“More energy from the sun hits the earth in an hour than all the energy consumed by human beings on our planet in an entire year. â€œÂ Nate Lewis, Professor, California Institute of Technology
Many of our readers already have heard this statement…but what does it really mean, and how do we plug in?Â Who are the leaders among us around the world, how can our communities learn from them, and what new lessons can we build on in 2009?Â Most of our readers are connected through our solar schools…as I type this, we are close to 100 posts on our Energy Seeds site and have close to a thousand visitors a month from around the world (only 50 of you comment…but we know you’re out there)!Â We are very happy to have you with us as we start a new effort…and I hope you will find it as exciting as I do.
Today I leave to join the 100 People team for a trip around the world…to begin telling a new story of solar leaders around the world – 100 People Under the Sun.Â Some of you will be featured in this launch…and we hope to include others as we expand this effort over the next months and years.Â Our team started in Paradise over the weekend with a trip to visit Greg Holman and Mario – both are contributors to Energy Seeds, and one of the first schools selected for the PG&E Solar Schools Program.Â Tonight, we leave for the Philippines…then on to Malawi and Spain.
You will hear more about this effort in the coming months.Â Check out the site below, and consider having your school join this effort…we will highlight leaders among us, and hopefully reach many new students around the world.
Here’s a little background:
The 100 People Foundation is proud to announce a new project in collaboration with our energy partner, SunPower Foundation.
In a world that has become increasingly interconnected and interdependent, the need to understand commonalities, shared values and resources is vital. The 100 People Project set out to do this through the simple means of educating and connecting the people of the world through photography and film.
SunPower Foundation seeks to create a future where sustainable, clean solar power is an essential component of the global energy mix.Â With 100 People Under the Sun, we have joined forces to help educate a global population about the tremendous potential that sunlight offers.