The Solar Living Institute is the educational arm of EcoTerra – a 12-acre solar-powered training, demonstration, and event center for sustainable living in Mendocino County, California. We provide powerful educational opportunities through our inspirational, experiential programs and our onsite network of demonstrations.

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Our Mission

SLI promotes sustainable living through inspirational environmental education.

We believe humans are resilient. Our ability to be resilient to changes in our environment can best be nurtured by having deep connection to nature itself. SLI was created to support community leaders in developing the skills to build their capacity to be agents of change within their own communities. To realize our mission we host trainings and events, maintain cutting-edge demonstrations in sustainable living, and partner with organizations and companies that share our values to further the impact of our work.