how will we do it?
We’re told we have 10 years to stop an unimaginable catastrophe. That if we don’t, our planet will be uninhabitable by 2100, or worse. It’s certainly daunting. But it also means that we’ve identified a necessary component of a successful transition to a clean energy economy, our shared purpose. We have no time to waste. Let’s get building!
Step 1: Reconnect with the Land.
Our planet is made up of interconnected ecosystems, massive watersheds, and jet streams that cross entire continents. Thanks to Google, it’s right at our fingertips. By zooming out or zooming in, we can better understand how it’s all connected and build a clean energy system that works with these existing land, water, and air systems rather than against them.
Step 2: Phase out the old.
It’s simple: The energy resources being used today are not sustainable. We must identify the existing or proposed fossil fuel projects in order to build pragmatic clean energy alternatives. These are indicated by the red icons on the map.
You may also notice black icons. These indicate toxic waste sites. A lesson from our past and something to consider as we build a thriving future.
Step 3: Build the new.
The world needs Clean Energy Leaders to build a vision of a decarbonized economy that we can all work towards, together. How would you build it differently? Maybe you already are. Add these projects to the map with a green or blue icon.
We want to answer the questions: What does a vision of the clean energy economy will look like? How it will operate? Are there technical limitations and functionalities? And, if so, how will they work for all the living beings in it?
Using GoogleMyMaps: A Quick Tutorial
Select the “View larger map” icon in the upper right hand corner of the map
Search your location or zoom in
Add an icon
Red for infrastructure that needs to be phased out or the organizations funding them.
Blue for clean energy infrastructure.
Green for organizations already working to build a clean energy economy.
Black for toxic zones (superfund sites, etc.).
Something missing? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your ideas.
Add website links to reference if you can.
The intention of the map is to build a resource of shared knowledge and promote learning, together.
Please be mindful that this is a open-source project and respectful of everyone’s contributions.