Amidst a week of not so sunny news and anxiety, we’d like to reflect on some of the positives we’re seeing from Sungevity central:
To start, a number of Sungevity team members were out and about last weekend, showing our efficient process for home solar installation and working the wonderful West Coast Green in San Jose. We had a great time and met lots of interesting people working hard to incorporate sustainability into building design. Aside from seeing Al Gore explain how we can get off fossil fuels in a decade, rewire America, and create a lot of great jobs, we were excited to see how many like-minded people are out there doing great things. To learn more about what went on at West Coast Green check out this blog from a visitor who picked us one of the top companies there.
Elsewhere around the Bay there were lots of exciting events being organized for the National Day of Action for Green Jobs Now. As previously posted on this blog, we’re big supporters of green collar job creation. If you want to be a supporter too, but didn’t get a chance to sign the petition there’s still time to sign the “I’m Ready for Green Jobs Now” petition to Congress and the presidential candidates.
On a related note, a new book by one of the leaders of this movement, Van Jones, is available this week and I reckon anyone interested should buy a copy. It is a great read that how one solution can fix our two biggest problems – financial recession and climate change.
If nothing else, it could cheer you up…if 5,000 copies are sold by next Tuesday, we can make The Green Collar Economy the first environmental bestseller by an African American author, and further elevate the green jobs movement in the political debate.
The Sungevity Team