Clean Energy Access for All:
A Design Sprint on Funding Models
On October 18, 2018, Acterra organized a "design sprint" (an interactive, time-intensive prototyping session), hosted by 42 Silicon Valley in Fremont. The design sprint convened more than 40 philanthropists, foundations, civic and community leaders, entrepreneurs, and directors of environmental community-based organizations to work toward solutions for making the clean energy revolution accessible to all.
In addition to dozens of ideas and many new partnerships, four short-term working groups emerged:
Storytelling Working Group
Goal: Make it easier to communicate the importance of clean energy for all by creating a shared language among all stakeholders
• Set of talking points for CBOs and communities to use when communicating with funders, policymakers
• Best practices for getting communities to the table early
Metrics Working Group
Goal: Make it easier for CBOs and funders to measure what impact clean energy is having in the communities they serve.
• Resource guide developed by funders and CBOs with framework of high-value metrics with tips and best practices for collecting those metrics.
Policy Working Group
Goal: Remove policy barriers to clean energy access for all.
• I.D. which policies impede progress on establishment of clean energy access for all (in CA)
• Meet with electeds (e.g. new Governor of CA) with new policy recommendations
Funding/Business Models Working Group
Goal: Remove barriers to funding clean energy solutions.
• Resource guide/tool for CBOs and community leaders to identify best sources for making clean energy available in their local communities.
A white paper based on outcomes from the summit is also forthcoming.
To join a group, contact Julie Noblitt at email@example.com