We need help to motivate people and spread the word in Gary about a national event we are trying to get off the ground. I hope you can ntake a few minuteds to consider joining what we hope will be a boost for alternative energy awareness and public support.
I've created a Pickens Plan group called "Musicians for a Better Future". Our goal is to increase grass roots support for and raise the visibilty of alternative energy solutions through a series of simultaneous local events in many cities.
As an organizer I think you could help us. Musicians are only a small fraction of the support this event will require. We need promoters, venues, media reps, venues, event staff and grass roots organizers.
It would be great to have an event in Gary. If you think this effort is worthy of your time, I would ask you to bring in others from Gary to help out. Of course, any ideas or comments you could provide would be appreciated.
In your profile, you way you wanna do as much as you can...
You dont have to put up wind farms, solar panels, or install a tankless water heater to make a dent... (although all of those things are fantastic if you have the means)
I have a few ideas... every day we are faced with dozens if not hundreds of small opportunities to use a little less energy (and therefore consume less oil)... sure, we need all of the big actions, but we can do things on an individual level that will help wean us off of foreign oil, slow global warming, and have great side benefits of saving money (lower energy bills, higher gas mileage) and living a little healthier.
When you have a minute, check out some of my thoughts here... http://push.pickensplan.com/forum/topic/show?id=2187034%3ATopic%3A193424 drop me a line and let me know what you think.
By the way, My folks also have a prius... I'm not in a financial position to get a hybrid yet, but it is a hell of a car.
there are other solutions than wind and solar. switchgrass would be i deal for indiana. i could sit here and type all day. google switchgrass there is a wealth of info. people recycle for no payment [except pop cans] why wouldn't a farmer use his marginal acreage for this. it would be more of a grass roots type of movement but would definately get alot of farmers in in. to listen and maybe join in.