Each of these campaigns aims to accelerate our country’s shift to clean energy in unique ways. But they share a common approach. Each campaign strives to:
Put the environment first. A clean environment is not a by-product of American prosperity. Rather, a clean environment is the necessary precondition for true prosperity. Through our research and public education, we’re working to shift more hearts and minds over to this point of view.
Take a strategic approach. We must think big and act boldly, but progress comes one step at a time. We don’t make broad statements; instead, we work to protect the American landscape and make a difference in American lives by building support for specific shifts in public policy.
Build on what works. Our national network has won policies that have resulted in more solar and wind power, cleaner air, and reduced global warming pollution in 25 states. We know which policies work, how they can be improved, and what it takes to win their approval. As always, we’re also open to new ideas that work even better.
Work together. We endeavor to unite people from all across the political spectrum around clean, renewable energy, whether they are farmers who benefit from wind turbines on their land or Baltimore families who want to store and share the solar energy generated on their rooftops. Our advocates in Washington, D.C., work with members of Congress from both parties. Our advocates in the Maryland build coalitions that include business owners, doctors and nurses, religious leaders and people from all walks of life. Our organizers and canvassers engage thousands of our members and activists across the state