Mobile Solar Lighting Unit
Today was another sunny, but cold, day in Rockaway Beach. With nearly 6 kilowatts of solar panels deployed, the kitchen, the YANA headquarters, communications, the medical clinic and houses here are really enjoying the light. With help from SolaRover, Solar1 and the Greenpeace Rolling Sunlight – the Rockaways are being repowered with solar electricity. Continue reading
Hurricane Sandy destroyed Joan Flynn’s home in Rockaway Beach, NY. She and her husband Steven have been environmentally conscious and concerned about climate change for decades. They see the event as a wake-up call about the climate change that fuels extreme weather events like Sandy.
As they and their family pick up the pieces and figure out how to rebuild, Joan took a few minutes to share her story, and what she would say to the politicians she charges with tackling global warming.
Greenpeace: Tell us about what happened to you and your home.
Joan Flynn's neighborhood in Rockaway, courtesy Joan Flynn and Steven Jambeck
Joan Flynn: Our decision to stay in our house during the storm was influenced a lot by Hurricane Irene, the last hurricane that hit us. That turned out to be nothing, and it lulled a lot of people into complacency about Sandy. Continue reading