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Sean A. Watkins

Tyler Nickerson (left) and Rudi Navarra (right) of the Solutions Project

With a lineup spanning from California to Florida, the Solutions Project team strives to reflect the diversity of voices, perspectives, and experiences of the America we celebrate. Together, our stories are a small part of what makes 100% clean energy a reality for 100% of people. To highlight the human energy propelling clean energy, we[…]

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Young Climate Leaders Network group photo

Most of us arrived as strangers; twenty-five souls from around the country sharing a space and a desire to address climate change. By the end, we became a community woven together with love, and support. Being part of the Young Climate Leaders Network this past year has reminded me deeply of the power and promise[…]

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Sarah Shanley Hope of the Solutions Project on stage at TEDxMidAtlantic, Oct 22, 2017

Sarah Shanley Hope’s commitment to making a seat at the table for everyone is part of what makes her shine.  “Each of us has a role to play in bringing about a better world,” she says. “A better world is each us of having a place.” Her ability to see and bring out the best in others has turned into[…]

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California Senator Kevin de León introduces 100% clean energy bill to state Senate

Kevin de León has promised to lead the resistance to President Trump. A new bill could make good on that promise. The California Senate leader has introduced legislation that would require the Golden State to get 100% of its electricity from climate-friendly energy sources by 2045. That’s a big step up from the state’s current[…]

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2017 cohort of PLACES fellows (partial)

The Solutions Project is pleased to announce Tyler Nickerson, the organization’s director of investments and state strategy, has been accepted into the prestigious 2017 PLACES Fellowship program. An initiative of the Funders’ Network, PLACES stands for Professionals Learning About Community, Equity and Smart Growth. Tyler joined the Solutions Project in 2015 and helped to launch[…]

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Josh Smith, Buffalo ONE100

Even in long dark days of winter, there are bright lights showing the path towards clean, renewable energy for everyone. Last December Boone, North Carolina and Traverse City, Michigan both passed resolutions to go 100% renewable. And as a result of powerful protest at Standing Rock, construction of the dirty and disastrous North Dakota Access Pipeline was halted[…]

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Water protectors holding signs saying "Water Is Life" at Standing Rock; Credit: Camille Seaman

For months, thousands of people have journeyed to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota to peacefully protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. To celebrate the history and hope of these water protectors, the 100% campaign went to Standing Rock to capture their stories in this video series. “We can live without the oil[…]

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Pat Brown and her daughter Sarah in front of their solar-powered home in San Bernardino, California

The 100% campaign went to San Bernardino, California to celebrate an incredible mom who went solar to create a better life for herself and her daughter. As soon as we heard Pat Brown’s story, we knew she had to be celebrated. Pat is a shining example of what it means to inspire others 100%. As[…]

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Lorna Hill in front of crowd and media at her ONE100 billboard in Buffalo, New York

In times when our realities and responsibilities feel heavy, Lorna C. Hill has the best advice to give: “We don’t have a single problem that we can’t solve.” Nicknamed “The First Lady of Buffalo theatre,” Lorna is the founder and artistic director of Ujima Company, Inc and has been transforming the city of Buffalo, New York through[…]

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I’m ready to give my 100% to make a 100% clean energy future a reality.