I’ve signed up for the September 10 “Solarthon” for GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit that helps low-income families get solar power. With other volunteers, I’ll help install solar electric systems in a low-income SF Bay Area community. As part of the Solarthon, I need to help the organization with some fundraising.
I’m excited about the Solarthon because it will allow me to help change the way we use energy. We’ll help show people throughout the Bay Area that solar power is a practical solution for all communities, including low-income ones. Did you know that the high cost of utilities is second only to the high cost of housing as a cause of homelessness? In this project, each system will save a low-income family over $16,000 in energy costs over the expected lifetime of the system.
I’ll be working directly with these families as they put their own sweat equity into installing the systems while helping secure energy independence and protecting themselves from future spikes in the cost of power. Please join me in this project and sponsor my efforts by making a tax-deductible donation to GRID Alternatives. Any amount is welcome, no matter how small!
After over 50 years of teaching literature to undergraduate and graduate students, I feel I have earned my retirement (it happened when I was 72, five years ago). I do miss the classroom, however, but not the meetings and all other requirements of the profession. I love teaching, and wish I could still do it. But now I read for pleasure, and watch films, and listen to all kinds of music (no TV, though).
I love to travel, and hope I can resume doing it soon. I need to get over my health issues caused by thyroid surgery three years ago!