Petition for City of Sarasota to Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

City of Sarasota City Commissioners

Across the nation, people in both red states and blue states are realizing that modernizing our cities with 100% clean and renewable energy will help create jobs and boost local economies.

Cities like Aspen, CO and Greensburg, KS have already achieved 100% clean energy. And internationally, Vancouver, Paris, and Sydney are also going all-in on clean energy. A recent economic study estimated that a transition to clean energy will add 1 million jobs in the U.S. by 2030. Solar prices have rapidly declined in the past five years, and the solar industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the US economy. In a recent national survey of U.S. adults paid for by the Sierra Club, a whopping 83% of respondents said they support a goal of 100% clean energy.

It’s time for our city to step up to the plate. We too deserve clean air, good jobs, and strong leadership. Commissioners, I'm ready for the City of Sarasota and our community to commit to powering our city with 100% clean renewable energy.

Will you commit too and lead us to a 100% clean and renewable energy future?

UPDATE: Read the article in the Herald Tribune, "Local climate coalition wants city to set renewable energy goals," 5/3/17


To: City of Sarasota City Commissioners
From: [Your Name]

Dear Commissioners,

Across the nation, people in both red states and blue states are realizing that modernizing our cities with 100% clean and renewable energy will help create jobs and boost local economies.

Cities like Aspen, CO, Greensburg, KS, and Burlington, VT, have already achieved 100% clean energy. And internationally, Vancouver, Paris, and Sydney are also going all-in on clean energy. A recent economic study estimated that a transition to clean energy will add 1 million jobs in the U.S. by 2030. Solar prices have rapidly declined in the past five years, and the solar industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the US economy. In a recent national survey of U.S. adults paid for by the Sierra Club, a whopping 83% of respondents said they support a goal of 100% clean energy. With cities like Paris and San Diego leading the way, it’s time for our city to step up to the plate. We too deserve clean air, good jobs, and strong leadership.

Commissioners, I'm ready for the City of Sarasota and our community to commit to powering our city with 100% clean renewable energy.

Will you commit too and lead us to a 100% clean and renewable energy future?

Sincerely,