Our Principles

  1. We believe communities should be at the center of planning projects. Communities hold the knowledge and vision of what is needed to improve their neighborhoods. Our job is to provide tools and access to resources to help realize that vision.

  2. We do not wait for silver bullets — we take action now with the tools available to us. The future may offer ultra-efficient solar sidewalks or powerful carbon sequestering machines. While we are excited about technological innovation, we need to use the tools we have now to address the climate crisis.

  3. We believe that we can solve climate change — and the solution is political and social. Every day we are witnessing the impacts of climate change across the globe. We already have the technology and the resources to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and protect our most vulnerable communities. The challenge lies only in mass adoption and political will to act. We must immediately work to expand clean energy and reclaim political power from the fossil fuel industry.

  4. We are problem solvers. We embrace challenges and work collectively to implement innovative solutions. We believe that the best ideas come from a full table.

  5. We believe time is sacred. When you are part of our team, we trust that you understand the urgency of action, and will work quickly and effectively toward our shared goals.

  6. Profit is not an end in and of itself. It is a means of expanding our environmental and social impact. We are a B-Corp with a triple-bottom-line that prioritizes economic, environmental and social goals. We measure success by the impact we have with communities.

  7. We include women and people of color at the highest levels of leadership in our work. In our staff and larger coalition of volunteers and community leaders, we prioritize marginalized voices in shaping the direction of our work.

  8. We take joy in our work. We pause and make moments to celebrate success.