Beth Bond, is the Administrator of Solarize Greenville. Bond is well known in the sustainability community because of her blog, Southeast Green. A self-professed solar geek, Bond brings a considerable amount of skills to the program including marketing, community-organizing and networking. Bond is honored to serve the Greenville community to help grow its sustainability goals through the deployment of more solar. “Solar is one of the most effective ways that citizens can take control of their own
“Solar is one of the most effective ways that citizens can take control of their own energy while also helping their community be more sustainable,” says Bond. “Southern communities that don’t have natural resources like coal, oil or natural gas, always have plenty of sunshine that can be converted into energy.
Bond serves on a variety of boards and committees in the sustainable community. In 2011 she joined the board at Georgia Interfaith Power and Light and started a second term in 2015. In 2009, Southeast Green, Bond’s blog, won the Advocate of the year award from the Partnership for Sustainable Georgia. In 2010, Southface awarded her the Media Partner of the Year. In December of 2011 the Georgia Solar Energy Association awarded Beth with a Solar Advocate of the Year award. In 2014 Bond was a finalist for the Trident E3 Award presented by the Atlanta Metro Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on host committees for This is Market, River Revival, Earth Hour, Green Law’s Environmental Heroes and Get the Lead Out to name a few.
Bond spent her formative years in Mobile, Alabama. She graduated from Florida State University and then served in Bouza, Niger as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She is active in her neighborhood and serves on Community Council for District 3, DeKalb County. When not working to better her community she participates in her church where she serves as Vice President of the United Methodist Women (UMW) and is a member of the Creation Care team. She is a certified teacher for the UMW Climate Justice program and was commissioned as a UMC Earthkeeper by the UMC Global Board of Missions in 2016. She is an avid tennis player and college football fan and dotes on her nephews and niece.