ASES Sustainability Division

Promotes the innovative development, exchange, and use of information on the environmental and socio-economic benefits of renewable energy combined with energy efficiency and conservation.

Welcome to the Sustainability Division – Join Us Today

(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student and Life members)

Chair: Paulette Middleton 

Go to Sustainability Division Forum

Our Goals

  • Accelerate the energy transformation by providing a community platform for easily sharing innovative information with an ever-growing solar citizen movement dedicated to individual and group actions that help shape renewable energy and sustainable living policies and actions.
  • Expand the sustainability professional and volunteer workforce through educational opportunities and mentoring activities.

Our Members

  • Chair
  • ;Paulette Middleton 
  • Core Program Developer: Frank Kelly
  • Other Contributors (we will list your name with your permission)

Topics We Consider

  • Energy – Environmental and Socio-economic Interrelationships and impacts: Climate change, air-water-soil quality, social and economic justice, circular economy, energy security, climate and war refugees
  • Technology Issues: recycling renewables, cradle to cradle business practices, land and water use concerns and solutions
  • Sustainable living – renewable energy actions at all levels (personal, community, region, statewide, national, international): consumer choices, political activism, investment decisions, pathways to 100% renewable energy world

How We Communicate with the World

  • Sustainability Division Offerings: Success Story Board (members can share their stories by emailing them to division leader(s) who will review and post, and consider them for articles, webinars, or conference presentations); Sustainability Tweets (leaders will initiate and grow these short alerts in creative language to inspire retweeting)
  • ASES communication channels: Solar@Work e-newsletter, Solar Today magazine, webinars, Division forum platform, conference contributions (Spirit and Sustainability Forum, Special Sessions on Sustainability Topics)

How We Build Our Division Community

  • JOIN the Division (no charge for Business, Life, Professional or Student members)
  • RESPOND to “Calls for Action”
  • MEET with division members and share ideas on Division calls
  • JOIN Division Meetups at Conferences
  • CONTRIBUTE to Sustainability Division forums
  • ATTEND webinars

Upcoming Sustainability Division Opportunities

  • SOLAR 20/20 Conference – Spirit and Sustainability Forum – Send suggestions for topics and format today
  • SOLAR 20/20 Conference: “Stronger Together” Town Hall, Solar Citizens’ Action Day, and Spirit and Sustainability Forum
  • Tiny Watts – Help ASES expand this program’s outreach to all Solar Citizens
  • Solar for Renters – Work with other Division members to create online resources for non-homeowners. These resources are related to, but broader than those provided in Tiny Watts.



Here are a few highlights: please suggest more.

 Solar Today Articles

2020 – New Book: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improving Air Quality: Two Interrelated Global Challenges by Larry E. Erickson and Gary Brase. To be published in the Solar Today Spring Edition.

2020 – On- and Off-the-Grid Living from a Human Being Perspective by Leaf Running-rabbit. To be published in the Solar Today Spring Edition


Solar Conference Presentations

2019 – Project Drawdown Presentation


Division Partners

During 2020, the Division will be exploring closer working relationships with other sustainability focused organizations.


Other Resources

Waste – Recycling, Carbon Sequestration and More

Earth911 provides comprehensive information on dealing with PV recycling –

Earth911 also provides information on do it yourself carbon sequestration –




Land Art Generator

The Land Art Generator provides a platform for artists, architects, landscape architects, and other creatives working with engineers and scientists to bring forward solutions for sustainable energy infrastructures that enhance the city as works of public art.

(open to ASES Business, Professional, Student and Life members – Join ASES)

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