As we glance back at 2018, there are many positive achievements that GRID can be thankful for here in the IE.
Women in Solar
This Veterans Day we look back on our Solar Spring Break in Sacramento with the Veteran Conservation Corp (VCC) and our interview with veteran Kim Pham, a former GRID volunteer and VCC internship coordinator.
Davetta Simpson has been a resident of Jurupa for 18 years. A mother of two with two grandchildren, she first heard about GRID through her participation in Community Action Partnership (CAP) Riverside’s home weatherization program.
Attending a world-renowned research university, UCLA, has pushed Nicole
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) recently hosted its annual summer soiree.
Alison has spent her adult life living a nomadic lifestyle and works for National Parks services during the summer and winter. In her spare time, she packs everything into her car and travels, visits friends and family, and volunteers.
In a rainy week in June, GRID partnered with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe for a We Build solar installation on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Two teams of mother-daughter pairs volunteered to install a grid-tied solar PV system.
GRID volunteer, Kari Burman, unites her passions with GRID's mission as a skills-based volunteer.
“I had no idea when GRID showed up at my residence that I would be selected for an opportunity that could change my life,” said Sequarier McCoy. When we installed solar for A New Way of Life, a nonprofit that provides services to formerly incarcerated women, Sequarier, a resident there, was curious about all the commotion outside.
This experience fully demonstrated how renewables can drive environmental benefits and economic relief for those communities that need it most.