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Destroyed trees at Maria Carrillo replaced

[imagebrowser id=26] Remember the five trees hacked down by vandals at Maria Carrillo High School  last month? Well PG&E last week donated five new trees to replace them and a crew of volunteers and Maria Carrillo volunteers and students planted new ones. The two that were damaged are expected to survive. Read about the effort here : http://bit.ly/ZcPmGL And check out the photos provided by PG&E.

SRJC to host green jobs conference March 1

Santa Rosa Junior College will host a day-long conference entitled “How Green Jobs Can Rebuild California” on March 1 in the Bertolini Student Center on the Santa Rosa campus. Speakers include Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, SRJC President Frank Chong, Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire, as well as representatives from the California High Speed Rail Authority, Union Bank of Switzerland, Sonoma County Job Link, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), PG&E, and the Sonoma County Water Agency. Topics include green job… Read More »

Deadline Feb. 28 for PG&E ‘Bright Minds’ scholarship

The deadline to apply for the PG&E Bright Minds scholarship is Feb. 28. Awards ranged from $2,500 to $30,000. Last year, PG&E awarded awards to 100 students, according to the company. The awards are given based on demonstration of community leadership, personal triumph, financial need and academic achievement. Recipients must be full time students for the 2013-14 school year. High school, community college and “non-traditional” students are available. For more information, go to www.pge.com/community  

Analy High wins Bright Ideas grant

[imagebrowser id=10] Analy High School received a $10,000 grant from PG&E this week to build a small house on campus that will rely on renewable power and be completely off the grid, according to PG&E spokeswoman Brittany McKannay. The awards, part of the company’s Bright Ideas program, are doled out to support green schools and educate students about renewable energy. The application deadline for the next round of grants is Nov. 30. For more information, go to www.pge.com/solarschools Grants range… Read More »

Reach School wins $10k green grant

The Reach School in Sebastopol has been awarded a $10,000 grant from PG&E’s Bright Ideas program. It is the maximum amount awarded. The program funds energy saving and environmental stewardship programs that include solar projects, youth energy and environmental programs, renewable energy or science-related field trips, green school projects and professional development. The Lake County Office of Education and U.C. San Francisco partnered to win a $5,000 award. Since 2004, more than 125 schools have participated in PG&E’s Solar Schools… Read More »