Beyond the Bake Sale...New Solar Fundraising for Schools
Sungevity, a Diamond-certified solar installer based in Oakland, California, is partnering with public and independent schools in California, Arizona and Colorado to raise money for schools while helping school communities go solar.
Here’s how it works: For every Solar Lease customer a participating school sends Sungevity’s way, the company will donate $750 to the school (as well as a gift for the new customer).
Sungevity’s Solar Fundraising Program is up and running, and has a new website, Sungevity.org.
Sungevity’s Community Manager says the program’s goal is two-fold -- to help schools navigate tough economic times and to spread the word about the affordability of the company’s Solar Lease, which allows homeowners to install solar for zero money down.
The Sungevity.org program is also for non-profit organizations -- not surprising given that Sungevity’s founder and President, Danny Kennedy, is a former Greenpeace climate change campaigner. Non-profit partners include the Sierra Club, Interfaith Power and Light, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, the Center for Biological Diversity, the UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network and Kidz HHelping Kids. To date, this program has donated $1.1 million to its partners, helping save more than 75,000 metric tons of carbon via new solar customers from the partners' membership.
To learn more about this program or to enroll your school or organization, visit www.sungevity.org, where you can enroll online, contact a representative, and get started raising money.