Hal holds a Ph. D. in sociology and has spent his career working for social justice. More interested in action than in academics, Hal has worked continuously to provide opportunities in solar energy for California’s youth. Ever the evangelist, Hal co-created the Solar Schoolhouse to spread the message of clean solar energy to students and teachers. He later founded California Youth Energy Services, now Rising Sun Energy Center to train and employ youth as energy-efficient retrofitters
Hal created the first We Care Solar Suitcase. (Read more about the We Care Solar story here.) Together, the We Care Solar Suitcase and Hal’s commitment to students are the heart of the We Share Solar service-learning program.