Sharon Lavigne Recognized For Fight “To Breathe Clean Air” in Cancer Alley

Lifelong Louisiana resident, retired teacher, and grassroots activist Sharon Lavigne was awarded the 2021 Goldman Environmental Prize for her victorious and continued environmental justice activism in “Cancer Alley.” Lavigne, founder of the faith-based advocacy organization RISE St. James, successfully blocked the construction of a $1.25 billion plastics manufacturing plant in … [continued]

Solar Professionals Now Eligible For RISE Certification Program

By Douglas Elbinger, Energy Systems Analyst, Greenlancer.com To accommodate the increasing number of solar professionals and maintain a system of quality assurance throughout the industry, John Schehl, Executive Director of Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ (RISE), has announced a new eligibility track for its ‘Certified Solar Roofing Professional™’ (CSRP) designation, which will enable a greater … [continued]