Many of us are lucky enough to have never thought much about where the basic things in our lives come from. We turn on the faucet and water comes out. We go to the supermarket and have endless options. We flip a switch and the lights come on. Behind that switch is a world that tends to stay invisible. It is a world of laborers, engineers, technicians, and drivers; of dams, coal mines, nuclear reactors, oil fields, gas lines, and incinerators. Increasingly, it is a world that includes scaled-up solar power and wind. Even in those cases, the energy being produced is out of sight and mind for its users. Read More
Written by SunBlue Operations Manager Laura Waldman
Once you’ve made the decision to add solar panels to your home, the hardest part of going solar is waiting for your installation to begin. While there’s much to be said for patience, it’s harder to enjoy a gorgeous, sunny day while waiting on a building permit before you can install your solar panel system.
We know that if harvested, the energy from sunlight could provide all of the electricity humanity needs. Similarly, there are more than enough resources to go around when we share them. That’s why we hope you’ll join us in collecting clean, gently used coats for families staying at My Sisters’ Place.
My Sisters’ Place works to end violence in intimate relationships and combat the effects of domestic violence and human trafficking on women, men, and children throughout Westchester. The organization provides housing in its emergency shelter for people who are rebuilding their lives after leaving violent situations. Often, there is no time to take more than they can carry, which means re-building from scratch.