Mission

SunCrew is a Capitalist Cooperative to distribute renewable solutions. SolarSeeds Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit to spread sunshine.

Our mission is to decentralize power by empowering people with an inclusive, renewable, fair and thriving economy.

Capitalism can be the problem or the solution. To change the game, we have to financially reward the behaviors we want.

The definition of capitalism is:

an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

In our view, the group of "private owners" has simply become too small, and the workers have become exploited, which is why SunCrew is a "Capitalist Cooperative." We still have "private owners," but those "owners" are all of the members of our cooperative -- it is decentralized capitalism.

Even our customers can be owners by becoming “Growers” with us. Our solar lights are just the first step on a solar staircase to full energy and financial independence.

Here is a 90 second video from our friends at SolarAid on how we get our lights to the people who need them:


By providing renewable and cost-saving solutions to the poorest populations and including the people in a share of the profits, we create the foundation for a new economic
ecosystem for humanity – one that is decentralized, diversified and powered by sunlight (just like nature).


SunCrew is owned by the people, for the people, to empower people.

This video from our friends at Laudato ‘Si describes our mission well:



Uulala provides us with a way to track every SolarSeed and reward every Grower across the planet.

The goal is to create a borderless tapestry of light where people from different cultures, religions, and incomes work together to create the world we all know in our hearts is possible.

Our innovative model is only possible with the proliferation of smart phones and decentralized technology. Our blockchain Partner, Uulala, is working with Laudato ‘Si,
the Vatican and government organizations to help bring financial solutions to the world’s most vulnerable populations:



TEAM:
Our Team is every amazing Donor, Sower and Member in our Cooperative, plus all of our customers. Each of us brings unique perspectives, talents and gifts. Our motto is:

To create a shift, share your gift.

Together we can accomplish anything. 

Since 2010, Alisa Gravitz, Terry Mollner and Robert Styler have been doing Friday conference calls to design a new economic ecosystem for humanity, where business can
become a powerful force for positive change. Read their bios and you will know they have the track record, connections and experience to make this happen on a mass scale.

BOARD

Alisa Gravitz, Board Member

Alisa is a pioneer in the green economy and her impact has been prolific and profound.

  • She serves as the President and Executive Director of Co-op America Foundation, Inc. (Green America).
  • She serves as a Vice President of the Social Investment Forum, where she has played a key role in the dramatic growth of the socially responsible investing industry to $2.3 trillion dollars from less than $40 million fifteen years ago.
  • She manages the programs of the Fair Trade Federation.
  • Prior to Co-op America, Ms. Gravitz worked on renewable energy and energy efficiency for the Carter administration and market and economic development issues in both the public and private sectors.
  • She served as Treasurer of Ceres, Inc. Ms. Gravitz helped launch Business for Social Responsibility and served on its founding board.
  • She serves as an Executive Director of Co-op America. Ms. Gravitz serves as a Director of Co-op America’s solar program and Groundspring.org.
  • She serves as an Executive Director of Co-op America. Ms. Gravitz serves as a Director of Co-op America’s solar program and Groundspring.org.
  • She served as Director of Network for Good, Inc.
  • She serves as a Member of the Advisory Board at SustainableCircles Corp. and Underdog Ventures LLC.
  • Ms. Gravitz serves as a Director at Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economics (CERES), Solar Catalyst Group, the Social Venture Network, Social Investment Forum, Ceres, Inc., the Positive Futures Network and the Anacostia Watershed Society.
  • She served as a Director of OptiSolar, Inc.
  • Ms. Gravitz is a nationally recognized leader in the social investment industry. She manages programs galvanizing a consumer-citizen force of more than one million people to urge corporations to improve their social and environmental responsibility.
  • Ms. Gravitz is a 1995 recipient of the prestigious Socially Responsible Investment Service award and the Good Deal for All award and was named one of six key people who are changing the way companies think about the environment by the Green Business Letter.
  • She travels across the U.S. speaking on sustainability issues, appearing on CNN, National Public Radio and in newspapers around the country including the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.
  • Ms. Gravitz also co-authored Co-op America's guide to social investing. She earned an M.B.A. from Harvard and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Environmental Sciences from Brandeis University.

