Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, We Love Solar, and So Should You

by Hanna Mitchell

February 20, 2015

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Photos by Ahmer Inam

This Valentines Day, kids in North Carolina showed their love for renewable energy. A local coalition of labor, education, and environmental groups–including Greenpeace–has just launched an initiative, called Repower our Schools to get school districts in Charlotte and Durham committed to 100% renewable energy. In preparation for a school board meeting, kids of all ages came together in to make renewable energy valentines for their school board members. Check out these adorable photos and then don’t forget to share the love, because everyone needs a little bit of sunshine in their lives.



This first-grader says, “I love solar and so should you”




All hands in for renewable energy




Solar smiles at the Valentine Party



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Some of messages that kids created



The card delivery at the Board of Education Meeting


Repower our Schools is part of a national trend of communities requesting better access to renewable energy options. Stay tuned for more exciting news about renewable energy for schools coming out of North Carolina!

Hanna Mitchell

By Hanna Mitchell

Hanna Mitchell is a Field Organizer for Greenpeace USA based in Charlotte, NC. She works to bring clean, safe, affordable, and renewable energy options to communities in North Carolina.

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