Long Beach Solar Tour shines light on local sustainability efforts

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Ed Begley, Jr., Author of "Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life", supports the National Solar Tour.

The 5th District Solar and Sustainability Taskforce announced that the 2010 Long Beach Solar Tour is returning on Saturday, October 2 to educate the community about the benefits of solar technology. The annual solar tour is also an opportunity to learn about many of the sustainability efforts that are taking place in Long Beach.

The Long Beach Solar Tour is part of the American Solar Energy Society’s National solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots solar event. This solar tour offers the opportunity to tour innovative green homes and buildings to see how using solar energy, energy efficiency, and other sustainable technologies can reduce monthly utility bills and tackle climate change.

More than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S. The 2010 Long Beach Solar Tour will feature homes and businesses that have implemented solar and sustainability technology.

If you would like to showcase your solar panel system, a natural gas refuel station, a California Friendly Landscape, or another type of sustainability effort or technology this is your opportunity. 5th District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is inviting you to be a part of the 2010 Solar Tour by opening your home so the public can see your sustainability efforts first hand.

Contact the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at district5@longbeach.gov or 562-570-6932 to get more information on how to register your home for the 2010 Long Beach Solar Tour.

The deadline the register your home or business is Friday, August 20, 2010.

This event is coordinated by the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society in collaboration with dozens of outstanding partner organizations. Tours take place annually during the first Saturday in October in conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month. For more information about ASES, click here.

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