Solarize: A Positive Action to Address Climate Change Locally

Have you been wondering what you can do about climate change? Here’s a good idea: Join Solarize Union County! Community solar projects like Solarize Union County lower the overall cost of installing a system through a bulk-purchasing program, making the systems available at wholesale prices.

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Solarize Union County Kicks off a 2nd Year!

Solarize Union County is now offering solar electric systems in addition to solar hot water systems to local residents and businesses in 2013!   What is Solarize Union County? Solarize Union County is a program spearheaded by Oregon Rural Action and Union County in collaboration with partners including Union County and the Union Wallowa Baker Federal Credit Union. The goal of the program is to help the residents of Union County overcome...

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Open House Inspires Folks to “Go Solar & Energy Efficient”

June 18 & 19 This Father’s Day weekend the Oregon Rural Action Energy Team invites the community to visit five Green & Solar Homes around Union County during the second Eastern Oregon Solar Fair. These homes feature solar installations and the best energy efficiency and conservation measures. On the Open House folks can see real systems in action and talk with the homeowners who use them daily.   Details on the Green &...

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Fair Will Connect Homeowners & Professionals on Solar & Green Building

Oregon Rural Action invites solar and green building professionals, vendors and organizations to participate in the 2011 Eastern Oregon Solar Fair The 2011 Eastern Oregon Solar Fair is an educational event aimed at home and business owners. It is the only such event in Northeastern Oregon. The goal is to connect solar prospects with information, working local solar systems and solar installers and contractors so that our community can “go...

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Making the Shift: Annual Meeting 2010

In October, ORA held a wildly successful Annual Meeting with a sold out crowd of over 150 people in attendance. The focus of this year’s gathering was “Making the Shift: Building a Vibrant Local Economy Amidst the Broken Global Financial System” and included a keynote by John Fullerton, former managing director of JPMorgan and now founder of Capital Institute, an economic sustainability think tank. Mabel Dobbs, board...

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First Eastern Oregon Solar Fair

The first Eastern Oregon Solar Fair held June 4th through 6th in Union County was a resounding success!  About 100 people from Union, Baker, and Wallowa counties attended our “Going Solar” workshops, solar open house, and vendor fair. A big thanks to all the ORA members who helped organize the event, volunteered, and opened their homes to the public.  All the feedback we received was excited and positive.  People expressed that what they...

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