Making it easier and less expensive to go solar in The Interior!
Community Listening Sessions
- The Solarize Fairbanks Coalition invites you to a series of Community Listening Sessions to evolve the Solarize Model and address the price, infrastructure, and equity issues impacting our region.
We'll be hosting these sessions on September 13, 15, and 17th in the evenings. We will provide Zoom links for each session for those who would like to join virtually. Folks are welcome to join as many sessions as they feel fit and relevant.
Here are the details for each session:
- Please register here for the session(s) you want to join. Indicate if you need to join virtually.
- Get connected with others on our Facebook event page!
Solarize BRITE (Building Resiliency for the InTErior) is a pilot program striving to increase resilience-focused energy-efficiency upgrades for nonprofit organizations. In its inaugural year, Solarize BRITE is working with Native Movement, North Star Council on Aging (Fairbanks Senior Center), Denali Education Center, and Fairbanks Neighborhood Housing Services to perform energy audits on each of their buildings in order to determine what upgrades are most needed. The funding for the energy audits came from the US Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Lab. It was coordinated by Cold Climate Housing and Research Center, Information Insights, the Solarize team, and North Star Community Foundation.
For each nonprofit organization participating in BRITE to move forward with much-needed energy upgrades, Solarize is supporting a community fundraising campaign and you can help! Your donation will help fund these energy upgrades so that organizations don’t have to dip into the funds that are meant to support their full services to the community.
To learn more and donation visit: https://www.nscfundalaska.org/FBSB
As we continue to navigate multiple pandemics affecting the Interior, the Solarize Fairbanks Coalition is committed to being proactive in our organizing and events to protect our community. Our team encourages all Area Organizers, Committees, and Volunteers to adhere to any CDC recommendations and State Administration regulations concerning - vaccination, masking mandates, sanitation, and event guidelines. The Solarize Fairbanks Coalition encourages hosting hybrid in-person/virtual events, and to take all necessary precautions such as mask, sanitizer, physical distancing, etc. Area Organizers and committees are welcome to host in-person or hybrid meetings as they and their community see fit. We encourage all organizers, volunteers, and participants regardless of vaccination or booster status to practice social distancing, wearing masks in public, frequent hand hygiene and sanitation, and self-quarantining if and when necessary. Please review our full Solarize Fairbanks’ Crisis Response Plan. This is a living document and will be changed as vaccination access and allocation develops.
Read the Crisis Response Plan here.