(OAKLAND, CA) After establishing itself as one of the leading youth development organizations in the urban green movement, Oakland-based non-profit Grind for the Green has restructured its model, launching G4G Mobile, a partnership with Toyota/Volta and a private investor. “We want to practice the sustainability we’ve been preaching,” says G4G founder Zakiya Harris. “G4G Mobile is our first social enterprise, a hybrid of the non-profit and for-profit models, which uses innovative, eco-friendly approach to create a revenue stream and employment opportunities.”
G4G Mobile represents an eco-evolutionary, entirely revolutionary step for promotions. Utilizing a state-of-the-art solar-powered trailer made by Volta Mobile Solar, which features its own 18,000-watt renewable energy source, G4G Mobile is part sustainable power company, part mobile classroom.
G4G Mobile provides solar power to public and private events, such as lectures, workshops, live performances, demonstrations, promotional giveaways, film screenings, and mobile device data collection. In addition, the trailer can be “wrapped” with promotional messages and images. It’s a natural choice for schools, non-profits and businesses with an eco-sustainability component who want to show they’re serious about going green, yet have fun at the same time.
After making its debut at San Francisco’s Life is Living Festival, G4G Mobile will power August 13’s “Throwdown for the Town,” a collaborative event featuring local environmental, food, and social justice orgs, sponsored by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Future projects include a First Friday block party/exhibition with artist collective/youth development org Community Rejuvenation Project.
“G4G Mobile represents an innovative model of engagement by fusing the gap between micro-enterprise, culture, education and clean technologies,” said Zakiya Harris. “It fits perfectly into the urban edutainment model we have been cultivating since the mid-2000s, which is based around promoting the idea of sustainability, both environmentally and economically. G4G Mobile allows Grind for the Green and our strategic partners to deliver the green movement directly to the communities who can benefit the most from environmental awareness campaigns – it quite literally brings power to the people!”
With G4G Mobile, businesses, organizations, and schools can work together with Grind for the Green on developing eco-literacy workshops and green-oriented campaigns or simply power up their own events with energy from the sun. G4G Mobile is maintenance-free, runs day or night, and features GPS and an online monitoring system. It also creates green jobs for youth of color. Promotional events and marketing campaigns are backed up by G4G’s social media and online promotions team for maximum impact across a variety of outlets.
With G4GMobile, going green can now go anywhere your vision takes you.