This past March, GRID Alternatives Central Coast, Atascadero office, was honored to host students from North Carolina State University and University of Nevada-Reno for two AMAZING Solar Spring Break weeks! Solar Spring Break gives college students from around the country the opportunity to spend their spring vacation week installing solar in underserved communities. These students give back too! They raise money to participate and GRID CC gives them a week full of authentic, local experiences.
An alternative kind of spring break vacation is now trending for college
This year, GRID welcomed college teams from across the country for our most ambitious--and impactful--Solar Spring Break yet!
When undergraduate and graduate students spend a week at GRIDLA activities, everything from the site visits to the homeowner install is a step preparing them to have future impact beyond the university.
Spring is in the air bringing nature to its prime and gifting us with bountiful sunshine, green landscapes and Spring Break! This spring, seven college students from Duke University traveled over 2,500 miles to help install a solar system for a low-income family and learn about renewable energy with GRID Alternatives.
Genesha Burton, a pre-law student from Michigan State University, shared with us how her experience volunteering with GRID Alternatives through the Solar Spring Break program stoked her growing interest in environmental justice.
Nine University of North Carolina Chapel Hill students braved the cold during an unconventional Spring Break and volunteered for a week with GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic (GRID), installing solar on a multi-family apartment complex in Southeast DC.
For many renters on limited incomes, access to solar - and it’
Students from fifteen schools across the country will spend their upcoming spring breaks installing solar for low-income families and getting hands-on workforce training in the solar industry as part of our Solar Spring Break program.