"108 solar panels are on ours," says a Noble Hotel window panel display to passers by. Yesterday, NOLS hosted Celebrating Our Past by Sustaining Our Future, a gathering to celebrate the unveiling of the solar array on NOLS Rocky Mountain's Noble Hotel. Despite cloudy skies and a thunderstorm, the panels did their job.
This clean energy production allows NOLS take a big leap forward toward our strategic goal of a 30 percent carbon footprint reduction before 2020. This 24.8-kilowatt array, along with the 14.3-kilowatt array on NOLS Rocky Mountain, will help NOLS serve as a model of self-reliance and sustainability—concepts that lie at the heart of the NOLS curriculum.
Check out news coverage of the event below, and visit our Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship webpage for a link to realtime data on Noble Hotel energy use and generation.
Aparna is a NOLS instructor and has been the PR and Marketing Intern, PR specialist, and the Diversity & Inclusion manager at NOLS. She is a founding partner of The Avarna Group (theavarnagroup.com).