GRID recently installed a rooftop solar project benefitting 13 homes in Sicangu Village, one of the many communities within Rosebud Sioux Nation. All Points North Foundation provided critical financial support to ensure that no costs were passed to Tribal members.
“We’re never going to hit the solar goals that the United States needs to hit unless we create that access in low- and moderate-income communities,” said Rich Brown, Senior Vice President and head of Environmental Philanthropy for Bank of America at our annual SolarCorps retreat in February 2020.
Making clean energy equitable is critical for racial justice and racial justice is critical to building sustainable, resilient communities. As we continue to advance our mission of clean energy for all, we are doing internal work as an organization and as individuals to be actively anti-racist.
This year, Interconnection went online for the first time ever. Instead of gathering in San Francisco, we were able to broadcast our speakers and honorees directly to people’s living rooms. Although we missed seeing everyone in person, it was a wonderful opportunity to connect remotely with our GRID family across the globe - nearly 200 households tuned in to watch the live event!