Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Power of Minds in Harrisburg

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Hey Powerminders community!

My name's Peter Roquemore and I am the program leader for the Harrisburg Summer of Solutions program. In Bob's last post he kinda introduced one of the project realms we're working on for this summer in Harrisburg. Summer of Solutions programs are youth driven programs focused on developing community based solutions that lead to an awakening of individuals self value, a sustainable future, and developing a real green energy economy through green energy jobs. Those are some pretty lofty ambitions, and they will take some time. You don't just snap your fingers and create green jobs. *Oh how I wish it were that easy!* This will be our first summer in Harrisburg and we're going to be laying the framework for a strong presence in the city for many summers to come. We like to think of our vision kinda like a seed and the end result is this thriving and bountiful oasis. We want to spend this summer planting the seed in as many minds across Harrisburg as possible. Collectively we'll cultivate the "soil" and through our dedication and hard work soon this seed will blossom into something truly incredible, sustainable, and community based. This is why we're really excited about working closely with Powerminders. In my conversations with Bob I sense that we share much of the same vision and I've gotten some really great vibes from our brainstorms. One of our visions for Harrisburg is to be a catalyst for bringing energy efficiency and sustainable development projects to the city. We're going to begin this process through educating the youth on the importance and practicality of energy efficiency along with the distribution of CFLs and weatherization kits with the assistance of Powerminders. We're still in the planning stages and as I mentioned before this is totally a community based effort so if any of you out there in our rapidly expanding community of youth and environmental leaders has input or interest in being involved please feel free to contact me, Peter Roquemore at (peter.roquemore@gmail.com).
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
-The Onceler

In Solidarity,

Peter Roquemore

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