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MCE’s community partnerships build environmental equity

September 17, 2020

MCE article by: Sarah Dillemuth

Marin Clean Energy (MCE) recently partnered with Canal Alliance, a non-profit in San Rafael that empowers Latino immigrants by offering renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades and by connecting them to housing, social services, workforce development, college access, and legal services. As the only provider of low-income housing in San Rafael’s Canal District, Canal Alliance also supports equitable communities.

In partnership with MCE, Canal Alliance has implemented no-cost energy improvements at its Marin Villas Estates property, providing low-income residents with safer, healthier, and more comfortable homes. These improvements were made possible through MCE’s income qualifying solar rebates and energy efficiency programs. MCE’s programs not only improve quality of life for residents, but also help lower monthly utility bills and give residents an opportunity to take climate change actions by participating in affordable clean energy solutions.

Here’s what Yolanda Oviedo, administrative manager of Canal Alliance, proudly declared:

“Every day we empower immigrants. It’s important that we continue to empower and support climate change actions to build a better future for everyone. These programs make [a better future] more attainable for communities like [San Rafael’s Canal District]. It’s giving an opportunity to help people live with dignity and, when you live with dignity, you’re able to achieve your full potential.”

Read the full article on MCE’s website.

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