The Sun Club™ is excited to be expanding its presence in Pennsylvania by donating solar projects to four non-profits across the state later this year! The total $96,500 donated by the Sun Club to the non-profits is sourced by contributions from our employees, customers, and supporters of solar everywhere, and will be used to fund solar projects and solar education at the non-profit organizations.
Sun Club donation recipients are selected based on their needs, mission and passion for educating the community on the importance of renewable energy. Donation amounts and timing of each solar construction project vary based on the needs of the organization and type of solar installation selected.
Out of the 100 non-profits that applied, the following Pennsylvania organizations earned solar donations for 2014 :
- Green Woods Charter School (Philadelphia) $30,000 – greenswoodscharter.org
—for a solar array to be incorporated into environmental education classes
- Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Philadelphia) $40,000 – phsonline.org
—for a solar array to be installed at Meadowbrook Farm’s greenhouses
- Spring Mill Fire Company (Plymouth) $25,000 – springmillfire.com
—for a solar array to help power the all-volunteer fire station
- Venture Outdoors (Pittsburgh) $1,500 – ventureoutdoors.org
—for solar generators to help power outdoor activities
This announcement took place at the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest flower show in the nation, where Green Mountain is the official carbon offset sponsor! PHS Meadowbrook Farms is one of this year’s Sun Club recipients and revealed the $40,000 donation at the event.
“As passionate gardeners, PHS members and staff have always appreciated the power of the sun and now, thanks to the Sun Club , the solar installation coming to PHS Meadowbrook Farm will allow us to take its benefits further,” said Drew Becher, president, PHS. “Announcing this news at the Flower Show is a perfect way to celebrate with all of our supporters and continue educating on the importance of sustainability.”
Follow updates on the installations and submit 2015 donation applications here.