Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Vote for WE CARE Solar in the CLASSY Awards!

The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest  charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide.  In 2011, the collective efforts of the organizations nominated for the CLASSY Awards impacted the lives of more than 200,000,000 people in 71 countries worldwide.

This year, WE CARE Solar is in the running under Best New Charity.  Winning this award would help WE CARE Solar bring their renowned Solar Suitcase to health clinics in developing countries, providing light for critical surgeries in villages with no electricity.

On the Vote page of the Classy Awards website, scroll down to the Best New Charity section (Western region) & vote for We Care Solar ~ it's that easy!

Read more about WE CARE Solar and the Solar Suitcase, & watch the video here:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

WE CARE Solar Wins 'Saving Lives/Grand Challenge' Award!

The goal of the Saving Lives at Birth: Grand Challenge program is to find the tools and approaches to help mothers and newborns at their most vulnerable time, seeking groundbreaking prevention and treatment approaches for pregnant women and newborns in rural, low-resource settings around the time of delivery.  This is the period when the majority of maternal and newborn deaths occur and the population that has been the most difficult to reach.

'We seek innovative ideas that can leapfrog conventional approaches in three main domains: (1) technology; (2) service delivery; and (3) “demand side” innovation that empowers women and their families to be aware of, and access, health care at the time of birth'.

Ilinisa Hendrickson, WE CARE's Research Analyst, and Carol Weis, WE CARE's Lead PV Installer & Instructor show off the Solar Suitcase and receive the fantastic news:

WE CARE Solar was also voted winner of the Saving Lives at Birth PEER CHOICE Award- meaning other Saving Lives at Birth finalists selected WE CARE's project as their favorite as well!

The award will help WE CARE Solar bring Solar Suitcases to 200 health facilities in SW Uganda, providing crucial lighting to health workers performing critical surgical procedures in clinics without electricity.  The Suitcases will also power laptop computers for continuing midwifery education, electronic data management systems, community education and advocacy.  

WE CARE would like to thank their supporters for all of their tireless help, inspiration, hard work, dedication, and commitment to their mission of empowering health workers and childbearing women around the world.  

It seems like the world is listening...

Learn more @ www.wecaresolar.org

Friday, July 6, 2012

NorCal Solar Invites You to a Party!!

The 9th Edition of the Solar Energy Resource Guide (SERG) has been a long time coming, & NorCal Solar is excited to celebrate it's launch on the eve of the popular international solar conference, INTERSOLAR !!