Last summer, just a couple of months before Montecito Journal’s 2nd annual The Giving List book was published, Clean Coalition’s […more…]
Executive Director: Craig Lewis
The Clean Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise.
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Transitioning to renewable energy is critical to fighting climate change, and maximizing local renewable sources makes communities resilient. While our Santa Barbara region is incredibly special, the grid is alarmingly vulnerable to natural disasters. Our family foundation has supported the Clean Coalition for the past decade. The organization’s leadership, vision, and initiative has demonstrated that clean energy innovations can benefit our local region and also serve as a model for communities across the country.
Schools are vital for educating our children in safe and healthy environments, and they also provide refuge to the broader communities in times of need. It has been a pleasure to work with the Clean Coalition to get Santa Barbara Unified schools primed for the indefinite resilience delivered by Solar Microgrids, along with tremendous economic and environmental benefits. The Solar Microgrids facilitated by the Clean Coalition are state of the art, and I am thrilled that these will show the way for schools throughout the region and well beyond.
Help Safeguard Our Communities with Solar Microgrids
Because the Montecito and Santa Barbara communities increasingly recognize the value of renewables-driven resilience, the Clean Coalition has successfully facilitated initial Solar Microgrids to stage a robust Community Microgrid to deliver unparalleled economic, environmental, and resilience benefits to the entire Santa Barbara region. Many more Solar Microgrids are required and much work remains to realize the Community Microgrid that will safeguard our communities. The Clean Coalition has received support from several foundations and individuals in the region and is seeking $250,000 for the next two years to continue this crucial work for our communities. Your support will help make this happen.
Clean Coalition Champions
Julianna & Tom Dain
Sara Miller McCune
Stacy & Ron Pulice
Michael Weissman, PhD
Merryl & Chuck Zegar