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March 11, 2017 is the sixth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Right now, there is  a coordinated effort to revive nuclear power. The new President of the United States, Donald Trump, is pro-nuclear. It is vital that we demonstrate to the utility companies and the world that we have not forgotten Fukushima. We have not forgotten the victims who still live in "temporary" shelters, their lives forever disrupted by nuclear power, and we understand that any of us who live near a nuclear plant could one day join the ranks of the nuclear refugees. 

That's why we have designed a direct action against the nuclear industry that anyone, anywhere in the world that uses grid supplied electricity can join. We are asking that you join us, on March 11, by boycotting grid supplied electricity. As you can see below, there are four Levels of participation, join us at whatever level you can. 

The Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011 proved once and for all that nuclear power is too dangerous, too dirty, and too expensive to continue. An entire region of Japan, home to more than 200,000 people is now radioactively contaminated and is uninhabitable, probably forever. We cannot allow this kind of disaster to happen again. Yet, the electric utility companies continue to promote and use nuclear power. They value money over our environment or our personal safety. So, on March 11, thousands of people around the Country and from around the world will join together to teach the utility companies a lesson--we do not need them or nuclear power to survive. By using as little grid-supplied power as possible on that day, we will not only cost the utilities money, we will be declaring our independence from dirty, centralized, unsustainable generation technologies.

Levels of Participation

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Level 1

Households at this level reduce their power use an estimated 10 KiloWatt hours by turning off lights, turning down heat and minimizing the use of appliances. Click HERE to see an explanation of Level 1.

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Level 2

At this level, households cut power use in half (about 15 kWh) by only powering essential systems.  CLICK HERE to see an example of a Level 2 household.

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Level 3

Turn off grid power, saving 30 kWh CAUTION! Turning off sump pumps or heaters can be dangerous. Requires very careful planning.

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Level 4

These households commit to generating more power than they use through wind, solar, or other renewable technologies


Over 50 organizations and prominent environmental leaders endorsed Unplug Nuclear Power in the past, and many have already renewed their support this year. All that we ask from our endorsing organizations is that they 1) inform their members of the Action and ask them to participate and 2) allow us to list them as sponsors. We are very proud to have as sponsors such giants in the anti-nuclear movement as Dr. Helen Caldicott and Harvey Wasserman. We are also endorsed by groups such as NIRS and Beyond Nuclear and bring together groups as diverse as the Green Party of California and Ohio Citizen Action. Click the button below to see the full list of sponors.

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Let's take direct action against the utility companies before we suffer another disaster like Fukushima.

Join the Action!

Sign up and let us know what level of participation your household will be doing.

It may seem that the simple act of turning out lights would not be enough to shut down as entrenched an industry as nuclear power. However, we are following in the tradition of Ghandi who made the simple act of making salt from seawater one of the things that brought down British colonial rule in India. The truth is that the nuclear industry is failing. Even without Fukushima, plants are closing all over the world. Sometimes, as in Crystal River, FL it is because they are literally falling apart. Other plants are being shut for economic reasons, and still more such as Vermont Yankee are being closed because of pressure from the people. It will not take much more pressure at this critical time to cause the indusry to collapse altogether. Let's apply that pressure. Turn off your power on 3/11, Unplug Nuclear Power!