—in our homes, schools, communities, and country. We already have everything we need to create a better future.
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More than 1.5 million households in the U.S. have already chosen solar and are saving money, reducing pollution, and enjoying energy independence.
Generation 180’s Energy Challenge is a fun and social way to help you take action in your own life by adopting solutions that can collectively lead us to a better, safer, healthier clean energy future.
Now is the time for schools to go solar. Costs for solar have plummeted, and the benefits for schools and the community are better than ever. We have the tools and resources you need to help your school go solar.
Electric school buses are here and they’re awesome. Cost savings paired with improvements in community air quality and kids’ health make the case more compelling than ever.
Last month, hundreds of thousands of students around the globe walked out of school to speak up for their future and participate in Youth Strike 4 Climate. The actions of young people like Greta Thunberg and her peers around the world continue to spotlight our need for immediate action. This leadership from schoolchildren begs a follow-up question: can our schools—the institutions that shape and prepare our kids—help bring about a clean energy future as well?
Part 3 of a series of 3 case studies on successful solar school campaigns. Be sure to check out part 1 and part 2 as well. The science department at a southeast Michigan high school is now fully powered by solar energy, thanks to the dedication of a teacher and his students. West Bloomfield High School first received a grant for a 3.4 kilowatt (kW) solar array in 2011. This small solar system generated enough energy to power the science classroom of Joshua Barclay, but his students in the E.A.R.T.H. (Environmentally Aware, Ready To Help) Club wanted to do more. They wanted to leave a lasting legacy by providing the school with free energy for the future.
When it comes to solar panels on homes, a lot of us might categorize ourselves as "curious but clueless". We know the basic idea—that solar can create electricity for your home and reduce your utility bill—but beyond that? The whole matter quickly starts feeling a bit mysterious, a bit like uncharted territory.