❤ love this. I often ask people “What have you been thinking about lately?” if not “How have you been spending your time?” or “What are you excited about at the moment?”
Many people are nonplussed by this, but when I do get an answer it’s usually very worthwhile.
Thanks for sharing this program, I really like the approach! The report also does a nice job on feedback transparency. Has this program been replicated in other cities yet?Do you have any resources specifically allocated to cross-polinating the program to new cities? I’m interested in getting involved.
I didn’t work with any organizations, but you can find a fair amount of info through Facebook groups if you want to volunteer independently like I did. Alternately, some organizations I’m aware of are I Am You, Lighthouse Relief, Drapen I Havet. I could also introduce you to a woman I know who is running a kitchen at Ritsona camp and could probably use volunteers (Twitter DM me your email if interested).
The most important factors are a) the cost of your electricity bill in an average month (not including natural gas), c) the kWh you use in an average month, and b) who your utility is. An address helps too, to get an assessment of sun availability.
It depends on your particular situation. Often, unsubsidized solar is still a good deal– but getting 30% of the cost back in tax credits early on definitely makes it a better deal, and moves the payback period up a few years. Are you considering getting solar? I’m happy to take a look for you!
Thanks for the response. I’m curious: