L. Michelle Moore | An Island Press author

L. Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore is CEO of Groundswell, a nonprofit that builds community power by connecting solar and energy efficiency with economic development, affordability, and quality of life. A social entrepreneur and former White House official with roots in rural Georgia, Michelle is a relentless agent for change. Her accomplishments range from developing programs as President Obama’s Federal Chief Sustainability Officer that deployed 3.2 Gigawatts of renewable energy for the US military; to developing LEED into a globally recognized brand as Senior Vice President of USGBC. Michelle’s work is rooted in her faith, and the commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself.”

Mitigating Climate Change Begins in Small Towns

Rural Renaissance author L. Michelle Moore writes that it will be up to rural leaders to put federal climate investments to work building local resilience in a rapidly changing world.