OUR MISSION

Our mission is to empower individuals to achieve environmental and economic sustainability for themselves and their communities

OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1994 as a renewable energy education center, Rising Sun Energy Center has since evolved into the leading green training, employment, and residential efficiency organization that it is today. Headquartered in Berkeley, Rising Sun has served communities in Northern California since 2000.

2016 IMPACTS

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We Operate two impactful programs:

CALIFORNIA YOUTH ENERGY SERVICES (CYES)

California Youth Energy Services (CYES) is our youth employment program. Each year CYES sets up offices in cities throughout Northern California, hires and trains local youth, and, through those youth, provides no-cost energy and water efficiency services (including the installation of measures such as LED light bulbs and efficient shower heads) to residents throughout the area.

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GREEN ENERGY TRAINING SERVICES (GETS)

Green Energy Training Services (GETS) provides job training, case management, and job placement support to low-income adults who enter the program with barriers to successful employment. Participants, who pay nothing to participate, gain the skills they need to enter careers in construction and solar industries.

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OUR VISION

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Innovation

Rising Sun will seek out and implement innovative solutions in order to fulfill our mission.

Pathways

By fully integrating our programs, Rising Sun will create multiple entry points so that participants can access resources to support their career and life development over the long term.

Environmental Benefit

Rising Sun will measurably improve the environment by educating and working with communities to conserve resources while building demand for green services through partnerships, consumer education, and direct implementation.

Triple Bottom Line

Rising Sun will expand the scope and scale of its programs in order to employ more participants, make a measurable contribution to resource conservation, and sustain the organization.

OUR VALUES

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Human Potential

We believe that when people unleash their potential, they have the ability to grow, change, and make a difference in their communities.

Equity

We believe that economic, environmental and social opportunities should be accessible to everyone.

Resource Conservation

We believe in our shared responsibility to practice and promote environmental stewardship.

Results Driven

We are committed to achieving significant tangible results and measuring our environmental and social impact.