Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar Toolkit: Part Four

When it comes to reducing pollution and global warming emissions, any rooftop without solar panels is a missed opportunity. Cities can seize that opportunity by requiring that new buildings include solar energy systems. After all, the most cost-effective time to add solar to a home is when the home is being built and the workers are already on the roof. Some state and local governments have adopted policies that require new homes or commercial buildings have solar power, and the idea is spreading rapidly due to its positive impacts.


Earth Day Window Sign

Print out our Earth Day sign and hang it in your window so your neighbors can see it on as they walk through your neighborhood. See if you can spot any on your walks too.


Health Professionals' Letter to President Obama on Fracking

Environment America Research & Policy Center and its state affiliates delivered letters from more than 1,000 doctors, nurses, and other health professionals to President Obama and state decision-makers asking them to stop fracking, given the overwhelming threats to public health. The letters come as public awareness of the health and environmental impacts of fracking is on the rise.