In August, Groundswell, along with our friends at Pepco, the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Green Bank, Sunlight General Capital, SunCatch Energy, and local officials celebrated the installation of solar panels at Paddington Square Apartments in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Did you know that as a DC Solar for All subscriber you save up to $500 a year on your electricity bill? This innovative program was created by Mayor Muriel Bowser and makes it easy to save money on your monthly electricity bill while making our environment healthier and safer.
On June 24 and 29, the Justice40 Accelerator will host information sessions on how the Justice40 Accelerator can support frontline organizations who would like to tap into resources, tools and funds available through the Biden-Harris Administration Justice40 policy initiative.
In May, a new behind-the-meter solar installation at Ark Refuge Ministries in LaGrange, Georgia, began to provide clean, locally generated energy thanks to a collaboration between Ark Refuge Ministries, Solar Tyme USA, The Solutions Project, and Groundswell.
Groundswell’s focus has always been and will continue to be the people we serve. Coming from a community that has been left behind, I have always wanted to be able to properly respect and uplift my community, and Art has given me the opportunity to do so.
On Tuesday, Groundswell CEO Michelle Moore updated the LaGrange City Council on the LaGrange Save On Utilities Long term (SOUL) program. The City of LaGrange’s utility rates are among the lowest in the state, but some residents still have much higher-than-average energy usage and utility bills because their homes are older, less efficient, and use more energy. The council has searched for a solution for more than three years before encountering the SOUL program and funding it.
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.