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University of Idaho Solar Initiative

$18,808
28%
Raised toward our $65,000 Goal
111 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 10, at 11:59 PM PST
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Donations exceeding $20,000 are lighting up IRIC with Renewable Solar Power!

December 16, 2019

It’s a heartwarming experience to receive so many generous donations from friends and colleagues from nine states throughout the USA.  Together, 115 donors and 39 solar ambassadors have raised $20,724 toward the purchase of 125 photovoltaic solar panels for the roof top of the Institutional Research and Innovation Center (IRIC).  We’d like to give special recognition to “Solar Champion” Alturas Analytics, Inc. ($500), and “Renewable Energy Investor” Brandon Johnson ($1,000).  Thank you!! 

 

As the project moves forward we will keep you updated on progress.  Currently, the UI Solar Initiative team is reviewing a number of design/build proposals for the IRIC photovoltaic solar array.  

 

For your kindness and generosity, Thank you!! 

Jeannie, Marc, Kylie, and the UI Solar Initiative Team

 

P.S. If you would like to continue supporting the IRIC solar project visit  https://uandigive.uidaho.edu/project/16664.

 

 

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead

December 10, 2019

We'd like to introduce you to Cameron Weller, a UI senior studying Geography and Energy Systems, and one of 30 valued Solar Ambassadors.  Check out Cameron's video encouraging everyone to give $5. By giving what they can, 100+ donors have funded 100+ solar panels and we are well on our way to funding UI's first solar array!!

 

With gratitude,

Jeannie, Marc, and Kylie

 

P.S. The campaign ends on Tuesday, December 10th at 11:00 pm. To donate after December 11, 2019 please contact Jeannie Matheison, UI Sustainability Center Director at jeanniem@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-0126.

97+ Solar Panels Funded!!

December 09, 2019

The UI Plant & Soil Science Club ($500), UI Outdoor Program ($166), ASUI ($500 pledge), HP ($166 match), Moscow Food Coop ($166), Moscow High School Environmental Club ($750), Palouse Chapter of the Sierra Club ($500), the UI Confluence Lab and countless kind and generous faculty, staff, students and community members are supporting the drive to light up IRIC with solar power.  For your kindness and generosity, we are grateful!!

 

Please give what you can now or if you have already given, consider sharing this message with all who may be interested. The campaign ends on Tuesday, December 10th at 11:00 pm. To donate after December 11, 2019 please contact Jeannie Matheison, UI Sustainability Center Director at jeanniem@uidaho.edu or call 208-885-0126.

 

With gratitude,

Jeannie, Marc and Kylie

 

 

Thank You For Your Generosity!

November 18, 2019

Dear Friends,

 

It’s a heartwarming experience to open the U&I GIVE SOLAR website to find so many generous donations from friends and colleagues near and far.  You are wonderfully kind and generous—Thank You!   We’d like to give special recognition to Solar Champions Ray Hatch, Bernardo Wills Architects, Byron and Karen Flynn, Colin Okada, Hoffman Construction, Bruce Haglund, Kristin Haltinner, Marc Compton, Ray and Judy Pankopf, and Renewable Energy Investors MW Consulting Engineers!

 

Collectively, our donations of $12,600 are enough to support the purchase of 76 solar panels on IRIC!  Because of you, the University of Idaho is investing in an energy system powered by renewables.

 

With gratitude,

Jeannie, Marc and Kylie

 

 

 

Your donations are accelerating U of I's transition to renewable energy!

October 21, 2019

Dear friends,

 

On behalf of the students, staff, faculty, and administrators working on the Solar Initiative, thank you for your donation! Your kindness and generosity is accelerating the U of I's transition to clean, renewable energy!!  

 

We'd also like to thank the 30+ solar ambassadors who are volunteering their time to help tell the story of solar.  Delany Buel, a junior studying Journalism and Mass Media is filming short clips of supporters expressing WHY bringing solar to campus matters to them. Kylie Cutler, a junior studying Civil Engineering and a co-lead on the Solar Initiative explains why renewable energy is important to her.  

 

With gratitude,

Jeannie, Marc, and Kylie

 

 

 

We've raised $6,000 in 1-week!

October 15, 2019

To our generous donors, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation and gratitude for your very kind gift. Collectively, we have raised $6,000 which is enough to support the purchase of 36 solar panels for the rooftop of IRIC!!

 

FUND UI SOLAR

Electricity usage accounts for over two-thirds of campus greenhouse gas emissions making it the most important factor in reducing our carbon footprint.  That’s why the Sustainability Center in collaboration with Facilities has developed plans for a large solar power array, the first of its kind on campus.  Over its lifetime, the system will generate more than 5-million kW hours of energy and in the process eliminating 4.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. 

 

Installation of a solar array is one of many cost saving steps the university is taking on our journey toward carbon neutrality by 2030.

PROTECT + RESTORE + FUND

 

 

 

 

Thank you for your generosity!

October 11, 2019

Dear friends,

 

It’s a heartwarming experience to open the U&I GIVE SOLAR website to find so many generous donations from friends and colleagues near and far.  You are wonderful—Thank You!   In addition, we’d like to give special recognition to MW Consulting Engineers for their investment of $1,000 in renewable solar energy. 

 

Collectively, our donations of $4,810 are enough to support the purchase of 29 solar panels on IRIC!  Because of you, we are moving toward a carbon neutral future and giving students a hands on learning experience in a rapidly growing jobs market.

 

With gratitude,

Jeannie, Marc and Kylie

Fundraising for renewable solar energy!

October 07, 2019

The culmination of two years of work, the campus solar initiative is a passion project for many engineers, architects and administrators working to bring renewable solar energy to campus.  Please take a minute or two to watch the solar videos—above—and you’ll learn for yourself why we are dedicated to installing a solar array on the Moscow campus!

 

We were fortunate to have an engineering student, Ned Caisley, on our staff when we began this project two years ago.  In addition to writing and producing the two videos above, Ned took the lead in completing a campus solar site assessment which you can review on the Sustainability Center website at https://www.uidaho.edu/current-students/sustainability-center/resources/reports.  We wouldn’t be where we are today without Ned’s support, and frankly we could use your support too.  Please consider giving what you can. With your help we are one step closer on the university’s journey toward carbon neutrality by 2030!

 

With gratitude,

Jeannie, Marc and Kylie

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A donation of $20 or more supports a portion of one solar panel.

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SOLAR STAKEHOLDER

$166 supports the purchase of 1-solar panel. We are seeking 393 donations of $166 to meet the $65,000 goal. An educational kiosk in IRIC will acknowledge all donors.

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SOLAR CHAMPION

$500 supports the purchase of --3--photovoltaic solar panels. An educational kiosk in IRIC will acknowledge all donors.

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RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTOR

$1000 supports the purchase of --6--photovoltaic solar panels. An educational kiosk in IRIC will acknowledge all donors.

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VISIONARY

$10,000 supports the purchase of --60--photovoltaic solar panels. An educational kiosk in IRIC will acknowledge all donors.

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