Arkansas Solar Energy Campaign Volunteer

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Audubon Arkansas

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Audubon Arkansas is looking for motivated citizens to help us on an exciting solar energy campaign to expand access to clean energy in our beautiful state. As volunteers, citizens will help us to build grassroots power and work with community members, local organizations, and participate in environmental advocacy with our elected officials. Join a team of hardworking and committed activists in the fight against climate change!

THE ISSUE AT HAND:

Arkansas is not taking full advantage of the current solar boom because our state’s policies have not kept up. We took a major stride forward with the passage of the Solar Access Act in the Spring legislative session, but we now need to ensure it is properly implemented. We must protect fair compensation for solar customers and encourage the state to lead by example on solar. By failing to reach our potential as a leader on solar energy, Arkansas is missing out on thousands of good jobs, millions in private investment, and cleaner air and water from a more renewable fuel mix.

THE PLAN:

Our primary campaign goal is to ensure the proper implementation of the Solar Access Act and protect residential net metering when the law comes before the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) on December 5th. Our broader goal is to continue to build upon Audubon’s positioning as a leader in climate science and the go-to bipartisan voice in Arkansas for a solutions-based approach to climate change and clean energy so that we may build the durable public will necessary for lasting federal climate solutions.

With this longer term goal in mind, we are taking the offensive. Our campaign will press Governor Asa Hutchinson to direct all state agencies to investigate the potential savings of installing solar under the Solar Access Act, and our campaign will work to amplify the October roll-out of Audubon’s second major scientific report on climate change and the rapidly shifting habitat ranges of migratory birds.

Volunteers will lead and assist with a wide variety of campaign tasks; they will lead meetings, recruit and train other volunteers, and much more as the campaign evolves. Schedules can be adjusted to accommodate class, work, and personal preferences.

Locations: Little Rock or Fayetteville, AR

Term: We are looking for volunteers to start immediately!



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About Audubon Arkansas

Location:

4500 Springer Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72206, US

Mission Statement

To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.

"We envision a state where the love and respect for nature is a cultural legacy. Communities are engaged in responsible stewardship, protecting and conserving our native environment for future generations.

Audubon Arkansas will inspire and lead environmental education, resource management, habitat restoration, bird conservation and enlightened advocacy."

Audubon Arkansas Board of Trustees and Staff, January 2004

Description

Audubon Arkansas was established in 2000 as the 25th state office of the National Audubon Society. Since then, Audubon Arkansas has evolved into a staff of eleven and an approximate budget of $1 million a year.

Audubon Arkansas is engaged in:

  1. the restoration and protection of
    watersheds and other habitats important to birds and other wildlife;
  2. citizen involvement in science and habitat protection;
  3. environmental education for young people;
  4. public outreach and education related to targeted policy initiatives, including global warming and water issues.

WHEN

Sun Sep 01, 2019 - Sat Dec 07, 2019

WHERE

4500 Springer BlvdLittle Rock, AR 72206

(34.70667,-92.25346)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Policy
  • Lobbying
  • Public Advocacy
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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