An alternative kind of spring break vacation is now trending for college students! GRID’s Solar Spring Break is gaining popularity as college students seek more meaningful ways to spend their vacation time. Students from colleges all around the country are taking the opportunity to spend their spring break vacation experiencing new cultures, making the world a better place, and having their education come to life with a volunteer experience that allows them to learn and serve.
Last week, seven students from California State University, East Bay (CSU East Bay) spent their spring break participating in projects that allowed them to donate their time and service. Students had the opportunity to experience a new community from a rooftop vantage point and learn about alternative energy. Students installed a solar system for one of GRID’s qualifying families. Their efforts helped improve air quality through solar installation as well as planting trees at the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust, a non-profit, public benefit corporation working to protect the San Joaquin River.