Robert Richards, a native Washingtonian, wanted to make a better life for himself and his daughter. He signed up for Solar Works DC as part of his reentry process, which showed him a career in solar is "doable."
Last month, GRID Mid-Atlantic Executive Director Elijah Perry appeared on the Solar Now podcast to talk about equity in the solar industry, the impacts of the Solar Works DC program, and building trust in the community around solar energy.
GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic has worked with Sol Systems since 2014, but the partnership took on a new dynamic last year. Sol Systems' support has uplifted a number of GRID Mid-Atlantic's workforce development initiatives.
We’ve long said that climate change affects marginalized communities first and most. Similarly, attacks on reproductive rights threaten to keep marginalized communities marginalized. Bodily autonomy and environmental justice are two sides of the same coin.
Despite inequities in our community, our environment, and our industry, the Solar Works DC program is a source of hope—by providing career opportunities, lower energy costs, and a healthier environment.
Each week during Black History Month, we'll focus on one area of Black history that connects to our mission of advancing social and environmental justice. Today, we're looking at the history of the environmental justice movement—and where it stands today.
Throughout Black History Month, we are focusing on an area of Black history that connects to our mission of advancing social and environmental justice. This week, we're looking at how voting rights lead to environmental justice.