Green Holiday Crafting for Kids
Green Holiday Crafting for Kids at the Solar Living Center
HOPLAND, Calif., November 5, 2013 — The Solar Living Institute (SLI) launches a new workshop series for children called Green Holiday Crafting beginning on November 23 at the Solar Living Center (SLC) in Hopland, CA. The series will show children how to help save the planet while making beautiful holiday crafts. Craft activities include making holiday ornaments from old CDs, bottle top refrigerator magnets, magazine angels, solar baked salt dough, seed paper and sun pictures.
“We plan to use recycled and reused materials in as many of the projects as possible, helping to reduce waste while making lovely decorations and gifts in the process. At SLI we are focusing on creative education that will expose children to positive environmental practices producing adults that leave less of a carbon footprint. Plus, we are offering parents an affordable entertainment option for their kids while they can visit the Real Goods store and sample mulled wine at the Frey tasting room located onsite,” commented SLI Executive Director, Teresa Jodon-Manns.
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School Powered Sundial Installation at the Solar Living Center
For Immediate Release
October 10, 2013
HOPLAND, Calif., October 10, 2013 — Students from the Wildflower Open Classroom, Chico will create a human powered sundial at the Solar Living Center (SLC) on Oct. 15.
“This project is so exciting for me,” commented Hannah Bird, program manager at the Solar Living Institute (SLI). “We will be working with the Wildflower Open Classroom’s seventh grade students to create an accurate sun clock on which your own shadow tells the time. Visitors to SLC can enjoy the clock beginning Oct. 16, but these students will always know that they had a special role in making all the precise measurements it requires.”
The students will also have the opportunity to work with cob and other natural building materials and camp on the site.
Rock and Roll Goes Solar
For Immediate Release
October 10, 2013
HOPLAND, Calif., October 10, 2013 — Environmentally conscious LA band Trapdoor Social will be raising awareness of the need for sustainability at the Solar Living Center, Hopland on Oct. 23. During their visit they will meet sixth grade students from Ocean Shore School, Pacifica to explain how they use their own skills as musicians to raise money and fight climate change.
Back in college, Skylar Funk and Merritt Graves came together over a commitment to take action on climate change and today, as indie rock duo Trapdoor Social, the pair continue to put their classic sounds and dark vocals to use in fighting climate change. The duo are going to be touring the US and Canada and as well as playing shows, their goal is to get together with social action groups and speak with them about their experiences trying to fight climate change.
“We hope that meeting this eco-conscious band might inspire some of the next generation to take action on environmental issues, it’s great to see that whatever talent you have, it can be used to help the planet,” commented Hannah Bird, program manager at the Solar Living Institute (SLI).
Win A Solar PV System
Real Goods Solar has donated a complete 4KW Solar Photovoltaic System valued at $15,000 to be raffled off by the Solar Living Institute (SLI). One LUCKY winner will be determined by raffle drawing on December 21, 2013. All proceeds from the raffle go to benefit the SLI. Note: The system is limited to installation in a California home.
SLI is proud to partner with Real Goods Solar to offer this prize. Since 1978, Real Goods Solar has installed more than 15,000 solar power systems, totaling over 100 megawatts of clean energy. Real Goods Solar is one of the oldest and largest providers of solar power systems in the nation.
A home installed solar system means:
• When you go solar you immediately save on electricity
• You'll also protect yourself from utility rate increases
• It's good for the environment.
• Good for your home equity. According to the National Appraisal Institute, for every $1 solar panels save you on your annual utility bills, your home's value increases by $20. Plus your property tax won't increase, and solar homes tend to sell faster on the real estate market.