EarthShare continued to expand its program opportunities in 2020 to partner with companies to advance corporate sustainability goals and engage employees and communities. EarthShare is uniquely positioned at the juncture of the corporate sector and the environmental community, and launched new ways to connect businesses with its benefiting members to impact critical issues facing society today. We achieve this through delivery of strategic programs that include content, tailored community events and volunteerism, and enriching learning and philanthropic opportunities. The approach is purpose-driven and remains true to EarthShare’s mission.
EarthShare launched a Grant Program with corporate sponsorship to spur new approaches to public education and conversation around energy equity, advancements in renewables and energy efficiency, and the impact of our energy choices. Grantee projects are making the complex subject of energy understandable by focusing on topics that tend to confuse the public, such as energy policies, energy sources, energy impact, and energy options, including projects that address equity, just transition, and job training in the renewable energy field. EarthShare delivered funding to establish community-level projects in Maryland and Pennsylvania focused on renewable energy choice and equitable energy. The Energy of One, The Power of Many Grant Program is part of a larger programmatic partnership that seeks to foster an innovative approach to the topic of energy by fundamentally changing the public conversation. Grantee projects are empowering and informing communities about how their choices can ultimately support a cleaner energy future that improves lives and the health of our planet.
EarthShare staff launched production of a strategic webinar series involving its nonprofit partners that is focused on the critical and timely topic of environmental justice, to complement and support corporate commitments to DEI and other Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. The series focuses on educating employees about structural and systemic racism, and is a resource that EarthShare will offer to many companies over the coming year.