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April 14, 2021

FPL SolarNow Celebrates Clean Energy on Earth Day

Julie

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On April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held for the very first time. For 51 years, it has been a day to drive awareness of the environmental issues facing our planet. In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were not yet aware of the consequences human actions can have on the environment.

We have come a long way since then, but there is still much to do and learn. FPL SolarNow is dedicated to this vision and focused on educating about the role zero-emissions energy, like solar, plays in helping to combat climate change.

This Earth Day, learn more about how Florida organizations and FPL SolarNow participants are helping advance clean energy to change Florida’s energy future for the better. You can also check out one of our partner locations’ events in the spirit of the holiday.

Why Solar?

Solar energy is not only sustainable, but it is also renewable, and this means that we will never run out. Solar power actively contributes to the decrease of harmful greenhouse gas emissions, and the best part is, no pollution is created in the process of generating energy.

As part of the FPL SolarNow program, participants like you have helped to transform zoos, parks and museums into living classrooms with solar installations that feed clean energy back into the community. With 70+ locations, you can see solar trees and solar canopies up close right in your own backyard. Plus, each solar tree can generate up to 3 kilowatts of solar energy – that’s enough to power an electric vehicle 15,000 miles per year!

We haven’t stopped there. FPL’s ambitious goal is to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030 and make the state a leader in the production of solar energy. By moving solar energy forward, we hope to lead the way toward a more sustainable future.

Celebrate the Planet!

You can also check out fun Earth Day events at our partner locations. Learn about solar energy and participate in educational activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Earth Day at Frost Science Museum: Kick off the Earth Day celebration early on April 17 at Frost Science Museum and explore ways to help “Restore Our Earth!” Discover the impact of coastal restoration and register to join a future beach clean-up. Then, explore renewable energies such as solar, wind, and hydro resources. Before you leave, make a pledge to help reduce, reuse, and recycle as much waste as possible at the museum’s large Earth Day 2021 mural.

Limited free tickets for Earth Day at Frost Science Museum are available for FPL SolarNow participants! Check out our Events Page to learn more.

Virtual LIVE@Frost Science: A speaker series will be livestreamed via the Frost Science Museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages on April 22 from 4-5 p.m., featuring museum experts and scientists on a variety of different compelling and relevant science topics, including how the Everglades restoration will help mitigate the effects of climate change.

Zoo Miami’s Party for the Planet: Now’s your chance to be a planet hero at Zoo Miami! Between April 17 and May 2, participate in a mobile in-park scavenger hunt that’ll take you through three educational missions to save our planet from environmental threats for a chance to win a prize.

Arts and Crafts at Coconut Creek Recreation Complex: Learn about the origin of Earth Day, read a related story and create fun recyclable green crafts on April 22 from 3-5 p.m. at the Coconut Creek Recreation Complex.