News : Green group takes message to D.C.

Jul 26, 2010

From Fosters Sunday Democrat

By Jim Cavan

Since its 2008 launch, the Green Alliance has made a name for itself on the Seacoast helping member firms increase their green profile.

Last week, group founder and director Sarah Brown took the message national. She joined Clean Energy Works in a "Clean Energy Fly-in" to Washington, D.C. For three days more than 200 residents, business owners and concerned citizens from 21 states descended on the capital to lobby the Senate to pass comprehensive clean energy legislation this year.

Brown said the trip painted a vibrant picture of how far the green movement has come.

"A few years ago this group would have been made up almost entirely of environmentalists. But you're seeing people from all across business and industry who have come to realize that the green movement is as much about creating jobs and stabilizing the economy as it is about the environment," said Brown.

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