Just Energy Director at the Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE)
Chandra Farley is an activist at heart and credits her parents with instilling a sense of duty to always do what she can to advance justice and fairness. With a passion for elevating the connection between environmental stewardship, strong communities, and our daily lives, Chandra continues to build upon a career foundation in the design and construction industry. Currently, as the Just Energy Director at the Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE), Chandra develops community-centered strategies to advance energy equity through coalition building, leadership development, community organizing and leveraging data and research. While unfamiliar to many residents, equity-centered energy and utility policies significantly enhance household economic stability and improve the overall quality of air, water and other natural resources that affect our health and well-being.
Chandra is a graduate of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Academy, President Emeritus of the Environmental Justice Academy Alumni Association, Co-Chair of the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Directors for Community Movement Builders, Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund, the People’s Justice Council/Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and Greenlink Analytics.
Sustainability Deep Dive 2021 Session Description
Good Energy by Design
While often unfamiliar to those most affected, energy and climate policies significantly impact our communities and the quality of the natural resources that affect our health and well-being. Utilizing equity as lens, we can account for differences in opportunities and burdens, as well as needs, to propose and pursue just and equitable solutions. Good Energy by Design will look at the ways co-design with communities marginalized by the climate crisis must be a priority to realize a regenerative, “good energy” future for ALL.