Embracing a Greener Tomorrow: 3 Impactful Ways to Contribute in 2024

Sabrina Lopez
December 6, 2017
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[Originally published on December 6, 2017, | Updated on January 24, 2024 - 1 min read]

Embracing a Greener Tomorrow: 3 Impactful Ways to Contribute in 2024

In 2024, the shift toward a sustainable future is more crucial than ever. As solar power continues to pave the way for renewable energy, individuals and communities can contribute to this green revolution in several impactful ways. Here are three inspiring initiatives that Sun Valley Solar and like-minded organizations are championing this year:

1. Supporting Solar Initiatives in Underserved Communities

Organizations like the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) are at the forefront of fighting energy poverty globally. SELF's projects range from powering women's entrepreneurship in Uganda to providing clean water and vaccine access in Benin. Contributing to such causes can help bring solar energy to underprivileged communities, enhancing access to basic amenities and empowering them through sustainable energy solutions.

2. Participating in the Solar for All Grant Competition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Solar for All grant competition, backed by a $7 billion fund. This initiative aims to increase access to solar energy for low-income households, advancing environmental justice and creating quality jobs. By getting involved with this program through donations or active participation, you contribute to expanding affordable and resilient solar energy solutions for millions, ensuring equitable access to clean energy.

3. Engaging in Community Solar Projects

The American-Made Community Power Accelerator Prize is a $10 million competition designed to fast-track the development of community solar projects, particularly in low-income communities. By supporting teams participating in this initiative, you can aid in deploying solar projects that provide clean energy and further social and environmental justice. This includes supporting projects that aim for meaningful community benefits such as bill savings, LMI access, and workforce development.

Conclusion

As we continue our journey towards a sustainable future, every contribution counts. Whether supporting global solar initiatives, participating in grant competitions, or engaging in community solar projects, your actions today can significantly impact creating a greener, more equitable tomorrow. Consider these avenues to contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable world.


Explore more about these initiatives and how you can get involved: