For the People
While our focus has historically been on achieving sustainability and supporting environmental causes, we’re learning more and more about how this is systemically tied up in race, accessibility, and environmental justice. In addition to planting one tree for every item sold, we will be donating 5% of our sales each quarter to organizations that are actively combating structural inequalities present in both our industry and society.
Where we've donated
We donated to GRID Alternatives, a non-profit that makes renewable energy technology and job training accessible for low income communities. Free, clean electricity from the sun should be available to everyone. GRID installs the systems using a “barn raising” model that provides volunteers and trainees hands on experience which they can then use to find jobs in the growing solar industry. Since 2008, the San Diego GRID division has installed 800 free solar systems for families in need, collectively saving them more than $25 million in estimated lifetime energy costs.
Through November, we're donating 10% of our profits to the Brennan Center for Justice.
Read our latest blog post to learn more.