Solar One's Here Comes Solar program works with affordable housing providers to install low-cost solar.
Solar One’s K-12 Education Program – Green Design Lab™ – promotes experiential learning opportunities through science, technology and design.
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Solar One is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to design and deliver innovative education, training, and technical assistance that fosters sustainability and resiliency in diverse urban environments. We empower learning that changes the way people think about energy, sustainability, and resilience by engaging and educating a diverse set of stakeholders and beneficiaries. Our programs help individuals and communities explore new ways of living and working that are more adaptive to a changing world.
Solar One delivers environmental education programing to New Yorkers of all ages throughout the five boroughs and beyond. We also host arts & events at our park on the East River.
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CLEAN ENERGY CONNECTIONS
Energy Industry Panel Discussions & Lectures
Outreach, Education & Technical Assistance
HERE COMES SOLAR
Making Solar Energy More Accessible in NYC
STUYVESANT COVE PARK
Native Plant Park on the East River
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Want an in-depth look at how Solar One is working with the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Sustainability to solarize our public schools? Check out this article from Solstice.us that includes a great interview with Amy Colorado, the Green Design Lab’s Program manager fro K-12 Curriculum & Instruction.
“Learning about buildings and how buildings use energy – that’s what sustainability looks like in the city of New York,” Amy said. “I’m incredibly thankful to have entered Solar One to be able to teach environmentalism that is relevant to NYC and its residents.”
Nothing is more certain than change, and over the past 2,000 years, civilizations that once dominated their regions have all but disappeared. But how much did climate change have to do with some of those collapses, as with Mayan civilization in Central America, or the Polynesians of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in the South Pacific?
Stories of collapse are often told as parables of what happens when humans wreck things (think Noah’s Ark). The public’s interest in environment-driven collapse picked up in 2005 with the publication of Jared Diamond’s book Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Some took issue with the interpretations in the book. Take Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, the South Pacific island settled by Polynesians known for its monoliths of heads (actually, the rest of their bodies are underground). The book popularized the idea that the population crashed because the islanders slashed and burned all the trees — a cautionary tale on the perils of destroying the environment.
Even before Tuesday’s mass shooting in Atlanta that took the lives of six Asian American women, hate crimes against Asian Americans have risen significantly during the Covid-19 pandemic. The majority of attacks have been…