St. Lucie County, FL, May 13, 2014 – The Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) is honored to receive an invitation from the White House Business Council to participate in the Sustainability Roundtable scheduled for May 15th, in Orlando. The event is being held with Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and is co-sponsored by Voces Verdes and Business Forward.
Voces is an independent non-partisan coalition of Latino business, public health, academic, community leaders and organizational partners who advocate for sound environmental policy to support clean, renewable energy. Business Forward represents business leaders from across America who advise Washington on how to create jobs and accelerate economic recovery.
SELF Board Member, Fran Ross, said, “SELF is very pleased to receive this invitation from the White House Business Council, and we look forward to the discussion with the EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy.” One of the specific topics of discussion will be how to deploy cost-effective clean energy alternatives in working class communities, which is SELF’s specific area of expertise. SELF Regional Program Manager, Julian Nazario, said, “We are looking forward to sharing our experience and offering real world solutions.”
SELF is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) focused on achieving triple bottom line benefits in underserved communities through cost-effective energy retrofits. To date, SELF has financed more than $2 million of home energy improvements throughout the Treasure Coast region of Florida.
For more information about SELF, please visit www.solarenergyloanfund.org or call (772) 468-1818.