K-12 schools spend more than $6 billion a year on energy. (In many school districts, energy costs are second only to salaries.) Solar and other energy solutions could reduce costs and close budget gaps.
Advocacy group NRDC is crowdfunding development of an online social organizing platform. The goal: create peer networks of local school administrators, teachers, parents with solar industry experts and connect them with online project planning resources -- enabling effective grassroots efforts to finance and deploy solar energy in their local schools.