Hi everyone! Edgecombe Early College is "GOING SOLAR" this year! We have been awarded a matching grant from NC GreenPower (non-profit) to install a 5 kw solar panel on our campus! This is an awesome learning opportunity for our scholars! We are very excited but need your help to raise the MATCHING FUNDS needed! Please donate to help support our cause! Anything will help: $1, $5, $10, $20, or more! Thank you, in advance! We're going to do this!
If you would prefer to make a donation via check, please make it payable to “NC GreenPower” and be sure to note our school in the “memo” section of the check. You can drop it by the school (Mrs. Wilkins), or you can mail it directly to NC GreenPower, Attn: Jenna Key, 909 Capability Drive, Suite 2100, Raleigh, NC 27606.About NC GreenPower:
With the mission of improving the quality of the environment in North Carolina, the nonprofit NC GreenPower was founded in 2003 as a statewide program. NC GreenPower helps to connect consumers with renewable energy and carbon offset providers to create positive environmental and economic impacts for our state. All projects supported by the program are located in North Carolina. In 2015, NC GreenPower launched a new pilot to support solar PV installations at K-12 schools. We need your help to continue our efforts to improve our home state and lay the groundwork for a cleaner, brighter future. Contributions to NC GreenPower are tax-deductible. For more information, visit: www.ncgreenpower.org
Anonymous EECHS Supporter donated $3,000
August 16, 2018: Just met with Troy Lewis, the Town Manager for Tarboro. He's hugely supportive of our school going solar and is working with the town to establish commercial rates for the energy credits generated by our panels since we'll be the first "commercial" solar site inside the town limits. Thanks, Mr. Lewis!
August 15, 2018: We have kicked off a fundraising campaign with Lemongrass Spa to sell their herbal products to support our solar panel campaign. Every scholar at our school has a fundraising packet--if you are interested in soaps, sprays, lotions, mists, etc., please ask one of our scholars how you can contribute in the fundraiser! And these make great gifts--stock up for the holidays!
August 14, 2018: We are so appreciative of the donations and contributions that have come in so far. We're getting there! Please keep the donations coming so we can get to our $15k fundraising goal by October 31!
July 19, 2018: Our two science teachers, Sarah Judy and Brittany White, just completed two days of solar energy professional development with The Center for Energy Education (C4EE). These two educators are psyched about our school going solar!