An URGENT message from the OCA Executive Committee by Bob Vreeland:
OCA members, there are some things you can do immediately to help reduce your carbon footprint. This gets more critical each day we delay. We don't have any time to waste anymore. If you get your electrical power from Clallam PUD you can buy into the Community Solar the PUD will construct at 410 E. Washington Street in Sequim. The minimum purchase is about 15 watts (one unit) for $57.96. The maximum number of units a PUD customer can purchase is 125. The total number of units available is 2,000 and they have to be sold by 9/30/19. Get more info and the application form at https://www.clallampud.net/communitysolar/ We need to have these units sold out ASAP to show the strength of a community solar project on the North Olympic Peninsula. If they don't sell out, it will just give the PUD ammunition to say that Clallam PUD customers are not interested in reducing their carbon footprint. Another thing all of us can do is get our money out of the bank that fund fossil fuel projects. There are plenty of small banks and credit unions on the North Olympic Peninsula that don't fund fossil fuel. Also, if you own stock, consider converting it to brokers that are fossil fuel free. For example, my brokerage, Blue Water Wealth (headquarters Portland, OR 503-296-8700) is converting to a fossil fuel free portfolio. They are a socially and environmentally friendly brokerage that had some small fossil fuel holdings, which they are eliminating from their portfolio. I suspect there are other brokerages the are or will be following suit. Bob V.
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