Bay Area News
Below is a guest blog from Barbara Postel, a resident of the Atchison Village community where GRID held it’s 13th Annual Solarthon event. Barbara, whose solar system had been installed prior to the event, spent her Saturday giving back to GRID alongside the team of Solar Champions who had fundraised in support of the event. We are so lucky to have amazing people like you in the GRID family, Barbara!
On a Friday morning in mid May, 16 students, dressed in button up shirts and shined shoes, began filing into GRID Alternatives’ Bay Area training space. The students had just finished a month of intensive hands-on solar training - the longest solar cohort training to date in the Bay Area - with GRID Alternatives and Rising Sun Energy Center, a Berkeley-based job training nonprofit and longtime partner of GRID’s. Each student walked with a little extra pep in their step knowing that they were prepared for the the private job fair with local hiring employers that took place on their last day of the month-long training.
Welcome to our June installment of our 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 are introducing you to our Development & Programs Manager, Mara Ervin! Mara is one of the people behind our monthly newsletter and blog, but we convinced her to come out from behind the curtain for this glimpse into the making of GRID's values and Mara's journey West to California. Read on to learn about why, after 6 and a half years, Mara is still passionate about GRID!
Savings for you, clean power for your community. Introducing the Energy for All Program!
Welcome to our May installment of our 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 are introducing you to our SolarCorps Construction Fellow, Emily Goldenberg! Emily is passionate about making the Bay Area a better and more accessible place to live, and hopes that her example will inspire others to take action on the causes they care about. Read on to learn more about Emily, including what inspired her to speak before hundreds of people at City Hall!
When Pittsburg resident Liduvina Abud learned about GRID, she knew she needed to include her son, who lives just around the corner from her. But when she found out that she and her son were going to have solar installed by GRID on the same day, she didn't realize that they would also be giving back to local job trainees, providing hands-on training to a Pittsburg-based crew from Future Build.
The City of Pittsburg baked in the springtime sun as Steven Chan sought shelter underneath a sprawling, leafy tree. Along with eleven other students from the University of California, Berkeley, Steven was spending day two of his spring break week not on the beach, but rather installing solar for low-income families and translating classroom concepts to real solutions as a part of GRID Bay Area’s Solar Spring Break program.
Spread awareness about solar energy and energy access during Solar Education Week, April 15-21, 2018, by hosting or attending an event inf your community!
Growing up in a traditional Mexican household, Amaris learned all about gender roles. She has never been one to accept something that didn't make sense, though, and it wasn't long before she launched her own career in the trades. Now, she leads teams in the field for GRID Bay Area. In her words, "Women have a powerful voice and presence, so get out there and make a difference!"
n honor of National Women’s History Month, we’re introducing Catalina Coz, one of our incredible Outreach Coordinators! Catalina’s passion for the community shines through her work every day as she helps connect clients to GRID’s services.