Volunteering in the Community
Giving back to the local community is an important value at Griff's Electric, Inc. Recently Kerissa joined other volunteers from southern California to install a project with the non-profit GRID Alternatives. Founded in 2001, GRID Alternatives trains volunteers to install solar PV technology on low-income housing. Its mission is to create jobs in the alternative energy industry while helping to reduce carbon pollution and provide free energy to the populations with the greatest need. "National Women in Solar" is GRID's latest initiative with SunEdison to increase the number of women that work in the solar and energy industry. This was Kerissa's first installation project.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and the stores have begun stocking their shelves with overpriced stuff animals, heart shaped boxes of chocolates and cards galore! I can hear the cha-ching of cash registers everywhere benefitting from your pocketbook. Not only are the Valentine novelties pricey, they are not Eco-Friendly and hurt the planet as much as your wallet. Not to mention, the thought and the appreciation of these gifts are so fleeting, that they soon become dust collectors sitting on shelves in rooms everywhere! Therefore, I have taken the liberty to find some affordable and planet friendly Valentine’s Day gifts to show everyone in your life how much you care.
❤ Create a one of a kind chalk art card on the driveway,
❤ Stay in for a cozy night and make dinner together,
❤ Bring home a beautiful potted plant that will bloom for years to come!
For more of the 21 Eco-Friendly, sustainable and affordable ways to say "I Love You" on February 14th check out http://www.postconsumers.com/education/eco-friendly-valentines/.
Please be kind to your loved ones and the planet this Valentine’s Day as it provides to us all year long.
Happy Valentine’s Day, from Griff’s Electric, Inc!