Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to launch solar program

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson will launch a new Green Landscape program and scholarships for high school students at the Regional Greenhouse Network’s 10th annual gala on May 27, 2018 at the RGC’s Headquarters in Mountain View, NJ. The event will celebrate the program and students who lead their communities by integrating renewable energy into their daily lives.

This year’s scholarship program will provide one student with a $2,500 grant to go on a solar rooftop installation. Schools participating in the program will be awarded a total of $20,000, capped at a maximum investment of $5,000. Nationally, 35 states have enacted renewable energy standards that set a goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.

The nomination process is currently underway to see who will receive the funding. To apply for the solar grant or scholarships for the program, please contact Beth Burroughs at [email protected] or 973-439-9796.

The Sustainable Towns Awards and Rose Garden Run for Women, the Annual Benefit Gala being hosted by Assemblymember Diane Allen, will also be taking place on May 27, 2018, at the Rowan University Stadtmuseum in Elmont, NY.

To be eligible for the program, a student must demonstrate leadership and talent in the following areas:

* Support sustainable towns and cities

* Rebuild communities and restore natural systems to the public in sustainable ways

* Foster community-wide commitment to renewable energy

* Offer students the opportunity to earn an environmental or agricultural certificate or course in the State of New Jersey

* Earned associate’s degrees in environmental health, environmental law, renewable energy or natural resources or applied environmental science or a post-secondary associate degree in an area of environmental science, conservation, natural resources or natural resources economics or a related field

Tickets for the Special-Ticketed Gala and the Rose Garden Run will be $175 per person and are on sale now through May 18.


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