Speakers for Nest Summit Campus 2022

21 September 2022: The Nest Summit Campus

Seneca Environmental Vice President Matt Renner spoke on a panel during Project Drawdown’s Nest Summit Campus event Getting Unstuck: How We Accelerate Climate Action.

Inside CHERP solar panel factory

Triple Pundit: CHERP: The Nonprofit Providing Free Solar Power to Low-Income Households

It almost sounds too good to be true — clean, renewable energy that stimulates economic activity in underserved communities across the United States. Add to that, the solar panels being constructed by CHERP Solar Works are some of the most technologically advanced on the market, and — wait for it — they will provide free solar energy to the lowest income households across U.S. communities.

So wait, what’s the catch?

No catch. This nonprofit organization wants to change the traditional relationship between energy providers and energy users. They want to put ownership back in the community’s hands. To do this, they’ve also enlisted the help of Seneca Solar, which has recently worked with Indigenous communities in the U.S. so that they can become owners of their own energy assets.

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Drawdown Labs: Askov Finlayson, Etsy and Lyft join Drawdown Labs’ groundbreaking climate solutions consortium

Five new implementation partners—Doughnut Economics Action Lab, Evergreen Action, Rewiring America, Seneca Solar, and The Outdoor Policy Outfit—also join the effort to turn the tide on climate change. Implementation partners help Drawdown Labs work with its business partners and other businesses committed to helping the world achieve drawdown. Read press release >