Anya Schoolman has been working on environment and sustainable development for more than 25 years. She founded the Mt Pleasant Solar Coop five years ago with her son Walter. As President of the Mt Pleasant Solar Coop, she has led a city-wide effort in DC to make solar accessible and affordable to all. She has assisted more than 70 homeowners in Washington DC to go solar and has helped foster the creation of 11 sister coops that joined together to form the DC Solar United Neighborhoods (DC SUN). She is also the founder of the Community Power Network.