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.
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.