Every week in February, Groundswell has recognized individuals making major contributions to Black, Green communities and initiatives. For our final week, we sat down with Edward Brame, an active leader for multiple outreach initiatives at Dupont Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Washington, D.C.
Each week in February, Groundswell will recognize individuals who are making major contributions to Black, Green communities and initiatives. This week, we sat down with Ngadi Smart to talk about the role that she hopes her work will play in building stronger communities and a brighter future.
Throughout the District, there is an increased focus on making green, renewable energy equitable and accessible for everyone. The DC Solar for All program is helping leverage solar resources to share benefits throughout the District.
Every week in February, Groundswell is recognizing individuals who are making major contributions to Black, Green communities and initiatives. This week, we sat down with Suncatch Energy Founder Brad Boston, who builds up his employees, even as he installs solar panels.
This February, Groundswell will honor individuals making history in their communities and building a brighter future for generations to come. Groundswell has shared stories about leaders in the Black and green communities every February since 2017 to recognize the environmental justice impact these individuals have in and beyond the communities they serve. These stories are part of the rich fabric of history written each day by decisions and acts of service.
Twenty-twenty has been a year of revelation. Whatever polite veneers may have once masked the injustice, fear, rage, want, and inequities that have been daily on display, those veils have been ripped away by a relentless year.
Groundswell recently welcomed Teara Harris to our team as our new Community Building Associate. Teara brings with her a passion for building up people in traditionally underserved communities. Her vision is to bring about change and unity while connecting people in her community with the resources they need.
Here in the District — as in many places — some residents struggle with high energy bills each month. But through the DC Solar For All program, members of our community are beginning to see savings through solar energy.
This year, it has been clearer than ever just how important our neighbors are to our lives. Many of us have been physically separated from our friends, co-workers, and neighbors for most of the year, which is why we believe that it is more important than ever to support everyone in our community on this Giving Tuesday.
What is Solar For All, and how did this program get started? The DC Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) breaks these questions and more down in “Solar For All,” the first episode of its DC Solar Stories Documentary Series.