Close to one hundred concerned citizens are registered to learn about solar energy issues and to call for greater access to clean and affordable solar energy. A diversity of interests including conservatives, advocates for low income communities, and environmentalists will come together under the title “Cleaner is Cheaper” to advocate for solar energy in Charlotte. A rally and press conference at 1:00 will follow a panel discussion and information session about the solar panels that the Myers Park Baptist Church installed. The rally will take place at the corner of Queens Road and Selwyn Avenue, in front of Myers Park Baptist Church.
- Shawn Lemmond, the Renewable Energy Association
- Katie Bray, Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute, Solarize Asheville
- Jeff Deal, Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy, Community Solar
- Rev. Michael McClain, National Council of the Churches of Christ
WHAT: Solar Panel of experts, press conference and community rally for solar energy
WHEN: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 from 10:30 until 1:00 pm
WHERE: Myers Park Baptist Church, Shalom Hall, 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28207
Parking is free and the event is open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
Co-sponsors of the event include: A Phillip Randolph Institute, Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy, Center for Community Change, Charlotte Environmental Action, Clean Air Carolina, Myers Park Baptist Church Earth Keepers, Environment North Carolina, Greenpeace USA, League of Conservation Voters – Charlotte, League of Women Voters – Charlotte, NAACP Charlotte, NC Conservation Network, NC Interfaith Power and Light, Shift the Climate, Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Sustain Charlotte, US Green Building Council North Carolina