04/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Fight Green Fatigue: Remember The Victories

Depressed About the State of the Planet?

If you're an avid follower of green news, particular the harder green news about climate change, natural resource depletion and pollution it is really easy to get depressed, thinking we're really going to hell in the proverbial hand-basket. Things can seem pretty grim, but here are a couple of genuine green success stories.

Here's an obscure one, but it's still a success: Gainesville, Florida establishes a feed-in tariff for solar power. Why is this uplifting? Because even though they are popular and successful in Europe for promoting renewable energy, and less expensive than any of the methods in the United States I might add, they have not seen much favor here. Perhaps its because they are seen as not market-based enough. Whatever the reason, it genuinely encourages me to know that there is a community thinking outside the US's normal boundaries and doing the right thing.