Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is committed to leading regional advocacy efforts across the Southeast focused on sustainable, clean energy resources like wind, solar and energy efficiency to combat global climate change.

Recognizing the increasing and evolving diversity in our region, as well as the impacts of the historical legacy of racial inequity in the American South, we strive to work collaboratively on meaningful solutions. The consequences of high-risk energy choices, like climate change and pollution, disproportionately impact communities of color, lower-income households, coastal areas, and other groups; clean energy solutions can help reduce this burden and the negative consequences associated with these choices. SACE strives to prioritize efforts and partnerships with affected communities, working alongside individuals to engage in changing systemic inequities in energy systems.

We value unique differences in our staff, board, volunteers, and ally organizations, which include but are not limited to race, gender, class, ethnicity, creed, and sexual orientation. SACE welcomes diverse perspectives; we understand that reflecting in our staff body the breadth of cultures in the Southeast will ultimately make our work to preserve quality of life through better energy decisions more effective. We are committed to the work of recognizing the ways larger societal inequity is reflected in our organization and striving to do better through ongoing education, discussion, and reflection.

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s diversity efforts are led by the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee.

Learn about the latest in SACE’s work on energy justice on our blog here.

Join Us In Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Here are a few resources we’ve been discussing at SACE: