06 Apr '12, 9pm

2010 Pro-Solar Billboard Goes Viral Two Years Later

2010 Pro-Solar Billboard Goes Viral Two Years Later

I was amused when I first saw the above photo of a pro-solar billboard ad in upstate New York cycle through my Facebook feed a few days ago. The slogan was evidently the brainchild of a group called Vote Solar, which was hoping to encourage New York state politicians to support clean energy legislation—back in 2010. The premise reminded me of that gag that went viral during the height of the BP spill, when Reddit featured this photo with the tagline: "BREAKING: Large Air Spill at Wind Farm. No threats reported. Some claim to enjoy the breeze." Reddit /via When the Vote Solar billboard popped up for a second, third, and fourth time, I was pleased to conclude that the thing had gone at least semi-viral. Two years after it was put up. Grist explains that the legislation had been defeated, and the ad taken down. Jess Zimmerman also collected some of the other ideas Vote Solar ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/satirical-2010...

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