Cheers to South Bay Rotary Clubs!
Over 4 weekends in March, some 30 skilled volunteers from the Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View, Los Gatos Morning, and Sunnyvale Rotary golf equipment labored to place a 60-panel solar system on the roof of a non-profit heart at 748 Mercy Street in Mountain View. The Rotary members, led by the Cupertino Rotary Club’s Climate Action Committee, put in racks and wiring and hauled up and mounted solar panels on three sloping roofs and one massive flat roof of the constructing. The new system will present 80 p.c of the electrical energy for the complete constructing.
The 748 Mercy Street property is home to a number of non-profits, together with Hope’s Corner, which serves free heat meals twice per week; Job Train, which holds cooking classes for aspiring cooks; and Art Changes Us, which provides coaching and work within the artistic arts for youth, and extra. The constructing additionally homes a cold-weather shelter for ladies & kids.
The new electrical system’s worth is $85,000, together with volunteer labor contributions. The taking part Rotary golf equipment, the Los Altos United Methodist Church, and a Solar Moonshot Program grant —-managed by Hammond Climate Solutions Foundation with help from the Left Coast Fund —- paid for the solar panels.
Non-profit SunWork designed the mission, offered coaching and oversight to the volunteers, and managed the system set up.
The Rotary golf equipment participated within the solar panel set up to boost consciousness for the brand new Climate Action focus of Rotary International and to indicate that their members are dedicated to fixing the environmental points dealing with our planet.
South Bay and Peninsula residents can take part in a wide range of Earth Month occasions in April to assist fight local weather change and battle for the atmosphere. Learn extra right here.