|Thanks to the Generous Donation by Steven and Irene Weiss|
September 09, 2022 [St. Petersburg, FL] — The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) “flipped the switch” on their new green initiative on Thursday, September 8, celebrating a state-of-the-art solar panel system donated by Steven and Irene Weiss. This generous donation helps The FHM take further steps toward utilizing clean and renewable energy, decreasing overall energy costs, and decreasing its carbon footprint.
Steven and Irene Weiss funded the entire project including contracting, purchasing materials, and installation. “We are incredibly grateful for their support in making The FHM more sustainable,” said Erin Blankenship, The FHM Interim Executive Director. “At The FHM we see our mission as not only focused on preserving artifacts and teaching lessons of the Holocaust, we also believe that responsibility extends to our impact on the planet, Converting to solar energy is an important step in our ongoing commitment to sustainability.”
The FHM has reported 68,000 lbs of CO2 emission saved which is equivalent to 512 trees being planted since the project’s completion. This information is available to the public on their Solar Edge Dashboard and is updated daily by CLICKING HERE or visiting https://bit.ly/3QwiqFK
“We thank The Florida Holocaust Museum Board for allowing us to gift a Solar Energy system to the Museum. The system will provide many years of free, clean, sustainable, and renewable energy. The Museum’s environmental stewardship and the funds saved by the new solar system can be used to further support the Museum’s essential mission of remembrance and education.” Said donor, Steven Weiss. “We are grateful to the members of the Solar Energy Committee: Judah Rubin, Josh Bomstein, and Ron Borsellino, for their time, dedication, and hard work in assuring the success of this project. – Let the sunshine in!”
Irene Weiss is best known for founding the Anne Frank Humanitarian Awards program in 2001 and is a former FHM Board Chair and current Advisory Council Member.
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|About The Florida Holocaust MuseumOne of the largest Holocaust Museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust Museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org|