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Garage Sale Raises Over $750 for Solar Lab Project at Cupertino Middle School

posted Dec 21, 2009, 1:01 PM by Ryan Benech   [ updated Dec 21, 2009, 1:22 PM ]
Community garage sale is the first of many planned fundraising events by the e3 Council to raise $50,000 to complete its Solar Lab project.

SANTA CLARA, California: December 21, 2009 – The e3 Council, a non-profit volunteer group, raised over $750 at its first garage sale with goods donated by members and local community supporters on December 5th, 2009. The garage sale is the first of many fundraising events planned by e3 Council to raise over $50,000 to construct a solar laboratory at Cupertino Middle School. The Solar Lab will consist of a live, power-generating photovoltaic (PV) installation and a collection of interactive exhibits that provide an in-depth look at how PV solar works. Once complete, the laboratory will be made available to students and the public; its purpose will be to educate the community on solar energy technologies and the benefits of solar power as a renewable energy source.

All proceeds from e3 Council fundraising events go toward the group’s mission to create learning environments that benefit students and support the health of the planet.

"The community response to our efforts represents a great example of an organic movement inspiring individuals to participate in a personal way to support an idea that is mutually beneficial to the community," said Director and organization founder Galen Swain. "It reaffirms our commitment to communicate our shared values and our common interests at the community level. Nothing could be more vital than the ideas we teach in the schools that serve us."

About the e3 Council

Energy, Environment, Education: The e3 Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting solar energy, starting with local Bay Area schools. Membership is open to the public.

For more information, please contact:
Galen Swain - Director, e3 Council 408-796-4847