Robin Lewis

Public Speaker, Project Manager, and Community Organizer in Maryland

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Robin Lewis, a Maryland Environmental Justice activist, community organizer, public speaker, facilitator, and local entrepreneur, has a long history of helping organizations become more sustainable and inclusive.

Robin is the Director for Climate Equity at Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA) and focuses on helping to bring together Black faith leaders in the region to promote and advocate for just environmental solutions that help overburdened and underserved communities. She also works to help provide houses of worship with the knowledge and resources needed to benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act and other state funding targeted for climate justice and sustainability projects.

Robin is a certified project manager who has worked for non-profits and businesses for many years, recently helping low-income residents pursue healthy living conditions with an affordable housing agency. She also worked as a community organizer to eliminate trash incineration, ban fracking, advocate for Zero Waste, promote energy conservation, educate on affordable housing options, and advocate for environmental legislation,

She serves as the Director of the Social Justice Ministry at Beloved Community Church UCC; an active board member of WhyHunger, a non-profit focused on grassroots solutions to poverty and hunger; and the Baltimore Green Justice Workers Cooperative, a nonprofit equipping people from marginalized, under-served neighborhoods with innovative green job solutions. Robin also serves as a Member of the Advisory Committee for the DC Minority Contractor Incubator convened by Emerald Cities Collaborative.

Robin has volunteered on the Southern Green Line Coalition, the Air and Climate Public Advisory Committee at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, GW Cancer Institute Community Advisory Board, Prince George's DoE’s Environmental Action Council; The Bethel House Board of Directors, Maryland Environmental Health Network Environmental Justice Legislative and Stop Natural Gas Teams.

In addition to obtaining her BA in Economics and MBA from Rutgers University, Robin has a Masters in Sustainable Urban Planning with a concentration in Climate Change from George Washington University. Robin’s research focused on the socio-economic aspects of sustainability in urban revitalization, such as issues relating to displacement, gentrification, and affordable housing.