This giant cheque is a gift for the Solar Scholarship project. The donors are Elizabeth May, Stephen Roberts (Salt Spring BC Liberals), Gary Holman, Green Party EDA, SS Friends of the NDP, Pharmasave, and Vince and Maggie Argiro. In the photo Vince has just added another $3,000 to their gift. This is after raising it by $2,000 at the Renewable Energy Conference in April where they launched the matching donations fund. The total on the big check should have read $22,500, but then it wouldn’t have been a surprise!
I would like to thank Irene Wright of the Salt Spring
NDP Club for her letter to the editor of May 21
highlighting the ongoing fundraising campaign for the
GISS Solar Scholarship Project.
In her letter, Mrs. Wright challenges members of
other political parties to meet or beat her club’s continuing
support. On behalf of the BC Liberals of Salt
Spring Island, I would like to accept the challenge. Continue reading More Solar Support→
What can we do in our community in response to the increasing threats of climate change?Most islanders would agree that increasing our use of renewable energy is one of the best options.
On April 5, the first Salt Spring and Gulf Islands Renewable Energy Conference will explore energy efficiency and renewable energy issues and solutions through presentations and hands-on workshops. Continue reading Energy event ignites hot topics→
Members of the GISS Environmental Club are working with the Community Energy Group on a solar power project and scholarship. (L-R back) Ella Maqueen Denz, Noal Balint, Maia Beauvais, Keenan Nowak, Kjell Liem, Amy Cousins (Teacher) and Jenna Aston (front).
BY ELIZABETH NOLAN –Gulf Islands Driftwood News Staff
Energy savings will be transformed to scholarship fund