JMU Students Take Action

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- Solar initiatives are happening across the Valley, and people might expect adults with families to be getting involved, but what about area college students?

Six JMU students who will only call Harrisonburg their home for a few short years are hoping to make a difference in our community.

The students have partnered with the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley to help raise awareness about the Massanutten Regional Solar Co-Op.

JMU senior, Caitlyn Roth says this area is special to her.
"I've been living in Harrisonburg coming on my fourth year now, and this community has given me so much. I love my school and I love this area and I just wanted to give back and kind of make a difference while i'm still here," said Roth.

The co-op allows for multiple people to partner together to get solar power into their area. Think of it as buying in bulk; The more people that get involved, the more feasible it is to get solar power in the area.

The Massanutten Regional Solar Co-Op serves Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Page, and Shenandoah County.

To get involved you can stop by one of their upcoming events.