Community Resources

Our community resources create transparency around our co-learning to revolutionize the energy system through justice, equity, belonging, diversity, access and inclusion.
We are grateful for the researchers who have led research and innovation for justice in climate-impacted communities. Racism and climate change have the same roots. For this reason and countless more, it’s impossible to address the climate crisis without addressing racism. Join us in reading foundational research into energy, environmental and racial justice below.

Energy Justice

A JUST TRANSITION FOR ALL COMMUNITIES
Achieving just social and economic participation in the energy system, while remediating social, economic, and health burdens on climate-impacted communities. 
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Historical Redlining

RACISM BY DESIGN
Federally legal racist credit rating practices conducted by the Home Owners Loan Corporation (HOLC) across the United States from 1930 - 1970.
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Environmental Justice

THE RIGHT TO SHARE THE EARTH
A set of social, economic, and environmental principles established at the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit.
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Energy Burden

ENERGY SAVINGS FOR INCOME-ELIGIBLE FAMILIES
Energy bills are 3x higher in climate-impacted communities.
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Utility Justice

END CORRUPTION IN ENERGY
A future where utilites and governments are held accountable for racist infrastructure siting and pollutuion.
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Energy Democracy

PARTICIPATORY ENERGY
A movement to decentralize the energy system by centering communities.
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Energy Equity

QUANTIFYING ENERGY ACCESS
The empirical and qualitative measurement of access to the energy system to prioritize the inclusion of climate-impacted communities.
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Solar Equity

ACCESS TO SOLAR
The empirical and quantitative measurement of the distribution of solar across race and economic status.
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Definitions

VOCABULARY & TERMS
Our staff has compiled this vocabulary list to advocate alongside our communities.
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Community Events

UPCOMING

21 Jan

What is a cooperative?

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Location:

195 Bowdoin St,
Dorchester, MA
02124

23 Jan

Webinar: Bringing Community Perspectives to Community Solar

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Location:

Virtual,
Registration in Google Calendar invite

26 Jan

Fairmount Line Bill Community Action Hour!

6:30 – 7:30pm

Location:

Virtual,
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30 Jan

Revolutionize the Energy System with Your Career

1:00 – 2:00pm

Location:

Virtual,
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Community Solar Policy Research

Access our state-by-state research on community solar programs and the advancement of community-led solar

Save Money on Energy

We have gathered a collection of local programs and tools designed to help you save money and reduce energy insecurity.

F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

Solstice Initiative and our staff are on a mission to revolutionize the energy system through the leadership and ownership of clean energy projects in climate-impacted communities.

We believe in a transparent and inclusive approach to co-learn and co-design an equitable transition to clean energy. That’s why we deployed this Community Resources page, so that our communities can participate in our journey to rebuild a just and equitable energy system. Learn more about the research, movements and thought-leadership behind why we center communities in the transition to renewable energy.

Solstice Initiative staff worked to gather these resources to innovate opportunities that better serve our communities. We identified resources from our partners, through our coalitions and with our communities. Through this process, we recognized the value of these resources and the ability of our community members to envision solutions on their own terms with access to them. As a result, our community resources page was born, to provide transparency into our knowledge of local context, opportunities and solutions.

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We provide free education through resources, curriculums and events to mobilize climate-impacted communities to participate in the movement to revolutionize the energy system.
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