Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Join OCR in support of the BDR Earth Day 5k, April 28, 2013 at Bolsa Chica State Park

OC Renewables is very excited to support this year's Brian D. Robertson (BDR) Earth Day Family Fun Run / 5k at Bolsa Chica State Park on Sunday, April 28, 2013.

The race starts at 11AM and you can register at Active.com at this link here.

The BDR Earth Day Family Fun Run is one of the primary sources of charitable donations for the Brian D. Robertson Foundation and The BDR Solar Schools Fund.

The Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund was created to introduce students to solar power by having a total of 20,000 solar energy systems installed at K-12 schools across the nation by 2020. The “20/20 Vision of Solar in America”™ will put solar electricity within reach of millions of students across the country – a goal that embodies Brian’s belief that education is critical for developing a green energy economy and strengthening our nation’s future.

The Brian D. Robertson Foundation was established by the Robertson family to support organizations that have a positive impact on the environment and that promote family wellness. The foundation is committed to putting the resources raised by the donors back into the local communities from which they came.

Brian Robertson was a dedicated family man serving as father, husband, son and brother. He was also an incredibly talented serial entrepreneur and business leader—a true solar pioneer and visionary.

At the time of his death, he was the Chief Executive Officer at Amonix, Inc., a company specializing in the design and manufacture of utility-scale solar power systems, headquartered in Seal Beach, CA. Brian died in a plane crash on December 22, 2011 at the age of 38.

Friday, March 15, 2013

"Dear Mr. President" message wins 3rd in National C-SPAN Student Competition

OC Renewables is talking a moment to recognize the great work of local Long Beach Polytechnic High School students and friends of OCR, Destin Bigsby, Carl Olson, Kieran Reiser for the strong finish of their "mini-documentary" video in C-SPAN's annual StudentCam competition. Their video finished 3rd out of nearly 2000 submissions with a strong message of support for expanding renewable energy across the country. As part of their award, their video will be air at 6:50am EDT on April 4, 2013 on C-SPAN.

If waking up at 4am Calfornia time is not your thing, you can check out the video online at the link below:


Congrats again to Destin, Carl and Kieran! Keep up the great work and the great message!