Monthly Archives: April 2014

Inviting All Green Energy Supporters to an Earth Day Challenge!

To all Green Energy Supporters:

Nebraskans for Solar and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha have set a goal to increase the number of funders on our Indiegogo campaign to 50 or more by Earth Day Omaha this Saturday, April 19th:

Please make a contribution of $10 or more and help us reach our goal! And please share our campaign information with your families, friends, co-workers and neighbors.

Your gift will pay you back – greening our community and raising awareness about solar energy and how it benefits people and the environment.

And if you plan to come to Elmwood Park on Saturday to celebrate Earth Day, please stop by Nebraskans for Solar’s table to see the world’s smallest solar-powered racecar–and a very large group of solar-powered grasshoppers!

You can also view our campaign video, thanks to the Dundee Community Garden for lending us their solar power kit! We hope to see you there!

Please check our Updates on our Indiegogo page for news about the first two Habitat for Humanity houses that will be solar powered with campaign funds and which neighborhoods they’re in, and media and organizations that are helping us spread the word about our campaign:

Thank you for all you do!

Nebraskans for Solar & Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

Solar Powering Local Habitat for Humanity Homes Through Crowdfunding

Nebraskans for Solar and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha have launched a campaign on the popular crowdfunding site, Indiegogo:

Our goal is to raise $32,500 to install solar hot water systems on five new or rehabilitated houses.

These Habitat families will then have the means to reduce their monthly energy costs by harnessing power from the sun for the next 20 to 25 years. The money they save can be spent on food, healthcare, education, and other needs, benefiting their families and communities for a very long time. These houses will serve to raise awareness about solar technology and how it benefits people and the environment.

A growing number of communities across the country are solar powering Habitat for Humanity and other low-income houses, ensuring that low-income families aren’t left out of the “solar revolution.” That’s our organizations’ major goal, too.

All Indiegogo funds raised will be paid directly to Habitat for Humanity of Omaha for these five demonstration solar-powered low-income houses. Donations are tax deductible.

A number of local and national organizations are helping Nebraskans for Solar and Habitat for Humanity of Omaha spread the word about our Indiegogo campaign to people who support solar energy in our communities. We wish to thank the following organizations: Community Power Network, Green Bellevue, Green Omaha Coalition, Institute for Local Self Reliance, Nebraska 350.Org, Nebraska Farmers Union, Nebraska Interfaith Power & Light, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, Sustainability Leadership Institute, and Transition U.S.