April 2nd, 2018
Blue Planet Foundation, a nonprofit committed to clearing the path for 100% clean energy, is pleased to announce the release of its inaugural annual report, “Momentum Milestones.” The report is viewable online at blueplanetfoundation.org/momentummilestones. Officially debuting on Monday, April 2, the publication provides a snapshot of Blue Planet Foundation’s impact during 2017, as the nonprofit heads into its 10-year anniversary.
The report shows the milestones Blue Planet Foundation reached in its areas of agency: advocacy, awareness and community action.
“We are excited to share Momentum Milestones with the community,” said Melissa Miyashiro, Blue Planet Foundation’s Chief of Staff. “This report truly encapsulates the on-the-ground efforts of our team as we clear the path for 100% renewable. We had a lot to celebrate in 2017, from the launch of Project Re:Power to reviving our animated web series, The Blue Planeteers, to adding four new full-time members to the team.”
The organization’s progress is measured in its transformative advancement toward 100% renewable energy. In 2017, Blue Planet Foundation’s efforts helped to establish statewide targets for 100% renewable ground transportation by 2045, create a community renewable energy program, and stop the proposed expansion of coal power.
Some of the organization’s key events and programs included Project Re:Power, an initiative to accelerate renewable energy standards in other the states; the Clean Energy Day rally, where 600 students came together at the State Capitol to show support for a renewable transportation future; the Student Energy Summit, a two-day program where students convened to solve today’s energy challenges; and numerous electric vehicle ride-and-drive events held throughout the year.
“Our team continues to clear the path for renewable energy locally, with our sights set on the globe,” said Jeff Mikulina, Executive Director of Blue Planet Foundation. “Through our avenues of agency, and with help from hundreds of volunteers and key community partners, we are pushing boundaries.”
Toward the end of 2017, Blue Planet Foundation expanded its team, with Lauren Reichelt, Griffith Jurgens, Kathryn Mykleseth and Hannah Shipman joining the fight against fossil fuels.
With the addition of the new team members, the organization expanded its innovative work with schools and community groups statewide to deliver educator training, classroom workshops, and community projects.
“Our education, outreach, and awareness work will continue to grow in 2018 with our new team members,” Mikulina said. “We have a passionate group ready to take on our climate and clean energy challenges ahead.”
Momentum Milestones is viewable online at blueplanetfoundation.org/momentummilestones.