Much of the average person's involvement with alternative energy consists of supporting legislature and spending your money on products from industries who share a commitment to a better world.
I belong to an organization called Penn Future. This group is well developed and has quite a bit of influence in Harrisburg. There are many opportunities to participate in legislative agendas and to attend events. Here is the URL of their website:
As the Pickens Plan develops I hope to provide more opportunities here for all of us to get involved in that project as well.