In honor of National Wildlife Day, San Francisco-based nonprofit Everybody Solar will crowdsource a new solar project for Wildlife Associates, the wildlife sanctuary and children’s educational nonprofit in Half Moon Bay, Calif. The 25 kW solar array will cut Wildlife Associates’ electric bill by 90% and save the organization $10,000 each year.
“Every year our ‘Wild Teachers’ like Durango the Canadian Lynx teach thousands of kids across the Bay Area how to be good stewards of the earth,” says Bruce Holaday, executive director of Wildlife Associates. “With Everybody Solar’s support we’ll take a big step in reducing our own carbon footprint.”
“The array will enable Wildlife Associates to teach 5,000 more kids each year about wildlife and science,” says Youness Scally, executive director of Everybody Solar. “This National Wildlife Day, we pledge to raise the $78,500 needed to help Wildlife Associates go solar and educate our community about the importance of wildlife conservation.”
To kick off its fundraising efforts, Everybody Solar will host a charity mixer in San Francisco at Elixir on September 17. Individuals can donate directly to the project here.
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