Loaves & Fishes Housing
TYPE SOLAR FOR NONPROFITS
SIZE 5.36 KW
LOCATION DULUTH, MN
PROGRAM SOLAR MOONSHOT
Loaves & Fishes Housing's mission is to support community-based solutions to homelessness and poverty; to prevent community deterioration; to assist in maintaining and funding properties intended for common use including but not limited to cooperative housing, transitional housing, hospitality houses and community gardens. The organization is volunteer and donation run. Loaves & Fishes own four houses whose purpose is to offer shelter which is open everyday and provides people with a place to eat, shower, and do laundry - all for free. They plan to use their solar savings towards community expenses.
What They Are Saying
"In the spring of 2018, the city of Duluth, MN that we live in, received a climate vulnerability report which identified the populations most vulnerable when it comes to climate change. Given that Loaves and Fishes was founded to help the most vulnerable people in our city, including those experiencing homelessness, it's vitally important that we address climate change and the environmental injustice through our work. We are grateful for the opportunity to install roof-top solar with support from the Solar Moonshot Program that will reduce our carbon footprint, allow access to solar energy by vulnerable populations, and reinvest our financial savings into the populations we serve."
- Brooke Tapp, Co-Chair, Loaves & Fishes Housing Inc
METRIC TONS OF CO2 MITIGATED
Number of gasoline-powered cars off the road for 1 year
Avoided emissions from burning 63,065 pounds of coal
Carbon sequestered by 68 acres of forest in 1 year