a. The Solar project seeks to convert an intercommunity residence for Catholic sisters to be run completely on solar energy, including charging of electric vehicles. Thus, the sisters can lead the way in their communities and regions toward reducing their carbon footprint.
Abundance on Villa is a project of Religious Life Project which provides an intercommunity living space for Catholic sisters.
b. This project is located in Dogtown Ecovillage, benefitting from the expertise and support of the ecovillage.
c. Homeowners generally have tax incentives to help with solar installations. However, nonprofits are not able to take advantage of these incentives, so they look to grantors to help make these projects accessible.
The GOAL of Abundance on Villa – Solar Project is to convert an intercommunity residence for Catholic sisters to be run completely on solar energy, supporting their work in healthcare, education and social services.
This project is at the forefront of the two prongs of the RLP mission:
a. emerging future of religious life that supports sisters' work for the poor and marginalized,
b. living and witnessing to environmental sustainability and carbon draw-down.
The IMPACT of the Abundance on Villa – Solar Project is two-fold:
a. Those living in and visiting the intercommunity house will be immediately impacted.
b. More broadly the sisters promote knowledge and practice of energy sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint and this will function as a demonstration site for their sustainability education and promotion efforts.