Community Development Award: Nspiregreen
When Chanceé Lundy and Veronica Davis met at a leadership conference for the National Society of Black Engineers, they immediately knew they wanted to start a business together. A few years later, they fulfilled that dream by launching Nspiregreen, a community-driven environmental consulting firm.
From its conception, Nspiregreen has focused on meeting client needs while serving the greater good; the company’s mission is to “facilitate the transformation and empowerment of every community on the planet.” This commitment to community is evident through the firm’s ongoing community engagement when planning and executing projects. The company engages in extensive outreach to ensure the voices of disadvantaged residents are included in planning stages for infrastructure projects, which includes testimony before the D.C. City Council and at neighborhood community meetings. Similarly, Davis and Lundy have received mayoral appointments to serve on committees including the Business Regulatory Reform Task Force and the Chesapeake Bay Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.
In addition to community-focused work, the company also gives back through volunteering of their time and resources. Davis launched “Black Women Bike,” an organization that now boasts hundreds of members. And Lundy has served on the board of D.C. Greenworks and currently serves on the advisory board of Together Restoring Economic Empowerment (TREE), a nonprofit dedicated to helping minority communities tackle economic and environmental civil rights issues. Company employees have also given hundreds of hours to activities including tutoring in math and science, participating in panel discussions on entrepreneurship and serving as mentors to students and young professionals through the D.C. Women’s Transportation Seminar.
Because of Nspiregreen’s ongoing and in-depth commitment to community development and engagement, we’re pleased to announce owners Veronica Davis and Chanceé Lundy as recipients of the 2015 Small Business Leadership Community Development Award.