Ten Ways Your Community Can Go Solar Toolkit: Part Nine

Local governments can own and operate municipal utilities as not-for-profit ventures. Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs) on the other hand, which function as profit-driven private businesses, serve most customers in the U.S.. Electric Cooperatives fall somewhere in between the two. Like municipal utilities, they operate as not-for-profit enterprises, but governed by their customers rather than local governments.

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Greener Together Writing Contest

Writers and nature-lovers of all ages, our May Writing Contest is now open for submissions! Whether you’re a poet, essayist, or aspiring wordsmith, we want to hear your stories about nature. A panel of judges - including New York Times bestselling author of the Lemoncello series Chris Grabenstein - will review all submissions and pick four winners who will have their submission featured on our website and share a one-on-one virtual lunch or activity with one of our experts.


Clean Water Athlete Sign-on Letter

Water athletes call for clean water infrastructure