Energy Democracy and Community Empowerment
Who owns the energy that powers our communities? If energy is power, how might community-owned energy generation challenge entrenched structures of power?
Energy Democracy and Community Empowerment brings prominent public figures to discuss community-based renewable energy projects in New York City, from the Renewable Rikers plan to turn the island jail complex into a site for publicly-owned renewable energy production to the Co-ops Go Solar campaign to bring solar energy to low-income homeowners. These, and other initiatives rooted in economic and racial justice, will elucidate the challenges and potential of frontline communities becoming critical stakeholders in the city’s climate adaptation.
Lawrence Haseley, Senior Program Manager, Solar One
Ashley Dawson, Professor, The Graduate Center & College of Staten Island, CUNY
Summer Sandoval, Policy Advisor, NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice
Daniel Chu, Energy Planner, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
Andrea Johnson, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Barnard and Columbia Architecture
Sandra Goldmark, Director, Campus Sustainability and Climate Action, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Barnard College, and Senior Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Engagement, Columbia Climate School
Ralph Ghoche, Assistant Professor, Barnard and Columbia Architecture
Barnard Environmental Science Department
Barnard and Columbia College Architecture Department
Barnard and Columbia College Urban Studies Program
Barnard College Office of the Provost
Barnard Office of Sustainability and Climate Action
Barnard Office of Community Engagement & Inclusion