I’ve featured a little ad for the last couple of weeks, a campaign to get the solar panels put back on the White House. Jimmy Carter installed them in the 1970s during the last round of energy fears. Ronald Reagan removed them again. Time they went back on, don’t you think?
And while we’re at it, why stop at the White House? Let’s put them on world leader’s residences around the world, and government buildings, council offices, schools and hospitals even. But let’s start with the leaders and get them to set an example. Downing Street is a little shady, unfortunately, but the Foreign and Commonwealth Office next door has a vast south-facing roof. Cameron could start there.
is a new campaign inviting world leaders to install solar. It’s the latest from the indefatigable crew at 10:10, and they’ve already got one sign-up. President Nasheed of the Maldives will have his panels fitted on the 10th of October, the 10:10:10 day of action. You can sign the petition on the website, and it looks like they’ve got a pretty international movement in mind.