Solar Living Center Revival Continues

It's now been one year and nine months since my wife Nantzy and I bought back the Solar Living Center from the Colorado corporation that I sold to back in 2000. I'm happy to report that the transformation is nearly complete! Here's what we've been up to...

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Real Goods Solar Living Institute Awarded 2016 Leadership in Green Power Education Award

The Center for Resource Solutions has chosen the Real Goods Solar Living Institute as the winner of its 2016 Leadership in Green Power Education Award. There were over 80 applicants, but the SLI's commitment to sustainable living education made it the worthy winner of this prestigious award.

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We Buried a Time Capsule…

06/29/2016 17:57

We Buried a Time Capsule…

We buried a time capsule (two of them, actually) on August 28, 1994 at the ground-breaking of the Solar Living Center. We'd just finished our design competition and hired Sim Van Der Ryn and David Arkin to design the facility. We had invited people to contribute to the time capsules, which we said we'd open in 2010. But 2010 seemed too soon, so we decided to wait until the Solar Living Center's 20th anniversary celebration, which we held earlier this year...

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Reflecting on 20 Years of Solar Living at the SLC

I was touched at the huge turnout and the amount of love and respect in the air for everything we've done. I gave a speech at the event, and thought I would share it here for those who couldn't be at this one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime celebration of Real Goods, our mission, and the people who make it possible...

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Santa Rosa Press Democrat Reflects on Real Goods' History

Meg McConahey's article "Real Goods Solar Living Center in Hopland is a showcase of sustainable living" in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat touches on the history of Real Goods and the Solar Living Center just in time for our 38th anniversary celebration.

Click to read the article on the Press Democrat's website here.

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John Schaeffer Featured on 94.1 KPFA's The Visionary Activist Show

Caroline Casey interviews John Schaeffer on her weekly radio program The Visionary Activist Show on 94.1 KPFA (San Francisco Bay Area), Thursdays at 2:00pm PST.

You can listen to or download the interview here.

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