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Next time you’re in West Glacier, you may notice a recent upgrade at Glacier National Park’s Headquarters building: a brand new rooftop solar system. The headquarters building is the hub of Glacier’s operations, housing park leadership offices and providing year-round visitor information.

As Glacier expands its commitment to renewable energy and a more sustainable future, adding solar panels to the park headquarters building is a huge step forward. This project will take the headquarters building off the grid, freeing up those resources for other critical park needs.  (special note: Actual system size is 34.56 kW, not 44.66 kW. Also impacts offsets)

 

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Buckhorn Children & Family Services (BCFS), a nonprofit organization in eastern Kentucky that provides services to at-risk youth, has unveiled its new 20.4-kW solar array to its Buckhorn Campus Rogers Cottage. The solar installation, provided by Everybody Solar, an organization dedicated to providing solar energy to nonprofits, is projected to produce 28,288-kilowatt-hours annually, decreasing the electricity costs of the BCFS building by 29%. The first phase of the project was completed in February 2021.

“Lighting, heating, and cooling are ongoing concerns for operations,” said Billy Smith, BCFS executive director, “Our electricity bills for the Cottage alone are over $1,400 per month during the winter — so installing a new solar array to decrease operating expenses will help us tremendously. ...

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BUCKHORN, Ky. — Buckhorn Children & Family Services, a nonprofit organization in Eastern Kentucky unveiled their new 10-kW solar installation provided by the nonprofit Everybody Solar, in partnership with MaxSolar, Mountain Association, and HOMES, Inc.

This installation is the first phase of the two-phased project. The nonprofit needs to raise an additional $32,262 to complete the project....

...Not only will this solar installation increase the impact Buckhorn has on children and families in all 120 counties in Kentucky, but it also provides new job skills to former coal miners...

 

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Buckhorn Children & Family Services, a nonprofit organization in Eastern Kentucky that provides a sanctuary of health, healing and hope for at-risk children, youth and families throughout Kentucky, unveiled their new 10-kW solar installation provided by the nonprofit Everybody Solar, in partnership with MaxSolar, Mountain Association and HOMES, Inc. This installation is the first phase of the two-phased project. The nonprofit needs to raise an additional $32,262 to complete the project.

 

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The Creative Discovery Museum (CDM) is unveiling its new 41.9-kW solar array — complementing its existing 10-kW system, just as the holiday season begins. This new system is anticipated to generate over 56,045 kWh of electricity and offset a total of $6,120 in electricity costs in the first year of installation.

The system is the result of a year of collaboration with the nonprofit Everybody Solar in partnership with ENGIE North America, Change Happens Foundation, All Points North Foundation and Tri-State Energy Solutions.

 

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The Tuesday after Thanksgiving offers an ideal opportunity to focus some love on the planet. It’s GivingTuesday.

With presents to wrap, decorations to hang, and Zoom parties to attend, your agenda is likely overflowing. Perhaps you’ll want to add Earth to your gift list this year...Environment-focused Organizations To Consider. These organizations make it easy to focus your GivingTuesday generosity on protecting the environment, through donations and other ways.

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Brookline, MA (June 17, 2020) – To ensure its grantees have urgently needed operational funding to help mitigate or alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, All Points North Foundation today announced it will award $340,000 in emergency grants through December 2020.

A private foundation, All Points North Foundation has a unique, two-pronged mission: public middle-school education (grades 6-8) in underserved communities, whether urban or rural, and significantly advancing the penetration of solar energy through education, job training, and use of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies.

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No business exists in a vacuum. Employers and their employees play important roles beyond the workday, and below are a few select opportunities that aim to encourage a synergy between business and community....

... and for a fine example of how synergy between business and community can work...

Eugene Science Center breaks ground on outdoor classroom. ...Thanks to the generous support from community members such as...Everybody Solar...

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The novel coronavirus, upending our world as we know it, is also changing how we consume energy and address climate change.

Driving the news: The various impacts are occurring both now and into the future. Most changes don’t bode well for acting on climate change and transitioning to cleaner energy.

Five changes happening now: Lower emissions : Global carbon dioxide emissions are likely to drop this year, due to the global economy faltering. That’s not a silver lining to the novel coronavirus. It’s like a person who loses weight while sick. It’s a byproduct of a bad situation and by definition should and will not last.

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Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions (CWG) recently powered up its new solar panel grid system at the Gulch Base Camp. The money saved on utilities will fund scholarships that give kids access to outdoor education.

Coordinated by nonprofit, Everybody Solar, and installed by NM Solar Group, the two part, overall 9.32-kW photovoltaic energy system is expected to save CWG over $1,278 in utilities annually.

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