THIS IS GOAL ZERO

OUR MISSION

TO EMPOWER PEOPLE WITH A BRIGHT, SAFE, CONNECTED, AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE BY DELIVERING SMART, PORTABLE POWER SOLUTIONS DESIGNED FOR EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE.

 

Goal Zero Founder

 

"MY EXPERIENCE IN LIFE HAS TAUGHT ME THAT WHENEVER WE TRY TO DO SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT, THERE WILL ALWAYS BE OPPOSITION. THE BEGINNINGS OF GOAL ZERO STARTED BY SIMPLY TRYING TO DO GOOD, OUR VISION WAS TO HELP PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY BY TEACHING THEM HOW TO BUILD BUSINESSES — WE WANTED TO EMPOWER THEM TO LIFT THEMSELVES OUT OF POVERTY.”

We ran into so many obstacles that one day I turned my eyes heavenward and said, "I give up. I can't do this anymore." Almost immediately a thought came to me, "If not you, who? If not now, when?" That was profound, and it gave our team the courage to work through our problems. Our vision remained true, but we found that our methods had to adjust from what we thought would work, to what actually worked. We discovered that by creating basic tools that everyone needed and wanted, they could use those tools to create income opportunities within their community.

At Goal Zero, our products are designed to lift the poorest of poor, and are still extremely relevant to the richest of rich. Think about that for a moment. If we have products that will really do that, those products are a great equalizer in lifting us all to a higher place. After all, we are all here on this earth together, having a human experience.

We can put reliable power into every human hand on this earth, without overwhelming our resources. There is enough for all — so, if not you, who? If not now, when?"

Robert Workman
Founder, Goal Zero

 

WE STARTED AS A CAUSE, LOOKING FOR A BUSINESS.

OUR HISTORY

MARCH 2007

"IF NOT US, WHO? IF NOT NOW, WHEN?"

Robert Workman started TIFIE Humanitarian (Teaching Individuals and Families Independence through Enterprise) after visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and witnessing first-hand the need for helping people out of poverty. His revelation, teach villagers how to run a sustainable business in their communities and empowering them to lift themselves out of poverty.

 

APRIL 2008

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

First portable solar power pack tested in DRC — originally called GoBe, now the Goal Zero Yeti 150 — consisted of a battery, solar panel and LED light. This simple system brought light, safety and economic empowerment to villagers.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2010

HAITI 7.0 EARTHQUAKE

Humanitarian partners in Haiti offer Goal Zero batteries and lights after the earthquake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH 2011

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI

Goal Zero donated hundred of lighting kits and solar panels to families in Japan who were without power as a result of the earthquate and tsunami.

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2012

HURRICANE SANDY

With the launch of the "Buy One, Give One" campaign, GZ Nation sent 9 Goal Zero employees and almost $600,000 worth of portable power, solar panels and lights to those living in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Goal Zero begins an ongoing partnership with Team Rubicon, powering their communications during relief deployments.

 

 

 

 

JULY 2013

SHARE THE SUN LAUNCHES

Share the Sun, Goal Zero's humanitarian program launches in online sales, giving GZ Nation the power to change lives by donating sun shares to projects of their choice.

Learn more at ShareTheSun

 

 

 

AUGUST 2014

GOAL ZERO BEGINS NEW PHASE WITH ACQUISTION BY NRG ENERGY

"Our mission is to put reliable power in the hands of every human on earth. Being part of NRG, a company that is similarly aligned, allows us to reach this goal in a much more powerful way. We exist to do good, to empower people everywhere," said Robert Workman, CEO and founder of Goal Zero.

Read more about the acquistion

 

 

 

 

APRIL 2015

GHANA - POWERING EDUCATION

In April, 2015 we partnered with Tifie Humanitarian and Point Innovate and sent our employees with solar panels , lights and rechargers to the village of Kushea, Ghana, to power up a small technology center. The project will provide schoolchildren and villagers access to a better, brighter future.

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SEPTEMBER 2017

PARTNERS FOR DISASTER RELIEF

Beginning in September, a series of catastrophic natural disasters struck many communities across the globe.

With the help of generous partners, we were able to distribute over $7 Million in power and light to these communities in need. From Texas to Puerto Rico, Mexico to the Virgin Islands, we've been able to bring light to communities left in darkness.

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MANAGEMENT

GOAL ZERO ISN'T JUST A COMPANY, IT'S A BUSINESS CREATED BY PEOPLE WHO LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST

Inspired by passion for adventure, respect for the planet and a humanitarian heart. We may be a bit irreverent most days but we take our work and play seriously and are proud to provide the most innovative portable solar products on the market.