Equity Commitment

Our Commitment

At Southface, we recognize the historic and ongoing disparities that exist for individuals who desire to live, work, and play in environments that are safe and healthy. Within the communities we serve and as part of the global effort to build a tomorrow that is healthy and equitable, we know that solidarity is what will move us all forward.

For over 40 years, Southface has been committed to ensuring that the intersection of the natural and built environment is sustainable and resilient. Furthermore, we work to ensure that sustainable communities and healthy and efficient building practices are reserved not only for those with access to wealth and privilege; but rather, that this work is extended and accessible to all under-represented communities.*

Through our core programs and services, our advocacy initiatives, and our workforce development trainings, Southface is committed to increasing access to healthy and efficient homes, workplaces, and communities.

Southface is committed to:

1. Lowering overall energy and water burden and improving the health and safety of indoor spaces through our programmatic and technical services work with regional housing authorities, philanthropic organizations, and businesses.

2. Supporting local, state, and federal initiatives that promote access to efficient and healthy affordable housing and clean and equitable energy, water, and transportation policy.

3. Providing workforce development education and trainings to engage and recruit under-represented communities with a focus on low-income households as well as Black, Indigenous, and other people of color into the growing green economy.

4. Demonstrating, through our work and research, a pathway to achieving responsible resource use, social equity, and a healthy built environment for all.

* Southface believes that all under-represented communities are important. These include, but are not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color; women; LGBTQ+ people; and people with disabilities.