William Barber III
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
William J. Barber III is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law where he earned his juris doctorate. He is heavily interested in environmental policy, having completed work with several environmental advocacy groups, including the UNC Law Center for Climate, Energy, Environment, and Economics; Clean Water for North Carolina; and Clean Energy Works.
William currently serves as a member of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary's Environmental Justice and Equity Advisory Board, as well as co-chair for the North Carolina Poor People’s Campaign Ecological Devastation committee. William has several years of experience in grassroots and community organizing, working as a field secretary for the North Carolina NAACP for two years and serving as one of a three-member leadership team for Moral Freedom Summer, a long-term voter mobilization campaign spearheaded by the North Carolina NAACP. William attended college at North Carolina Central University, where he completed an undergraduate degree in environmental physics. He is interested in the renewable energy field, specifically in initiatives that are being taken to promote opportunity for low income communities and communities of color.