Their communication feed may be a bit long in the tooth (but don’t knock it, it works!). I received the appeal below, which is from the Renewable Energy Association and the Solar Trade Association, just today. I hasten to add that they’re appealing for people, not money; they need a few singers who can help out in London (UK) on Thursday 24 January 2013.
Any takers? — please contact:
Leonie Greene, Head of External Affairs,
Renewable Energy Association, 25 Eccleston Place, Victoria, London, SW1W 9NF
>—————————— Original Message ——————————
>Subject: URGENT Singing greenies & scientists needed!
>From: “Leonie Greene”
>Date: Thu, January 17, 2013 3:46 pm
>I need your help please finding 10 singing greenies and scientists for our
>solar song recording next Thurs 24th 10am – 2pm. We have 12 very talented
>singers from the solar industry but we need a more interesting choir! I have
>written to several of your CEOs – but nought back yet. We’re also asking
>Philippines and Ethiopian embassies. Please do forward to relevant
>networks/your communications people.
>We’re recording in Europe’s only solar-powered recording studio here
>Singers will be in the video which is being put together by Boilerhouse and
>creatively steered by this staggeringly experienced/talented man:
>The song has been written by a professional musician
>http://www.benpwilliams.com/ and is about climate change/solar. Lots of
>science for a song! Julia from The Premises says it’s good – and she should
>We are bagging stars from all walks of life (bar business) for the video, so
>all help recruiting welcome. Much less time pressure there!
>The creative effort also aims to raise awareness for our Your Roof online
>information platform in which STA will share its expertise on solar directly
>with the public. The campaign/website will feature no commercial sponsorship.
>We think that’s vital for public trust. It will also feature educational
>videos on how solar works.
>Please do help us spark the solar revolution in the UK. Returns are
>great, but we need your help to get around volatility for the
>industry leaving them in a difficult place to run campaigns, endless
>negative media and public
>misconceptions about solar.
>Open to all creative co-operative partnerships/ideas.
>Solar Trade Association