Australians love their solar - there's over 5 million of us living under a solar roof! So why not show that love with a solar selfie? It's a great way for decision-makers to put a face to some of those 5 million solar-owners, and the millions more who support getting clean energy from the sun.
Taking a selfie?
- Click to download and print the "Stand Up For Solar" Pledge Card
- Hold the pledge card proudly and snap your selfie
- Upload your photo below
Taking a group photo?
- Click to download and print a copy of the "Stand Up For Solar" group declaration sign
- Get your group together - perhaps it's your family, neighbours or colleagues
- Write the name of your group in the space provided e.g. "The Jones Family", "Ramsay Street" or "Coffee Bean Cafe"
- Hold the sign up proudly and snap your photo
- Upload your photo below
Can't log in? You may need to create an account - it's easy and should only take a couple of minutes. Alternatively, try logging in using facebook or twitter. If you have any trouble, email your photo to email@example.com with your name, suburb, postcode and why you're standing up for solar.
Because my dad has been teaching me how good it is, I like solar
Sungevity Australia is Standing Up For Solar
It's the future and we are proud to be a part of the solution!
Conservation Council SA
Conservation Council SA is Standing Up For Solar!
Geelong Sustainability Group
Geelong Sustainability Group held a very well attended Solar Shindig during the week of action!
Ben Brown, Vermont, 3133
I'm standing up for solar because I don't get to vote or choose what happens to our planet. I rely on you humans to keep me safe. Anyway, with the money my people save with their solar installation with battery storage they can buy lots of treats for me!! I want that for doggies everywhere.
Alycia Johnston, Wooloowin QLD 4030
I'm standing up for solar because it helps to create jobs, clean energy and an economically and environmentally sustainable future.
The Green Living Centre, Newtown 2042
We want Newtown to embrace solar energy!
Dawn Jecks, Safety Bay WA, 6169
What's not to love about a clean and unlimited energy source? And solar delivers a triple bottom line outcome - you have got to love it!
I'm standing up for solar because it's free and clean energy just pouring down on us from the sun. We need to stop the coal barons from pushing around our politicians to attack renewables and approve their dirty coal mines.
Timothy Scutt, Granville NSW 2142
We need to protect the future of the coming generations. Sustainable living is the answer.
I love nature. Let's save our planet now!
Peter, Chelsea Heights 3196
It's Renewable Clean and cheap.
We currently have $410.00 in credit and this will rise towards summer. Have not paid for electricity since we installed our 3kw system in 2009.
Solar Citizens Sydney Office Solar Shindig
Here at the Solar Citizens Sydney office we had a fantastic time shindigging with all the other organisations on our floor, celebrating Labor's ringing endorsement of our at least 50% renewables by 2030 position!
AYCC & Seed
We are the youth climate movement, fighting for a just transition to 100% renewable energy for Australia.
Earth Hour Australia
To keep Australia great!
I want a clean energy future
The spread of solar power is an important evolution for humanity to break away from central power and control. Were tuning our technology to the earths amazing ecology, surrendering to the power of nature and consequently losing our ego.
Karin Le, Trevallyn, TAS 7250
It's clean and green and beneficial for all of us!
I believed in renewable energy!
Mark and Miranda's Sunny Solar Shindig, Balwyn, 3103
Mark and Miranda held a sunny Sunday Solar Shindig in the electorate of Kooyong.
Port Stephens Stands Up For Solar
Port Stephens residents held a well attended Solar Shindig over the weekend and even made the local news! Read about it here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-20/port-stephens-residents-show-support-for-solar/6632316
Brisbane Stands Up For Solar
Brisbane Solar Citizens gathered in New Farm over the weekend to encourage their local political representatives Terri Butler MP, Graham Perrett MP and Jim Chalmers MP to Stand Up For Solar at the upcoming ALP National Conference.
Greg, Box Hill Vic
Renewable energy is a must!
Peter, Augusta 6290
Seven years ago I had solar panels placed on the roof of my home at Augusta and at the same time, a hot water electric heat pump installed and since then I have not paid an electricity bill, in fact I've had money back. Financially, it is one of the best things I have done in my life. I have encouraged my children to do the same thing.
Bermagui Solar Picnic
Rodney Lind, Port Clinton 5570
We must change Mr Abbott's attitude to renewable energy!
Solar Shindig Morning Tea at NSW Parliament House
Greens NSW MP John Kaye held a Solar Shindig Morning Tea at NSW Parliament House.
Rae Lind, Port Clinton 5570
I want a clean Australia
Darren McClelland, Moonee Ponds 3039
I'm standing up for solar because I believe in harnessing the free clean energy the sun provides, to provide a future for my great nieces and nephews.
Lucia Mayo, Waramanga ACT 2611
I am standing up for solar, which is clean cheap energy. Also because fossil fuels are damaging to the environment and are running out.
The future of life on our precious planet demands that we develop renewable sources of energy. We cannot afford to avoid this reality.
After a week of rain, the sun came out for the Solar Shindig in Anthony Albanese MP's electorate of Grayndler.
Macaw Family Langwarrin & Edithvale
We believe solar power is the way of the future and deserves encouragement, not impediment.
At Preservation Australia we work to preserve our cultural heritage for future generations. We think preserving the environment is equally important and renewable energy is clearly the way forward.
Some of the most important reasons why I'm standing up for solar;
Because I want to live in a sustainable and healthy environment, and to stop the climate change from reaching catastrophic global warming. To safe the Great Barrier Reef and the Galilee basin from being destroyed by Adani's coal mine. Solar power is the future of clean energy, no digging, no CO2 emission, and it's everywhere I go. I love to see sun powered countries.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make my voice count.
Cairns Climate Action Network
It was with great pleasure that Cairns Climate Action Network (CCAN) partnered with Solar Citizen to hold Australia's first Stand up for Solar Shindig. On the day Event Manager Andy Mack interviewed Rob Pyne MP, Member for Cairns, about Solar Energy, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise. CCAN is pleased to confirm that Mr Pyne is actively working toward Climate Change mitigation through the promotion of Solar Energy.
Photo by Jennifer Frei
Lex de Vries, Lavers Hill, 3238
Standing UP for solar and standing AGAINST this regressive and morally bankrupt Coal-itian government!
Sunshine Coast Solar Shindig
Terry and the Sunshine Coast Solar Citizens team contacted their local MP, Clive Palmer, ahead of their Solar Shindig. Clive took the pledge to Stand Up For Solar and even sent his advisor along to the team's event. Great work everyone!