Northwest Youth Corps celebrates at Solarbration
The Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) in Eugene Oregon dedicated their BEF-funded solar array on May 15 with an event they called "Solarbration." Northwest Youth Corps is a youth development and outdoor education organization that has provided opportunities to more than 10,000 young people since its establishment in 1984. This event showcased the solar array and all the work NYC does to improve the environment. There was a plant sale, demonstration of sun ovens and other renewable energy learning tools.
Since installation of their solar array, NYC has received two other large grants to update their building and add more solar to their roof. These upgrades will further reduce NYC's energy consumption and carbon footprint and help to educate its students about renewable energy.
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This month's featured activity is Create Your Own Solar Oven. Use materials students have around the house to make solar ovens in class and cook snacks.