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What excites you about this campaign?
Mr. Pickens is actually DOING something about our energy crisis. Many of our "leaders" on both sides of the aisle are great at talking and getting sound bites on the news. Regardless of whether you agree with every aspect of the Pickens plan, we must move forward with some solution quickly.
What do you want to do to help?
Spread the news and vote for those politicians willing to support this plan.
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Happy New Year Andrew,
Last year I helped so many members of Pickens Plan learn about personal home energy plans. It's all about conservation of power, and home power generation, things I have been doing at my residence to lower my electricity costs. Send me a friend request a to add me Andrew, I'd be honored to have you as a friend here.
BTW, Texas: I just posted an article link on my pickens page about Home Wind Systems in Texas. Your state's representatives, governor, and public utility commission officials are not in your corner with this "weak policy" on Net Metering. Instead they have the tables turned against green power for businesses and homeowners. Texas has created multiple sets of rules for loopholes and you have less rights than people in other states. You should read that article, important.
Hi Andrew, My name is Jordan Birden and i am the Campus Representative for Texas A&M University. I recently created an Aggies push group "aggiespickensplanpush" which Jeff Bailey, Pickens Plan Coordinator for the State of Texas, established as the official A&M Push Group. However, since your group has already been established with a good membership base i'm deciding to remove my group. No sense in creating confusion. At your discretion of course, I would be sending all new "Texas A&M Aggies For The Pickens Plan" facebook group members, and the members from my own group, to join this group you have created. Also, this existing group will serve as the primary Texas A&M Push Group as far as the Pickens Plan "administration" is concerned. Lastly, in order to accommodate all aggie constituents, i'd ask if you could add on the the group information "Alumni, Students, and Fans. Let me know if you have any questions at all. -Jordan Birden
Volunteers Earn Carbon Credits while Supporting Green Initiatives
FREDERICKSBURG, Texas----When the people at Green Mountain Energy heard that the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair was looking for additional volunteers for their fall festival, they responded by offering to sponsor renewable energy credits for the first 100 people who sign up.
This opportunity will provide individuals with a way to take action and support the move toward renewable energy options in Texas. Not only will volunteers earn renewable energy credits toward reducing their own carbon foot print, they will also receive free entry into the fair and the Roundup tee-shirt. We hope you will volunteer by signing up at www.theroundup.org or call the Roundup Coordinator at 877-376-8638.
At the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair, over 7500 people gather annually to explore products and technology that is sustainable, renewable and recyclable – products that offer green-living choices. The Renewable Energy Roundup takes place in Fredericksburg, Friday, September 26 through Sunday, the 28th. A fusion of information and entertainment, this year’s schedule includes workshops, kid’s activities, healthy cooking demos, and a natural organic food café. Hands-on activities include interactive exhibits and demonstrations, dozens of practical and informative workshops, vehicle ride-and-drive and live entertainment in the beer garten.
Green Mountain Energy knows that, more than ever, Texans are exploring how to meet their daily needs in ways that help ensure their future quality of life. Taking steps like reducing carbon emissions from driving and flying, buying cleaner electricity, and choosing local, organic products all play a part in the increasingly popular green lifestyle.
Green Mountain Energy Company is the nation’s leading retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions. Green Mountain offers residential, business, institutional and governmental customers an easy way to purchase cleaner, affordable electricity products, as well as the opportunity to offset their carbon footprint. So it makes sense that the folks at Green Mountain Energy were ready to provide sponsorship for those who volunteer at the Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair. Green Mountain’s carbon offset brand, BeGreen also helps Texans “walk the talk” by providing easy ways go green. Visit the BeGreen website to get more ideas about reducing and offsetting your household’s carbon footprint (www.begreennow.com).
The ninth annual Texas Renewable Energy Roundup is co-organized by the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association and the Texas Solar Energy Society, in cooperation with the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Event proceeds will benefit TREIA and TXSES, two non-profits that strive to increase the understanding and awareness of renewable energy applications and promote their wide use. Major sponsorship is provided by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office.
'Green-collar' jobs a growth area, U.S. group says
Companies are stepping up their environmental initiatives, and that may mean a boom in "green-collar" jobs.
A recent forecast by the American Solar Energy Society found that renewable energy and energy-efficient industries were responsible for the creation of nearly 8.5 million jobs in 2006, and by 2030 that number is expected to reach 40 million.
Colleges and universities are taking notice, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a job placement consulting group.
Many have introduced specialized degree programs in eco-commerce, environmental accounting, green and social marketing, and ecological economics.
"The demand for 'green-collar' jobs is really exploding, especially as the cost of energy continues to climb," said John Challenger, the group's chief executive. "Students need to start thinking about developing skills that will give them an edge for these types of careers that did not even exist until recently."
Popular jobs include urban planners, forestry professionals and environmental lawyers, Challenger said. There is also a growing demand for architects and engineers with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit.