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Browning the Green Space

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  • All clean-tech or renewable energy sectors
  • Other

Browning the Green Space (BGS) is a nonprofit coalition of leaders and organizations that share the passion to advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in clean energy. We seek to facilitate a just energy transition by putting Black and Brown communities first, and enabling systems change at the intersection of social, environmental, and economic justice. We are powering a just energy transition by creating jobs, building wealth, and reducing energy burden in Black and Brown communities. By removing barriers and expanding access, we seek to close the racial wealth gap while combating climate change. Browning the Green Space (BGS) is focused on a comprehensive approach to addressing DEI across key clean energy and climate tech areas through our five connected but distinct focus areas: CAREERS: Paving pathways to employment in disadvantaged communities through scholarships, curriculum development, and workforce development. COMPANIES: Helping clean energy employers embrace, incorporate, and achieve DEI goals in their recruitment, hiring, and retention activities. CAPITAL: Enabling entrepreneurs from underserved communities gain access to resources through accelerators, incubators, and angel/VC investing. CONTRACTS: Enhancing opportunities for clean energy contractors from underserved communities through access to capital, technical training and certification, and assisting with bonding and insurance. COMMUNITIES: Bringing low-cost clean energy solutions to disadvantaged communities and removing barriers to clean energy adoption.

Key Technical Support

These are the rankings of the specific industries, technologies, etc. that Browning the Green Space supports

Business Development & Commercialization
We are capable of Business Development & Commercialization
We are capable of Strategy
Technical Analysis
We are capable of Technical Analysis
Funding & Investments
We are capable of Funding & Investments
Marketing & Promotion
We are capable of Marketing & Promotion
Supports challenges in the Ideation phase.
Supports challenges in the Concepting phase.
Supports challenges in the Commitment phase.
Supports challenges in the Scaling phase.
Connection to Extended Network
BGS partners and members include MSIs (e.g., Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Madison Park Vocational Technical High School), nonprofit organizations supporting underserved communities (e.g., All In Energy, Emerald Cities Collaborative, Liaise Noir, The Upward Project), environmental advocacy groups (e.g., Green Justice Coalition, Neighbor to Neighbor, Alternatives for Community and Environment, Groundwork Lawrence), government organizations (e.g., Mass Development, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office), venture capital firms (Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Clean Energy Ventures), startup accelerators (Greentown Labs, NECEC Cleantech Open), investor-owned utilities, and renewable energy developers. BGS has been creating opportunities and providing access for traditionally underrepresented groups in STEM since its inception. BGS regularly delivers presentations and workshops on important DEI topics within clean energy and climatetech.
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Browning the Green Space

50 Milk Street, 15th Floor

Boston, MA 02109