September 10, 2018

As thousands of citizens across the globe marched for climate justice and student activists in California won a victory for 100%, new 3d-printable solar panels could revolutionize clean power!

Rise for Climate: thousands march across US to protest environment crisis

This past Saturday September 8th, four days before the start of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, California, and two months before the U.S. midterm elections, tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets to demand bold action on climate change. Globally, over 900 actions took place in 95 countries to send the message to governments to push forward real climate action now.

Climate justice means creating renewable energy policies that include and protect people in low- and moderate-income communities. Learn more at Neighborhood Funders Group.

UC system to get 100% renewable power in less than 10 years

The University of California system is crediting students for a commitment from administrators to set a goal of powering all its campuses with 100% renewable energy by 2025. The pledge extends past UC’s 10 campuses to its 5 medical centers and is part of the UC systems ongoing efforts to address climate change and global warming — the system already committed to making its daily operations carbon-neutral by 2025.

To support statewide policies and a movement for environmental justice in California, check out the California Environmental Justice Alliance.  

In ‘World First’, Ultra-Cheap Printable Solar Panels Are Launched

A super-cheap new kind of solar power has just been launched in Australia that could signal the start of a groundbreaking new market for renewable energy. Professor Paul Dastoor at the University of Newcastle has created organic solar panels that can be printed using conventional printers. By using electronic inks that are printed onto sub-millimeter thin plastic sheets, the panels can be produced for less than $100 per square foot and installed by a few people within a single work day.

As more Americans get behind solar energy, help ensure new solar projects support the communities they’re built in. Visit Solar United Neighbors to learn more.