This weekend, the sun will shine and food will fly (or at least be shared) at the Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club’s™ 66th solar dedication ceremony, where we’ll be cutting the ribbon on the BLK ProjeK’s freshly-outfitted big blue solar bus! Sounds enticing, right?
The BLK ProjeK, on a mission to address food justice and economic development by delivering organic produce to neighborhoods with little access to nutritious foods, applied for a Sun Club donation in an effort to receive funding for a solar installation. Without solar, the bus was unable to power refrigerators (it runs on used vegetable oil) and was limited to carrying only non-perishable items.
With the help of a $12,000 Sun Club grant, the bus now has solar on its roof and refrigerators that can carry calcium-rich dairy products to strengthen the bones and minds of its Bronx community members!
The dedication ceremony will take place during the non-profit’s “Not Just Talk” summit, where sowers of food justice will gather to listen to keynote speakers address the theme, “Radical Women Creating Resilient Communities,”and taste some culinary treats, as well as participate in various workshops.
Registration for the conference and attendance for the Sun Club dedication are FREE! Visit the BLK Projek’s website for more information. Hope to see you there.
WHAT: Not Just Talk Summit + Sun Club Dedication
WHEN: Saturday, August 2, 10:00AM – 5:00PM ET / Solar bus dedication @ 3:00 PM ET
WHERE: The Point
940 Garrison Avenue
Bronx, NY 10474