Grant will support the Environmental Justice and Sustainability Program
Howell NJ – March 22, 2022: The Infiniti Equity Fund (IEF) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Justice and Sustainability Program (EJSP) at Bergen Community College (BCC) will be the recipient of the Fund’s $10,000 inaugural grant.
The Infiniti Equity Fund supports and empowers organizations and communities to address environmental justice, support workforce development, and tackle organizational obstacles to justly and equitably grow the nation’s renewable energy industry. Through the EJSP, run by the STEM program at BCC, the Infiniti Equity Fund will help students combine STEM with a program focused on sustainability and a more equitable energy future.
The grant will support an initial cohort of students and educational programs centered around environmental and energy justice, culminating in students receiving additional energy justice and sustainability certifications as Infiniti Scholars.
“The support of partners like Infiniti Energy and their Infiniti Equity Fund, who value the creation of a stronger, more equitable energy workforce, is important in providing BCC students with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about environmental justice and workforce equity,” said Luis De Abreu, Director of the STEM Program at BCC. “BCC looks forward to working with IEF in this powerful partnership.”
“The responses to the initial IEF request for grant submittals made the award of this grant a tough decision. Yet all on the team felt that BCC’s program best exemplified the grant criteria to advance environmental justice through educational initiatives,” noted Liz Conroy, General Counsel for Infiniti Energy. “We look forward to seeing what these students accomplish.”
The Infiniti Equity Fund encourages New Jersey non-profits working to address environmental justice and support equitable renewable energy workforce development to visit www.infinitiequityfund.org and sign up for the IEF mail list to receive announcements on future grants.
About the Infiniti Equity Fund
Infiniti Energy is a full-service solar power developer providing engineering, procurement, construction, and long-term financing to select clients and to other solar companies. The Infiniti Equity Fund (IEF) was established by Infiniti Energy LLC in 2021. IEF supports and empowers organizations and communities to address environmental justice, support workforce development, and tackle organizational obstacles to justly and equitably grow our nation’s renewable energy industry. Visit www.infinitiequityfund.org for more information.
About Bergen Community College
Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.