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45339569432 90a7af8217 mMakers4Good is excited to announce a brand new partnership with Everybody Solar. Their mission is to protect the environment and strengthen communities by bringing solar energy to nonprofits—a mission we believe in too, and are very happy to help support! ...

Everybody Solar will deploy HELIO lights to one of the poorest communities in the U.S.: the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where 39% of the population still lives with no electricity. These lights will not only allow individuals to read and do homework at night, but they will also enable families to charge cell phones—allowing them to keep connected, especially during storms which annually put lives at jeopardy....

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October 1, 2018 ( Newswire) A beacon of light shining for the Allen Youth Center located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

On November 10, 2014 One Spirit opened the Allen Youth Center in Pine Ridge Reservation. It was the first, and only, youth center built. Although the temperature was 20 degrees and it was snowing, the community was celebrating. The building and programs have been monumental for Lakota youth, a recognition that they are the future of the Lakota nation and that they will have the help they need to carry forward the traditions and responsibilities of their people. The center has grown strong, providing mentorship, study areas, tutoring, recreation, food and counseling in a welcoming place that lures youth away from drugs, alcohol and gangs.

NOW on October 5, 2018 - the Allen Youth Center goes SOLAR!

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Everybody Solar has received a donation from JinkoSolar. The 29.57 kW of high-efficiency modules will reduce Everybody Solar’s project costs by one third and help provide renewable energy systems to two sites on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota–the One Spirit Allen Youth Center and One Spirit Buffalo House.

One Spirit, a non-profit dedicated to Native Americans, creates stability in an area where 97% of its population lives below the federal poverty line. The two sites, Allen Youth Center and Buffalo House, are dedicated in their efforts to eliminate hunger and replace high drop-out and suicide rates among youth, while educating and instilling pride in their Lakota heritage.

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The rockers and their Sunstock Festival raise money for solar installations. By Katie O'Reilly

IT WAS IN POMONA COLLEGE's Environmental Analysis Program that I met my bandmate Merritt Graves. The course discussed urban infrastructure and how cities use resources like passive solar. Once Merritt and I formed an alternative rock band, we found ourselves talking constantly about all this Southern California sunshine that tends to go to waste. From day one, we wanted to create an artistic project with leverage to have an environmental impact—we called it Trapdoor Social. ... So when Trapdoor Social prereleased its second EP in 2014, we partnered with the Sierra Club, Grid Alternatives, and a small nonprofit called Everybody Solar to throw a fundraising event. We used the money to purchase solar panels for Homeboy Industries, which is an awesome local organization that provides former gang members with job training and support.

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CurrentProjects SolarPanel260x140GreenMatch - April 23, 2018

Solar energy is one of the most promising forms of energy. Besides it being renewable and non-polluting, solar energy contributes to job creation and sustainable development in the communities where it is installed. However, many people are not aware of the benefits of solar energy. Fortunately, there are numerous organisations, e-magazines, and blogs that work to increase awareness around solar energy, and encourage its adoption. Their valuable contribution to the growth of the solar industry deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated.

Therefore, GreenMatch has designed the Best Solar Websites Award, which recognises the achievements and meaningful contributions of websites that help drive the solar industry forward and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable society.

...Everybody Solar was selected by GreenMatch with the “Best Solar Websites of 2018” award. Everybody Solar was awarded under  the “Best Solar Organisations” category...

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Alumni from the Rady School of Management University of California San Diego share how they used their degrees to disrupt their industries to bring innovative ideas, products and programs to the market. By Hallie Jacobs

... [...]... Noticing the lack of access to a sustainable practice, Kian Salehizadeh (MBA ’11) co-founded Everybody Solar — a company that works to protect the environment and strengthen U.S. communities through solar energy projects.

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give6 Solar Nonpfrofits to Give Back to this #GivingTuesday - November 28, 2017. By Maggie Parkhurst

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. It’s a chance to give back to your community during the holiday season.

We believe that it’s important to give back to local communities and help others in need. The following nonprofits use solar energy as a way to empower the people they serve, whether through policy reform, lowering energy bills, or safely delivering babies. Each of these nonprofits is making a difference in communities through solar power, and for that we are grateful!

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AYClittlegirl-resize250One Spirit - October 3, 2017. Nonprofit, Everybody Solar, Raises Funds to Power the Youth Center.

In traditional Lakota cosmology, Wi is one of the most powerful deities: the sun god. Wi is associated with bravery, endurance, courage and truth, among other attributes.

In a sense, we of One Spirit feel we are suddenly receiving a sort of smile of support from Wi that promises to benefit the Allen Youth Center and the entire Oglala Lakota. It comes in the form of an offer of help from another non-profit, Everybody Solar, which is dedicated to helping other non-profits get solar power installations to both save money and help save the environment.

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Sciencenter1 copyZubin Segal - Clean Power Marketing Group - August 29, 2017

As the renewable energy industry, specifically solar, gains traction among the residential and commercial markets, a frequent topic of conversation is, “How can a nonprofit organization take advantage of solar energy?”


Who’s doing it well: Everybody Solar

Everybody Solar, based out of California but operating nationally, creates customized fundraising strategies to meet the unique fiscal challenges of its nonprofit partners. In the same way each solar project is different, so are the mission and goals of the nonprofits – and Everybody Solar understands this.

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solar1 copyDisruptor Daily - August 21, 2017.

The US alone uses an exorbitant amount of energy, most of which comes from resources that are not sustainable and are touted to impact climate change. At the same time, the systems that we run require some form of power now that computers run everything from banking to email to utilities and everything between and beyond.

At the same time, access to power is creating a divide between the modern world and more rural areas that do not have access to electricity in the same way, which limits opportunities for employment and education.

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