Community Solar Farm in City

What is Community Solar?

What exactly is community solar, and what does it mean to enroll in a local solar farm? Learn the basics of community solar in 2020 here. What do you think when you hear of solar power? Panels on top of roofs? Environmentally-friendly energy that you would like to have one day, but probably won’t get…

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Kingston Food Co-op

Kingston Food Co-op: Groceries for the Community, by the Community

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their communities, we focus on the Kingston Food Co-op. One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us is how important it is to support local businesses—and how critical they are to their local economy. However, going the extra…

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Community Solar Guide

The Ultimate Guide To Community Solar

This is it: everything you need to know about the locally-driven community solar model that’s bringing clean energy to millions of Americans for the first time. After over 100 years of fossil fuel emissions from distant power plants, Americans are taking control of their energy. They want it to be more local, more affordable, more…

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Minetta Brook NYC H2O

NYC H2O: Protecting the Ecosystems Next Door

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their communities, we focus on NYC H2O. Where would we be without tap water? Before sitting down to write this blog, I brushed my teeth, made a pot of coffee, and ran the dishwasher. We do all…

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Catskill Center

Preserving Land and Streams with the Catskill Center

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their communities, we focus on the Catskill Center. Few things are more rewarding than finally reaching the summit of your hike. The last quarter mile or so seems to last an eternity. You know the view at…

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Climate Smart Rhinebeck

Getting Smart On Climate with Rhinebeck

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their neighborhoods, we focus on Climate-Smart Rhinebeck in Hudson Valley. It takes a community effort to properly prepare local residents for the effects of climate change. But sometimes it’s really hard to get started. Where do you…

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City Growers NYC

Introducing Students to the Power of Food with City Growers

In this edition of our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their neighborhoods we focus on Brooklyn-based nonprofit City Growers. An Oasis in the City Last summer on a cloudy day in June, I stood atop an oasis of green space in New York City and the world’s…

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The Magic of Repair Cafe Hudson Valley

This is the third post in our Community Climate Champions series highlighting individuals and organizations building a better future for their neighborhoods. In this edition, we focus on Repair Cafe Hudson Valley. We can’t all be handy.  In full transparency, I personally don’t know how to sew holes shut in my clothing or fix a…

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A PR Statement Isn’t Enough

Together, we stand against racism. Solstice is based in Boston, where almost exactly 250 years ago, a Black man named Crispus Attucks became one of the first martyrs to die in the American Revolution. Crispus Attucks had escaped a life of enslavement and worked as a seaman for over 10 years at the moment he…

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