Values

Today, we’re all living with the outcomes of a 19th Century energy system that extracts fossil fuels from the ground that we burn for power, the pollution from which makes people sick and destroys our climate. Moreover, our energy systems, like most legacy systems, are infused with injustices that do particular harm to communities of color, families, and individuals because many of our laws and institutions were designed for that purpose - the result of which is disproportionate harm to people and communities of color. The distribution of costs is similarly inequitable. The poorest 20% of Americans pay the most for electricity - 10% or more of their total household income on average - and more than half the country can’t access solar.

Groundswell’s core values include equity, respect, integrity, excellence, taking care of each other, driving transformative change, and serving people and communities with joy. We believe that service is a privilege, not a chore, and our team works with and for people in the communities we serve to create equitable systems and transformative change. 

Values

Mission & Vision

Groundswell builds community power through equitable community solar projects, clean energy programs that reduce energy burdens, and pioneering research initiatives that help light the way to clean energy futures for all. Groundswell has clean energy programs and projects in place in six states, including the District of Columbia, and serves more than 3700 income-qualified customers with more than $1.85 million per year in clean energy savings. Our vision is a clean energy economy that equitably serves all people with a diverse supply chain that is free of representation and wage gaps and generates wealth, work, and savings for all the communities it serves.

During 2020, Groundswell’s entire team worked together to complete a new Strategic Plan that defines our goals, how we’ll reach them, and how we’ll measure our progress. It takes about 15 minutes or so to flip through it, or a bit longer to read it word for word.

Mission & Vision

Our Team

Groundswell’s dynamic team includes our staff, Board of Directors, and our network of partners. As a part of our commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, we are working together to create a culture of belonging.  

Our Team

Support Our Work

Groundswell is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations help us to serve more people and get more good work done. Please consider supporting our mission through a tax deductible one-time or recurring donation.