Stanford GRID Alternatives is the first campus chapter of GRID Alternatives, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services in low-income communities.
Founded in the fall of 2007, Stanford GRID has a very similar mission to its parent organization: we are dedicated to empowering local communities in need by providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services, equipment and training. However, Stanford GRID has a unique focus based on our connection to the university and to the local community. We concentrate on providing clean energy services to the areas surrounding Stanford campus, drawing volunteers from students, alumni, faculty, and staff, and educating the Stanford community about renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Stanford GRID Alternatives has 2 principle missions:
- Clean energy services for low-income families: Stanford GRID provides renewable energy and energy efficiency services in local low-income communities.
- Education and advocacy: Stanford GRID promotes awareness and knowledge of clean energy at Stanford and in the local community, while advocating clean energy as a solution simultaneously addressing economic, environmental, and equity problems.
Stanford GRID Alternatives accomplishes these missions in 4 ways:
- Solar PV installations (in East Palo Alto and other local low-income areas)
- Energy efficiency workdays (in East Palo Alto and other local low-income areas)
- Educational events (speakers, poster displays, tabling, training sessions, etc.)