Solar Spring Break immerses students in social and energy justice

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March 01, 2020
A group poses for a photo on a flat roof covered by solar panels

Spring is finally in the air! The start of a new month brings back Solar Spring Break, the first national alternative break program run by GRID Alternatives that creates the opportunity for college students to make a difference in low-income communities while rolling up their sleeves and learning about renewable energy. College groups are installing across the State of California and tribal communities this year, with two groups hosted by GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles leading the way!

During their visits to Los Angeles, groups that participate in Solar Spring Break 2020 will stay in the community while exploring environmental issues across the region. Additionally, they're going to get plenty of exposure to solar, both learning about the type of work we do and completing an installation in a community of color somewhere in Los Angeles County. Over the course of a week, we know these students will deepen their understanding of how access to solar has become a priority for Los Angeles, and how the spread of renewable energy intersects with other issues around our economy, policy landscape, and social change.

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GRID Alternatives' Solar Spring Break is sponsored by Wells Fargo.