Charlotte Binns
Director of Community Outreach, Joule Community Power

Charlotte is an environmental activist and entrepreneur who leads Joule’s grassroots community outreach across New York state, building educational resources and organizing stakeholders. She also creates Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Toolkit resources for NYSERDA and supports the New York City Council in their exploration of CCA.

As an activist, Charlotte has won $500,000 in grants for environmentally-related projects in her community, including for the development of an eco hub called Go Green Brooklyn (www.GoGreenBK.org). Charlotte is currently on the board of the environmental justice nonprofit: North Brooklyn Neighbors.

As an entrepreneur, Charlotte successfully built a software as a service platform serving nonprofits such as March of Dimes, Susan G Komen for the Cure, VWF, CARE, Oceana, The Humane Society, Feeding America, National Down Syndrome Society, Columbia University, GLSEN and others. Hers was one of the original 13 pioneering companies to first become a Benefit Corporation in the State of New York. She sold the company in 2014. 

Charlotte graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University.