As part of Asbury Park-based Solar Landscape’s community solar initiatives, the company is now accepting enrollments for its Green Ambassador Program and will award $20,000 in scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 to the winners of its Community Sustainability Challenge.
Now an online course, the Green Ambassador Program provides sustainability education to high school students who are seeking to create change within their communities. Since its inception in 2021, the program has reached more than 300 New Jersey students.
This year’s webinars focus on green energy and careers, including:
- Energy 101;
- Sustainable policies;
- Community solar;
- Careers in energy;
- Green energy business and entrepreneurship.
“Engaging with New Jersey’s students early about the role they play in sustainability is vital to our clean energy future,” Randall Solomon, executive director of Sustainable Jersey, said. “Solar Landscape’s Green Ambassador Program creates a real opportunity for New Jersey’s schools, teachers and students to have the chance to earn scholarships and promote our clean energy transition. Solar Landscape deserves praise for their ongoing efforts to innovate and advance sustainability.”
Solar Landscape’s Green Ambassador Program is one part of the company’s workforce development efforts to build a workforce ready to meet the upcoming demands of the clean energy transition. Together, the training program and Green Ambassador Program have reached nearly 1,500 New Jersey residents.
The workforce development program also includes training for adult community members and is made possible through partnerships with commercial real estate companies that host Solar Landscape’s rooftop community solar installations on their rooftops.
“Our clean energy economy depends on introducing more students to new career paths today,” Solar Landscape CEO Shaun Keegan said. “That’s why we’re excited to continue to support this annual opportunity for high schools and their teachers and students with this online curriculum and scholarship.”
Students can enroll today here.