Terry Mollner, Board Member

Terry is one of the pioneers of socially responsible investing as a new asset class in the professional investment community. He is a founder and member of the board of the Calvert Family of Socially Responsible Investment Funds, the largest such family of funds with over $7 billion under management.

Dr. Mollner is also the Founder and President of Trusteeship Institute, Inc., a think tank and consulting firm in economic and social development. In existence since 1973, its current focus is on the development of “common good corporations.” These are business corporations where the highest priority is the common good of humanity and nature. This is evidenced by operating as socially responsible companies and having a cap on the return to equity investors based on the risk level of the investment. All excess profit above this each year will be permanently set aside and managed forever for the common good by the Ben & Jerry's company. He believes this is the next stage in the evolution of capitalism.

He also stepped in to keep Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. from being bought by Nestle and eventually facilitated the company being bought by Unilever, his minority partner in the earlier negotiations. Unilever, a very socially responsible multinational, agreed to keep the board of directors in perpetuity by contract and all the social agreements agreed to in the previous negotiations. He now sits on that board which has primary responsibility for the social mission and brand integrity of Ben & Jerry’s.

Robert Styler, Founder and Board Member

Some of you might be interested in how this journey began.

For decades, I have been inspired to create a better economic model. I love how capitalism inspires our spirit of achievement, but at times, it can neglect our soulful need for connection and contribution. SunCrew is a hybrid: a Capitalist Cooperative.
The Kahuna healer I will introduce below wrote me recently,

True power is found in the synergy of opposites.

For the past 28 years, I have been involved in network marketing. I love the potential of the industry, but I am disappointed
by the reality of most companies. Every company event I have been to celebrated “conspicuous consumption” and huge incomes.
They have people on stage with pictures of their massive homes, their mega yachts, etc. Having financial security is empowering,
but every study on happiness shows that once you reach a certain level of income, more money does not equal more happiness.
What creates more happiness is contribution, adding value, and helping other people or a cause you are passionate about.

At SunCrew, we celebrate contribution, not consumption. Every human being has a deep need for significance – to add value to something bigger than themselves, to be part of a movement. We think contribution is a deeper driver than consumption, so our Patronage Points are paid in tiers. The higher tiers you achieve, the more money you make and the more you contribute back to your crew and the community. It is a sustainable cycle, like nature.

Linear systems don’t last. Imagine if the clouds said.
I am not going to release any rain. I am just keeping all this evaporation for myself. It is only fair. I am above you. You are below me…

Since we “share the wealth,” some people think, “Sounds like socialism.” It is not. It is a “capitalist cooperative.” You earn directly from your results and once you have abundance, you share some of that abundance back to the community and your crew. The tiers only apply to what you earn from the SunCrew Community – you always keep 100% of your personal results.

Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social, and the kingdom of brotherhood….is found in a higher synthesis that combines the truths of both.” - MLK
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Bob Richards, President:

Just call me “Uncle Bob.” I have had a diverse, successful, and fulfilling life journey, which has prepared me for this opportunity with SunCrew to give back and serve my global family.

I gained a can-do-attitude through athletics as State Champion, NCAA National Champion along with being on the USA Olympic Training Team in 1968 and represented the United State Air Force as a finalist in the 1972 Olympic Trails in the 3000 Meter Steeplechase.

I gained confidence and discipline while serving my Country as an Instructor Pilot in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and was awarded “Outstanding officer of the Quarter” in 1973. I meaningfully and effectively gave back for a better future as a member of
the Boy Scouts of America since 1971 while serving as Scout Master for eight years. Our greatest natural resource is our youth.

With a degree in Geology, I quickly transitioned into corporate management where I acquired leadership skills through Exxon, Union Texas Petroleum, and as a Consulting Geologist. When I could see the industry moving toward solar and renewables, I transitioned
into network marketing as co-founder, President and CEO of Kaire Nutraceuticals. Years later I became President of Nikken International, generating $400M per year and operating in 38 countries. Valuable knowledge, insight, and wisdom were gained
as to the pros and cons of the people-to-people industry while gaining a deep respect for independent entrepreneurs.
These experiences prepared me for the vision and growth of SunCrew. Let’s spread some sunshine!