Pollinator-Friendly Solar: A Double Win for the Earth

Pollinator-friendy solar is the game-changing solar industry practice that makes solar farms a double win for the environment. Here’s what you should know: Helping the environment: one of the main reasons people sign up for a share of a community solar farm. Reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, supporting emission-free energy generation, and helping to…

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Catskill & Co.: the Eco-Friendly Cabin

This beautiful cabin in the Catskill Mountains of New York offsets its energy usage with clean energy from a nearby solar farm — and it’s available to rent! A hidden gem of the Catskill Mountains, this family-owned cabin is perfectly located for hiking, swimming, and skiing. The Dudley family purchased the cabin from the previous…

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Outdoor Promise: Turning Access to Advocacy

Unbeknownst to many of its residents, the city of Newburgh, NY has been long fraught with pollution. Meet four young advocates working to plant the seeds for a bright future. A history of poor-quality water, high asthma rates due to pollution, a controversial gas line construction project on the way, and high rates of COVID-19…

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ARES

What To Know About ARES

You see offers all the time to “reduce your electric bill!” or “support green energy.” Which ones can you trust? Will an alternative energy supplier really save you money? We at Solstice are not an ARES, but we’ll help break down how they work and what you need to know. What Is An ARES? An…

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Unique Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in 2021

As climate change continues to threaten our natural world, Earth Day seems to hold greater meaning with each passing year. Here’s how to celebrate Earth Day (and Earth Month) in 2021 and make a difference in your community. Earth Day: the one day each year dedicated to reflecting on the well-being of our planet and…

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NYC solar schools

NYC Schools Are Going Green From the Outside-In

The fundamental changes necessary to mitigate climate change can begin on a local level — and at an early age! Here’s how New York City public schools are using solar to empower students and help their city meet its climate goals. As the cost of solar continues to decline, more and more schools are installing…

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Texas Blackouts Grid Failure

Following Up on Texas: Why the Grid Failed

It’s been a few weeks since power outages devastated Texas, but a lot of questions remain. Here’s why it happened — and how to prevent it from reoccurring. After a devastating polar vortex sent temperatures in Texas plummeting, the state’s energy grid was severely overwhelmed by the mass amount of heating demand. Despite producing more…

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Black Climate Justice Leaders

15 Black Climate Justice Leaders to Know

This Black History Month, we’re celebrating these Climate Justice leaders and innovators who are working to improve the lives of underserved and under-resourced populations in the face of climate change.  Black innovators, creators, and leaders’ contributions have been unjustly overlooked or dismissed in our nation’s story for centuries. Black Americans had to overcome monumental obstacles…

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A Message from Solstice on the Texas Blackouts

A manmade disaster in Texas and what we need to change in order to prevent this from happening again. Today, the weather finally warmed in Texas, stemming the onslaught of immense damage, loss, and suffering that residents experienced this week: 4.4 million households left for up to 5 days without power and heat as temperatures…

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