350Pittsburgh Energy Justice is a new project to support renewable energy and/or energy efficiency projects. We are committed to carrying out our work as an Environmental Justice practice. We are on the path of learning what that means, for sure it includes understanding the racial and social injustices in our energy systems, listening to and learning from the people we work with, and elevating voices that are often silenced. We are inspired by the Garfield Valley View Church solar panel project (they just signed off on their contract !), the PA Solar Center Global Links project, and the Grow Pittsburgh project. We also know its crucial to cut energy costs by weatherization and efficiency measures. We are currently in an exploratory phase, looking into the best way to support projects that promote Environmental Justice and combat the climate crisis. We meet on Zoom, 2nd Wed. of the month at 5PM. New volunteers welcome ! Email [email protected] to get the Zoom link.
We partnered with Solar United Neighbors to launch the 2022 Allegheny Solar Co-Op. With their help and expertise, co-op members can leverage their numbers to get a group rate on quality solar installations. There is no cost to join and no obligation to install! Become a member today at
You can also donate to support solar installations on low income homes, please join us in helping support this important initiative.
We have joined the 350.org Build Back Fossil Free campaign as a supporting partner.
Some ideas we are thinking about:
- New local campaigns can bring cheaper and cleaner rooftop solar to communities of color
- University, community partners tackle energy insecurity
- Solar Schools Report
- Here’s a great local Environmental Justice blog by John Ukenye, Policy Analyst, Penn Future: More than Skin-Deep: Environmental Racism, Justice, and Pennsylvania