ST. LOUIS, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- From the wind-swept plains of eastern Colorado to the inner city neighborhoods of Kansas City, citizens and businesses across America are devoting scarce resources to producing renewable energy. They are sharing their triumphs and frustrations with Tom Weis, who today announced his website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter programs chronicling the "Ride for Renewables."
"Almost everyone I've met on this ride is fed up with the partisanship dividing this country and wants Congress and the White House to put America first," said Tom Weis, who is leading a 2,500-mile trek across the nation to build public support for a green industrial revolution. "It is time for the two major political parties to stop fighting each other and fight for the American people they were elected to represent." Citing concerns over an economy and climate in meltdown mode, Weis said, "Outside the Washington beltway, Americans are ready to shift from fossil fuels to a green electricity grid, but this requires bold political leadership."
With passion reminiscent of Studs Terkel's intimate conversations with Americans, you can hear the following stories, and more, on Weis' video blog:
- A Kansas farmer talks about installing wind turbines to sustain his family farm for the next generation.
- The former president of AWEA says we can shut down all coal plants by 2020.
- A top government scientist talks about how the climate is changing 100 times faster than ever before.
- A minister appeals to all religious faiths to embrace solar power.
- A World War II veteran appeals for green jobs for veterans returning from overseas.
The ride - launched on the 48th anniversary of a historic speech by President Kennedy challenging America to land a man on the moon within a decade - calls for a bold national goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2020. Weis has pedaled 1,100 miles in his "rocket trike" and is currently in St. Louis, MO, reported Climate Crisis Solutions.
The "100% by 2020" goal is backed by leading renewable energy experts, industry and environmental leaders and celebrity activists. An online petition to Congress and the White House can be seen at: www.rideforrenewables.com.
Principal sponsor: AllEarth Renewables, Inc.
SOURCE Climate Crisis Solutions