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Support Grows For Adding Solar Panels To Famous Hollywood Sign

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You know what would make the Hollywood sign cooler? Glitter. Lots of glitter.

Unfortunately, since I don’t live anywhere near Hollywood, my dream will never be realized. However, for those that perchance would like to see this famous landmark become a bit greener, Mike Bonifer and his “Solar Panel the Hollywood Sign group” might be just what you’re looking for.

You see, back in January, Bonifer was part of a group that presented ideas to members of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s sustainability team for how to support the city’s many green initiatives. One suggestion: A series of grid-connected panels under the Hollywood sign — providing a symbolic message under a symbolic icon. They were pretty much hit with a brick wall of resistance — but Bonifer has continued to champion the idea and pick up some support along the way.

“We learned that this is going to be a political game,” he wrote in a recent HuffPo article. “And I’m not just talking about our little ‘Solar Panel the Hollywood Sign’ project, I’m talking about the game that will move Big Oil and the Status Quo offstage and get Solar and Wind and other Green Energies in the spotlight that is their due. It’s going to take a partnership between the public and private sectors that has no precedent–except maybe in the movies. All the more reason we should Solar Panel the Hollywood Sign.”

You can check out some additional renderings of some possible solar solutions here. The group also has a 1000+ strong Facebook page of support here. What do you think? Should Hollywood’s most famous landmark get a solar accessory?

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