Bill McKibben and the Solar Road Trip Come to DC


This is a reprint of a message from a organizer urging DC folks to check out the Solar Road Trip’s stop here this evening. We hope to see you there.
Dear Friends,

In 1979 Jimmy Carter installed solar panels on the White House.

In 1986 Ronald Reagan removed them.

This week, Bill McKibben and a team of students from Unity College in Maine have been making their way down to Washington DC to deliver one of the original Carter panels to President Obama, where they’ll ask him to reinstall solar on the White House, and to follow this symbolic gesture with substantial legislative action.

We’re calling it the Solar Road Trip, and now that the panel has traveled through Unity, Boston and NYC, we hope you’ll be able to celebrate with us TONIGHT when it reaches it’s final destination-our nation’s Capitol!

Here are the details of the event:

Date: Thursday, September 9

Location: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 2835 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC 20009

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

This free event will include guest speakers Bill McKibben, Mike Tidwell and others. In addition, there will be a film screening of A Road Not Taken, an hour long documentary about the story and journey of Carter’s solar panels.

Please join McKibben, Unity College students, the Carter solar panel, Energy Action Coalition and Chesapeake Climate Action Network in DC on September 9 to show that our country supports a clean energy future.


Sara Camp, US Campaign Manager

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