Our club values environmental conservation and has made it our mission to prioritize protecting the planet. Solar energy offers a clean and renewable alternative to harmful fossil fuels. By promoting and investing in solar technology, we can help lead the charge against climate change and create a more sustainable future.
We Advocate for Sound Solar Policy
In 2016 Club members advocated for sound state solar policies when they supported Amendment 4 (removing tax burdens on commercial customers who installed solar) and helped to defeat Amendment 1 (designed by utilities to enact barriers).
BOTTOM LINE: Support for solar PV and education on solar aligns with the Club’s mission to educate its members and the public on how to protect and conserve the environment.
We Support Solar Education
The Winter Park Garden Club is the first club in Florida to partner with a solar co-op through Solar United Neighbors, promoting sustainability and renewable energy. They are committed to promoting public education about the benefits of the co-op to the surrounding community, inspiring others to promote environmental sustainability and join their efforts. This is a significant milestone in the fight against climate change.
Club Member Spurs Solar Non-Profit
In 2015, a WPGC member, Mary Dipboye, was instrumental in creating a statewide nonprofit that is helping Florida homeowners to access affordable solar PV for their homes. The nonprofit is called Solar United Neighbors of Florida. https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/florida/ Mary serves as a volunteer on the Advisory Board.
Some Benefits of Solar Include:
Joining our club offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow gardening enthusiasts, learn new techniques, get inspired, and make a positive difference in the community through our various projects.