Wednesday, September 25, 2013

September Fourth Friday – Going Carbon Free

September Fourth Friday – Going Carbon Free
Electricity without fossil fuels – what’s happening in our local cities

When:  September 27, 2013 7:30 pm (come at 7:15 for social time)
Where: Fireside Room
Palo Alto Unitarian Universalist Church — NEW LOCATION
505 E. Charleston Avenue, Palo Alto, CA


Learn how Palo Alto and Sunnyvale residents are working to transition these cities to renewable energy.  Bruce Hodge, founder of Carbon-Free Palo Alto, will talk about how he convinced the City of PA Utilities to eliminate all fossil fuels from the city’s electricity sources.  He’ll share what CPAU is now doing to provide clean, renewable kiloWatts to all its residents and businesses — and the next steps he envisions for removing carbon fuels altogether!

In Sunnyvale, a citizens group headed by Gerry Glaser is working to set up a Community Choice Aggregation project which will by-pass PG&E and allow residents in the community to start up their own renewable energy utility.  Come learn how this can move Sunnyvale into a carbon-free era — and how citizens in every California town can do this, too!

Note: Thanks to our new partnership with the Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church, Fourth Fridays will be held there for the rest of 2013.  However, for our September event, we must clear out of the room by 9:00 pm so that members of the church can set up cots for “Hotel de Zink” — a program whereby local churches take turns to provide a month of overnight shelter and breakfast for people without homes.  Conversations may continue in the church patio after 9:00 pm.

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