Rising Sun Energy Center
Climate Change, Environmental Education
Conservation, Children, Efficiency and Weatherization
Rising Sun's mission is to empower individuals to achieve environmental and economic sustainability for themselves and their communities. With a focus on under-served populations, Rising Sun provides marginalized youth and adults with meaningful training, enrichment, and employment opportunities in environmental fields, while delivering free energy efficiency and water conservation upgrades to thousands of households each year. Our unique programs offer valuable skills training, while simultaneously contributing to climate action solutions through resource conservation. It’s a win-win for both the community and the environment.
We do this through four programs:
Our largest program, California Youth Energy Services (CYES), trains and employs more than 100 youth each year in more than ten different cities in four Bay Area counties. The youth work as Energy Specialists, providing energy and water efficiency upgrades to approximately 3,000 homes each year. The services they provide inclu