Ashwin Barama, a Willow Class of 2019 alumnus, is working to bring a new source of renewable energy to Bernardsville. Ashwin is currently raising money to install a “WindBush” at Bernardsville Public Library. While there are several of these energy-generating structures in Europe, there are only two installed in the United States, both on private property. This would be the first of its kind installed on public property in the United States! Click here to read the full article on Ashwin via the Bernardsville News, and click here to read a recent profile of Ashwin by the Willow Alumni Society!
In the article, Ashwin shares that this idea was partly inspired by his time at Willow! “All the buildings there are designed with environmental sustainability in mind,’’ he says. “That was really part of the inspiration.’’
Ashwin goes on to say, “If we want to preserve nature and our planet for future generations like myself and my grandkids, then we really need to start moving away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources. If we continue polluting the atmosphere like this, global warming is only going to get worse. I love nature and I really don’t want to see that happen. Nature deserves to be enjoyed by everyone, especially the people that come after us.’’
We’re so inspired by you, Ashwin! Congratulations on starting this effort. Stay tuned for more information on how you can support Ashwin and help him build the WindBush. Click here to read more about our amazing alumni!