Together they solve human problems with technology

Karina Garbesi, Ph.D., is the Director of the Environmental Studies Program at California State University East Bay, a founding member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of We Care Solar.   Hal Aronson, the Founder of We Share Solar, works with Karina to connect the fields of energy and society to create socially just... Continue Reading →

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“the future they can create”

  Hal Aronson, who co-founded We Care Solar with his wife, Laura Stachel, calls himself a solar evangelist. He loves the technology that turns light directly into electricity with no pollution.   He says it's an elegant, optimistic technology.  It sparks the imagination. After We Care Solar, Hal had another idea on how to use the... Continue Reading →

2017 Energy Pioneers

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) recognized 10 companies from all over the world who demonstrated innovation in the field of clean energy and technology.  The winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts from, academia, corporations, utilities, finance and technology. These pioneers illustrated momentum in their field with the potential to make an even greater impact worldwide.... Continue Reading →

You First, Work Second

For my last post about AFYA, I thought it was fitting to go to the warehouse in Yonkers. There, I met Danielle Butin, the Founder of AFYA and the volunteers who sort, pack, store and label the myriad of medical equipment and supplies that will be sent to developing countries.  In her wisdom, Danielle finds... Continue Reading →

” We Ask People What They Need”

AFYA sends its rescued medical supplies and equipment to 70 different countries around the globe.  Danielle Butin, the Founder of AFYA, says, "we ask people what they need."  Some supplies are shipped to disaster areas after a breakout of a disease like Ebola or a natural climate disaster like an Earthquake; or for refugees who are fleeing war... Continue Reading →

Optimism For Diplomacy

The release of five American prisoners held in Iran was the culmination of a sustained diplomacy between the US and Iran.  By directly engaging with Iran, the US was able to secure a landmark nuclear deal, lift the economic sanctions in Iran and secure a prisoner exchange program. There is hope that in this environment of... Continue Reading →

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