On March 21, 500 youth activists at the EF Global Student Leaders Summit outside San Jose, Costa Rica, sat silently as Dr. Jane Goodall delivered a beautiful keynote speech in which she shared her story as a trailblazing woman in science, answered student questions, and encouraged all of us to fight for animals, the planet, and each other.
Individually, a small business might use less energy than a 50-story office building. But cumulatively, small businesses in the U.S. alone contribute roughly $60 billion in annual energy costs and nearly half a billion metric tons of annual carbon emissions each year. That's equivalent to powering half the homes in the U.S. every year. Now consider the number of small businesses across the world, and the environmental impact becomes significant.
NRG CEO David Crane's recent blog 'Being Mad As Hell for the Clean Energy Revolution' is spot on. His passion inspires me to join in the call for action on the challenge of climate change and many societal issues that our world faces today.