Smart Energy Decisions, Amy Poszywak | September , 2017
By Kelly Pickerel | July 21, 2017
Located in Woodbourne, New York, the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch is an educational facility that teaches yoga to instructors who come from across the world to learn. The Yoga Ranch promotes yoga not only as a tool for peace, but as a way to connect people to each other and the environment. As part of those teachings, the ashram has always worked to be as sustainable as possible in all areas of its operation, including on-premises food production and teaching attendees how they can help the planet. The ranch’s new 93-kW solar carport perfectly aligns with that long-standing commitment and will offset virtually all of the ashram’s electrical needs.
Part one of a two-part series on the new face of Corporate Social Responsibility. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) encompasses corporations’ efforts to understand and take responsibility for their impact on our collective environmental and social welfare. These efforts very often dovetail with the companies' commitment and investment in their employees
Not only is solar one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S., it is also a primary source of new jobs. In a recent blog post, we discussed a few impressive statistics--President Obama’s State of the Union claim that 1 out of every 83 new jobs is solar-related, and the fact that solar employment has seen 20% year-over-year growth for the past three years, among them.