Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
I’M AN ACTIVIST AND AN ENTREPRENEUR. I’VE FOUND THAT when people discover this, certain descriptions pop into their heads: revolutionary, game changer, world changer, mover and shaker, troublemaker, fool, and Richard Simmons. That’s right, I was recently described as “the Richard Simmons of solar” in a blog post flaming solar businesses, and I took it as a compliment; like the fitness guru, I’m an unabashedly enthusiastic activist for my industry. Plus I have curly hair.
I’ve been an activist most of my life—since I was 12 years old, in fact. We jumped ...