Brewer Banner Designs is the latest local proprietor to commit to make the switch to 100-percent renewable electricity. Penny Brewer signed onto The Climate Reality Project’s 100% Committed campaign in August, pledging that Brewer Banner’s electricity would come entirely from renewable sources by 2030.
This announcement comes on the heels of pledges from Salon B (Dartmouth) and Boutique Fitness (Mattapoisett, Taunton and Westport) to transition to renewable electricity, showing that Southcoast business owners are taking control of their energy futures.
The Brewer Banner announcement comes at a time when both the reality of the climate crisis and the practical steps to solve it have never been clearer. Seventeen of the 18 hottest years on record globally have occurred in this century, with 2016 and 2019 nearly tied for hottest overall.
Uncontrolled wildfires are wreaking havoc on the West Coast, fueled by drought conditions, lightning strikes, and human error. Meanwhile, oceans are rising, warming, and spawning ever more severe coastal storms around the globe. The current Atlantic hurricane season is also setting unwelcome records: the most named storms by August and the most tropical storms to make landfall in the continental United States before September.
Climate Reality Massachusetts Southcoast brings together the passion to fight climate change with the passion to protect our local environment.
“Members of this chapter will partner within our own communities on public outreach, education, and advocacy to achieve our goals,” says Laura Gardner, who founded the chapter in late 2019. “But we can’t do it alone. I challenge other businesses across the Southcoast to join us and take the 100% Committed pledge. Together, we are an unstoppable force for change.”
Founded by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is leading worldwide efforts to accelerate the shift to clean energy and solve the climate crisis. With a global movement of over 25,000 Climate Reality trained leaders, we are spreading the truth about the climate crisis and building popular support for clean energy solutions.
With the climate crisis threatening our planet and ways of life, The Climate Reality Project’s 100% Committed campaign works with communities, universities, and businesses worldwide. By taking action and committing to run on 100-percent renewable electricity, we can make a difference in our communities and around the world.
For more information visit https://www.climaterealityproject.org/initiative/100-committed, and email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to get involved locally.
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