“We want all Arkansans to benefit from the green energy transition.”

The Arkansas Climate League encourages environmental justice, energy security, and green energy conversations in low-income communities. We connect with grassroots leaders, listen, build relationships, provide information about local energy assistance and energy efficiency programs to low and middle income families, and work with other nonprofits to pursue local clean energy initiatives.  We’re also involved in statewide collaborations.

At the end of March, 2024 the Climate League was named one of the Department of Energy’s Community Energy Innovation Prize Concept Phase Winners.

Our project People Power: Energy Security | Ownership focuses on bringing the benefits of clean energy to Fort Smith’s disadvantaged neighborhoods via solar installations on community centers.   Our fantastic team includes representatives from Fort Smith’s Elizabeth McGill Drop-In Center, Antioch for Youth & Family also in Fort Smith, the University of Arkansas –  Fort Smith and Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Fort Smith Chapter.

We’ll use the $100,000 prize to add solar panels to the McGill Center, provide community education on energy efficiency and engage local clean energy students.

We have a resource office in the Elizabeth McGill Drop-In Center which is staffed part-time by the Climate League’s Outreach Leader.  Read more about these initiatives in our What We’ve Been Up To Section (scroll down) and Previous Events Section.


We strive to deepen our understanding and implementation of the  Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing including developing Best Practices for our Fort Smith grassroots work. 

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What We’ve Been Up To

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The Climate League Has Earned Candid’s Gold Seal Designation for Transparency.  Candid collects, standardizes, and makes nonprofits data available. The Gold Seal verifies the Climate League’s program, financial and people information.