ReThink Energy Florida and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the building improvements and solar panel installation on the Big Brothers Big Sisters building located at 565 E Tennessee St. Several local companies joined together to donate supplies and labor to help Big Brothers Big Sisters and ReThink Energy Florida have a energy efficient building.
Last summer, ReThink Energy Florida, who rents their office space from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend, approached local solar business Independent Green Technologies (IGT) about a sponsorship for ReThink Energy Florida's 2013 Energy Ball, the fundraiser that helps raise scholarship money for ReThink's Energy Camp.
Kim Ross, President of ReThink Energy Florida:
Being able to Finally work out of a building that is solar powered and energy efficient means that we can better run our organization in accordance with our principles. So it's a thrill just to be working in an office space right underneath these solar panels. When we approached Independent Green Technologies we had no idea that it would lead to the community coming together in such a big way. Eight local businesses participated in this project to help out two non-profits. This is a real investment in the community, and we are grateful to be a part of it.
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