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Solar and schools go together like peanut butter and jelly

Kids are our future leaders and problem-solvers so we need to invest everything we’ve got in their future success. This means creating a clean energy future. There is momentum building to ensure that solar becomes a critical part of that vision. 

Solar Forward is a crowdfunding campaign that brings solar energy to beloved community institutions like schools and community centers. 

Our goal today is to bring a new solar electric array to the Lent Elementary school in Southeast Portland. The 10-kilowatt system will be installed at a visible location near the school’s colorful community garden.   

In partnership with Solar Oregon, Solar Forward will work with Lent’s teachers to expand energy literacy and increase energy awareness for students in conjunction with the system’s installation. A third Solar Forward site is in the planning stage, too.

The Solar Forward fund has already raised 75 percent of the funds needed to install the system. We need just $10,000 more to make this installation a reality! 

Will you join our group of solar leaders?

Supporting renewable energy delivers real benefits to the community, from the quality of the air we breathe to the economic opportunity created for Portland’s small businesses and workers. Your tax-deductible contribution, no matter how large or small, will be so helpful to meet our goal.