Last weekend, I saw this amazing film about the plight of the Maldives — and the whole world (check out the trailer!). If global climate change continues at its current pace, this island country could soon disappear. And it’s not the only place in danger. Many coastal areas — think San Francisco, or Manhattan — will be affected.
This may seem like an overwhelming problem, but the film shows the power of one person to make a difference. You, too, can help, right here in the U.S.! How, you ask? It’s simple!
GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit based in Oakland, helps slow global climate change by providing solar to low-income families. In doing this, they help all of us: an average GRID solar installation prevents 95 tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to planting 272 trees.
Each year, GRID holds a fundraising block party and “solar barn-raising” called the Solarthon. I’ve been participating for a couple years; you can read all about it in previous blog posts. This year, the Bay Area Solarthon is on July 21. Once again, I’ll be helping install solar panels for a low-income family. So I’m asking for your help in sponsoring me. (I’ll only ask for this once a year!)
Just click here to sponsor me — any amount helps, really:
What’s in it for you:
- Feeling good that you’re helping GRID empower low-income families, show that solar is affordable, and build communities.
- Knowing that you’re helping improve the environment, the economy, public health, and global politics — all of which helps you, too!
- A way out of getting me a birthday present this year — a contribution to GRID is the best birthday present you could get me! (Yes, my birthday is not till September, but do this now and you won’t have to think about it again!)
- My undying gratitude!
I realize these are tough times for many people, so no pressure at all. But if you can give, I greatly appreciate it!
If you can’t give but would like to participate in the Solarthon, you can sign up here for a fun and satisfying way to volunteer.
Thanks so much for your support!
For more on what GRID does, see this short video (can you spot me in the photo?):