Lily Donge

Lily Donge is the Program Director of Corporate Innovation for Communities, at Groundswell, a nonprofit that builds community power through community solar projects that share power, savings, and economic opportunity. She believes that to advance and scale renewable energy, the market must ground in the communities where the clean energy transformation is taking place. Through her project on Communities + Corporates, she is unlocking innovative solutions for frontline communities by leveraging the rapid corporate support of climate change and renewable energy. 

4 Articles

  • More than a Megawatt on the Ground
    This week, Salesforce published “More than a Megawatt” with contributions from Groundswell, Ceres, Defenders of Wildlife, Green Electronics Council, The Nature Conservancy, the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Alliance (REBA), and WattTime. This paper is a collaborative first step to address how a unit of power, the megawatt, goes beyond electricity.
  • Groundswell and The Solutions Project Join Forces to Connect Values-Aligned Corporations, Capital, and Regenerative Community Solutions through The Fighter Fund
    Groundswell, a nonprofit that builds community power, and The Solutions Project, which supports climate changemakers at the grassroots, are joining forces to develop a new program to connect corporate climate offset investments with renewable and regenerative projects serving frontline communities.
  • A signal of what’s to come
    Yesterday, a major investment in solar energy with an unprecedented step in its focus on “under-resourced communities, working with local leaders and prioritizing minority and women-owned business.” This is among the early signals of a new movement that is about to grow.
  • More than a feeling: Translating climate change into actionable change
    I looked out this morning and the sun was gone. That’s how I felt when the U.N. established that by 2030, we need to reduce GHG emissions by 45% under 2010 levels to keep our planet at a “safe” 1.5 degrees global warming limit. Translating this to everyday language means: I have to take action to spew out less 45% than I did a decade ago (i.e. in 2010 when this ancient iPad I’m typing on was created) and I have only 10 years to do it.