5 Ways To Support Clean Energy If Solar Power’s Out Of Reach

The Rainbow Warrior III on the Elbe River on its way to port on October 20, 2011 in Hamburg, Germany

There are major changes underway in the energy sector, and coal-dependent utilities are getting decidedly nervous. We may be on the cusp of a disruptive paradigm shift toward smarter, more distributed and cleaner energy. But how do we make it happen?

Installing solar panels or wind turbines is, of course, one way to accelerate the shift — but that option isn’t open to all of us. Many of us rent, for example. Even if you do own a house, on-site renewables aren’t always viable. Despite a dramatic fall in the cost of solar, it still requires a pretty hefty investment (assuming that the new breed of zero-upfront solar companies are not yet servicing your community). For others, some houses just don’t make a good site for renewables.

Never fear, there are still plenty of ways to get in on the clean energy revolution. Here are just a few of them.

  1. Use less energy
  2. Buy green power
  3. Support businesses that use green power

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About jensera

Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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