“No light illuminates me.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
Update on our solar campaign - We have raised $8,600 toward the $12,000 match and our total goal of $25,000. We also received an equipment donation which will defray the project cost by nearly $2,000. We continue raise funds for the balance – you can make a gift through our PayPal account (“Donate” button to the left).
Henry David Thoreau is going off the grid once again, 168 years after his famous experiment in living deliberately in a simple cabin at Walden Pond!
In keeping with Henry David Thoreau’s environmental values and in the spirit of living deliberately, Thoreau Farm has launched a fundraising campaign to install a solar photovoltaic system at his birthplace. We need to raise $25,000 by the end of November to get the system installed before the ground freezes.
This is a very important project to us and will have the following impact on our organization:
- Environmental - we will no longer have to use electricity generated from non-renewable sources (we use a low temp heat pump for climate control, which needs electricity to operate so a solar pv system will enable us to be completely non-dependent on any fossil fuels, even for our heating and cooling needs).
- Education - we use all the green features at Thoreau’s birthplace to educate visitors on how we can all be more environmentally conscious.
- Economic - by being able to generate our electricity we will save $2,000-$3,000 in operating costs per year.
Take a look at this video to see just how important solar energy is to Henry himself - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcNOx_TbzAI
A donation of any amount is welcome, and all donations make a difference. A generous donor will match your gift – this means your gift has TWICE the value and will get us to our goal TWICE as fast. You can make a tax-deductible gift using our PayPal account (“Donate” button to the left).
And please help us spread the word by sharing this campaign with your friends!