Solar on Eau Claire Schools honored in City’s Sustainability Awards

The City of Eau Claire has announced their 2020 Sustainable Eau Claire Awards, naming Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation's Solar on Eau Claire Schools as a winner in the category of Energy: Renewables, Efficiency or Conservation. The fifth annual awards were celebrated virtually this year, amidst the pandemic. The awards recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations that are making a difference and creating a more sustainable Eau Claire.   The solar arrays atop North and Memorial High Schools are scheduled for turn on December 1. Solar on Eau Claire Schools, launched in December…

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ECPSF meets fundraising goal for Solar on Eau Claire Schools, ribbon cutting will celebrate project’s pending completion

The Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation has raised the final monies needed for the Solar on Eau Claire Schools project! Thanks to match challenges and the community’s advocacy, the project has completed its fundraising, and the solar arrays’ installation is nearly complete. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for Wednesday Oct 28 at 3:00pm atop Memorial High School’s roof. The celebration has limited attendees due to the local public health order, though will be broadcast live via Zoom. The public is invited to attend virtually and can access the link here,…

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ECPSF receives Solar Moonshot grant, announces final match campaign to raise last dollars needed for Solar On Eau Claire Schools project

ECPSF receives Solar Moonshot grant, announces final match campaign to raise last dollars needed for Solar On Eau Claire Schools project              Solar power system expected to save schools $20,000 annually                                                 [EAU CLAIRE, WI] Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation will receive a $25,000 grant from the Solar Moonshot Program to support the Solar On Eau Claire Schools project. The grant will match all gifts made through October 9, finalizing the funds needed for the project’s costs. "We applaud the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation for…

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School Board makes final approval for solar project, on track to begin installation this month

The Eau Claire Area School District Board of Education made the final approval at the August 3rd board meeting to accept the second gift of 360 panels for the Solar on Eau Claire Schools project, a fund of the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation. The action paves the way for the arrays’ installation atop Memorial and North High schools, 360 panels at each building, beginning this month. All 720 panels for the project have been generously donated by the Couillard Solar Foundation. “Couillard Solar Foundation emphasizes educating Wisconsin students on…

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Pablo Foundation to Match Solar on Eau Claire Schools Fund Gifts Made in April in Celebration of Earth Day!

Students discussing the Solar Project at an after-school meeting in March before schools closed. Pablo Foundation Executive Director MaiVue Xiong Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation Executive Director Sarah French                     In celebration of Earth Day and to encourage community participation, the Pablo Foundation will match up to $25,000 in April donations to the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation’s Solar on Eau Claire Schools Fund that is supporting the installation…

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New Fund Will Help Local High Schools Install Solar Panels

ECPSF is excited to announce the newest addition to its Family of Funds: The Solar on Eau Claire Schools Fund. It will support the installation and maintenance of solar panels on Eau Claire's North and Memorial High Schools. Solar on Schools was started by the nonprofit Couillard Solar Foundation (CSF). This project strives to reduce schools' carbon footprints as well as to reduce their energy costs. Once the solar panels are installed, the Eau Claire Area School District will save over $20,000 annually. Because it will be funded entirely through…

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