Greetings SLI Supporters:

We have reached the final few months of this year.  That means taking some time to reflect on the accomplishments we've achieved throughout 2015 and gearing up for our end-of-year donation campaign.  We've accomplished alot throughout the year amidst ongoing changes and evolvement.  To name a few completed projects, we've installed a bee observatory, a lavender labyrinth, and a pollinator garden; we've run Camp Solar & our usual assortment of workshops -- these are the fun projects.  Then we managed to do some routine housekeeping as well:  reroofed our workshop yurt, recobbed our outdoor benches, and relocated and updated our hands-on Solar PV training area. 

To keep this momentum going through next year, 2016, we need your help.  We'd like to build an ADA ramp to our workshop yurt, make improvements in the intern village and continue work on our garden information center.  We are partnering with other like-minded organizations in our area to restore the riparian corridor along Feliz Creek which is the northern boundary of the 12-acre Solar Living Center and feeds into the Russian River.  We'd like to offer scholarships to low-income students for our Kids Ed programs.  With your support, we can!

Stay tuned throughout the remainder of the year as we make our appeal for your tax-deductible donation through letters & e-newsletters - or better yet, you can donate now.  Our staff, students, interns, volunteers, members and visitors will reap the benefits of these projects at the Solar Living Center and continue to be inspired by what can be done sustainably to insure a greener future.

Thank you, sincerely,


Executive Director
Solar Living Institute





The Solar Living Center is excited to be hosting the Building Resilient Communities Convergence in early Oct, Oct 8-11.  We invite you to join this 3 day permaculture intensive featuring keynote speakers, musical entertainment, break-out workshops, communal meals, eco-friendly vendors, camping and happy-hour mixers for premium networking with other like-minded individuals bringing conscious change to our planet.  Be there!  For complete details and tickets go to permacultureconvergence.com.

Miranda Mott joins Team SLI.

The Solar Living Institute is pleased to have Miranda Mott join us as Program Coordinator.  Miranda will be involved with the Kid's Ed and internship programs, as well as the myriad of "things to do" in keeping an educational nonprofit going.  She joins us from the Real Goods retail store so is making a seamless transition into her new role.  Check out her bio.


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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