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Filipino-owned solar enterprise strives for a greener future for the local education sector

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Sustainable solutions enterprise Buskowitz Group aspires to create a low carbon future for the generations to come. With this vision, the company, which specializes in rooftop solar photovoltaic installations, hopes to continue its efforts to help schools transition to renewable energy and harness the power of the sun. Today, a total of 2.1 megawatts has been installed across 16 colleges and universities nationwide.

Chief executive officer James Buskowitz strongly advocates the importance of going solar in local schools across the country. He shares that “it is the small steps we take to provide a quality education that will have a larger impact on the generations to come. It is their basic right, but often cost factors into its accessibility and availability. If more schools adopt solar power, then perhaps, in the long run, we’ll see those savings go into better services, lower costs, and create green-conscious leaders who will help shape the future.”

He adds, “There is no reason for any university, college, or school to keep their facilities from going solar, especially when we can guarantee solar-powered systems. We hope to help all schools in the Philippines transition from the use of traditional energy to solar energy in five years time.”

With this initiative, Buskowitz hopes to help teach children to be more conscious of their social responsibilities, set quality eco-standards in the education system, and spread awareness. A solar-powered facility and home can help change the future of children from all backgrounds, as the budget that was once allotted toward expensive electricity can now be channeled toward funding more important things, like a scholarship.

At the end of the day, the benefits of harnessing the power of the sun go beyond lowering costs. Sustainability is the true bottom line and sustainable development is the common future, where the needs of this generation must be met without compromising the needs and growth of future generations.

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