy independence to come from clean, renewable sources. We don't need to drill for more oil or mine and burn more coal. We can power our country with wind and solar power, and we can be more energy efficient in our homes and offices.

This year, we have to make clear that Americans want clean energy, and for that we need you to be a vocal and active at July 4th events by posting flyers, holding signs, talking to folks about clean energy, and collecting signatures for our petition.

It's simple (our website includes tips and suggestions), effective, and a nice way to spend some time with your family and friends during such a great weekend for gatherings.

So how about it? Will you spend some time speaking up for clean energy?

We also have some good Independence Day green information and tips to share - so be sure to check those out as well. Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Tags: Clean Energy

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