Sustainability Leader, Felicia Davis, Named “Atlanta Power Woman”and Surprised With Billboard Honoring Her Clean-Energy Work
Atlanta, GA – Sustainability leader and cofounder of the HBCU Green Fund, Felicia Davis, was one of three metro area women named “Atlanta Power Women” by award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo’s (Incredible Hulk) ATL100 campaign. Today the women were surprised with billboards honoring their leadership in advancing 100% clean energy. Chef Malissa “Mali” Hunter and Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley were also surprised with billboards.
The billboards underscore the leading role that women are playing in making clean energy more accessible and affordable for all people, regardless of income, zip code or race.
“In communities across the country women are leading the way to a 100% clean energy future, and today’s honorees are part of that powerful trend,” said Sarah Shanley Hope, executive director of the ATL100 campaign. “We celebrate these ‘Atlanta Power Women’ and leaders like them across America for making our nation cleaner, healthier, and more equitable.”
As director of the Building Green Initiative at Clark Atlanta University, Davis helps historically black, Hispanic-serving and tribal colleges and universities reduce their environmental footprints. She also serves as sustainability coordinator for Clark Atlanta University which is part of the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of historically black colleges and universities in the country.
Davis comments, “As a Black woman working on Energy, Climate and Equity issues I believed my community could make a quantum leap. The billboard moment is surreal. For me it’s a huge sign that HBCUs will play a powerful role in creating a sustainable future and renewable energy is the driver.”
Chef Hunter is a celebrity chef and partner in Tree Sound Studios. She uses her influential platform to promote healthy eating and environmental sustainability, including adopting clean, efficient energy. Powered by on-site solar energy, Tree Sound Studios boasts top talent such as Toni Braxton, Justin Bieber, Drake and Lenny Kravitz on its client list.
Rev. McGregor Mosley is executive director of Georgia Interfaith Power & Light, which unites the state’s diverse faith community around the moral case for action on clean energy. She oversees a successful program to help religious institutions across Georgia become more energy efficient in order to reduce operating costs and promote environmental stewardship.
The public can see Davis’s billboard at 920 Northside Drive NW. Ms. Hunter’s is located at 98 Ted Turner Drive, NW. and Rev. Mosley’s is at 348 Marietta Street NW. The billboards will be on view for one month.
ATL100 is a sub-campaign of the national 100% campaign, which was launched by Mark Ruffalo and actor/director Leonardo DiCaprio in 2015 to promote 100% clean energy for 100% of the people. Today’s surprises are part of the 100% campaign’s ONE100 Awards program. The program surprises individuals across the country, honoring them for their leadership in the transition to 100% clean energy for all. Other ONE100 Awards events have celebrated clean energy leaders from Buffalo, New York; Highland Park, Michigan; and Oakland, California.
“The ONE100 Awards highlight the fact that people from all backgrounds and walks of life are giving their 100% to support clean energy,” said ATL100 and 100% campaign co-founder Mark Ruffalo. “Through the ONE100 Awards, we hope to shine a spotlight on the diverse range of Americans who are spearheading innovative approaches to clean energy in community after community, all across America. They are doing important work, and deserve to be celebrated.”