OUR MISSION

To engage students in the process of scaling up solar power at 100% of schools around the world. 

Join the Million Solar Stars Challenge to engage 1,000,000 students in solar energy education and inspire 100% of schools to go solar worldwide. Million Solar Stars (MSS) is an international solar program inspired by the Roots & Shoots Million Tree Project. MSS connects students with tools to design and engineer hands-on solar power models. Additionally, students and educators engage multiple stakeholder groups to implement and scale up pilot and commercial solar installations at schools.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, electricity production was responsible for the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions of any sector at 29 percent in 2015. Ramping up engagement of students in the process of expanding solar installations reduces carbon emissions while providing innovative, real-world learning opportunities, and offers considerable long-term financial savings for schools.

We believe connecting schools with solar resources is smart for education, the environment, and for the long-term economics of schools. Furthermore, involving students in the process of deploying solar power will prepare our youth with skills to become the clean energy workforce necessary for a rapid transition to the clean energy economy. Through the Million Solar Stars Challenge, and with the creativity of our youth, we will fast-track solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges.

Thousands of schools around the world already have solar arrays. Help the next generation of clean energy leaders scale up thousands of solar schools to millions.

Objectives

  1. Scale up the Million Solar Stars Challenge as global solar program/initiative of Roots & Shoots
  2. Open the Challenge to schools in North America, Central and South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and schools around the world
  3. Sign up hundreds of schools under R&S / MSS / Light & Life
  4. Build strategic partnerships with the Solar Business Club, SolarFuture.Today, Enerray, LTI, Minerva, BYD, PV Cycle, CitySolar, Solar Energy Society (ASES), International Solar Energy Society (ISES), Stefan Wilson and #ThinkSolar, Solar Made, SolarAid, The Sustainable City, EXPO 2020, and numerous others.

Students will compete for prizes in categories such as “most innovative solar art design”, “fastest recorded solar model race car”, “most creative solar ‘Light & Life’ campaign”, “largest student inspired solar installation”, “most solar reading lights delivered to developing school”, “most inspirational Million Solar Stars documentary”, and more. Potential prizes include solar models, cash prizes, solar photovoltic installations at your school, and the potential to meet the globally renowned Dr. Jane Goodall.

Shoot for the stars! Sign up for the Million Solar Stars Challenge!

Interested students, educators, and corporate sponsors can sign up to participate at various levels. It’s easy as 1-2-3! Click here to register as a participating school or corporate sponsor. Find the 2018-19 Jane Goodall Stars Challenge manual with instructions in your email inbox. Review the program guide carefully. Set timelines and priorities. Publicize and get ready to make a big solar splash in your community and let your Star Power shine!

Quick Stats Of Our Progress

Donate to a specific project need, for example to “ 20 euros for a wheelbarrow ”, or else to a project generally e.g. “Building a school in Mombasa, Kenya”. You can always donate anonymously. Rather than a one-off donation, you can become le who find out about a project, the more support it will get. So post a link to the project site on your Facebook page or include it in your email-signature. Or print out the project page and pin it to a noticeboard somewhere in the “real world”.

FUNDS RAISED

$36.52

VOLUNTEERS

4127

PROJECTS

198

CAUSES

23

Spread the word! The more people who find out about a project, the more support it will get. So post a link to the project site on your Facebook page or include it in your email-signature. Or print out the project page and pin it to a noticeboard in a school in Mombasa, Kenya”. You can always donate anonymously. Rather than a one-off donation, you can become somewhere in the “real world”.