The Sierra Club worked with IBEW Local 18, LAANE, and other partners to implement the Utility Pre-Craft Trainee Program at the LADWP, which trains workers to weatherize homes and make them more energy efficient, creating good green jobs and saving residents money in the process.
Thanks to local clean energy policies like the state's solar rollover programs (net-energy metering), California is creating thousands of good jobs. Watch Jose's story.
In October 2011, the Oxnard School District flipped the switch on a new solar installation that will save the school district $36 million. Watch the story.
Jan Freed had for years been making efforts to conserve energy. But the former high school science teacher had a larger vision: that his synagogue, Temple Sinai in Glendale, California, go solar. Read his story.
Eric Deyerl made the switch to solar in 2011 and is now not only powering his own home but also providing clean, local energy to his community. Read his story.
Sarah Auerswald and David Olds both live in the Mar Vista district on the west side of Los Angeles, an economically diverse neighborhood of apartment buildings and single-family homes. Read their story.