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Collaborating for a brighter, cleaner, climate future, in Mendocino County and beyond-

GRI Volunteer Marcy Snyder outside of her solarized home in Fort Bragg

GRI Table of Education Materials at local event

Electric MTA Bus

Solarizing Mendocino County:

Promoting reduced emissions at every level:

Educating our community and ourselves:

  • Encouraging ease of solar installations 

  • Cross work group organization to promote training of solar installers 

  • Encouraging public agencies to incorporate energy conservation and low emission practices in their programs, in order to reduce greenhouse case emissions and reduce energy costs

  • Hosting meetings with public officials for updates on climate initiatives in the county 

  • Organizing and attending community outreach and education events 

Good News: Biden announced the first-ever “American Climate Corps,” an initiative to train more than 20,000 young people for jobs in clean energy and climate resilience. Modeled on the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps– which put millions to work during the Great Depression – the American Climate Corps will provide young people with skills to work in wind and solar production and installation, disaster preparedness, forest management, coastal restoration, and land conservation. All participants in the program will be paid, and most positions will not require previous experience. 

Read more about this exciting new initiative here. 

Ready for a
solar home?

Last year, the CPUC voted to decrease the buy back amount for surplus energy produced by home solar. This new cost structure will go into effect on April 14th 2023 and will not affect pre-existing customers. Click here to learn more about getting rooftop solar as a PG&E customer, and make sure to fill out your Interconnection Agreement before April 14th! 

Take Action

To minimize your carbon footprint, charge your EV between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in order to maximize use of solar energy which is abundant on the northern California grid during that time. Charging your EV at night using time-of-use rates may save you a few dollars, but your car will be fueled by electricity generated by natural gas, a fossil fuel! 

Have an action item you'd like to see on our website? Email to submit it for review! 

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