The mission of Solar 4 Everyone is to fight poverty and climate change by helping nonprofits and low-income households to get solar panels and save on their energy bills. In fall 2015, we tried to organize a relay from Boston to Oakland to raise money for GRID Alternatives which installs solar panels for low-income households, but we didn't get enough runners. In winter and spring 2016 we collected signatures for Montana's I-180 renewable energy initiative. In November 2016 we went to Standing Rock and helped cut wood, sort donations, and cook food. From winter 2016 through spring 2017 we also helped to plan a sustainable village for homeless people in Billings, but the team working on that disbanded. In fall 2017 we did a site survey to plan a solar installation for a household on the Crow Reservation, but the homeowner decided not to go ahead with it. We have also been connecting nonprofits and solar companies in Bozeman, Missoula, and Billings to plan installations and help them apply for grants. We are now working with a team to plan an installation on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation which will be done this spring.
If you would like to join S4E or help in any way, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
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We also want to expand outside of Montana. We would love people to start up permanent S4E chapters in other cities, states, and schools, be it in the form of high school, college, or community groups. Contact us if you are interested, and we will help you.