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Welcome! 

ANNOUNCING...

A NEW INITIATIVE TO TAKE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES and RENEWABLE ENERGY LEGISLATION
to more states other than the 7 STATES that already have Community Choice (aggregate) Energy, aka Renewable Power.

PLEASE SEE OUR SISTER WEBSITE, featuring our BeTheExample Contest, MOVING OUR EFFORT NATIONWIDE.

SOUND LIKE WE ARE EXCITED?    We are!

Please see www.BeTheExample.vpweb.com   for MORE DETAILS on this nationwide effort. 

AND - we just launched our new GoFUNDMe campaign at
to fund this out-of-state effort which will have travel/lodging expenses.

OUR NEW PETITION going to governors of the 7 states we have targeted for 2018 (and candidates running for gov) is here - https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/governors-you-have-the-1?source=c.em&r_by=4603103

WE ASK RESIDENTS OF THESE 7 STATES (CT, FL, ME, NM, NV, PA and TX with CO getting added:  FL will happen in 2019) TO SIGN THIS, to further RENEWABLE POWER in their state.



ALL OF THIS IS DUE TO OUR FOLLOWING SUCCESS LAST SPRING...

WE HAD A MOST SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF OUR BeTheExample CONTEST at the city of Lafayette
EarthDay Festival on SUN April 23, 2017.

...thanks to all musicians/artists involved in making it so successful with a festive effort.

WE WIL UPDATE SHORTLY our success with EARTH WEEK 2018...

FOR THOSE OF YOU BEING DIRECTED HERE to see our local 2-county petition going to mayors and city councils to support creating a CCA, who are not already supporting one, please go to 



AND - for those of you want the latest on the climate front, you can subscribe to our emails,
by emailing us your email address, at [email protected] 

AND FINALLY-
we are addressing 4 key climate issues that we believe will have the most impact, nationwide: 

- pricing carbon

- accelerating Renewables

- mobilizing an environmental Amendment to the US Constitution, and  

- taking on our over-population challenge 


OUR NATIONAL PETITION IS NOW LAUNCHED... GOING TO STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ALL 50 STATES, addressing these four issues.   We welcome your signature after reading it, at this link: 


these following websites are featured in the Petition - with more added details:

on advancing the pricing of carbon at the state level, 
this is what is going on in Massachusetts: www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20150530/OPINION/150539652

on moving Renewables nationwide, check out the Stanford-based website, showing 50 Blueprints for 50 States going Renewable:  www.theSolutionsProject.org 

and on how Community Choice Aggregated Energy  has been and can be implemented in more states, see www.LeanEnergyUS.org

no-money-down, solar leasing is possible in over a dozen east & west coast states and more.  See www.LowCarbonPledge.vpweb.com 


on moving an Environmental Amendment to the US Constitution, see what Canada is doing on this c/o the David Suzuki Foundation, which we are replicating. Check out www.BlueDot.ca 

we recommend this US amendment to read something like this:  

The Right to a Healthy Environment, to Healthy Organic Food and Drinkable Water, requiring safe communities with transparent and fair elections for governing, nationwide.

While this amendment stretches far on more issues (gun control, campaign reform), it will engage a HUGE number of Americans, building critical mass for such an amendment.


on moving the conversation on our overpopulation issue, we recommend this MN based group, made up of scientists, interfaith leaders and activists, at www.WorldPopulationBalance.org  

BOOKS RECENTLY PUBLISHED, that support this action:

The Baby Matrix, Carroll (encouraging legislation like we are)

Facing the Population Challenge, Hempel (on why overpopulation talk is no longer taboo)

OVERdevelopment, OVERpopulation, OVERshoot, Butler (published by Population Media Center & Population Institute:  a visual testimony to this problem)

The Zero Footprint Baby, Chatterjee (encourages US adoption, like we do with foster care)

coming soon! - Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation, by Karen Shragg.



AND...more details on our local initiative follows, adapted into the Petition, as well - BASED ONLY IN CA CURRENTLY, but we encourage organizers across the US to use it as a blueprint  to adapt it for climate action in their own community....

 
the BE THE EXAMPLE Contest.
 

SEE MORE DETAILS at www.BeTheExample.vpweb.com

 

 
Thank you for your support on this forward-thinking  project...
 by joining this contest!
 
  
 
 



 
ALL WEBSITES affiliated with our  Transition Express Campaign FOLLOW...
 
 
www.AtlasAwards.vpweb.com  - our climate heroes
 
www.BeTheExample.vpweb.com -  our BeTheExample Contest
 
www.GrowingGreen.vpweb.com -  Green career ideas
 
www.LowCarbonPledge.vpweb.com - Menu of 17 pledges
 
www.RethinkingEnergy.vpweb.com - EE home retrofits
 
www.BeThe100percentChange.vpweb.com- details on creating CCAs, or local Renewable Power.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We welcome any donations in support of this effort.
We are now a 501 c(3) non-profit, recognized by the state
of CA, as Transition Express, Inc.
Any donation is tax deductible.

 
 



 

 
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