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.
Systems produce outcomes according to the values on which they’re founded. So, if you want to transform the outcomes or change the system, you’ve got to go deep to its roots and transform the values that define it.
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.