Solar Leaders, Wildlife Advocates & Scientists Partner to Protect Pollinators
Montpelier – Today, Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) members pledged to help pollinators through bee and bird-friendly plantings at solar projects across the state. In partnership with leading scientists and environmental organizations, solar leaders committed to help landowners re-create habitat to aid imperiled keystone species and valuable crop pollinators.
Watch: Olivia Campbell Andersen
“The pollinator friendly solar pledge reflects one of many ways that renewable energy helps heal our environment and support farmers,” said Olivia Campbell Andersen, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Vermont. “Working together, solar leaders and wildlife advocates are abuzz with the benefits that pollinator friendly solar projects bring. Nine businesses have already stepped up, committing to 24.8 MW of pollinator-friendly solar over the next year.”
Listen: Olivia Campbell Andersen
Renewable Energy Vermont represents businesses, non-profits, utilities, and individuals committed to reducing our reliance on dirty fossil fuels by increasing clean, renewable energy and energy efficiency in Vermont. Vermont’s clean energy economy directly enables at least 19,080 jobs at 3,751 businesses, representing approximately 6% of Vermont’s workforce. Together, we will achieve 90% total renewable energy (electric, thermal, transportation) before 2050. Learn more at www.revermont.org