It can’t be that hard to start your life over. All you have to do is get a job then the rest falls in to place, right? Not quite...
Can one person really change the world? I had my doubts, until I met Jeff Rivero. He has just been presented with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators and named the EPA Teacher of the Year for his many accomplishments and contributions he makes toward improving the environment and society, producing a better tomorrow for future generations.
Working in the volunteerism department at GRID, it brings me great joy to see a volunteer take what we have to teach them and use it to land a great job. One they can be passionate about and proud of, as well as earn a good living for themselves and their families. Even better is when GRID receives the great benefit of finding a star volunteer who can contribute to the organization as a staff member and a wonderful addition to GRID’s family.
GRID Alternatives is proud to announce that one of our volunteers has found great success in the solar industry! German Rivas began exploring solar technology two years ago through GRID and his class at Proteus.
The rumor has it, the solar industry is booming. Tony Vargas was intrigued to hear this from multiple people.
With help from Fresno Grizzlies players, Joe Musgrove and Tommy Shirley,
GRID is excited to be part of the Obama Administration’s Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative, announced today to ensure that every family in the United States has access to solar energy.
How can volunteerism impact your life? Whether it be installing solar panels on a family’s rooftop, working in a community garden, or helping out a family in need; volunteerism reaps many benefits. In particular, volunteerism provides the opportunity to gain valuable working skills while developing important social skills by interacting with volunteers from all walks of life.
On Thursday, May 12, 2016, students from George M. DeWolf High School came out to participate on their first installation with GRID Alternatives. Enrolled in the school’s construction technology course, students were eager to get hands-on solar installation experience while helping a local family in need.
Five thousand miles, eleven GRID Alternatives offices, and one trusty bike. In early April, Michael Johnson-Chase set off on a cycling adventure that would take him from coast to coast and connect him with GRID staff, volunteers and clients across the country.