Looking for Your Sol Mate?

Vote Solar Video Valentine

Solar energy is one of those no-brainer issues for us at Tides, and yet -- even with the triple threats of climate change, job losses, and energy dependence -- it just doesn't get the legislative and political love it deserves.

We work with many groups that either primarily promote clean energy technology and policy, or that work on intersections of the environment and issues like social justice, human rights, and economic development.

For example, Honor the Earth, founded by Winona LaDuke in 1993, promotes the development of solar and wind energy on tribal lands.  A new Tides project, the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative, makes the connection between climate change and human rights, as environmental degradation disproportionately impacts people of color, low-income families, and indigenous communities.  Chinadialogue.net is the world's only fully bilingual environmental news website in English and Chinese, and fosters a unique, cross-cultural dialogue with China on climate change and environmental issues.  And Vote Solar, who has been with Tides since 2002, works tirelessly to bring solar energy into the mainstream.

Vote Solar has always been at the forefront of using simple online tools to help folks make their voices heard on solar energy and policy. Continuing that tradition, and to coincide with Valentine’s Day, today they released a video montage of personal ads rife with dating clichés… that happen to apply equally to solar.

It’s okay to look! And to send it along to your state leaders.

Happy Valentine's, from Tides.

Andrea Skinner is Program Coordinator for Environment & Health at Tides.

7 Responses to “Looking for Your Sol Mate?”

  1. dom brassey says:

    Nice use of humor to bring energy policy into public discourse; this approach meets viewers where they're at -- it's relevant, timely, and naturally viral (the Internet haz taught us that humor blooms like algae in social networks).

    Community Justice Network for Youth is a program that makes great use of video to identify appropriate interventions in the detention and incarceration of youth.

    They're hiring for a skilled video/new media intern: https://www.bavc.org/index.php?option=com_jobline&Itemid=1008&task=view&id=508

  2. Beth Butler says:

    Solar, si!

  3. I'm actually glad I found this post. I've been checking for info on solar energy for ages.Looking forward to reading more posts about energy.

  4. Emma Hill says:

    Solar Energy is one of the best sources of clean and green electricity. I think that we should build more efficient solar thermal power plants and solar cells. frequently. `

  5. Wind power is a good source of electricity but it also takes up lots of space just like solar power plants.`:-

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  7. when i look at environmental news these days, they are not always good;-'

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