Author: Tor Allen

2018 Solar Schoolhouse Summer Institute for Educators …registration open

[2017.12.29] The 5-day Solar Schoolhouse Summer Institute for Educators (SIE) for 2018 is scheduled for July 22th-27th, in Sebastopol, California. This is the 16th year we’ve offered this solar energy  professional development experience for educators.  Consistent themes are hands-on, relevant,

Sebastopol USD passes Climate Change Resolution

Encouraged by Youth Activists, Sebastopol School District Passes a Resolution Recognizing Climate Change as a Children’s Issue SEBASTOPOL, CA [2017.12.05]— At its December 4th board meeting, the Sebastopol Union School District board of trustees unanimously and enthusiastically approved a resolution

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Book Review: Drawdown

Reviewed by Pauline Allen. Rahus Institute-Solar Schoolhouse. 20171129 Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming edited by Paul Hawken, is truly the first of its kind. As an educational tool this book is exceptional. Using mathematical

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Book Review: Let It Shine – The 6000 Year Story of Solar Energy

Reviewed by Rebecca Canright. Rahus Institute-Solar Schoolhouse. 20171111 John Perlin’s Let it Shine proves that solar energy has powered human communities long before the dawn of photovoltaic technology. Nowadays we consider solar an “alternative” form of energy, but Perlin’s in-depth

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