No More Empty Pots
is a grassroots non-profit corporation that connects individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action. To help support this effort, No More Empty Pots, collaborates with an array of public and private organizations, businesses, communities, individuals, and entrepreneurs.
Net-Zero Energy Goal
A top priority for No More Empty Pots is to become net-zero in energy use. Toward that goal, the nonprofit is collaborating not only with Nebraskans for Solar to install a photovoltaic system on their building at 8501 N 30th Street, but also with Creighton University’s Energy Science Program. Under the direction of program chair Professor Andrew Baruth, his students have completed a comprehensive energy audit of the building. Two of Dr. Baruth’s students: Logan Smith and Max Markuson DiPrince, serve on Nebraskans for Solar’s Board of Directors. Additionally, NFS board member and Energy Conservation Projects Coordinator Louis Lester has analyzed No More Empty Pots’ electricity bills and demand charges and has recommended ways they can be reduced.
Renewable Energy Showcase & Learning Center
Dr. Baruth and his students have proposed curriculum for No More Empty Pots’ patrons and their families. The photovoltaic project will include a monitoring system that will allow No More Empty Pots to display the energy generated by the solar panels on a screen in their coffee shop and rooftop patio and on the Web.
If we reach our fundraising goal, the project will also include installing a load control system on the building’s large energy units such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioning units. The solar array will reduce No More Empty Pots’ energy usage, while the load management system will decrease their building’s peak demand. Both will, of course, save energy and money.
No More Empty Pots’ Matching Funds
No More Empty Pots has agreed to provide matching funds to the amount Nebraskans for Solar raises through our Omaha Gives fundraising campaign.
Recognizing Project Contributors
On the digital screen showing the energy generated by the solar system, Nancy Williams, Co-Founder and CEO of No More Empty Pots, has recommended that the names of individual contributors to this project also be displayed.
How You Can Help
Please consider making a contribution on our
Omaha Gives Fundraising Page
toward our current Green Watts for Good solar project in partnership with Nancy Williams and No More Empty Pots. Thank you from all of us at Nebraskans for Solar and No More Empty Pots!
About Omaha Gives Day
Omaha Gives Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized annually by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in the metro area (Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties). The giving day event will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The minimum donation is $1 and there is no maximum. Prizes, Challenge Funds, and Incentive Funds amplify charitable donations. Omaha Gives is based on other successful giving days hosted by community foundations across the country.
Our Omaha Gives Fundraising Project Flyer