SWEET Alabama began as a conversation between friends who love Alabama. Rob Burton, Majadi Baruti, and Susan Diane Mitchell have been working for years, through various organizations and movements, to bring about a better future for Alabama. Their experiences have taught them so much, and they were discussing their hopes of using that wisdom to create lasting, meaningful change in the future of Alabama.
When Susan created the acronym that became SWEET Alabama’s name (Sustainable Water, Energy, and Economic Transition in Alabama), their ideas began to take shape as a vision for a new organization.
Over the next year, these friends began reaching out to others who they knew shared their values and passion. After finding the right people, a board of directors came together. SWEET Alabama began doing the foundational work to create a non-profit organization dedicated to the future of our beloved state.
Since then, we’ve worked hard to make that vision come to life. We want to be a part of making Alabama’s future sweet.
SWEET Alabama’s vision is dedicated to pragmatic solutions that can create real change in Alabama. Our programs are designed to be implemented in partnership
with affected households and communities to create lasting change. Click the download button below to read our strategic plan.