Green Festival Speakers

Ashoka Finley

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Ashoka Finley is a worker member of The Energy Solidarity Cooperative (ESC), based in Oakland, CA. ESC democratizes financing and ownership of renewable energy through partnerships in traditionally disenfranchised communities. They do so through a localized approach in cooperative governance and community empowerment that combines member equity, community investment and knowledge transfer services to spread community-led clean power projects. ESC is committed to building a movement of energy resilience and economic justice. They envision a world where community energy planning, household energy efficiency and power production are a part of everyday life in neighborhoods. Ashoka also served as Project Facilitator at Ecocity Builders and Co-Project Manager at Urban Tilth. He offers dynamic and innovative technological approaches to community driven engagement, related to sustainability and implementation at the local level.