Nonprofit of the year

Sunwork Renewable Energy Projects, a Milpitas-based nonprofit working to make the adoption of solar power more economically practical, was named Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 10 by State Sen. Bob Wieckowski.

Sunwork was recognized at a June 8 ceremony at the state Capitol, one of more than 100 honorees selected by state legislators to be honored on California Nonprofits Day.

“Climate change can seem overwhelming at times, but Sunwork’s mission clearly shows that each of us can do our part to increase access to solar power,” said Wieckowski.

Sunwork installs solar electricity systems in the Bay Area and the Central Coast to help customers with modest energy use make the switch to renewable power. It trains homeowners and volunteers to work on its projects to reduce expenses.

“We’ve now installed over 5 megawatts of solar capacity across more than 1,000 preschools, shelters, meal centers, places of worship, nonprofit organization headquarters and low-energy-use homes,” said Founder and Executive Director Reuben Veek. “It’s really rewarding to have this work and our team recognized as a 2022 Nonprofit of the Year.”

Movie Night Out

After opening June 10 with “Ghostbusters Afterlife” at Starlite Park, the outdoor summer movie series hosted by Milpitas Recreation Services is moving to Sunnyhills Park for a June 17 screening of “Luca.” The family-friendly animated movie about a young sea monster boy with the ability to assume human form while on land will begin at sundown, approximately 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 at https://allevents.in/milpitas/movie-night-out-luca for reserved premium seating for up to six people. Premium seating customers will receive candy and popcorn. Free open seating is available outside the premium seating area.

Other movies in the series are “Disney’s Jungle Cruise” on July 15 and “Sing 2” on July 29.


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