Green Festival Speakers
Michele McGeoy is the founder and executive director of the non-profit Solar Richmond (SR). Founded in 2006 to serve the community through green-collar job training and placement, Michele has lead SR in working closely with diverse partners across city government, non-profit, and local businesses sectors, to foster a green economy in Richmond and bring good, green jobs to its residents. Additionally, Michele has created a model that accomplishes this while addressing the concerns of violence reduction, youth and infrastructure investment. Since its inception Solar Richmond has created over 200 part-time positions, as well as facilitated over 50 full time job placements. Solar Richmond’s newest project is the launching of a worker owned energy efficiency cooperative called Pamoja Energy Solutions.