If you believe we should be striving for work/life integration instead of balance, then dedicating your time to non-profits that blend your "day job" with your desire to make an impact is the way to go. Our industry needs more innovation and startups, so donating your time to an organization that helps entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses is a good thing for society, and a good thing for our industry.
Check out new climate incubator Third Derivative (third-derivative.org). If you're experienced in the climate or utilities space - particularly those who pair some entrepreneurial chops with industry expertise - we remain on the lookout for more mentors!
Closer to home, Carnegie Mellon University's Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship has a strong group of mentors donating "office hours" to local entrepreneurs and is also on the lookout for others who can help contribute (www.cmu.edu/swartz-center-for-entrepreneurship/).
Helping innovators in our space grow and launch businesses creates a virtuous cycle for our industry. Let's all do our part to ensure we find new, creative, and equitable solutions to our many intractable challenges!