Our 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, Solar Living Institute (SLI) appreciates the support of individuals like you!  Our programs are funded by our constituents--individuals who believe in our mission and who want to help us make a difference for the environment and see us blossom.

Your annual donation helps us to realize our goal of providing renewable energy training and sustainable living education to busloads of school groups, a steady stream of young people in internships, cohorts of working adults seeking a professional green career, and hundreds of visitors each year who stop by our 12-acre demonstration site to enjoy the grounds and come away inspired to make positive changes in their lives.

Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that the Solar Living Institute continues to grow and flourish in the coming year and beyond.  Thank you for helping us to make it happen!

A special Thank You goes out to all the supporters who made our 2016 Year-End Fund drive so successful.  

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2017 Project Goals

  • Continue clean up and re-vamp of the organic vegetable garden maintained by the interns
  • Finish interior remodel of the Growing Dome Greenhouse complete with automated irrigation
  • Create and Install new interpretive signage for the Greenhouse Dome and the rainwater catchment system on the Tiny House
  • Begin major overhaul for the Intern Village - repairs, maintenance, clean-up, improvements
  • Update SLI website
  • Launch Adult Summer Camp - Unplugged Immersion into Nature & Sustainablility
  • Build a cob cottage in the Central Oasis area


Pave the Way to A Sustainable Future: Brick by Brick

Purchase a brick to be placed on a cornerstone of our Central Oasis. You can honor a loved one, celebrate a special occasion, and remember those who have passed for only $65. Your contribution will allow us to continue our educational services so that we may preserve our planet's resources for generations to come. Use the order form below and note your engraving in the comments section. Or download this form to complete your brick order by mail.
Make a $500 or more donation and receive a complimentary brick.

 Make Your Contribution for a Sustainable Future!

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  • By mail: Make check payable to the Solar Living Institute, PO Box 836, Hopland CA 95449.
  • By phone: Call us at 707-472-2456

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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The Solar Living Institute is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization offering instruction in solar training and sustainable practices.  Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for over 15 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

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