Alternative Energy Sources
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Climate change skeptics and deniers have argued that renewable energy is expensive and will not be cost effective, but this is rapidly changing. As of 2016, renewable energy has been one of the fastest growing industries in America, and accounts for 80% of all new energy facilities being built. Not only is the industry growing at an incredible rate, about 35%-55% a year, it also has become much more profitable. Over the last 10 years there has been a total of $34 billion in federal loans and an average of only 2.38% of these have defaulted or were not paid back, compared with the national average of 20-25%. On top of repaying loans, renewable energy now boasts profits of around $30 million. Renewable energy is also providing jobs to millions of Americans. Job growth in this industry has increased by 86% in just two years. It is extremely important that we consider all the people affected by the changing climate and what we can do to improve our lives and the lives around us.
Aaron Chandler, Gabriel Tenocelotl, Lizabeth Abundio
2017 People's Climate Movement
Following the historic 2014 climate march in New York City and the successful 2015 global marches at the Paris Climate Summit, organizers of the People's Climate Movement are calling for another mass mobilization to accelerate the course on US climate policy. Join hundreds of communities on April 29th--the 100th day of this administration--as we march for the climate, jobs, and justice.
Sister marches across the world are happening alongside the national Washington D.C. event and the Sacramento Climate Coalition is excited to be leading the local campaign for this important milestone. To change everything, it takes everyone. Where will you be?
To volunteer locally and/or RSVP, please sign up at the national page:
Our Vision: Why Sacramento Marches
We, the people, are building a sustainable future by creating and promoting grassroots solutions to climate change. We envision a green economy that puts people and planet over profit and politics, protecting our world from fossil fuel destruction while ensuring that those who are disproportionately affected by climate change have a seat at the table. We demand that people be valued over corporations. We call on all city, state, and federal governments to immediately promote a social and economic mobilization to restore a climate that is safe, stable, and supports human civilization.