A group of distinguished clean energy and environmental advocates will be participating in a free reception and panel discussion with Joy Hughes and the Colorado-based Solar Gardens Institute this Thursday October 18, 2011 at 6pm at Working Village in Santa Monica (212 Marine Street).
Presented by Open Neighborhoods and PermaCity, the event will feature a discussion of Colorado's Community Solar Gardens Act of 2010, and a comparison to California's proposed solar gardens bill (SB 843 Community-Based Renewable Energy Self-Generation Program). The concept is designed to allow renters to access "solar gardens" in their local community and receive solar savings as if the panels were installed on their own roof.
RSVP at solargardens.eventbrite.com.
A panel of special guests will discuss the proposed SB 843 legislation and its significance to the Los Angeles area. Participants include:
David Nahai, Former CEO of Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Evan Gillespie, Regional Representative of the Sierra Club
Mary Leslie, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Business Council
Susan Munves, Energy and Green Building Programs Administrator for the City of Santa Monica
Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute http://www.solargardens.org
CEO, Solar Panel Hosting LLC http://www.solarpanelhosting.com