Chandra Farley is an activist at heart and credits her parents with instilling a sense of duty to always do what she can to advance justice and fairness. With a passion for elevating the connection between environmental justice, strong communities, and our daily lives, Chandra continues to build upon a career foundation in the design and construction industry that informs her perspective on built and natural environments.
With a career history at Southface Energy Institute and Partnership for Southern Equity, Chandra is well-known in energy, utility, and climate justice circles. She has formed national partnerships to improve the environmental and financial sustainability of nonprofit facilities and developed community-centered strategies to advance energy equity, climate justice, and utility accountability at local, regional, and national scales. Her advocacy extends to Congress where she has testified at hearings on climate change and equity and she has presented to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the establishment of their Office of Public Participation.
Chandra is the Co-Chair of the Hive Fund for Climate and Gender Justice Advisory Board, chair of the Georgia NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Committee, a graduate of the EPA’s Environmental Justice Academy, former President of the Environmental Justice Academy Alumni Association, and serves on the Board of Directors for ACEEE, Community Movement Builders, Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund, Greenlink Analytics, Just Solutions Collective, People’s Justice Council/Alabama Interfaith Power & Light, and Sol Nation.