This week, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) recognized Solar One’s Green Design Lab™ in-school education program with their prestigious 2012 Environmental Excellence Award, along with six other organizations creating innovative programs to sustain natural resources and strengthen the economy.
DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced the awards on Wednesday December 5. Here is his statement from the DEC press release:
The fact that the little Solar One building was one of the only spots on the east side with power from Wednesday October 31 through Monday November 5 speaks loudly to the need that has been at the heart of Solar One’s mission from the first: that solar power is an important element in a new visionary strategy to deal with the challenges that Sandy has made all too clear are looming in the near, rather than distant, future. We welcome the conversation that needs to happen to get a much bigger share of our electricity from the sun!