Borrego Solar featured SEI's Awareness for Communities about the Environment (ACE) program in their newsletter. Generating Change- One Student at a Time Borrego Solar has teamed up with Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI), a non-profit educational organization, to develop an energy efficiency and solar PV project-based curriculum for high school students. Students learn how conservation and energy alternatives are vital to clean air and the slowing of global warming.
Over the next 3 years, as part of a partnership with Skyline College, College of Marin, Laney College, and other strategic partners, SEI willl be participating in a collaborative initiative to increase clean energy career pathways in the Bay Area. Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor the new San Francisco Bay Area Clean Energy Career Project (BayCEC),
ICLEI-USA Inc. is the domestic leader on climate protection and adaptation, and sustainable development at the local government level.Â ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) is a membership association of local governments committed to advancing climate protection and sustainable development.Â Since its inception in 1990, ICLEI has grown to include nearly 1,000 cities in the world, more than 350 of which are in the United States.
Scientific American has compiled a provocative list of common myths about sustainability.When a word becomes so popular you begin hearing it everywhere, in all sorts of marginally related or even unrelated contexts, it means one of two things. Either the word has devolved into a meaningless cliché, or it has real conceptual heft. "Green" (or, even worse, "going green") falls squarely into the first category. But "sustainable," which at first conjures up a similarly vague sense of environmental virtue, actually belongs in the second....[click link above for the full text of the article].
- Nobody knows what sustainability really means.
- Sustainability is all about the environment.
- Sustainable is a synonym for green.
- It's all about recycling.
- Sustainability is too expensive.
- Sustainability means lowering our standard of living.
- Consumer choices and grassroots activism, not government intervention, offer the fastest, most efficient routes to sustainability.
- New technology is always the answer.
- Sustainability is ultimately a population problem.
- Once you understand the concept, living sustainably is a breeze to figure out.
Strategic Energy Innovations, in partnership with EAH Housing, an affordable housing nonprofit organization, was awarded $550,000 in grant and loan assistance for the Marin Community Foundation. This funding will allow the two organizations to advance projects in sustainable community design. To see the full press release from EAH, click below.