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California's Plan to Require Solar Panels on New Homes Will Save Energy and Money

Earlier this year, the California Energy Commission (CEC) voted to approve a measure that wll require all new homes built after the start of 2020 to have solar panels.

This helpful article captures everything Californians need to know about how this new regulation will work. But sounds to us like a whole lot of upside:

Bottom line: The move to require solar on all new homes is going to dramatically lower the costs to install the panels, making this specific application of home solar cheaper ...

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One Millions Lights and HELIO are Providing Light in Cambodia

We at Makers4Good love to share news of our HELIO light, out and about in the world, making life a little brighter for those in need. Today we are pleased to share this update of HELIO being distributed to others in Cambodia with a little help from our longstanding NPO partner, One Million Lights.

The Sovann Komar Orphanage in Phnom Penh was the first receive a delivery of our lights. This large orphanage houses approximately 300 children and includes dormitories, a school on campus, and ...

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A Note on One of Our Contributors and His Security Stone

One of our long term contributors has been seeking ways to help people deal with mass gun violence. It's tricky.

Every public discussion and debate is complex. We're stuck with political and institutional gridlock, a lack of public consensus and legal and funding limitations. He's convinced that while schools and government are trying to do their parts we should each do ours. For our efforts to add up he knows we need simple, accessible ways to get people to pay attention, to ...

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New Nonprofit Partner: Let There Be Light International

Makers4Good is excited to announce our newest non-profit partner, Let There Be Light International, advocates for solar lighting as a tool to eliminate poverty and health issues in a sustainable, replicable model.

Let There Be Light International addresses the basic lighting needs of vulnerable off-grid communities in sub-Saharan Africa. They work to set up and manage community-based solar programming with vetted local NGO Partners who are active in these areas and already have relationships with the most vulnerable households.

Together, they distribute solar lights to ...

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New Nonprofit Partner: Rivers & Lands Conservancy

Makers4Good is excited to announce our newest non-profit partner, Rivers & Lands Conservancy (RLC): caretakers of Southern California’s natural, wild and open spaces since 1989.

During their nearly 30-year history, RLC has been instrumental in acquiring and preserving over 11,000 acres of open space. They manage conserved lands for public benefit by protecting, enhancing, and restoring natural resources. RLC currently stewards over 2,400 acres of permanently protected open space, and provides a variety of events encouraging the community to engage with their local ...

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