Euneika Rogers-Sipp

Designer in Stone Mountain, Georgia

Euneika Rogers-Sipp

Designer in Stone Mountain, Georgia

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Euneika Rogers-Sipp is the founder of several organizations and initiatives in the fields of Art, Conservation, Culture, and Design Education. A 2016 Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, she collaborates internationally in the design and planning of local "living" agricultural economies.

Prior to her fellowship, she founded Sustainable Rural Regenerative Enterprises for Families (SURREF), a social enterprise development initiative that enables families in rural communities to start businesses providing other local families products that are made to be low cost, affordable, and from locally sourced materials. She created CRE [Community Regeneration Education] which has trained local leaders from 7 states to bring new perspectives into community building spaces benefiting more than 10,000 students and adult learners in different contexts.

In 2010, Euneika received the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service’s research award for SURREF’s design of solar powered irrigation systems – the first minority-and woman led on-farm energy efficiency project in the state of Alabama.

In 2013 she helped launch a Community Based Tourism Network, a project of SURREF that helped to propel the organization into one of the Black Belt region’s most visible examples of people-centered low-impact eco-tourism.

Euneika Rogers-Sipp is committed to conservation, equity, and sustainability issues and serves on several boards and advisory committees, including the Rural Development Leadership Network (RDLN), the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Southern Sustainable Agricultural Working Group (SSAWG), and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC).