You didn't leave an e-mail address when you commented on an old post on this blog; so, I will answer here.
There are several places to learn more and do more to promote energy conservation and alternative sources of energy right here in our area.
I think that Sustainable Triad and the Guilford Solar Communities Program are good places to start. Just click on these links.Sustainable Triad and Guilford Solar
Guilford Solar Communities Program is an outreach program of the Guilford County Center, N.C. Cooperative Extension. Its mission is to participate in creating a sustainable energy future in Guilford County. You can contact Brenda Morris at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another is Kilowattours.
Also, The Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch Library has an environmental focus. Melanie Buckingham is an environmental resources librarian there.The library is on Price Park Drive, just off New Garden Rd. Telephone: 336-373-2923.
I hope this information will help you get started.
(Aug. 30 addition) Sorry the links didn't work well. I think I have them fixed.