Environmental Justice

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) volunteers joined GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic staff for a 3.4 kW solar installation on Baltimore homeowner Wade Watkins’ home.
GRID Alternatives Outreach Coordinator Katie Webster discovered a love for nature and animals growing up in Adairsville, Georgia, but upon graduating from Auburn University, she realized that she wanted to eschew scientific research for environmental work that would create more immediate change.
Genesha Burton, a pre-law student from Michigan State University, shared with us how her experience volunteering with GRID Alternatives through the Solar Spring Break program stoked her growing interest in environmental justice.
Nine Mendocino College students installed a 20-panel PV solar system for a member of Pinoleville Pomo Nation residing in a culturally-inspired and sustainability-minded prototype home.
When Tommy Minor was growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, he didn’t hear much about renewable energy. Yet his winding path through various worlds, including community ties in downtown Cleveland, Bowling Green University, psychology studies at Morehouse College, hip hop act tour management, and work with a social justice non-profit led him to land in his current position with GRID Alternatives North Valley as the Workforce Development and Volunteer Coordinator.
NY1 - Bronx based company offers low-cost solar panel installation to help low-income residents save on their electric bills
After opening our doors in January 2015, GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic has come a long way! On December 20th 2016, we wrapped up the year by installing our 100th solar system in the Mid-Atlantic region.
“I am happy that I was selected for this,” said Ms. Williams, beaming, “I’m elated!” Ms. Williams just received 14 solar panels on the roof of her house. The 3.43 kW system will save her an estimated $17,000 on her electric bill during the systems’ lifetime.
On November 8th, California voters once again go to the polls, choosing elected officials from local mayors to President of the United States.

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