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Forum on Racial Justice in Solar

Solar energy is crucial for achieving 100% clean energy -- but did you know that nearly half of African-American neighborhoods lack any solar installations, nearly twice that of any other racial or ethnic group?

I was surprised by this and other alarming findings from a new study on racial disparities in rooftop solar adoption published recently in Nature Sustainability. The study is a reality check on racism for the clean energy industry and the climate movement. Communities of color who have been impacted first and worst by pollution and climate change need to have access to the benefits of a fossil-fuel-free future.

This Solar Education Week, join us for a powerful webinar diving into a groundbreaking new study showing how racial inequality is holding back solar across the country and what we can all do about it.

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Kyle,

Solar energy is crucial for achieving 100% clean energy -- but did you know that nearly half of African-American neighborhoods lack any solar installations, nearly twice that of any other racial or ethnic group?

I was surprised by this and other alarming findings from a new study1 on racial disparities in rooftop solar adoption published recently in Nature Sustainability. The study is a reality check on racism for the clean energy industry and the climate movement. Communities of color who have been impacted first and worst by pollution and climate change need to have access to the benefits of a fossil-fuel-free future.

Please join me and the Sierra Club's Ready For 100 campaign on Wednesday, April 17 for a Forum on Racial Justice in Solar.

We will be holding a powerful discussion about the findings of this study. Hear from three important voices in this movement -- the study's lead author, Dr. Deborah Sunter, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University; Melanie Santiago-Mosier, Access and Equity Program Director for Vote Solar, who is a leading voice in equitable solar development, and Jamez Staples, President and CEO of Renewable Energy Partners, one of the nation's most visionary social entrepreneurs.

Event Details:

  • WHO: YOU and people across the country who are ready to take the next step in working towards a just and equitable transition to 100% clean energy in their communities!

  • WHAT: Forum on Racial Justice in Solar

  • WHEN: Wednesday, April 17, at 1pm PT / 2pm MT / 3pm CT / 4pm ET

  • WHERE: Online -- this webinar will be hosted on Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook

  • HOW: RSVP to join the live webinar and/or to receive a recording afterwards

  • QUESTIONS? Contact me, Kelly, at 617-291-2443.

This country needs a new kind of conversation about clean energy and justice.Our work to reach 100% renewable energy will only be successful when the clean energy economy belongs to everyone.

Let's start the dialogue. RSVP to join us for this webinar and submit your questions for the panelists now!

Sincerely,
Kelly Lynch
Senior Campaign Representative, Ready For 100