Tuesday, August 14, 2012

LA Beyond Coal at the Green Tent Sunday, Aug. 19

Saying "No!" to dirty energy

Los Angeles gets 39% of its energy from two dirty, out-of-state coal-fired power plants. These coal plants discharge vast quantities of air pollution, consume huge amounts of water and emit destructive global warming gases. Instead of giving our money to these heavy polluting facilities, the Sierra Club's LA Beyond Coal Campaign wants DWP to invest in local clean energy, energy efficiency, and jobs here in Los Angeles. You can help.

Clean energy is the smart phone of electricity -- it is sleeker and cheaper every day and makes lives better. Iowa already gets 20% of its energy from wind. Texas has enough wind turbines to power 2 million homes. 

The fast-growing wind and solar industries each already employ more people in the U.S. than the coal-mining industry.  With more than one in four of them working in manufacturing and exports, clean energy is one of the best ways to continue seeing "Made in the U.S.A." stamped on products.

Come find out more at the Green Tent.  

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