Advancing Energy Efficiency And Equity In Gwinnett County Georgia
Reprinted from Drawdown Georgia's Blog
Drawdown Georgia researchers are keenly aware of the organic connections that can exist beyond carbon and between scaling climate solutions, creating jobs, and advancing racial and economic equity in our communities.
The recipients of the inaugural Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity grants, awarded in December 2022, also understand the value of connecting these dots. A prime example is the work being done by the Gwinnett Housing Corporation in collaboration with the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance that seeks to invest in energy-insecure communities, expand access to weatherization, and build energy efficiency and clean energy minority job pipelines.
We spoke recently with representatives from each of these partner organizations about the critical work they are doing to strengthen communities, scale climate solutions around energy efficiency and weatherization, and address racial and economic inequities in Gwinnett County.