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GIC Named Winner of Denmark’s “Energy Services of the Future” Competition
Denmark’s largest utility, SEAS-NVE, recently held a worldwide “Energy Services of the Future – Disrupting the energy consulting business” contest. GIC was named one of three winners. We’re pretty freakin’ excited.
6 Feelings You Experience After Completing Your First Energy Assessment (as told by Game of Thrones)
Completing your first energy assessment is a pretty sweet feeling. You feel excited, empowered, accomplished, and a whole bunch more. We decided to let some Game of Thrones memes explain it further.
Announcing the Spring 2017 Impact Scholarship Winner
And the winner is... It is with great excitement (some might even say too much), that we announce the winner of our Spring 2017 Impact Scholarship Award, sponsored by Inspire. We joined forces with Inspire to create the Impact Scholarship in the summer of 2016 to...
Join the GIC Team for CELI’s 3rd Annual “Run for Clean Energy” 5k!
The Clean Energy Leadership Institute will be hosting it’s 3rd annual “Run for Clean Energy” 5k at Fletcher’s Cove in Washington, DC on Sunday, June 4th – with a portion of the proceeds being donated to GIC! Join or sponsor our team as we run for clean energy education and jobs.
2016 Year in Review
What. A. Year. 2016 was our biggest impact year ever. With 60% more students getting involved and completing 300% more energy assessments for small businesses than in 2015!
Announcing the Fall 2016 Impact Scholarship Winners
It is with great excitement (some might even say too much), that we announce the winners of our first ever Impact Scholarship Award, sponsored by Inspire.
Our Crowdfunding Campaign is Happening Now!
In the past two years, we've empowered 300 students to help 700 small businesses find over $1 million in energy savings. And through our crowdfunding campaign, we want to empower the next 100 students! Please join us and donate today so that we can empower the next...
Radio Interview with Cofounder Daniel Hill on WPFW’s Business Matters talking Kilowatt Smackdown
GIC's cofounder Daniel Hill was invited on WPFW's Monday morning segment 'Business Matters with Andy Shallal' to discuss GIC and the Kilowatt Smackdown in DC and across the country. The hosts, Andy Shallal of Busboys and Poets and Nazim Ali of Ben's Chili Bowl, and...
Meet Chidera Igbokwe: Pursuing a Passion for Impact
Meet Chidera Igbokwe. A chemical and biomolecular engineering student at the University of Maryland. In one semester, Chidera completed energy assessments for 15 local businesses, won a scholarship, and earned a paid sustainability internship.
7 Songs to Get You Fired Up Before Completing a GIC Energy Assessment
Getting ready to go out and conduct an energy assessment? We got the playlist for you. Whether it’s your first or fifteenth assessment, check out our GIC Energy Assessment playlist to get fired up!
GIC Partners with Sungevity to Bring Solar to Small Business
We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the California-based solar company, Sungevity, to provide free solar quotes and discounted solar systems to our participating small businesses. Starting this summer, any California-based small business that...
One Student’s 7,500 Mile Journey through Energy
I was never the girl who knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up. Though I did know a couple things about my dream job. And Green Impact Campaign helped get me there.
Meet Begoña Blasco: A True Impact Leader
Meet Begoña Blasco. An architecture graduate student at Catholic University of America who in just one semester conducted energy assessments for 30 local businesses, won a city-wide sustainability competition, led an initiative to make campus buildings more energy-efficient, had companies knocking down her door to interview with them and became the first ever student on Green Impact Campaign’s Advisory Board.
GTM’s Energy Gang Gives GIC a Shoutout
On last week's episode of Greentech Media's Energy Gang podcast, Katharine Hamilton and Stephen Lacey gave a special shoutout to Green Impact Campaign. Not only do they give a great overview of the energy assessments being done by our volunteers, but also talk a lot...
2015 Year In Review
Best. Year. Ever. We had a record setting year in 2015. We had more students volunteer, more businesses receive an energy assessment, and more savings identified than any other year in our history. See the graphic below to see what we’ve done this year.
5 Reasons Fraternity and Sorority Life Should Be Leading the Way in Small Business Sustainability Efforts
Guest Writer: Kelsey Kelly, Alpha Omega Epsilon Professional Engineering Sorority Member College towns are teeming with really cool, tasty, and unique local businesses. And we, as students and Fraternity and Sorority Life Members, LOVE these establishments. Maybe at...
GIC Co-Founder Daniel Hill named ASE’s 2015 Rising Star of Energy Efficiency Award Winner
The Alliance to Save Energy has announced the 2015 Star of Energy Efficiency award recipients, which will be presented at the 23rd annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner on September 17 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C....
6 Ways University Administrators Can Support Students in GIC’s Energy Assessment Competition
If you are a university administrator and your students or colleagues have told you about Green Impact Campaign, you are probably wondering what you can do to support your students as they participate in this competition. Well we at GIC have done a lot of reflecting...