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Solar Spring Break

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Project ended on May 04, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Goal REACHED & EXCEEDED Thanks to YOU & Campaign End

May 07, 2016

We have reached & exceeded our $5,000 goal!

Thanks to all of your contributions and efforts, we were able to recoup the program/materials costs for Solar Spring Break for this year, ensuring that the program will continue on next year! Not only this, but due to our incredible generosity we were able to exceed our goal by over $100 to better our program this upcoming year!


In addition to our campaign coming to a very happy, successful close, Team Member Kelly Jiang presented a poster on our program and it's impacts at the recent Student Environmental Resource Center Annual Gala and accepted an invite to present at a summit for the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). You can check out this poster below!


We cannot express our gratitude enough to you all - we would not have been able to build out this the Solar Spring Break program and accomplish all of the wonderful work we did in the past year without all of your help! This program is built upon, driven by, and carried out by thoughtful, committed, individuals - and you all are just as much a part of those on the install team!

We appreciate your patience as we get out your perks from donations!

Keep an eye out for news - and for students, applications - for the 2016-2017 program! For now, please enjoy updates at

Thank You & Trip Update

April 12, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has already donated and gotten us a third of the way towards our goal of $5,000. Your generous donations are helping us recoup the costs of equipment, tools, hardware, and other materials for the 2016 solar installation, and ensure UC Berkeley can have a fourth annual Solar Spring Break Team in 2017.

We have an update on the impacts of our solar installation! The Team installed a 3.03 kW-AC system which is estimated to provide an average lifetime energy usage offset of  94.56%. Clean energy systems benefit us all, with 67 tons of greenhouse gas emissions diverted from the environment. That's equivalent to the planting of 1,574 trees!

We also want to thank Daisy Meyer, GRID Alternatives Volunteer and Workforce Development Fellow, for taking these great photos of our trip:

We hope you will share our Solar Spring Break Crowdfunding campaign with others, and thank you again for your generous donation. #GoSolar and #GoBears!

Our way
of Thanking You


Subscription to SSB Blog

Keep up to date with what the Solar Spring Break Team is up to with our regular blog updates!

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Estimated Delivery: March 2016


Words of the Watershed Journal

Receive a free publication of our student run, student produced environmental literary magazine.

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Estimated Delivery: March 2016


Virtual Postcard from Trip

See what the SSB Team was up to during their trip with a postcard with images from the trip and a note from a team member talking about their experience!

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Estimated Delivery: April 2016


Invite to Attend DeCal Class

Come on out to our team's student-taught class on solar energy and environmental justice in East Bay - and how we as community members can make an impact.

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Estimated Delivery: March 2016


Invite to SERC Gala

Every year SERC puts on a formal gala to celebrate our environmental community's successes and growth throughout the past academic year. Please come out and join us to be recognized as an impactful member of our community.

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Estimated Delivery: May 2016


Recognition in SERC Newsletter

Due to your incredibly generous donation that empowered students to engage with their community through education and climate change mitigation, your name will be listed in the SERC Newsletter in order to express our gratitude.

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Estimated Delivery: March 2016


Invite to SSB Earth Week Expo

Please come join us! SSB will be hosting an Expo during SERC's Annual Earth Week where SSB Team Members will each be presenting their experience during the trip through various mediums including art, posters, writing, music, etc.

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Estimated Delivery: March 2016
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