The second year of SolarDay - Saturday, June 19 - is another step forward to the ambitious goal of a worldwide recognition that solar alternatives exist to provide needed electricity and light to the stunning number of people, estimated to be more than 1.6 billion with no access to electricity.
The second year of SolarDay - Saturday, June 19 - is another step forward to the ambitious goal of having SolarDay celebrated in 40 Countries by 2014.
SolarDay 2010 will be recognized by events in many U.S. cities this year (www.solarday.com/events) along with solar industry events likewise held on Saturday, June 19.
It's all part of a worldwide recognition that solar alternatives exist to provide needed electricity and light to the stunning number of people, estimated to be more than 1.6 billion with no access to electricity.
SolarDay's Light the Night and Solar Villages programs are planned to grow into the use of very low-cost solar as a tool for beneficial changes in the developing nations who need electricity for the most basic of functions, including:
1 - Providing electricity to pump clean water,
2 - Providing electricity to process crops, enable telephone and internet communication, enable solar-generated, battery-powered lighting for adults and children in villages all over the world - from India to Indonesia, Africa to South America - to learn at night, conduct commerce and improve their lives.
3 - Providing basic electricity and lighting to small villages currently without electricity and far from power lines for the most basic of needs which those of us in the developed countries take for granted.
4 - Working with solar manufacturers and the solar trade organizations in the developed countries in partnership with the United Nations, non-profit organizations and NGO's to identify the areas of greatest need to implement these beneficial programs.
SolarDay 2010 in North America
Since its creation last year, SolarDay has grown from one event in San Francisco, California in 2009 to nearly fifty events across North America in 2010. In addition to highlighting aspects of ‘green' living and climate change, cities and organizations are planning events for SolarDay that focus on educating residents about renewable energy programs, rebates and incentives available at the city, state and federal level.
The SolarDay Mission Statement
1 - To create a national and international day of awareness and celebration of SolarDay, including:
A - The many benefits of solar energy and energy independence,
B - The creation of more sustainable lifestyles and businesses,
C - The adoption of green and clean-technology that does not adversely affect the planet and the atmosphere,
D - Through SolarDay activities in the U.S. and worldwide experienced by hundreds of millions of people and governments with the objectives of 40 nations participating by 2014.
E - Gain official recognition of SolarDay by the U.S. government and other governments as an annual day of recognition of solar energy and the goal of energy independence as a fundamental part of citizen and business sustainability objectives for the country.
F - Improve the lives of people who have no access to electricity.
SolarDay (www.solarday.com) is a global day of recognition and celebration of solar energy, sustainability, energy independence and protection of our planet.
SolarDay was founded in 2009 in San Francisco, California.