It’s been a big week for Sungevity. First, a team of installers landed in the Maldives to install solar on President Nasheed’s residence. Then, the White House announced that it would go solar after all, after months of badgering by Sungevity and 350.org. Last but not least, Sungevity is focusing on the homefront, helping a great organization in our hometown of Oakland go solar as part of the 10/10/10 Global Work Party.
This Sunday, a team of Sungevity installers joins up with Grid Alternatives on the roof of the Green Youth Arts & Media Center. GYAMC serves youth impacted by violence and poverty through innovative programs in the arts, media production, and environmental sustainability, preparing them for careers in entertainment or green industries. Their staff and volunteers are super-fresh and fun (meaning we’re psyched for the after-party).
It’s exciting to seed solar projects all over both hemispheres, but it feels really good to work with idealistic youth in our own fair city. Their commitment to social and environmental justice is inspiring.