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What You Can Do to Help Reduce Your Emissions:

Updated: Mar 1, 2020


Curb Your Consumption: https://storyofstuff.org/

Electric Vehicle Pledge: https://www.electricpledge.org/

Be More Energy efficient at Home: https://www.scgov.net/government/sustainability/sustainability/energy-upgrade

Eat Local, CSA’s http://www.transitionsrq.org/

Plant Native: https://www.sarasota.wateratlas.usf.edu/nest/#nest-home

http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasota/gardening-and-landscaping/horticulture-residential/florida-yards-and-neighborhoods/

Go Solar at Home: https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/florida/

Reduce Your Meat Consumption:Go vegetarian reduce your food carbon footprint by 47% go vegan and reduce it by 60% https://www.farmsanctuary.org/humane-education-environmental-curriculum/

Compost: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/sarasota/natural-resources/waste-reduction/composting/what-is-composting/what-can-be-composted/can-i-compost-it/

EV Charging Stations for Your School/Community - County Subsidy https://www.scgov.net/government/sustainability/sustainability/electric-vehicles

EV School Bus Grant https://floridadep.gov/air/air/forms/electric-school-bus-project-initial-phase



Get Active & Stay Informed:


· Sign our Ready for 100 Petition to the Sarasota County Commission https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/rf100-sarasota-county-commission/

· Sign the Petition to Urge Governor Desantis to #ActOnClimate and Support Clean Energy for All https://p2a.co/31L5jk2

Stay Informed on Clean Energy Issues in our State: https://cleanenergy.org/florida

Research the candidates and vote for the local, state and federal candidates who will commit us to a 100% clean renewable energy future. http://scorecard.lcv.org/

Vote: https://www.sarasotavotes.com/content.aspx?id=16

Divest from Fossil Fuels: https://www.greenamerica.org/socially-responsible-investing

Join Friday Student Climate Strikes https://www.facebook.com/sarasotaschoolstrike4climate/

Volunteer to start or join a Ready for 100 Campaign in your city or county. If you live in Manatee County join our counterpart group The Manatee Clean Energy Alliance contact Jim Willard at willardjim2@gmail.com.

Start a 100% Clean Energy School District Campaign https://www.sierraclub.org/climate-parents

Share what you have learned and activate others - have us come speak to your HOA or Organization.



Quick Facts:


A property owner may not be denied permission to install solar collectors or other energy devices based on renewable resources by any entity granted the power or right in any deed restriction.

FL Statute 163.04

Regional Impact of Burning Fossil Fuels

· 8” to 24” – Sea level rise by 2040(1)

· 60 – Additional days above 95°F(1)

· 8.2% - 2019 increase requested by Citizens Insurance (25% actual rate needed to cover risk)(6)

· #2 – In highest number of air pollution days in the state(2)

Regional Impact of Going Renewable with Solar

• Total solar installed in Florida: 2,289.6 MW (850.5 MW in 2018)(3)

• Enough Solar Installed in Florida to Power: 276,000 homes(3)

• Florida Ranks 8th in nation in solar capacity(3)

• 3rd - Florida’s solar growth projection and ranking in the next 5 years: 5,946 MW (3)

• 2nd - Florida Solar Jobs and Ranking: 10,358 (2018)(4)

• Solar Companies in State of Florida: 578 total; 76 Manufacturers, 299 Installers, 203 Others(3)

• Total Solar Investment in State of Florida: $ 3.9 billion ($1.11 billion in 2018)(3)

• Solar Price Decline: 47% over the last 5 years(3)

• Percentage of State’s Electricity from Solar: 1.18%(3)

• 1/3 of the world’s electricity now comes from renewables, with 1,172 GW coming from hydropower, 564 GW from wind and 480 GW from solar for a total of 2351 GW (5)

(1) NOAA National Climatic Data Center, (2) Environment Florida Research & Policy Center, (3) SEIA, (4) The Solar Foundation, (5) International Renewable Energy Agency, (6) WLRN Public Media

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