SOLTREKKER

Rating: 5 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Education, Environment

Location: 1912 NE Killingsworth Street Portland OR 97211 USA

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Geographic areas served: Greater Portland Oregon
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 26-2215107
503-928-4340
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been totally impressed with the vision and passion of SolTrekker volunteers and staff to run such an inspiring and creative educational program for youth and adults. The need to change our ways in order to save the environment is clear, and SolTrekker is making an impact. I have toured the RV and talked many times with Ty Adams whose vision and leadership I appreciate so much.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hearing the story of its origins from the oil fields of Montana to the cloudy days of Oregon. The connection with the students in an enterprise through the solar waffle cart is outstanding, and I understand there is more to come.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to invest--I'd love to hear the students reflect on their experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Sustaining a leadership and financial base.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Help students gain experience working in food service industry and in customer service. Great non-profit, help the environment and students.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

getting students work experience which has lead to jobs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with students.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hardworking and friendly.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

promote green energy to a much larger audience and help many more students gain job experience.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

SolTrekker, with its beautiful fully-renewable eco-RV, combines the best of both worlds for students and teachers: It provides the excitement of a field trip, with presentations that students love. And it brings that excitement to the school door, dramatically simplifying logistics (and reducing costs!) for teachers and schools. The simplicity and elegance of seeing renewable technology in such an accessible way touches students deeply, and gives them a learning experience that they will carry forward.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the creativity of applying renewable technology -- which can sometimes feel exotic -- to the traditional familiarity of an educational RV. It opens minds.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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