Here, we list some of the organizations in our community that are committed to empowering us all toward energy, climate, and racial justice for all. Let us know what groups are helping you bring about more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive society.
Wisconsin EcoLatinos is a nonprofit organization under fiscal sponsorship from the Center for Community Stewardship. Their work is currently focused on Southcentral Wisconsin. They are working to raise equity and increase participation in environmental quality and conservation efforts by empowering the Latino community and minorities to take action against environmental hazards affecting our community and reduce our carbon footprint.
This Green, Resilient, and Equitable Actions for Transformation (GREAT) database aims to collect as many examples as possible where city, state, and national leaders are making COVID-19 recovery plans in ways that could also produce benefits in racial, gender, and economic equity and in climate change mitigation and resilience.
Cream City Conservation is a two-prong social enterprise that provides consulting services regarding program design, staff development, and community capacity building, and is dedicated to creating equitable green career pipelines for young adults whose social identities are underrepresented in the environmental industry. Their consulting and workshop services are focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Conflict Management and Environmental Stewardship. For over a decade, through partnerships with local and national organizations, they have helped engage thousands of Milwaukee youth and young adults in hands-on service to the land through conservation, green infrastructure, urban agriculture, and youth climate action fellowships.
The Diversity Inventory (DI) is a searchable online database of diversity and inclusion programs, events, research, support services, and assessment on campus and in the Madison community. This centralized directory collects and reports diversity data, ultimately affecting change by connecting students, faculty, and staff to initiatives that are creating a more inclusive campus community.
GRID Alternatives is a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color, and our energy access work is powering off-grid communities across the globe. GRID’s vision: a successful transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone.
The Initiative for Energy Justice provides advocates and policymakers with equity-centered legal, policy, and quantitative research. They offer a range of energy policy and legislative models, as well as transactional tools for the design and structure of energy projects. In addition, their team assists partners with the design and implementation of energy justice policy, community energy projects, and regulatory advocacy.
Project Home is a nonprofit that performs home repairs, accessibility modifications, and energy improvements to make homes healthier and safer, and to ease the financial burden of high energy bills for residents in Dane and Green Counties.
Walnut Way Conservation Corp. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit neighborhood organization founded in 2000 by Lindsay Heights residents to reclaim and redevelop the economic health and vitality of their community. In the years since, Walnut Way and its partners have rolled out a series of successful and innovative programs and initiatives addressing the neighborhood’s most pressing economic, environmental, and health issues.
The Social Justice Hub provides purposeful out-of-classroom education through direct experience to further develop skills to engage in social justice work and to improve the quality of life for all.
Wisconsin Green Muslims (formerly known as the Islamic Environmental Group of Wisconsin), a grassroots environmental justice group formed in 2005, intends to educate the Muslim community and the general public about the Islamic environmental justice teachings, to apply these teachings in daily life and to form coalitions with others working toward a just, healthy, peaceful and sustainable future.