Category Archives: Inspiration

Innovative and inspirational nonprofits

Solidarity Sing

After the Women’s March in January, our friends at All Souls Unitarian Church hosted a solidarity sing. From serving as a sanctuary space since November to sponsoring affordable housing in the rapidly gentrifying Columbia Heights neighborhood,  All Souls is always a progressive, active, and conscientious … Continue reading

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Thinking outside the box: New models for going green

It seems that every week brings us news of a new model for going green. 

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Communities boost nonprofit energy sustainability

More nonprofits are benefiting from solar power than ever before. Today, we look at one approach to increasing access to clean, reliable energy for nonprofits of all stripes.

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TED Talks solar: 3 favorite videos

The popular TED Talks series has something to say about solar power. Check out some of our favorite videos below.

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Solar power and global good

At Community Renewable Energy, we’ve shared how solar power is being used for community-building across the United States. Today, I want to share an example of how solar power is improving lives on the other side of the globe.

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Solar energy powers community radio in Ghana

Ghana will soon move ahead on plans to power Radio Peace through solar power.

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Light the night: community-owned solar street lamps in Detroit

When Highland Park’s street lights were repossessed, community members took action. Find out how a grassroots group plans to use solar power to make their streets safer.

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“Stewards of the earth:” Ackerman on environmentalism

Acclaimed author Diane Ackerman recently expressed optimism about the future of the planet. It’s a sentiment that we at Community Renewable Energy share.

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Energy independence: An Indian village lights the way

Dharnai, India now derives all of its energy from its own solar power grid.

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Solar power helps students shine

Rural students are surfing the internet– thanks to solar power.

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