NEW VIDEO: Clean Energy Is Revitalizing Milwaukee's Manufacturing Legacy

Evergreen Action Launches First Video In New Program That Highlights Climate & Clean Energy Impacts Within U.S. Communities

Today, Evergreen Action is releasing “The Model,” which shares the story of Akinlana Abdalla (or ‘AK’ as he is known around his shop), a wind turbine repair specialist with Ingeteam, Inc., where he helps train the incoming wave of union workers who will build our clean energy future. AK grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a city known for its manufacturing roots but hit hard by deindustrialization. Thanks to a surge in federal clean energy investments through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), as well as the leadership of Governor Evers, good-paying union jobs are heading back into Rust Belt cities like Milwaukee.

This is Evergreen’s first video in a new program that will continue to highlight the real impacts of climate and clean energy policy in communities around the country. Wisconsin has continually shown initiative and potential as a leading force in clean energy. Leaders throughout the state must continue to take action that tackles climate pollution and invests in a just and clean energy future. The growth of Ingeteam is a signal to other state and local leaders nationwide that they should seize the investments made available by the IRA and advance ambitious state policies to deliver on climate, jobs, and justice for their constituents. AK and his colleagues at Ingeteam demonstrate that the clean energy economy isn’t a far-off abstraction; it’s growing right now in communities across the country. 

About Evergreen Action:

Evergreen Action is leading the fight to put climate action at the top of America’s agenda. Since our founding in 2020, Evergreen has successfully influenced the national climate policy landscape by pairing bold policy products with campaign-style communications and advocacy tactics. We marry movement partnerships with direct engagement with decision-makers to deliver the greatest possible impact as fast as possible. Learn more at