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The Rural Renaissance Roadshow brings together rural leaders from across the US and equips them to build thriving local clean energy futures through inspiration, education, partnerships, and practical technical and funding support.


Imagine tent revival meets county fair, centered in values including joyful service, sharing power, and getting good things done.


Equip attendees with inspiration, technical support, funding opportunities, partners, and a community of like-minded colleagues.


Get good stuff done in our communities that will help ensure that rural communities and small towns will thrive.

2023 Rural Renaissance Roadshow Recap - Why Bentonville, AR

Rural Renaissance Webinar

Watch the recording of the first Rural Renaissance Webinar here! Pastor Billy Humphrey, Founder and Executive Director of City of Refuge and Michelle Moore, CEO of Groundswell, discussed the impact of "Direct Pay" for non-profits, including how it's impacted City of Refuge. Listen and learn how this could apply to your nonprofit or community.

Rural Renaissance

By L. Michelle Moore

Revitalizing America's hometowns through clean power

Michelle Moore is author of “Rural Renaissance” and CEO of Groundswell, a 501(c)(3) that builds community power by eliminating energy burdens and increasing economic opportunity with community solar, resilience centers, residential energy efficiency, and pioneering research. A social entrepreneur and former White House official with roots in rural Georgia, Michelle is a relentless agent for change. Her accomplishments range from cutting the government’s energy bill by $11 billion and deploying 3.2 Gigawatts of new renewable energy for President Obama, to developing LEED into a globally recognized brand for USGBC. Michelle also serves as a Senate-confirmed member of the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors and as Secretary of the Board for the Interdenominational Theological Center. Her work is rooted in her faith and the commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself.”