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Announcing the Switch Is On

Announcing the switch is on Today the “Switch Is On” campaign officially launched! By Panama Bartholomy Executive Director of the Building Decarbonization Coalition Today the “Switch Is On” campaign officially launched across …

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My Experience Going Electric

My experience going electric By Diane Bailey SIO Blog: My Experience Going Electric Author: Diane Bailey, ED of Menlo Spark and SIO Ambassador As the executive director of Menlo Spark, a …

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Are Heat Pumps Better? To Find Out, Contractor Tests One In His Own Home

Are Heat Pumps Better? To Find Out, Contractor Tests One In His Own Home Cody Novini, CEO, SoCal Airflow Pros Cody Novini is so dedicated to providing the best experience …

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Cool Blocks Make Cool Neighbors

Cool Blocks Make Cool Neighbors Shweta and Patrick It’s a common complaint: neighbors just don’t know each other as well as they used to. So Switch Is On ambassadors, partners Patrick Franks …

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All-Electric Home Tour with DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter

All-Electric Home Tour with DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter With Switch Is On Ambassador Steven Allison! It was very hot, the first day of a long …

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Keep Cool this Summer with Environmentally-Friendly Home Cooling Systems

Keep Cool This Summer with Environmentally-Friendly Home Cooling Systems As temperatures rise across the country — and especially here in California — it’s important to have safe, efficient cooling systems in your …

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What’s a Good Ancestor, and How Can I Be One?

What’s a Good Ancestor, and How Can I Be One? Geoff and Bev Ainscow Climate change is something that will impact generations to come. That’s why my wife Bev and …

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Spotlights

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Making the Switch with Avideh Haghighi

Each month the Spotlight Series highlights an SIO partner, program, or ambassador’s hard work for a clean, electrified community. Why electrify your home? Sustainable design architect and Switch Is On …

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Sparking Change with Ambassador Diane Bailey

Sparking Change with Ambassador Diane Bailey Each month the Spotlight Series highlights a Switch is On partner, program, or ambassador’s hard work for a clean, electrified community. How do you …

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The Challenges of Educating Homeowners on Energy-Efficient Appliances

The Challenges of Educating Homeowners on Energy-Efficient Appliances When the Bassett Avocado Heights Advanced Energy Community (BAAEC, pronounced BAYSEA) pilot program kicked off in 2017, the focus was to get …

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Opening the Door to Sustainability

Opening the Door to Sustainability The East Bay Green Home Tour Begins May 14! As Switch Is On ambassador Amy Kiser’s son Jude filmed homes for the East Bay Green Home Tour, he …

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This Santa Clara County Company Pays Contractors to Go Green (Yes, Really!)

This Santa Clara County Company Pays Contractors to Go Green (Yes, Really!) Innovation is a crucial part of progress, which is why Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) built a unique …

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Spotlight on Earth Month Bingo

Spotlight on Earth Month Bingo The Switch Is On campaign is built on the belief that individual action matters: Electrifying your home isn’t just a symbolic gesture, but one that …

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Walking the Talk: How One Climate Spokesperson Electrified His Home in Just 45 Days

Walking the Talk: How One Climate Spokesperson Electrified His Home in Just 45 Days The Spotlight Series highlights a Switch Is On partner, program, or ambassador who is building a …

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