November 30, 2010 § Leave a comment
November 30, 2010 marks the 13th annual international conference on climate change since the 1997 Kyoto Protocol Agreement to place a cap on greenhouse gases. That was then, and today it looks less promising. It’s good to meet, it’s good to talk about clean air, and it’s good to hope, but it may be well beyond time to look to international actors and their buttress of legislative numbnuts and host committees of polluters and vested interests. It’s time to act alone.
As in the case of micro-lending, it’s time to get personal, local, and ‘on the roof’ for solutions on cleaning the air and combating climate change. Acting alone, we can create a grass roots movement to clean the air in our neighborhoods, cities, and ultimately our planet.
If you own a home or business and have roof space with sun exposure, think about a small scale PV system to supplement your grid provided electricity. You do not need a large system; just get started, and shave your peak electricity load. It’s a perfect solution. Costs are low, supply is abundant, economic returns are high; you add value of your home or business. Acting alone, you are a leader in promoting a sustainable energy future and a more peaceful world.
So hooray for Cancún and good luck, BUT let’s not wait. Light from light. Now, that’s cool!