Erica Mackie

Along with co-founder Tim Sears, Erica Mackie established the non-profit organization GRID Alternatives in 2001 as a response to the California energy crisis. It was set up with the vision of providing clean and free solar energy to everyone, especially those who are most in need, such as low-income communities. The project has grown in size and stature, and Mackie has received numerous awards in recognition of her efforts, including the New Leaders Council Energy Leadership Award in 2009 and the 2013 Clean Energy and Empowerment Award from C3E. Together with her team Mackie is leading the way in providing a real alternative to the standard electric grid.

Location: California

Twitter: @GRID