Patagonia Match Giving
Posted by Claudia Tormey on December 14, 2019 at 10:31 AM
Every €1 you donate will turn into €4 when it comes to us through Patagonia's Match Giving until December 31st!
We want to turn your quadrupled euros into clean, renewable energy, generated right from the roof of schools all over Ireland.
Our Solar Schools project is putting solar panels on schools, to show that energy can and should be community powered. This is an exciting project, but it's only allowing us to do so much. Your donations matched by Patagonia mean we can go bigger and better to unlock renewables in Ireland.
This is an opportunity too good to miss. We can run Ireland on renewables, but we need this boost.
Solar panels on schools should be easy. But in Ireland it's not. There are silly rules that make it really really hard, and we want to change that. We want every school and every community across the country to be able to generate their own clean, green renewable energy.
Our plan for 2020 is to showcase the energy future we want by putting solar panels on schools. To really make a noise about this, we need more Solar Schools.
A philanthropic trust we are working with will match any money we can find to reach this goal. Can you help? A donation through Patagonia will double your money - and then it will be doubled again!
We'll be putting €4 for every €1 you give directly into schools to help young climate activists BE THE CHANGE they want to see in the world.
Our campaigning to make solar easier in Ireland is finally starting to get heard. We have commitments from the Ministers of Planning and of Climate Action, that they will get rid of some of the silly rules. But we need to keep the pressure on to make sure they do!
If you donate €50 or more you can claim a Friends of the Earth Christmas Gift Pack which includes a Friends of the Earth reusable cup, a copy of Greta Thunberg's book ‘No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference’ and an Irish handmade beeswax candle.
Just send your confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org after you donate and we'll post it out to you.