Renewable Energy: A Public Health Imperative

  • March 19, 2018

Increasing the use of renewable-sourced energy is a public health imperative and healthcare organizations are in a prime position to lead the way. We know that at every stage of traditional fossil fuels and the ever-more extractive fossil fuels, from extraction to burning, are a leading source of negative health impacts across the globe. The healthcare sector combats and mitigates the resulting health problems every day. Renewable sources of energy like solar and wind offer healthier, brighter, and more resilient communities. Today, we shine a light on healthcare industry leaders as they strive to sustain their legacy of caring for their…

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Rochester Electric Vehicle Accelerator’s Workplace Charger Challenge

  • March 5, 2018

Join GreenSpark at the Rochester Chamber SPOTlight- Workplace Charging- March 6th at 4:45 to 7pm GreenSpark is delighted to be one of six companies to join the Rochester Electric Vehicle Accelerator’s Workplace Charger Challenge! Sponsored by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, this challenge will encourage other businesses to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers onsite for employees —and take a step toward a brighter future. GreenSpark began with two EV charging stations in 2016 and within one year, increased to six charging stations due to demand by both employee-owned and company-owned EVs. It is no doubt that EVs are key to…

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Solar Tariff – We’re Not Slowing Down

  • January 23, 2018

Hello Rochester Area Friends,   Yesterday the President decided to impose a 30% tariff to the price of solar panels.  As you may guess, we at GreenSpark, Rochester's Fastest Growing Company, think this decision is remarkably shortsighted and detrimental to the economy and do not agree with anything that would slow us on our mission to tear down the barriers to clean energy by deploying solar, and doing our part to slow the effects of climate change right here in our community. The good news is this decision will have little to no impact on our growing solar community in…

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Seneca Nation Leaders of Renewables, by Danny Resch

  • January 16, 2018

The Seneca Nation of Indians have always respected and relied on their land. They continue to hunt and fish in the wilderness, run and play on Lacrosse fields, and grow vegetables they call Deohako, "the life supporters.” More recently they have been powering their lives with clean renewable energy. They are people proud of the cultural, educational, and economic efforts they take to preserve their great heritage and beautiful homeland. The Nation of nearly 8,000 citizens has recently taken steps to continue this preservation work, a process GreenSpark was happy to help guide. Working with momentum from their 1.5 megawatt…

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B Corporation Conference Recap

  • December 11, 2017

Written by Land Developer, Rachel Clar In early October, 550 members of the mission-based business movement gathered in Toronto for our guiding organization’s annual conference.   We are united in the belief that business can be used as a force for social good - to paraphrase Ghandi, that we must be the change that we want to see in the world.   This year’s theme was Inclusivity, as B-Lab is encouraging its worldwide membership to take on a specific call to action called The Inclusive Economy Challenge.   This challenge is defined by a voluntary commitment to work toward improving scoring on…

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Amicus Solar Cooperative and Amurtel Partner to Bring Solar Outreach Systems to Puerto Rico

  • November 27, 2017

BOULDER, CO and WAITSFIELD, VT: Amicus Solar Cooperative, a purchasing cooperative of solar energy companies including GreenSpark Solar, and Amurtel, a non-profit working in disaster relief, are partnering to build Solar Outreach Systems (SOS) to bring dozens of desperately needed portable solar energy systems to power critical areas in Puerto Rico. Millions of Americans living in Puerto Rico (Boriqueñas) remain without power due to Hurricane Maria, many still without passable roads, access to clean drinking water, in need of basic supplies, and unable to receive medical care they would otherwise have with functional electricity.  At an 18-degree latitude, Puerto Rico…

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Being Thankful

  • November 21, 2017

2017 has been a wonderful year for GreenSpark. We just celebrated being the #1 fastest growing company in 2017, we added 20 new employees to our roster, and we will have added 19 more megawatts of clean energy to the grid by the end of this year alone! We are so incredibly grateful for these accomplishments, among others. In addition to these wonderful things, we are grateful to have our very own National Guard, Ted Courtney, back in the U.S. and back with our GreenSpark team after serving on the ground in Afghanistan for the past year. Ted, thank you…

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Canvassing: First Impressions by Zach Davis

  • November 14, 2017

I have only been with GreenSpark for a short time, but already, my outlook on grassroots organizing and going door to door has transformed. I think there is a stigma surrounding going door to door. You can picture it: the smooth-talking, greasy salesman just looking to rip you off and take your money. At least, that's what I always pictured when I thought of going door to door. I just pictured countless doors slamming in my face; people running and diving beneath their beds to hide when they saw me coming down the street. What I imagined, however, couldn't have been…

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Top 100 Local Media Coverage

  • November 6, 2017

We're so lucky to live in a community that celebrates local businesses and entrepreneurship. Here are just a few of the clips and articles from local media covering the Top 100. Thanks to 13Wham for creating this amazing video for the Top 100. "Top 100" Honored by Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, 13 WHAM SunCommon NY Top 100 Business Profile on the Democrat and Chronicle site Chamber Top 100 video, RochesterFirst.com Facebook Live Stream of CEO Kevin Schulte's Speech at the Top 100 Dinner Rochester Top 100's No. 1: SunCommon NY's Uncommon Success, Democrat and Chronicle SunCommon Blog Post with…

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GreenSpark Awarded the Number One Spot on the 2017 Rochester Chamber Top 100

  • October 25, 2017

We are incredibly proud and humbled to announce that GreenSpark Solar was awarded the No. 1 spot on this year’s Top 100 list of fastest-growing companies in the Rochester area by the Rochester Chamber. We are excited about the opportunity to showcase our company to the Rochester business community because as our CEO and Co-Founder Kevin Schulte says, we are “in love with the economy of Rochester, it’s a rebuilding economy, which is the perfect time for us to be engaged.”   In 2002, five college friends hatched Sustainable Energy Developments, Inc. (SED) in Schenectady, NY. Through evolution and innovation,…

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