Bay Area Press

The phrase “living lightly on the land” has been used for years, but the urgency of the climate crisis has thrust the concept back into the spotlight. How can we use less water and more clean energy? How can we reclaim and restore the land? How can we effectively reduce, reuse and recycle?

Over 100 volunteers descended upon Atchison Village in Richmond on Saturday to install solar electric systems on 18 homes as part of GRID Alternatives’ 14th Annual Solarthon block party and fundraiser.

To commemorate Earth Day, volunteers from a local bank’s environmental finance team joined nonprofit GRID Alternatives Bay Area staff to install a 4.1 kW solar system for a low-income family in the Bayview neighborhood on Saturday, April 20.