Vote for Change Project

Vote For Change is a loose coalition of musicians brought together by a single idea - the need to make a change in the direction of our country.

Sponsored Projects:

Barnard Elementary School

Location:
Washington DC, MD
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.02 - kilowatts

In September of 2006, Barnard Elementary School became one of six beneficiaries of photovoltaic (PV) system projects sponsored by the Vote For Change Renewable Energy Project. The 1.1-kilowatt PV system installed at the school was part of a national effort by artists such as Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam, REM, Bonnie Raitt and the Dave Matthews Band to raise public awareness of the environmental impact of our energy choices. ... Read full project narrative >>

Center for Families

Location:
Madison, WI
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
4.00 - kilowatts

 The Center for Families, a Madison, Wisconsin organization that prevents child abuse by strengthening families, hosts the third Renewable School project sponsored by the Vote For Change Renewable Energy Project. The project began During the 2004 Vote for Change tour, when artists such as Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam, REM, Bonnie Raitt and the Dave Matthews Band discussed ways in which they could highlight important global issues and simultaneously provide support to local organizations already working hard to promote... Read full project narrative >>

Lake Metroparks, Farmpark

Location:
Kirtland, OH
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
2.00 - kilowatts

Visitors to the Lake Metroparks Farmpark are learning the characteristics and benefits of solar power by controlling an interactive 2-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) array tracker installed at the park in 2007. As they attempt to optimize the array's relationship to the sun, a pond fountain will change height as a direct result of the power produced. 

Energy monitoring awarded to the Park by the Solar 4R Schools program made the live performance data from their PV system accessible to the community for educational purposes. The installation will also act as an attraction for the facility... Read full project narrative >>

Maharishi School

Location:
Fairfield, IA
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

In 2006, Maharishi School joined the Solar 4R Schools program with a Renewable School project sponsored by the Vote For Change Renewable Energy Project. This project is part of a national effort to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of our energy choices by musical artists such as Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam, REM, Bonnie Raitt, and the Dave Matthews Band.

As a Renewable School, Maharishi School is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system's performance... Read full project narrative >>

Orlo Vista Elementary School

Location:
Orlando, FL
Grade Level:
PK
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.10 - kilowatts

Orlo Vista Elementary School’s 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system was unveiled on August 6th, 2005 during the Hands-On PV Workshop for Women at the American Solar Energy Society’s 2005 Solar World Congress. The installation was made possible by funding provided by the Vote For Change Renewable Energy Project, a national effort to raise awareness of the environmental impact of our energy choices by artists such as Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam, REM, Bonnie Raitt and the Dave Matthews Band.

Renewable Classroom projects are designed to build a dedicated community of renewable energy... Read full project narrative >>

Woodward School for Technology and Research

Location:
Kalamazoo, MI
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
1.05 - kilowatts

As a Renewable School, Woodward School for Technology and Research in Kalamazoo, Michigan is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. The project is the first initiated in the state of Michigan.

This project marks the fourth of eight projects sponsored by the Vote For Change Renewable Energy Project led by artists including Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam, REM, Bonnie Raitt, and the Dave... Read full project narrative >>