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Slide 13: Seattle Aquarium Solar Array (image)

Slide 13: Seattle Aquarium Solar Array (image)

Say:

That’s why the Seattle Aquarium decided to participate in a community solar project, sharing the energy generated by our array of solar panels with others in our community and raising awareness that solar energy systems already exist and are a viable way to power our lives. {Or: substitute in your institution’s solar or alternative energy solution.}

We have created a system which provides us with great power, but with great power comes great responsibilitythe responsibility to replace fossil fuels with more renewable energy sources to ensure a healthy ocean and a healthy planet for our future.

{Optional: Insert a different final sentence here to discuss local or global OA solutions if not located in the PNW.} And that is how the solar panels on our roof are connected to the water beneath us! 

Notes and Rationale:

Examples using local or regional solutions are the most powerful. Consider replacing or adding to this example with at least one local or regional example of a systemic/institutional initiative.

Connect your selected solution back to impacts on living systems. Changes are affecting ocean ecosystems and animals (plankton as base of the food web, fisheries, migratory animals, ice dependent animals, etc.).

Cueing Values at the end of a narrative helps to end on a note that evokes hopefulness and a collective-action mindset.

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