Solar and Sustainability at Schools-A Case for Student Involvement
Schools across the United States and in Wisconsin are increasingly installing solar, passing 100% renewable energy resolutions, and making sustainability a priority. This high school lesson is intended for students interested in learning about what the process is like for schools to go solar, how and why schools are making solar and other sustainability-related investments, and what the benefits are for schools. Learn from a solar professional as well as a student activist on how you can use your voice to make a difference at your school. Webinar, Nov. 24th.REGISTER
The Green and Healthy issue of Wisconsin School News by Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) features two solar school articles. In Why Wisconsin Schools are Going Solar, our Solar on Schools Program Manager, Amanda Schienebeck discusses trends in solar schools, providing resources for schools interested in going solar. Be sure to check the issue out and share with the school districts in your neighborhood!
In partnership with the Couillard Solar Foundation, the MREA developed the Wisconsin Solar on Schools initiative in mid-2019 to provide a range of free resources and financial assistance to Wisconsin schools interested in going solar. To help lower the upfront cost of a solar installation, this initiative provides schools an in-kind grant in the form of a solar panel donation. Each grant is valued up to $20,000.LEARN MORE