Shelly Gordon moved to Mesa, Arizona in late 2017 from the California Bay Area. Trying to make a difference has been one of her core values and she has more than 40 years of volunteer history, from fundraising for international NGOs to serving on the Human Relations Commission and as a volunteer mediator for the city of Palo Alto, to producing a county wide conference on hunger and poverty to serving on the Commission on the Status of Women in Monterey County. In 2019, Shelly started Arizonans for Community Choice to bring more renewable energy to Arizona through community choice energy programs. She also runs an education nonprofit called Revealing Origin Stories of America, which offers professional development programs to schools and school districts that focus on teaching complete U.S. history by way of origin stories of people of color.
Summer in Arizona comes with the one-two punch of high heat and high energy bills. The unprecedented heat caused by climate change makes hot weather even more dangerous for our health and leads to even higher air conditioning bills. In a state with so much sunshine, a natural solution to both of these problems is […]