Intern Bruce Henry spoke with GRID about how this opportunity helped expand on his background in construction.
Ten highly motivated high school students and grads joined GRID Alternatives for a week in June to discover solar up close.
Outreach Coordinators Sarah Shuman and Masud Kiburi-Cunningham visited a local 4th grade classroom to do a renewable energy workshop.
Blue Oak Energy Project Engineer and avid GRID Alternatives volunteer Jay Ruzicka, at his 2nd Solarthon, spoke with GRID staff about how GRID's work impacts training for the solar industry.
UC Davis Business School student, Net Impact member, and GRID Alternatives supporter Rob Bohn shared his thoughts on GRID's impact on the community after his 2nd Solarthon experience. Students from UC Davis Net Impact raised funds for GRID Alternatives before taking part in one of the solar installations in the North City Farms neighborhood of Sacramento.
GRID Alternatives North Valley hosted another successful Vets Serving Vets installation at the home of Kenneth Brown last month in Sacramento. This special installation was inspired by our Troops to Solar initiative as well as our Women in Solar initiative, as five members of the Women’s Veterans Alliance stepped up to serve their fellow veteran.
Avid GRID supporter Don Rodes has dedicated 140 hours of time to volunteering with GRID. We are so grateful for Don's service! He recently shared about his experience on a GRID install in his local Rotary newsletter
350 Sacramento Volunteer Coordinator Ilonka Zlatar really knows volunteerism. She manages a broad community of volunteers that does environmental advocacy projects that range from public transit to renewable energy that employ various means such as lectures, radio shows, and art. She shared some thoughts with GRID staff about the importance of volunteers for the community:
Genesha Burton, a pre-law student from Michigan State University, shared with us how her experience volunteering with GRID Alternatives through the Solar Spring Break program stoked her growing interest in environmental justice.
GRID Alternatives Outreach Coordinator Katie Webster discovered a love for nature and animals growing up in Adairsville, Georgia, but upon graduating from Auburn University, she realized that she wanted to eschew scientific research for environmental work that would create more immediate change.