Tour solar installations at 5 homes and 2 small businesses and then catch a film and presentation at Glen Lake School on the real potential of solar.
Envirothon students at Glen Lake Schools, in northern Michigan, launch an effort to install a 24-panel solar array at their small rural school, under the guidance of science teacher Karen Richard. In December 2018, the school became the first organization to use Groundwork’s SolaRISE to help raise funds.
When Gary Cozette and Joe Lada climb the ladder to the roof of their “Tower House” near Maple City, they behold a breathtaking view of the Glen Lakes, with the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan in the distance. In their immediate foreground is an array of recently installed, cutting-edge solar panels that harness the power of the sun, represent their commitment to the environment, and make them energy independent. Their solar investment represents both a moral statement and a smart utilitarian choice.
When she was a high school sophomore, Jane Lively rode the bus from Traverse City to Washington, D.C., with 55 other concerned citizens to join the February 2013 Forward on Climate rally. Now, 20 months later, Lively, a senior at Glen Lake High School and the daughter of Jim Lively, MLUI’s program director, is even more involved in the battle against climate change.