Voting for the Energy Independence Giveaway has closed! Winners will be announced shortly!
Homeowners – Finalists:
Alina and Cara – Lynn, MA
The sisters are in their early twenties and took over the “head of household” role their home in Lynn, Massachusetts. Alina currently is a dedicated camp counselor and helps younger girls with school work through lesson plans. Cara works hard in her Church and her community. Cara’s passion for helping others, teaching, and showing a silver lining for all things is part of the reason she became an ordained minister. Being an ordained minister also allows Cara to be in touch with her community. She enjoys community outreach, community service, and knowing the ins and outs of Lynn.
Geraldine – Wakefield, MA
As a teacher at the Galvin Middle School in Wakefield for over 30 years, she spent her hours, many of them after the school day was over, making sure the students she taught, and even some she did not, received the best education possible. Her teaching philosophy was to give every student the chance to learn and excel at math and in life. If a student was having trouble with a lesson, she would find a way for that student to understand the lesson. For the environment, Geraldine does what she can to conserve energy and make this planet a better place for all of us. She reduces, reuses and recycles. She is a professional “sidewalk picker,” a term she coined herself. She will re-purpose whatever she can. She also always conserves energy and water. But this all goes to show that she is just as passionate about saving energy and protecting the planet as she is about her kids and her students.
Chiara – Westford, MA
Chiara is an exceptional woman, working tirelessly for her clients as an immigration lawyer. She remains vigilant and dedicated to the success and well-being of every client she partners with. At home as a single mother. Chiara is amazing at providing a safe and loving son for her 3 year-old son Leo and their dog, Boomer. In January, Chiara purchased her first home completely on her own in Westford and has worked every single weekend since then to make necessary renovations and updates on her home to make it even more beautiful and perfect for her family.
Nonprofits – Finalists
Congregational Church of Topsfield – Topsfield, MA
The original portion of the building now provides space for the offices, meetings of the church’s many boards and working committees, and Sunday School rooms of the Congregational Church of Topsfield. The Emerson Center is used by community groups, including Boy and Girl Scouts, the Council on Aging, Alcoholics Anonymous, Needlecraft Guild, and garden clubs. It is one of three venues participating in the Grow Spring EXPO, a gathering of over eighty exhibitors and vendors from the agricultural, horticultural, conservation, and preservation communities. As a sponsor of the event, the Church celebrates the agricultural heritage of the Emerson Center property and promotes sustainability and the preservation of our resources. These fields preserve a significant parcel of open space. The location of the solar panels on the Emerson Center would demonstrate how to integrate solar panels into a significant structure in a way that does not detract from the historic character of the building.
The Congregational Church of Topsfield is committed to the stewardship of the environment. A series of energy efficiency projects have been accomplished, including energy efficient lighting, insulation, high-efficiency gas boilers and heat pumps recently installed in the classrooms. Initiatives to reduce waste, especially Styrofoam, have reduced trash. The large vegetable garden tended produces fresh produce throughout the growing season, which goes to the Produce for the Pantry project designed to provide fresh vegetables to the Topsfield food pantry, Topsfield’s senior citizens, and Haven from Hunger, a communal meal facility and food pantry. Having completed a host of carbon foot-print savings projects, the church is conducting a study for solar that would address the church’s electricity needs.
Franklin Food Pantry – Franklin, MA
In 2016 over 155 people volunteered 5,720 hours to the Food Pantry. The organization brings Franklin together and helps those members of the community who need it most. Another important note about the food pantry is that it works not only to provide food to those who would otherwise go hungry; it does so with healthy and sustainable solutions. The Franklin Food Pantry is run entirely based on donations, receiving no funding from the town or state.
The organization in 2016 alone distributed 251,719 pounds of food to 423 households. That same year over 1,000 people were served by the pantry, 43% of those individuals being children and seniors. Working families in the area benefit from the bread and fresh produce that is available daily at the food pantry, as well as toiletries and other household items. Not only do they provide food and other necessities to these families, they also run Cooking Matters classes that teach families how to shop smart and to cook nutritious and affordable meals. The Food Pantry runs many such programs focused on health. They also work with the local Franklin Farmers’ Market to give food options from local farms. A final program the pantry runs is meant to focus on improving access to food. Many people in the community have trouble getting to the pantry, such as those with disabilities, families with small children, and seniors. To fix this issue the Franklin Food Pantry created a Mobile Pantry to make food more accessible.
RevoluSun Energy Independence Contest Terms & Conditions
- No purchase necessary.
- There will be Two (2) Grand Prize Winners. One residential system winner and one commercial system winner (the “Winners”) will each receive a 5kw PV system from RevoluSun. This includes; parts, labor and installation.
- To enter, Submit a 650-1000 word write up on why the nominee is deserving of receiving a free solar system. Must be written submission submitted via www.massachusetts.revolusun.com or emailed to Burlington@revolusun.com. Submissions must include the following info:
- Name of Nominee
- Contact info of the nominee
- Contact info of the nominator
- Address of proposed installation site
- Reason for nomination
- How you know the nominee
- Why the nominee deserves to win
- Photos of the nominee and their installation site
- Residential Nominees cannot nominate themselves and must be nominated. Commercial Nominees may nominate themselves.
- Deadline for entries is July 4th at 11:59pm (EST). Finalists will be announced July 12th on the RevoluSun website and Social Media sites.
- Nominees must be a Massachusetts resident and homeowner, age 18 or older, at the time of entry and the location of the installations must be in Massachusetts. Winner may be required to provide proof of age, identity, residency, and home ownership. Employees and immediate family members of RevoluSun, RevoluSun’s subsidiaries, affiliates and vendors are not eligible to win. This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.
- All federal, state and local taxes arising out of winning are the responsibility of the Winner.
- Winners will be determined through a voting process open to the public on www.massachusetts.revolusun.com.
- The voting for this contest will run from July 19, 2017 to August 2, 2017.
- RevoluSun will make three attempts to contact the Winner – once by phone, once by email, and once by text. Winner has three business days to respond. If no response is received within three business days of notification, Winner will be disqualified, in which case the Prize will be forfeited, and an alternate Winner will be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries
- The condition of the residential structure chosen for installation of the system must be appropriate for the structural support and long-term operation of the system. Ground mounted systems will not be eligible for this contest.
- Acceptance of the Prize by the Winner releases RevoluSun, and their officers, employees, directors, independent contractors, subcontractors, subsidiaries, affiliates and vendors from any and all liability for damages or injuries of any kind with respect to Prize.
- Finalists and Winner agrees to allow the use of his/her name and/or likeness and pictures of the completed installation(s) for advertising and promotional purposes by RevoluSun without additional compensation, credit, or right of review or approval.
- By entering this contest, entrants agree to receive marketing material from RevoluSun that may include phone calls, direct mail and email. Contact information will not be sold to or shared with third parties.
- The Winner’s name will be published on revolusun.com/ma. To receive the Winner’s name, send a self-addressed stamped envelope within sixty (60) days of the drawing to RevoluSun at the address listed below.
- Sponsor: RevoluSun LLC, 1 North Ave Suite A, Burlington, MA 01803.
- Prize not combinable with any other offer or discount from RevoluSun.