RISE

Under-resourced communities and communities of color disproportionately bear the burden of environmental injustice and climate change. The voices and leadership of communities on the front lines of these issues are key to creating equitable and lasting solutions.

GRID’s vision of a successful transition to clean energy that includes everyone will only be achieved within a framework of social, economic and environmental justice. GRID Alternatives is committed to:

  • Advancing an EQUITY agenda both within GRID Alternatives and in the energy industry and policy arenas by examining and addressing systemic inequities; seeking out and amplifying the voices of the communities we serve; and expanding access to solar energy and career and leadership opportunities.
  • Creating an INCLUSIVE, welcoming environment on our jobsites, in our workplaces, and board rooms where staff, volunteers, trainees, clients and community representatives are heard, supported, respected, and valued.
  • Building a culture of equity and inclusion that supports and fosters DIVERSITY. We aim to reflect the communities we serve at all levels of the organization, especially leadership, and promote these values within the energy industry. Our focus areas for diversity work include, but are not limited to: race, class, gender, sexual orientation, education level, veteran status, dis/ability, and those impacted by the criminal justice system.

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