Install solar powered solutions in NYC areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy
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Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo

Install solar powered solutions in NYC areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy

    1. ellen ruden
    2. Petition by

      ellen ruden

      brooklyn, NY

One of the only silver linings in the wake of the storm is that both Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo are now on board to have a serious and action-oriented discussion about climate change.  In the meantime, I believe there is a HUGE opportunity for solar companies to step forward with solutions to help those who need it most in the areas that are still without power.  Providing solar powered lights, stoves, heat sources, cell phone chargers, etc. will vastly improve the conditions- physically, mentally and emotionally- for people in the affected areas. In addition, this is an excellent chance to demonstrate just how effective solar energy is- even and especially in emergency situations.  They can be the pioneer neighborhoods and the models for future green retrofitting.        

I am asking Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo to please allocate funds (donate/buy/subsidize) and work with solar companies to participate in "the great solar experiment" by implementing a massive and immediate installation of the solar grid into these areas.  It will be a major improvement in quality of life and will help to restore a sense of safety and security to the storm victims RIGHT NOW... not to mention glowing PR for the companies who help, for the mayor and the governor, and for solar power/clean energy in general.  It's a win-win-win-win!

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    • Tom Kacandes NEW PALTZ, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      because it will strengthen the grid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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    • Karen Ferb PATCHOGUE, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need to move on this sooner rather than later. The time is now.

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    • Susan Rutman HASTINGS ON HUDSON, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is the most decent right thing to do this very moment.Sign it Please

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    • Edward Hall ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Working on the relief effort... can't make the same mistake

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    • richard lynch STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      The hundreds of overturned and leaking home oil tanks are poisoning our soil on Staten Island. Solar is safe and would be back on already in the homes that (still) don't have any power.

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