March 2020 Archives

  • Groundswell celebrates energizing two SharePower™ projects in early 2020

    Groundswell celebrates energizing two SharePower™ projects in early 2020

    Groundswell is excited to announce that our SharePower™ projects at the Monastery of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Luke Baptist Church in Washington D.C. have been energized and are connected to the electric grid.

    March 27, 2020

  • Leading with Values

    Leading with Values

    Systems produce outcomes according to the values on which they’re founded, so Groundswell has been very deliberate about defining and sharing the values that guide us daily in our work. Kristal Knowles, Groundswell’s Director of Operations and Customer Support and the heart and soul of our team, has led us through this effort. Last week, Groundswell’s Statement of Values was unanimously adopted by our full Board and every person on our staff team.

    March 27, 2020

  • More than a feeling: Translating climate change into actionable change

    More than a feeling: Translating climate change into actionable change

    I looked out this morning and the sun was gone. That’s how I felt when the U.N. established that by 2030, we need to reduce GHG emissions by 45% under 2010 levels to keep our planet at a “safe” 1.5 degrees global warming limit. Translating this to everyday language means: I have to take action to spew out less 45% than I did a decade ago (i.e. in 2010 when this ancient iPad I’m typing on was created) and I have only 10 years to do it.

    March 10, 2020

  • Dear Solar Industry: Celebrate Women’s History Month with Equal Pay

    Dear Solar Industry: Celebrate Women’s History Month with Equal Pay

    Last year, I was appalled to read in the U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study that the gender pay gap in the solar industry is 26 percent, which means that women in the solar industry earn 74 cents on the dollar compared to men. The gender pay gap in the solar sector is even worse than the US economy as a whole, where women earn 82 cents on the dollar.

    March 06, 2020

  • Revolutionizing transportation and sustainability

    Revolutionizing transportation and sustainability

    This month, in honor of Women's History Month, Groundswell is celebrating the accomplishments of women making a lasting impact in the field of sustainability. We decided to let the rubber hit the road by talking to Harriet Langford, the founder and president of The Ray and a trustee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

    March 05, 2020