The Greenlink Equity Map (GEM) was created to help you visualize critical equity-related issues using maps and data.

GEM is a product of Greenlink Analytics, an energy research and consulting NGO offering data and deep industry knowledge in the clean energy space. Based out of Atlanta, Greenlink Analytics has developed methodologies to evaluate 70+ equity indicators at a neighborhood census tract level. They have a track record of conducting utility burden and equity analysis, published in academic journals on the issue, served as the lead consultant in developing multiple major cities’ equity maps, and have received accolades from MIT, Georgia Tech, and the National Science Foundation for their work in the clean energy space. The Greenlink team uses technologies to help create a smarter, cleaner, and more equitable future.

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Upright Consulting Services 

Upright Consulting Services LLC is a consulting platform established to advance racial equity, economic justice, and deep sustainability by providing high-quality strategic advice, research, facilitative leadership, and technical assistance. Upright has experience working at the intersection of data, community, equity, and local government. 

 

Some of their previous projects include: analyzing racial impacts of city franchise agreements for solid waste and recycling services, authoring an Equity Assessment Tool for Race Forward’s Zero Cities project, leading equity strategy for the City of Portland’s “smart city” and data governance program, working with community leaders to develop environmental indicators for West Oakland, and running an online information mapping facility designed to put the power of the information age in the hands of community-based organizations fighting gentrification and environmental injustice. 

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Funders

 

The Greenlink Equity Map (GEM) and Process Guide would not exist without the help of our funders. Greenlink and Upright thanks our funders for their generous support for the development of is project:

The Kresge Foundation was founded in 1924 to promote human progress. Today, Kresge fulfills that mission by building and strengthening pathways to opportunity for low-income people in America’s cities, seeking to dismantle structural and systemic barriers to equality and justice. Using a full array of grant, loan, and other investment tools, Kresge invests more than $160 million annually to foster economic and social change.

Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge is an initiative that empowers 25 of the largest U.S. cities to implement near-term climate goals and become primary drivers of progress towards meeting America’s pledge on climate. Recognizing that cities account for more than 70% of global carbon emissions – and that mayors have significant authority over cities’ highest emitting sectors: transportation and buildings – the Climate Challenge aims to enhance the work already being done by mayors across the U.S. and to support cities in the fight against climate change.

Energy Foundation’s nonprofit mission is to secure a clean and equitable energy future to tackle the climate crisis. 

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Members of the National Project Team (listed alphabetically):

  • Matt Cox, Greenlink Analytics

  • Mayra Cruz, Catalyst Miami

  • Ariel Drehobl, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

  • Chandra Farley, Partnership for Southern Equity

  • Rosa González, Facilitating Power 

  • Jeremy Hays, Upright Consulting Services

  • Yeou-Rong Jih, Greenlink Analytics

  • Oriana Magnera, Verde

  • Lauren Ross, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

  • Divya Sridhar, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

  • Minna Toloui, Upright Consulting Services

  • Desiree Williams-Rajee, Kapwa Consulting

  • Cheyenne Flores- Office of Sustainability City of Philadelphia

Partners

Tyrannosaurus Tech is the lead software developer of the GEM Platform. Tyrannasaurus Tech acts as a technology partner for organizations looking to launch new and innovative SaaS (software as a service) products in healthcare, public health, and education. Tyrannosaurus Tech is proud to have worked with organizations that are making a big and positive impact such as The Ron Clark Academy, The Task Force for Global Health, and Active Food Safety.