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Who are we?

We are a grassroots non-profit organization or volunteers.  We are open to the public, perhaps you would like to help?

What do we do?

We raise money and organize solar panel installations for schools.  We hold fundraisers and work with the school to plan a solar installation.  Our first project is a Solar Lab.

How do you do it?

Get volunteers to run various types of fundraisers (garage sale to silent auctions) to collect small donations that add up to a very large peice of the puzzle.

Why should I care?

Solar panels on schools are a win-win situation for the school, neghborhood, and the nation.  By harnesing Energy, Education, and the concern for our Environment, we can appeal to all types of donors.  If we can sucessfully run a campaign to solarize our schools -- students, parents and teachers will likely follow with solar instllations on their homes and businesses.

e3 Council Board Members  (Contact Us)

CEO and Founder: Galen Swain 

Galen Swain was born in Detroit and spent his childhood in Michigan. He served in the Air Force (Airborne Command Post) at RAF Mildenhall United Kingdom. After completing six years of service with an Honorable Discharge, he returned to Lansing, Michigan to earn an A.S. degree in Electronics at Lansing Community College, while also working at General Motors (Fisher Body). He moved to California and found his way into the semiconductor industry. He worked in the semi fabs, and then worked in semi capital equipment where he became a Reliability Lab Manager at Applied Materials in Santa Clara. Galen has been active in community organizing activities that include volunteering for
the Santa Clara Library, Second Harvest Food Bank, a local Rocketship Charter School in a disadvantaged community, and Solar Panel system installations (similar to Habitat for Humanity). He has also been recognized nationally for his work in organizing political campaigns. Galen has lived in the Cupertino Unified School District in Santa Clara for 13 years.

CFO: Wil Fluewelling

William (Wil) Fluewelling was raised in upstate New York. He earned his A.A. degree in Mass Communications from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa Florida, where he began his career in hospitality with Hilton Hotels. Over the following decade he furthered his career and transferred to the accounting department, where he learned GAAP and other accounting methods.
Wil then worked with The Active Network as a Staff Accountant before moving to Bay Area in 2008. He enrolled at San Jose State University where he is currently completing a B.A. degree in Business, with a focus on Entrepreneurship. Wil earned a scholarship from the Associated Students for his leadership roles as Treasurer for the Golden Key International Honor Society and the Entrepreneurial Society SJSU chapters. Wil currently resides in Cupertino.

Secretary: Pat Gallagher

Patricia (Pat) Gallagher grew up in Connecticut and has lived in the California Bay Area for 31 years. She attended Dartmouth College before transferring to UC Santa Cruz, where she graduated with a degree in Literature and a minor in German Literature. She has worked as a technical writer for the past 17 years, and is currently employed at FICO in San Jose as a Senior Technical Writer. Pat has worked extensively as a political organizer, with activities in the Los Gatos and San Jose areas that included developing campaign literature, community organization, fundraising, and data entry management. She also co-founded a community service group as a small business, South Bay for Change (SBFC). SBFC has created, among other projects, a Gift Bags for Vets program at the
Veterans Administration Hospital of Palo Alto, and an afterschool tutoring program at the Starbird Teen Center in San Jose. Pat currently resides in Los Gatos.