Lots of environmentalists and renewable energy proponents may be feeling a bit skittish about the low oil prices that have been in effect for over a year now. With prices hovering around $2.29 nationally, how are renewables faring?
The trend of divesting from fossil fuels and turning to clean energy investments instead has certainly grown in recent years. As these investments originated from concern for the environment rather than traditional financial return objectives, serious investors may wonder if these investments that are “benefitting society” still earn the same level of return on investment.
You’ve done it. You’ve pulled off a successful Thanksgiving dinner yet again. You’ve toasted to your loved ones and reminisced about the great year you’ve had while feeling hopeful for the good things to come.
In a recent blog post introducing #GivingTuesday we introduced the concept of a Solar Champion, that community member who is passionate about renewable energy and who can rally your supporters around a fundraising effort to bring solar to your organization. In addition to providing an effective way to make renewable energy affordable, a Solar Champion-led effort can offer an outlet for creativity and an opportunity to express the spirit of your organization.
If you work in or actively support the not-for profit sector, then you are probably familiar with #GivingTuesday. A great counter-balance to the consumer-oriented messages of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday reminds us to be thankful for all we have already, and to consider the ways we can give back.