"I will donate $50 to the YPSI People's Solar Initiative to install solar panels on City Hall but only if 200 other local people will do the same."
— Murph, Ypsilanti resident
Deadline to sign up by: 16th April 2008
83 people signed up, 117 more were needed
Country: United States
Place: Ypsilanti (view map)
Ypsilanti resident Dave Strenski (responsible for the solar panels on the food co-op roof) has proposed putting solar panels on the south facade of City Hall. This installation would not only help to power City Hall, bringing down ongoing electricity costs, but would also serve a powerful public relations purpose - the panels would be visible to everyone entering downtown from I-94, and the City's website could display an energy meter, advertising Ypsi as a solar city.
City Councilman Brian Robb notes that the initial purchase cost of solar panels is quite high, and suggests the "YPSI People's Solar Initiative" ("YPSI", for short) to raise funds.
I will therefore pledge $50 towards the installation of solar panels on the south facade of City Hall, but only if 200 other people will. This would generate $10,000 towards the panels, which could be used for a small installation or matching funds for a grant.
Help make YPSI People's Solar Initiative a reality!
See Dave's short powerpoint at: http://www.east-cross.com/images/Ypsilan...
Murph, the Pledge Creator, joined by: