Ayaz was laid off in December 2016. While on the job hunt, his father suggested Ayaz volunteer for GRID Alternatives to strengthen his resume.
Since we opened our doors in late 2014, our staff has been busy planting over half a million trees in the Mid-Atlantic region. JUST KIDDING. But, our efforts installing clean energy in DC, Maryland, and Virginia has had the same environmental impact!
See our stand-out news articles that highlighted many of our accomplishments in 2017!
On Veterans Day, members of KPMG’s Veterans Network joined GRID Alternatives to install solar on the home of Yvonne, whose husband and children are veterans and active duty military members, in Southeast, DC.
“I’ve been to college job fairs so far, but this is the best so far in terms of approachability, opportunities, and general interactions with companies. It left a good impression as my first professional career fair,” says Seqen, an electrical engineering student who just moved to DC after graduating from Penn State.
"I see the legal documents for solar all the time, but I wanted to get up close and personal with the installation process," said Karen, a WGL Holdings (WGL) employee and first time GRID volunteer. On November 4th, 2017, Karen was given the opportunity to learn the solar installation process – in person.
“I just really love to learn,” said Tarik Mickel, when asked about his hectic schedule and commitment to study solar. Even after a full day of working on the roof or attending workshops through our Solar Works DC job training program, he still has the energy to play hide-and-go-seek with his young kids and crack open his solar photovoltaic text books late into the evening.
GRID Alternatives first Solarthon block party in the Mid-Atlantic held in an affordable housing complex in Capitol Heights, Maryland.
Which is the greater challenge: raising $2,000 for climate change advocacy or pedaling over 200 miles through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia?
On August 26, 2017, a diverse volunteer group including women employees from the Inter-American Development Bank’s energy division kicked off the largest solar array in Prince George’s County, Maryland for We Build.