Felicia M. Davis is a staunch advocate for measurable reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency retrofits, green building, renewable energy solutions, and an array of sustainable practices. In 2016 she founded the HBCU Green Fund to help finance green projects at historically Black colleges and universities. She has cultivated an extensive network of faculty, professionals, and student climate, energy, and environmental justice advocates.
A lead organizer of the HBCU Geosciences Working Group, she also served as cochair for the National Technical Association 92nd and 93rd annual conferences. She is a founding board member for Green 2.0, dedicated to increasing racial diversity in environmental leadership, and a Chattahoochee Riverkeeper board member. Additional projects under her direction include the BIPOC Climate Scholars Project, HBCU Energy Fellows Project, and the Sustainable Africa Project.
Felicia began her environmental career with Ozone Action and Greenpeace, working on air quality and climate justice as the Georgia Airkeeper director. She served as the first director of Mothers & Others for Clean Air when it was housed within the Georgia Conservancy. She directed the UNCF Building Green Initiative, advancing sustainability for Black, Hispanic-serving, and tribal colleges and universities.
Climate Justice has been her primary focus since attending the 2000 UNFCCC Conference at The Hague, followed by UN meetings in Dakar, Durban, Geneva, Cancun, Bangkok, Copenhagen, and more with an international focus on social, economic, and environmental equity.