Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Andy Burt comes to visit

One of my favorite local organizers came to visit college yesterday. "Andy" Burt is a Quaker, a long-time member of Mid-Coast Friends Meeting (where I met Aimee, many years ago now), and was for many years the key organizer in Maine Interfaith Power and Light, the religious environmental organization that spurred creation of the renewable electricity market here in Maine.

Andy now organizes the Green Sneakers Project, a door-to-door canvas working on local energy advocacy.

I think this is a great project for Maine, primarily because of its ability to reach out to people suffering what is currently great hardship each winter because of high energy prices and actually help reduce the hardship by making homes tighter, warmer, and more efficient.

Andy was also arrested at the Keystone XL protests in DC.

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