As climate disasters increase in frequency and severity, communities need immediate access to resilient energy systems to help rebuild. This often leaves first responders having to rely on fossil fuels and plastics to power their recovery efforts. This Earth Day we’ve teamed up with The Footprint Project to help change this, and we need your help.
Starting today anyone can add $1/month to their power bill when they pay it through Arcadia and send solar power generators and infrastructure to communities hit by climate disasters. Arcadia will double every initial $1 commitment made by May 31.
As soon as a climate disaster strikes, Footprint assesses critical energy needs using advanced algorithms to site and build resilient and renewable energy resources for those who need them most. Your donations will make it possible to send solar nanogrids and solar generators to disaster-affected communities to power their recovery with resilient, sustainable energy.
How it works
- Add a dollar. Commit to adding one dollar to your Arcadia bill every month
- We’ll double it. We’ll match every initial $1 commitment made before May 31.
- Track your impact. 100% of the funds will be sent to The Footprint Project. We’ll update you regularly on the positive impact that your donations are having in disaster stricken communities.
Commitments can be made here.
The Footprint Project has ongoing disaster recovery projects in Puerto Rico and South Dakota, and their team is actively preparing turn-key renewable energy systems to respond to floods, wildfires, and hurricanes. We can all help ensure disaster-affected communities across the United States build back stronger and more resilient with renewable energy.
Solar storage powers ambulance dispatch and emergency center in Puerto Rico
In 2017 Hurricane Maria severed an electrical cable connecting the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico to Puerto Rico’s main grid. Every since, the small island of Vieques has faced significant energy vulnerability.
For more than a year, three 2MW diesel generators burned an average of 8,000 gallons of diesel every day to meet the islands energy needs. Footprint is working with local community partners in Vieques to plan, scope, and install a microgrid for critical resilience infrastructure.
Veteran responders in South Dakota receive solar array
Standing Rock tribal leadership invited the Veteran Service Corps to steward and restore a twenty-nine-acre property in Promise, South Dakota.
A 3kW solar array with 10kWh LI storage was deployed to support their resilience and pipeline prevention efforts, power local events, train communities on renewable energy, and respond to environmental emergencies.
We’ll update you regularly on the recovery efforts like these and positive impact that your donations are having in communities in the wake of climate disasters.
Disaster recovery can be sustainable. Renewable energy resources can help minimize impacts at the center of a disaster. They can provide cost savings, portability, and reliability to communities when they need it most. Make a commitment today to help us send clean energy to communities in need of energy support.