Veterans can be both present and unseen in today's America. What can a mission-driven environmental and social justice organization like us do?
Our Board is a Wealth of Experience and Knowledge
GRID Alternatives’ Tribal Program and Ecological Action, a student-created nonprofit from Cherry Creek High School in Denver, Colorado, installed solar at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, serving two veterans.
GRID North Valley welcomed a Solar Spring Break team of veterans from Perry Technical Institute from Washington for a week of hands-on solar training and service.
On the rooftop of a San Francisco family, a whole GRID community comes together for a brighter future for all.
At 17 years old, Michael Elkins followed his good friend's lead and joined the world of military service.
Our armed forces hails brave men and women who not only serve our country, but also provides troops with training in various fields. GRID IE Construction Intern Jesse Mota moved through the ranks from Private to Master Gunnery Sergeant while serving in the United States Marines before landing at GRID Alternatives. “I was stationed in Panama as an Embassy Guardian. My duties included acting as a ‘changing of the guards’ to gain confidence and develop trust with the locals,” Jesse reflected. While in the Marines, Jesse developed a broad range of skill sets that set the stage for his career in the solar industry, including his experience as a combat engineer. He was honorably discharged after 25 faithful years of service to the American people.
See our stand-out news articles that highlighted many of our accomplishments in 2017!
Veteran Ann Oluwadare, due to her military commitment, wasn't able to finish the Solar Technology class she had started at American River College in Sacramento. She decided to attend an install and signed up for our December We Build. She shared about her empowering experience at the 2-day install with GRID staff
We would like to thank all our veterans and current service members for defending our country.