Welcome to the next installment of our new Staff Spotlight feature, where we share a brief interview to introduce you to some of our amazing staff members here at GRID Bay Area! This month we’d like to introduce you to our Volunteerism & Development Fellow, Maranatha "Javi" Javines. Javi may root for the Dodgers, but they have a strong passion for making a direct social and environmental impact on the local community here in the Bay Area. Both in the field and behind the scenes, Javi is working to make the GRID volunteer experience as inclusive, meaningful and smooth as possible. Keep checking back to meet more fabulous GRID Bay Area staffers!
Thanks to our awesome
350 Sacramento Volunteer Coordinator Ilonka Zlatar really knows volunteerism. She manages a broad community of volunteers that does environmental advocacy projects that range from public transit to renewable energy that employ various means such as lectures, radio shows, and art. She shared some thoughts with GRID staff about the importance of volunteers for the community:
Avid GRID supporter Don Rodes has dedicated 140 hours of time to volunteering with GRID. We are so grateful for Don's service! He recently shared about his experience on a GRID install in his local Rotary newsletter
Thanks to the Helpful Honda Guys and EcoMedia…
Watch the Helpful Honda Guys volunteer their time to help the Palacios family go solar! They’ve donated $200,000 through CBS EcoMedia to help GRID reach more families in Los Angeles.
Welcome to the next installment of our new Staff Spotlight feature, where we share a brief interview to introduce you to some of our amazing staff members here at GRID Bay Area! This month we’d like to introduce you to one of our two new SIS's in Training, Amy. Her history includes adventures both abroad and at home, dedicated activism to stop oil drilling in the Pacific Northwest and expertise in electric work as crew lead for GRID partner, Habitat for Humanity East Bay. Thoughtful and warm, you're sure to learn a ton when you're on the roof with Amy. Keep checking back to meet more fabulous GRID Bay Area staffers!
On the chilly first weekend in April, a group of seven women set out for a long drive and a one-of-a-kind experience: GRID’s Camp Solar. The weekend would include camping on the beautiful coast, exploring and hiking, local breweries and, most importantly, installing solar for the Soria family in Fort Bragg alongside GRID’s Willits-based North Coast team. The team was led by GRID Team Leader and solar industry professional, Ashley Gremel, who organized the group to raise money for a good cause and give back in a community that needs it most.
We hate to brag, but our volunteers are the best.
On a cool Saturday morning in the Ocean View neighborhood, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco held an emotional celebration dedicating 28 new affordable homes for low-income families, with a solar system - installed by GRID Alternatives - on every roof. The development, called Habitat Terrace, arose from what was once a vacant lot to become beautiful three story homes for families in need.